I just saw your message. Sorry for the delay in responding. No, we never did the Le Puy route. Really two reason, having nothing to do with my wife's fear of falling. First, she like to end in SdC, and we have not had two solid months to walk the whole thing. Second, we've learned that we like other pilgrims on a pilgrimage, and it seems that there are very few pilgrims before SJPP.