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Aiguille de BuisDrome, FRANCE
Climbs 31 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 571m a.s.l – Faces S
Despite most of the routes being put up by the same team, the grading is very inconsistent.
A few of the routes have names on the rock, and they are listed from left to right.
Don't be put off by the lack of star ratings, as the new guidebook doesn't use them. They just highlight a handful of routes with a red heart symbol.
There is a pleasant 20 - 30 min uphill walk-in.
Climbs at this crag
By car from Buis take the D546 as for Ubrieux. About 100m after crossing the River Ouveze, take a sharp left back to the river and follow it for a few hundred metres to park near the recycling bins. Take the road (no entry sign) back up to the D546 and turn left for a few metres. Where a small stream runs under the road take the second of two roads on the right. When this reaches a T-junction turn left steeply uphill (4x4track). At the second hairpin follow a footpath (Sentier botanique) which has a steep sided watercourse on its right.
The path climbs through pleasant pine forest. After a few minutes you will reach a hairpin bend followed after some distance by another. About 150 m after the second there is a small cairn marking the path to the crag which cuts back between several huge boulders (visible from main path). Soon a small steep crag appears on your right. Continue till a steep bedding plane slope with cable assistance leads up to the foot of the crag.
By foot from Buis: follow the D546 over the river and pass the road signed Le Poet en Precip. Continue till the small stream under the road, and follow directions as above.
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