Baou des Prannes Routes

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Sport
Lots of sun!
20 mins
Downhill

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.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Arête de romarin
 
1 Stars
5c
2
Dièdre de thym
 
1 Stars
4a
3
Eté orageux
1) 6b+, 2) 6a, 3) 6a. Devious but excellent. The first pitch is tough then things ease somewhat.
 
3 Stars
6b+
4
Zuby nechti
A more direct pitch up the wall.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c+
5
Fine légère
1) 6b+, 2) 6a+, 3) 6b+. Superb sustained face climbing.
 
3 Stars
6b+
6
Sirtaki
A huge pitch - 40m long and requiring 14 clips.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
7
Hladak
1) 6b+, 2) 6a+. Again abseil access is the best plan.
 
3 Stars
6b+
8
Etoile du soir
1) 6a+, 2) 6a+. A direct version of pitch 2 is a worthwhile 6c.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
9
Armchair of the Ants
1) 6a, 2) 5+, 3) 6a. The long corner approached by the face below. The second pitch can be climbed left (4+) or right (5+).
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a
10
Pantalon plein
1) 6a, 2) 6b, 3) 6a. The grey arete gives good climbing of increasing quality. Top out or abseil off.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b
11
Vae soli
A superb pitch up the soaring shallow groove. 15 clips and an 80m rope WON'T get you back to the ground.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
12
Big Foot
1) 6b, 2) 7a. Two excellent pitches; running them together earns you a magnificent 7a+; you will need around 18 clips mind!
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a
13
Un soir de rêve
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c
14
La Grande truffe
Hard and sustained wall climbing. If combined with the previous lower pitch it is nearer 7c+.
 
3 Stars
7c
15
Petit souffle d'ouest (P1)
 
2 Stars
6b
16
Petit souffle d'ouest
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
17
Courant est
 
2 Stars
6c
18
Patafix
A big and powerful pitch with some snappy rock.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Loose
8a+
19
Made in Italy
The short steep groove with a choice of hard extensions.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
6b+
20
Délire d'initié
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
8a
21
Le pape de la truffe
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
22
Ligne de fuite
A fine climb up a compelling line.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c
23
Operation cout-des-points
To the first lower-off is only 7b.
 
3 Stars
8b
24
La Cappé'
1) 6a, 2) 5+. The superb soaring groove at the right-hand side of the crag. Abseil descent or top-out and walk down.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a