BUOUX


Buoux (pronounced "bee-you-ks") is the pocket-pulling capital - a mixture of limestone and sandstone, the rock has a dazzling array of pockets, some tiny, some huge - in Buoux even the pockets have pockets in them! In other words it helps to like pockets if you climb here. It isn't all pockets though since the red and brown rock gives even more variety, especially on the middle section of the cliff.

For a while, the word 'Buoux' was synonymous the golden age of sport climbing, and an icon of sport climbing itself. Sadly though, it became a victim of its own success when sections of the cliff were banned due to cheapskate climbers dossing and polluting the woods around the crag. These access difficulties have now been resolved but it goes without saying that climbers still need to show respect and behave sensibly.

Routes

10 winter routes (4c...7b)
4 dws routes (6a...7a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
La Dérive to Autoroute
Three sectors on the far left end of the crag. La Dérive is a quiet sector with some great routes...
43
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

La No to GVB
La No and Béda form a pair of short walls at the left end of the main crag. The lower wall is an...
76
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

PGF to Les Diamants
The central section of the crag has a series of sectors split by a tree-filled ledge at...
83
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Fakir to La Plage
The tallest section of Buoux has some great popular sectors on a variety of excellent rock...
87
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Pilier des Fourmis
The grandest secteur on Buoux with a wealth of brilliant routes a few of which continue all the way...
26
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Les Devers, TCF and Rêve
No description as yet.
62
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

Styx Wall
A justifiably popular wall, with line after line of brilliant climbing, just beware of the slabby...
30
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Bout du Monde
Probably the world's best-known hard-climbing sector, Bout du Monde has long been a forcing ground....
27
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

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