SAINT-JEANNET


The rocky peak of the Baou de Saint-Jeanet is one of the outstanding features of this part of the Cote d'Azur, and is clearly visible from the coastal motorway. There is something for most tastes here, from tiny track-side single-pitches to 200m+ epics on the Main Face. The fixed gear is generally excellent and many of the routes have their names painted at their base. It can get busy, both on the short routes and on the bigger classics.

Routes

254 sport routes (?...?)
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 Page
Les Croûtes
The routes here are on several huge boulders (not as huge as the ones that lurk in the trees off to...
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
312
La Dalle à Claude
The large fallen block/slab on the right-hand side of the path has a decent set of routes, though...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
313
Le Surplomb Vaucher
The Bowderstonesque chunk of rock on the left of the narrows and opposite La Dalle Claude. There...
11
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
314
La Source
An impressive collection of steep, superb and hard face climbs in a retiring setting.
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
315
Le Donjon
In the trees to the right of La Source stands the tall tower of La Donjon, reached via a signed...
11
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
316
Le Papa
A good set of routes with some powerful lines in a secluded setting. Travelling along the cliff...
20
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
317
La Salle à Manger
Two big blocks hidden in the trees a short distance from the approach track. They have a selection...
7
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

15 mins

sheltered
318
The Upper Tier
Up and left of the huge tilted spike of Les Fes Mres (see next page) is a collection of routes...
9
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
319
Les Fées Mères/La Bastille
The tilted tower in front of the main cliff has a contrasting set of routes, steep and desperate on...
19
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
320
La Knubel
A rambling series of short walls and big blocks that run rightwards up the slope. There is a broad...
38
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
322
Exocectoprix
A small collection of routes in sunny setting. Less popular than those to the left though there is...
9
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

12 mins

sheltered
324
Main Face
This huge and complex west-facing wall is undoubtedly the main event here. The face is...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

326
Main Face - L'Arête Sud
The right-hand side of the Main Face is formed by a large rounded pillar, bounded on its right by...
3
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

330
South Face - First Tier
The First Tier has 50 or so routes, confusingly on two tiers of rock. The best are listed briefly...
45
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

332
South Face - Second Tier
The Second Tier is the most impressive of the quartet, it has almost 80 routes across the grades on...
44
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

35 mins

334
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