La Dérive

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Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill
20 mins

A quiet sector with some great routes following strong lines up clean and unpolished rock. If you're over-used to steep pocket pulling, the grades of the slabby routes will probably feel quite harsh. There are a few routes in the 5 to 6b+ range further left of Brazil which are featured in the local guide. Guidebook page 250.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Brazil
Follow the flake left then the technical slab to the top. The big pocket on the slab is a highly effective water collector, so...
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
2
La Présanteur ou la Grâce
A short bouldery route aiming for the prominent scoops.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
3
Rambo
A striking line up the arete.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
4
La Conjuration des Imbéciles
Another fingery exercise.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
5
Xénofolie
Climb the left side of the corner before venturing out onto the wall. May feel a little run-out if the climbing's at your...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
6b
6
La Gibottière
A classic line up the corner
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
5+
7
Ambre d’Anus
Climb the groove to an initial belay (5 to this point) then move right and follow the crack with interest.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
8
Canard WC
A very short route, can be extended at 6a+ by continuing as for Ambre d’Anus.
 5
9
La Calfouette
A superb route following the prominent crack/flake.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
6a
10
Bon Anniversary Enté
A technical test-piece up the wall/steep slab just right of La Calfouette (start hidden on the topo).
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
11
La Dérive des Incontinents
 
2 Stars
6a+
12
Ring'art
Start in the corner, and finish up the slab.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
13
Germanophobie
Technical slab climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
14
Unnamed
Pointless. The worst route at Buoux?
 5
15
Unnamed
Some tough slab moves.
 
2 Stars
7a+
16
Afrique physique
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
17
Podium
 
1 Stars
6c
18
Embouillasse
Start in the chimney formed by the large block (start hidden on the topo).
 
1 Stars
6a
19
Doutte a Goutte
A very thin piece of slab climbing.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
  • Latest Comments

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    Rambo
    "Nice, easier for tallies on the crux though" 12/Apr

    La Concièrge est dans l’Escalier
    "The chalk suggests that this route goes up and right at the roof into the scoo a..." 21/Apr

    Mélodie Gaël
    "The Rockfax topo suggests this route shares a start with the neighbouring route ..." 09/May

    La Marabounta
    "Cool first pitch but felt harder than 6a. Most of the work is in the crack as t..." 20/Mar

    Bal des Lazes
    "nice technical climbing" 23/Jan

    Tendance Actuelle
    "Dear moderator. Please remove the 3 star rating i accidently clicked this route ..." 18/Apr

    Le Glantier
    "Worth mentioning that this route starts by traversing left around a small prow -..." 04/Apr

    Joe Weider’s Rock Principle
    "Brilliant bouldery fridge-hugging!" 23/Mar

    Stranger than Paradise
    "Maybe the best route I did here. Good cranky lower bit then a holdless section,..." 24/Feb

    Vent de Sable
    "Very strange route - either there's some very eliminate rules about when you pul..." 05/Oct

    Partie Carée
    "Pretty straightforward climbing, to a memorable crux that required the use of at..." 19/Sep

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