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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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 
2Au Bout6a+ **57
3Coin Coin5c ***79
4Murmuroa4c **48
5La Bavette Spatiale6a *35
6Milky Way6b+ ***20
7Étoile Fuyante7b+ 2
8Couleur d'Embruns6a+ **28
9Pour Toi le President5c 7
10À Suivre3 28
11La Cigale et la Fourmi3 *27
12Concombre Masqué4a *23
13La Soquette a Zozo
5c 2
14L'Émile et Une Nuit4a **41
15Soleil Levante6b+ **39
16Étoile des Neiges6c+ **18
17Pleine Lune6a **76
18Le Dièdre5a ***88
19Le Pilier5a *52
 Gauche Compétition and Back Wall 
21Qualif á la Place du Kalife6a+ **45
22Les Ailes du Vizir7a **18
23Les Mille-et-Unes Buis6a+ *33
24La Cicane6b *38
25Les Bellecombaises7a+ *4
26OK7a+ **11
27Gnocchi on heaven's door6b+ ***35
28Clash7a 3
29Les Macaronis de la Mort7a+ **7
30Le Mythe7b  
31Les Raviolis de L'Enfer7b ***15
32Cheloup Plage6a 8
33Les Spaghettis des Ténèbres8a **2
67Bapaat Connection6a *34
68La Sirène en Pyjama6b *12
69Dévers et des Pas Mürs6c **18
70Go Up7a *2
71Vindiou7a+ * 
722002 L'Épicier de l'Espace6b+ **6
 Droite Sector Initiation 
74La Reine des Bouses4a *29
75Tilt4a *30
76Tranquille Coucoune4a *8
77Toi ou pas Toi5a *7
78Tartivore5a *25
79Fleur Bleue5c *18
80Handy-Cap Repos5a *19
81Julie Quensand5c *19
82Devers de Mars5c 5
83Lolotte Glaciaire5a *12
84Les Bandits5a *13
85Pile Poil5c *14
86Les Lézards5a *8
87Vieille Chernille5a *18
88Itineraire Bis5a *4
89Chou Roi Pour Léa5c *11
90L'Éperon 16b+ **1
91L'Éperon 25c *10
92L'Éperon 35c *15
93Thorodin5a **32
94Sikaraté5c ***58
95Le Tyrex5c ***34
96Douce Colère3 **31
97Dou Dou5a *10
98Milky Way Pitch 1 *
5c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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