BUOUX


Buoux (pronounced "bee-you-ks") is the pocket-pulling capital - a mixture of limestone and sandstone, the rock is 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.

Routes

425 sport routes (4+...8c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Approach walk Other Page
La Dérive
A quiet sector with some great routes following strong lines up clean and unpolished rock. If...
19
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

250
Songe
A classic Buoux slab with some steep finishes.
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

252
Autoroute
A classic sector with an array of hard wall climbs up an impressive imposing sheet of perfect rock.
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

253
La No
A pair of short walls at the left end of the main crag. The lower wall is a classic Buoux slab with...
17
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

254
Béda
A beautiful piece of orange and grey rock with some very strong crack and corner lines. The second...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

256
Secteur DSF
A collection of brilliant routes up perfect rock that often involve technical and sustained...
26
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

258
Secteur GVB
With routes on three levels, there is plenty to go at here. The headwall pitches can be linked...
21
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

260
Secteur PGF
Above some good short slabs is the upper wall containing long, soaring lines up fine, grey rock.
20
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

262
Mur Zappa
Zappa Wall is the home of many of Buoux's most feared slabs, stay away from it when it is warm...
23
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

264
Les Diamants
A concentration of brilliant routes await at this easily missed sector. The Partie Gratuite wall...
37
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

266
Fakir
A fine wall of orange rock with constantly interesting climbing on large pocketed features....
21
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

268
Excalibur
Some great link-ups that lead to the top of the crag, well, almost. The first pitches around here...
31
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

270
Scorpion
This popular sector has a good spread of routes including some great easier ticks.
17
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

272
La Plage
La Plage is a sort of 'Bout du Monde lite' and a popular hangout with a concentration of good...
14
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

272
Pilier des Forumis
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

274
Les Devers
A varied and imposing wall with a number of popular mid-grade routes low down, but capping them at...
28
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

276
Secteur TCF
A justifiably popular wall with some truly great routes. The popular ones are getting quite...
24
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

278
Rêve
A mixture of routes following strong lines. Get here early for the sun, or stroll up in the...
10
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

280
Styx Wall
A justifiably popular wall, with line after line of brilliant climbing, just beware of the slabby...
29
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

282
No Man's Land
This fine wall has one of the iconic routes at Buoux - No Man's Land is popular though, so expect...
10
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

284
Bout du Monde
Probably the world's best-known hard-climbing sector, Bout du Monde has long been a forcing ground....
17
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

286
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  • Latest Comments

    For BUOUX

    Rambo
    "Nice, easier for tallies on the crux though" 12/Apr

    La Concièrge est dans l’Escalier
    "The chalk suggests that this route goes up and right at the roof into the scoo a..." 21/Apr

    Mélodie Gaël
    "The Rockfax topo suggests this route shares a start with the neighbouring route ..." 09/May

    La Marabounta
    "Cool first pitch but felt harder than 6a. Most of the work is in the crack as t..." 20/Mar

    Bal des Lazes
    "nice technical climbing" 23/Jan

    Tendance Actuelle
    "Dear moderator. Please remove the 3 star rating i accidently clicked this route ..." 18/Apr

    Le Glantier
    "Worth mentioning that this route starts by traversing left around a small prow -..." 04/Apr

    Joe Weider’s Rock Principle
    "Brilliant bouldery fridge-hugging!" 23/Mar

    Stranger than Paradise
    "Maybe the best route I did here. Good cranky lower bit then a holdless section,..." 24/Feb

    Vent de Sable
    "Very strange route - either there's some very eliminate rules about when you pul..." 05/Oct

    Partie Carée
    "Pretty straightforward climbing, to a memorable crux that required the use of at..." 19/Sep

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