Péril Jaune, amazing climbing in Saint Jeannet

by Olivier Germain

Péril Jaune, long route in Baou de Saint Jeannet

Here are some pictures of the Péril Jaune, one of Saint Jeannet’s most classical multipitch routes, this time climbed with Bjorn Buckwalter from Sweden. The Péril Jaune was first climbed in 1957 by F. Cravoisier and M. Dufranc. It crosses the west face of Baou de Saint Jeannet in a logical and esthetic climbing of 200m with featured rocks and many diedrals. Graded 6a, the climbing is not so easy, even today and young climbers could be rather surprised to see the level of this route climbed 60 years ago!

Face ouest du Baou de Saint Jeannet

West face of Baou de Saint Jeannet


Starting the route!

Starting the route!

The route starts in a quite polished diedral that quickly leads to a very nice slab with many good holds. Then, you’ll start an amazing overhanging diedral, quite physical !

Bjorn finishes third pitch

Bjorn finishes third pitch


Having a world class rest on top of third pitch

Having a world class rest on top of third pitch


Nice view between two pitches!

Nice view between two pitches!

A traverse on right side will lead you to good pitches in diedral, which are not so easy for the 6a grade and with quite far bolting. Most people would appreciate to have stoppers and friends with them to protect better!

Nice diedrals in the upper part of the wall

Nice diedrals in the upper part of the wall


Getting higher!

Geting higher!

After that, you will arrive on easy grassy slopes for a last rest before climbing the last pitch to reach the summit of Baou de Saint Jeannet and having an amazing view on French Riviera and the village below!

You also will have an amazing view on the cost from the summit of Péril Jaune route.

The last pithch of the route

The last pithch of the route

Bjorn on top of the route

Bjorn on top of the route

Nice view from the top!

Nice view from the top!

Saint Jeannet village from the summit

Saint Jeannet village from the summit

The Peril Jaune is without doubt one of the best mutipitch routes you can climb on Baou de saint Jeannet!

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