|The impressive sector 'Quiquillon' at Orpierre is host to some fine multi-pitches|
|Sector 'chateau' overview from the parking lot|
|Anne in action|
|Anne climbing at the o so popular 'chateau'|
While Anne was getting ready to do the route again, our friend, Nico showed up at the cliff. He is a physics teacher in Gap and a pretty strong climber to boot.
|Nico shows up at the cliff for some climbing|
|The village of Orpierre as seen from the 'chateau'|
|Nico being lowered off the final route of the day|
Anne and Nico decided to do one more 7c to finish off the day. I watched as the two of them did the climb using very little effort. I was exhausted, but I was determined to do one last climb. 30 minutes and plenty of falls later, I accepted the reality that I wasn't going to make it to the top. 'Lower me, I'm dead!' I exclaimed from the middle of the route. I touched down on the ground...pumped . Or as the french like to say: défoncé -- which means something like 'completly broken or destroyed'. Anne and Nico decided to do one last lap on the route...I had to pass...