31 Aug Mitchka new route on South Wall of La Meije
On 2009 August 29 Christophe Moulin, Paul Michas (18 years) and Simon Rémy (23years ) first ascended a new route – Mitchka – to the summit of Grand Pic de la Meije (3983 m) on Les Ecrins. It is a magnificent route 800 m (20 pitches ) ED+.
The project was started on 2001 August by Christophe Moulin and Fabrice Susset: the duo climbed 7 pitches, then6 more on 2003.
The route runs left of Pierre Allain, traverses Le Fauteuil then goes up left of Dossier du Fateuil and was graded 7a max, 6a obl, 500 m.
According to Moulin and Susset, i"t was an imposant route as the most beautiful routes of Grand Capucin or dei Drus, 5th 9th and 11th being extraordinary."
On 2005, Fabrice Susset died by an avalanche
On 2009 July Moulin is back on Mitchka and climbs 3 new pitches with Laurent Laboudigue (6b/c,7a et 7a).
On Agust 29, Moulin with Paul Michas and Simon Rémy (two youngs of the Groupe Espoir FFCAM des Hautes-Alpes) climbs the existing route and links it with 3 new pitches 6b/c, 7a et 5a. to the summit of Grand Pic de la Meije.
“The route is extraordinary – says Moulin – Very good and vertical rock, few bolts and trad protections. A modern, challenging and mental itinerary” .
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