Tête de Gondole is a pillar that connects the west face to the south face of the Boffi crag near Millau. When the sun is shining, the ridge is defined and takes shape above the Gorges de la Dourbie, becoming imposing and majestic.
The route is visible from miles away, from the road that descends from the Causses, making you immediately want to climb! Fortunately, there are enough holds to allow the route to be climbed.
In April 2021, I returned after many years to attempt this impressive route. As is often the case, the hardest thing is deciding to get started! The first attempts are always complicated. The route hadn’t been climbed by anyone in a long time. Moss covered the rock, there were very few traces indicating which holds to use, and the direction to take on the pillar wasn’t always easy to identify. In fact, I fell when I was two quickdraws from the belay, at the crux of the route.