The obvious "C" shaped flake in the middle of the west face. Famous amongst novices for its "awkward" crux move. A great 5.6 lead which protects well at the crux. Starts at the end of the first pitch of Le Gourmet (5.4) and follows an obvious vertical to right slanting flake system. Climb the flake to a belay station at large pine tree. An easy scramble leads to the Old Man's ledge. Descent: double rope rappel to the ground or single to the top of P1 of Le Gourmet. Single rope rappel from there to the ground.
Submitted by: davidcollins on 2006-05-08
Route ID: 23279