Buoux is a place full of history. First, because we easily imagine the life of the first men to settle here in these caves and cave dwellings...
Then because Buoux, universally known, helped in the 80’s to the development of the high level of sport climbing.
Coming to Buoux is climbing on the first climbers'tracks : Patrick Edlinger did the first 7b and 7c in the world, Catherine Destivelle achieved the first female 8a. The best climbers have come here to open exceptional routes and have made the kingdom of sport climbing out of this site.
The rock here is made of molasses, a limestone with holes that gives you many more obvious holds than the usual Bidoigts.
The massif is open in summer and the bottom of the cliffs is often sheltered in the trees.
That will be greatly appreciated if your partner takes time to come back from his trip in the 80's.