El Escudo, Et Si Le Soleil Ne Revenait Pas.… On December 18,1997, Swiss climbers Jean- Daniel Nicolet and Jean-Michel Zweiacker climbed a new wall route on the east face of Escudo. Et Si Le Soleil Ne Revenait Pas.… (VI 5.10 A4) takes a line to the right of the German route on the far right side of the face and is 900 meters long. The pair spent nine nights on the face in mostly bad weather. The route had been attempted the previous season by a Swiss team that included Jean-Daniel Nicolet. This is the third route to be established on the wall. A complete story on the climb appears earlier in this journal.