Mitchka new route on South Wall of La Meije

Moulin and 2 young alpinists of Groupe Espoir FFCAM

31 August 2009   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” .    Source kairn   club alpin français   ms
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