PIC DU PERTHUS


Tucked away in the centre of the Estérel is this fine, rocky peak that got a great deal of attention from the early pioneers; several of the routes were put up in the early 1970s as true adventure outings. Many of their ancient pegs, concreted wire loops and huge painted arrows are still visible on the cliff. As elsewhere in the area, the better quality routes have been bolted, giving them a new lease of life. Despite this, the cliffs are rarely busy, indeed, the likelihood is that you will have the place to yourself. The peak juts up enough to catch any wind that is going, a plus in hot weather and a minus when the Mistral is blowing. The main (southeast) face goes into the shade in the early afternoon. The crag takes little drainage and drys quickly.

Routes

19 winter routes (4c...7a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Southwest Face
The left-hand wall has a few interesting routes.
5
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

Southeast Face
The main event of the Estérel - a fine set of multi-pitch climbs, following strong natural lines...
14
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

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