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LOU PASSO

The village of Buis-les-Baronnies is seems just about the last post of civilization before you head into the mountains travelling East. Only a few kilometers out of town upstream, the river has cut through the limestone ridge to form what is known as the Pass of Hannibal.

The rive gauche of this offers a cliff with 4-6 sectors or fun climbing. There are very good climbs at every grade 5a-8a, but only about 50 in total.

There is also a small amphitheatre 12 metres high with grade 2-3 routes, perfectly bolted for 7 year olds to get cranking and clipping.

Some of the routes start from the water, so you are best off doing the dry ones first, and then lowering into the others. It seems a bit weird to lower in - to top rope a climb, but the quailty of rock here and the style of moves make it well worth it.

Unfortunately, the water is not deep enough for DWS.

Photo: Secteur Soupir, LOU PASSO

MAP OF CLIFFS

Baume Rouse

Bourdons

Corneirette

Combe Obscure

Dentelles-D-M.

Gorges du Nesque

Lou Passo

Mévouillon

Mieyes-Bodon

Rocher Aiguier

Rocher Brunots

Rocher Quebec

Saint Julien

Saint Léger

Source d'Groseau

Trois Rivières

Ubrieux

Venasque

Vic

SPONSORS

Mammut

Petzl

Boreal

Au Vieux Campeur

Peglers

Mile End Wall

Beal

BMC

Westway Wall

Awesome Walls

Castle Climbing C.

Arrampica

Rock On

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