Climbs 26
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 548m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag features

Baou des Prannes is a magnificent crag, the most impressive in the area. It has both single and multi-pitch climbs in a fine, exposed and sunny setting. Only a brief guide is included here.

Approach notes

Head out of from Châteaudouble towards Ampus. 3km after leaving Châteaudouble the twisty road becomes dead straight for 1.7km. 260m along here there is extensive parking in the woods on the left at the head of a muddy track that runs into the woods. Follow this for 900m to a sharp left turn then a little further, to a big square cairn just before a clearing. Branch right, downhill and across the head of a small valley to reach the base of the cliff just round the corner. 

June 2010 update:

Note that the D955 along the gorge was washed away in June 2010 and has not been repaired so it's not possible to drive along all the way from Draguignan to Chateaudouble directly.

Restricted Access

Update advised Sep 2019 by email from philippe bugada (author of local topo): Baou des Prannes is now authorised for climbing only between 02 Aug and 31 Dec each year. Last topo was published in 2004. Next edition is in progress.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Baou des Prannes Routes
2 Arête de romarin 5c * 2
3 Dièdre de thym 4a * 2
4 Eté orageux 6b+ *** 2
5 Zuby nechti 6c+ ***  
6 Fine légère 6b+ *** 1
7 Sirtaki 6c+ ***  
8 Hladak 6b+ ***  
9 Étoile du soir 6a+ ***  
Climb name Grade
10 Étoile du soir direct 6c ***  
11 Armchair of the ants 6a *** 2
12 Pantalon plein 6b *** 2
13 Vae soli 6c ***  
14 Big Foot 7a *** 1
15 Un soir de rêve 6c *** 1
16 La grande truffe 7c *** 1
17 Petit souffle d'ouest (P1) 6b **  
18 Petit souffle d'ouest 7c+ ***  
Climb name Grade
19 Courant est 6c **  
20 Patafix 8a+ ***  
21 Made in Italy 6b+ ** 1
22 Délire d'initié 8a ***  
23 Le pape de la truffe 7b+ ***  
24 Ligne de fuite 7c ***  
25 Operation cout-des-points 7b ***  
26 Operation cout-des-points Extension 8b ***  
27 La Cappé 6a *** 8

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