Rasac, East Face. Michèle Besinge, Yves Astier and James Mérel climbed the east face of Rasac in July, 1976. The climb was repeated twice in 1977 by French and Germans (A.A.J., 1978 pp. 571-2.) This route was repeated in 1978 by several French climbers, including Mérel, who did it solo.