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Face Ouest

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 10

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Access issues inherited from Buoux

Climbing is only authorized from the sectors "Face Ouest" to "Bout du Monde" on the Aiguebrun cliff. All the other areas, including the Confines cliff (on the opposite side) are currently on private land and are closed. Camping and fires are prohibited.

Climbing was forbidden in Buoux for more than a decade. The last area to have been reopened is the Face Ouest area which was re-opened in 2010 with many new routes and some classic lines rebolted.

Not respecting these rules could lead to the area being closed again.

Ethic inherited from Buoux

  • No camping
  • No sleeping in car parks
  • No fire
  • Don't leave any trash
  • Brush off your chalk and tick marks

Routes

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Was free soloed by Alain Robert in 1991. The story goes that Alain almost fell on the low percentage mantle moves, one of his feet slipping off. Photographer Laurent Belluard remembers seeing Alain re-establishing himself and finishing the route like nothing had happened. A couple of German climbers who had been trying the route were speechless.

First French 8b and second 8b in the world

FA: Antoine Le Menestrel, 1985

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