Guided Adventure in the Verdon Gorge

Going Solo!

Posted on 2012-09-23 - filed under verdon

L'Ange en Decomposition 7a

Been gradually getting my systems dialled and head in gear for going lead roped solo in the Gorge. Its hard work, leading and cleaning every pitch, but very fulfilling in a creative sort of way and gives an extra adventurous dimension that is not really satisfied by pure sport climbing. Today I was on the spectacular 3 pitch 7a 'L'Ange en Decomposition' - not a soul in sight anywhere, save for the Vultures circling below on the thermals.

I also made a short video showing the wonderful panorama I had from the hanging belay on pitch 2. You can see it here...


If you have climbed with Alan or have climbed in the Verdon then we would like to hear about your experience.
You can get in touch with us or submit an article - Here.