Climbs 94
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 596m a.s.l
Faces S

Kalifa - one of the best 6b+'s in the Buis area. © Enty

Crag features

Baume Rousse has an amazing spread of quality routes across the grade spectrum, and no climber could fail to have at least one good day here. It also has some of the most agreeable bolting you will ever encounter, and the crag is the perfect place to hone single or multi-pitch climbing skills.

While it's mainly south facing, Baume Rousse also offers sun or shade throughout the day, so you can chase the sun in the winter, or the shade when it's hot. The left-hand east-facing wall gets the most shade, and can take a couple of weeks to dry out after rain. 

Approach notes

The crag lies about 2km north of Buis-les-Baronnies. From Buis, follow the D546 north past the Gorge d'Ubrieux, over the bridge, and take a left onto the D108. Follow this for about 2km, (avoiding turning off onto the D108a at a sharp bend) until you're under the crag on the right. There is a parking area on the right. A pair of parallel paths lead up from the climbing sign at the roadside, the left goes to Gauche Facile, the right leads to the Central 'Competition' section, alternatively you may branch off right to get to Droite Initiation.

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Guidebooks

France : Haute Provence

The first in a series of selective guidebooks, France: Haute Provence presents many of the finest sport climbing destinations in the world together in one clear and colourful book. Covering all the best areas from the magnificent walls of Céüse in the north to the impeccable climbing playground of Buoux to the south, this book has a lifetime’s worth of climbing waiting on its pages.
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More Guidebooks:
Avignon (2006)
Sorry to criticise but this list of climbs is all over the place.
Rog Wilko - 31/Mar/14
La Cigale et la Fourmi and Concombre Masque (63 and 64 here) are actually between A suivre and L'Emile et Une Nuit (9 and 10 here)
Andy Say - 27/Oct/12
Anyone there? I also sent you an email.
Enty - 01/Oct/12
And which grades are wrong?
Enty - 27/Sep/12
Which guidebook?
Enty - 27/Sep/12
Just a request (and no offence intended), but can you keep the grades as to what they are in the guidebooks, not the opinion of the moderator.
eugeneth - 26/Sep/12
Hi Enty Finished doing the Christmas lights back all over Blighty? Bout time you changed the grades of "Rigpa..." and "Les Secrets..." at Baumme Rousse both to 8a: no-way are they both 7c+! Cheers and all the best to all 3 of you, Mike.
Mike Owen - 18/Nov/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Gauche Facile
2 Au Bout 6a+ ** 59
3 Coin Coin 5c *** 82
4 Murmuroa 4c ** 47
5 La Bavette Spatiale 6a * 35
6 Milky Way 6b+ *** 21
7 Étoile Fuyante 7b+ 2
8 Couleur d'Embruns 6a+ ** 28
9 Pour Toi le President 5c 7
10 À Suivre 3 28
11 La Cigale et la Fourmi 3 * 28
12 Concombre Masqué 4a * 23
13 La Soquette a Zozo
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5c 2
14 L'Émile et Une Nuit 4a ** 41
15 Soleil Levante 6b+ ** 39
16 Étoile des Neiges 6c+ ** 18
17 Pleine Lune 6a ** 77
18 Le Dièdre 5a *** 90
19 Le Pilier 5a * 52
  Gauche Compétition and Back Wall
21 Qualif á la Place du Kalife 6a+ ** 45
22 Les Ailes du Vizir 7a ** 18
23 Les Mille-et-Unes Buis 6a+ * 33
24 La Cicane 6b * 38
25 Les Bellecombaises 7a+ * 4
26 OK 7a+ ** 11
27 Gnocchi on heaven's door 6b+ *** 35
28 Clash 7a 3
29 Les Macaronis de la Mort 7a+ ** 7
30 Le Mythe 7b  
31 Les Raviolis de L'Enfer 7b *** 15
32 Cheloup Plage 6a 8
33 Les Spaghettis des Ténèbres 8a ** 2
34 Pasta de l'Éléphant 6a+ 6
35 Al Dente 6a * 14
36 Les Nouilles de l'Obscur 7b+ ** 3
37 Piano 6a 7
38 La Cicciolina 6b+  
39 Barilla Sound System 7c ** 1
40 Pasta à Shout 7b **  
41 No Slibards Today 6a+ ** 14
42 La Giclette du Graou 7a+  
43 La Caraille 6b ** 28
44 La Caraille Right-Hand 6a * 1
45 La Voie des Abeilles 7a+ *  
46 La Racaille 7a *** 11
47 Aband Fils de Crapaud 7a *** 16
48 Jimmy Petit Fils de Crao, Père de Rahan 7b+ * 1
49 Ça Passe 6c+ * 10
50 Pipouze Line 7b+ 1
  Droite Compétition
52 Le Toit d'Ares 8b+ * 1
53 Unnamed 8a 8a ** 1
54 6662 7c+ ** 2
55 Tout Court Tout Dur 7b ** 6
56 L'Ecolo Net 7a ** 31
57 Le Samsara 8a+ **  
58 J'aurais Voulu être un Artiste 8a ** 5
59 Pipouille la Fripouille 8a+ *  
60 Rigpa ou la Nature de l'esprit 8a *** 14
61 Les Secrets de Régine 8a *** 6
62 Saga Corsica 8b **  
63 Rahan, fils de Crao 7b+ *** 18
64 Si t'as Rien d'Autre à Faire 7c 3
65 Haschisch B 6b ** 27
66 Rigni, Rignette et Rignoulou 6b+ * 19
67 Bapaat Connection 6a * 34
68 La Sirène en Pyjama 6b * 12
69 Dévers et des Pas Mürs 6c ** 19
70 Go Up 7a * 2
71 Vindiou 7a+ *  
72 2002 L'Épicier de l'Espace 6b+ ** 6
  Droite Sector Initiation
74 La Reine des Bouses 4a * 30
75 Tilt 4a * 30
76 Tranquille Coucoune 4a * 8
77 Toi ou pas Toi 5a * 7
78 Tartivore 5a * 25
79 Fleur Bleue 5c * 18
80 Handy-Cap Repos 5a * 19
81 Julie Quensand 5c * 21
82 Devers de Mars 5c 5
83 Lolotte Glaciaire 5a * 12
84 Les Bandits 5a * 13
85 Pile Poil 5c * 16
86 Les Lézards 5a * 8
87 Vieille Chernille 5a * 18
88 Itineraire Bis 5a * 4
89 Chou Roi Pour Léa 5c * 13
90 L'Éperon 1 6b+ ** 1
91 L'Éperon 2 5c * 11
92 L'Éperon 3 5c * 16
93 Thorodin 5a ** 32
94 Sikaraté 5c *** 60
95 Le Tyrex 5c *** 35
96 Douce Colère 3 ** 31
97 Dou Dou 5a * 10
98 Milky Way Pitch 1 *
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5c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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