One of the premier sport climbing areas in Europe (known for the solid pocketed limestone), especially during the 80's when the bolt wars hit a tipping point in the States...Buoux was in the thick of it as bolting was in on difficult, steep, and extremely pocketed limestone. Some of the hardest routes in the world were put up here in the early 80's and brought a host of hard men and women to the eclectic little surrounding villages. Lynn Hill took a famous fall here, landing in a tree near the base of Styx Wall...read the sobering account about it in her book. The climbing here is hard, so bring your guns and be prepared to be humbled and work on projects. There are over 500 routes on a cliff band that spans about a mile.
Buoux is located in South Eastern Provence just south of the Town of Apt. The signs there are obvious as you wind your way down to a little valley where the small village of Buoux is located. Most routes require a 10-15 minute moderate approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Buoux:
La No 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Barouilles 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet
Vaugreray's Sisters 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 98 feet
Endeavor 5.11+ Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
De Gevangenpoort Verdon!! not Buoux! 5.12b/c Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 150 feet
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