The Aiguille de Sialouze is situated at the south-east part of the Oisans massif in the French Alps. The 400 m south-west face of perfect granite is crossed by nine routes. "Ventre à terre" is the most popular.

 

 

Picture 1. The south-west face of the Aiguille de Sialouze.

Pictures 2 to 5. No holds for hands requiring smearing of the feet.

Pictures 6 to 8. The most difficult pitch of the route.

Pictures 9 to 11. Roping down through the roofs.

 

                             Photos: Jean-Marie Berthelot