La maison sur le Roc

The House on the Rock

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. [25] The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. [26] But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. [27] The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

The name of the route is not only derived from the above story but also from the fact that halfway there is a no-hands rest in a kind of niche. The second part (with the crux) is laybacking.

Crag: Chaulet (Ardèche)

Sector: Gariboi

Grade: 6b+ (5.10d)

Length: 20 meters

Protection: 8 resin bolts + belay chain