I haven't been for a few years now, but I think some things never change... I saw a report recently on Camp to Camp about car break-ins there.
buoux is always worth a visit, so many amazing lines to climb.
It's just as awesome as it always was - the grades are hard as always but seem to feel much harder now than they did in 1987 ;-)
I was there for a day last year for the first time. Odd atmosphere of being a forgotten world with very few parties there, overgrown approach paths etc.
Got totally spanked by the grades and the nature of the climbing, but polish wasn't the problem !
Still well worth a visit, what was polished 20 years ago like Zappa wall is still polished but most stuff is still positive, if anything the rounding off of some of the pockets has made it slightly less painful and it's lovely having the place to yourself!
Rhinoferoce onsight was one of my finest climbing moments!
I can't continue to live off them though!
Enty; - how far is it from your place? We stayed at yours a couple of years ago when you were in the States, might think of combining it with a trip to St Leger.
Also; if the bolts are now a bit better, what are the lower offs like?Do you still untie & rethread?
I'm glad it wasn't just me. Back in the 80s I remember endless desperate 6b+s. Mind you, back then 6b+ was still a respectable grade!
> Enty; - how far is it from your place? We stayed at yours a couple of years ago when you were in the States, might think of combining it with a trip to St Leger.
> Also; if the bolts are now a bit better, what are the lower offs like?Do you still untie & rethread?
I've tried this various different ways and the best I've come up with is from ours to ST. Leger then go the back way through Sault and St Jean de Sault on the D943 to St Saturnin then Apt - takes about 1h30m.
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