The Tour Verte is the Cliffs between the Envers Des aiguilles Refuge and the Aiguille De Roc.
5c Obligatory/200m/TD sup.
An Envers Des Aiguilles classic and a perfect afternoon route to get warmed up before that big next day. Really good sustained climbing on corners and cracks with little in situ gear. Double small and medium friends will be useful aswell as a no.4 for the first pitch. 10 minutes from the Refuge des Envers. The start of the route is just out of sight from the terrace but can be seen from the path to the hut.
P1 6b+ or 5c, The first pitch climbs a strenuous hand crack in a red pillar to belay on a small ledge above. (the steep start can be avoided at 5c by traversing in from the right passing a bolt)
P2 6a+, Climb slabs to a layback crack. Belay on the large ledge above.
P3 6a, Climb the short wall then flakes and corners to obvious belay station.
P4 6a+ Climb the cracks to a small roof where you step right and back left after a short way.
P5 5c, Climb the corner above to a belay near a shoulder.
P6 5c, Trending leftward climb to the top of the Tour Verte.
Rocking out in the Envers. | Dave Searle.