Type : 1-pitch / bouldering
Mountains : Côte bleue
City : Chateauneuf les Martigues
Medium grade : 6a
Maximum grade : 8b
Minimum grade : 3b
Maximum length : 40m
Orientation : North, South, East, West
Sea view : No
Mistral Protected : YesThe Vallon du Saut is a reference for those who want to climb in the north of Marseille, on a quickly accessible site and open to all levels
It's a place full of possibilities and some cliffs are well sheltered from the mistral.
From the car park, you will take the wide path leading south, it's also a starting point for hikers and mountain bikers.
This explains that the car park can sometimes be crowded.
Beginners will reach the easiest single pitches at Les Dalles Grises, immediately to the right when you see the first big blocks.
This cliff is often busy and the lines quite concentrated.
The more sporty ones can try the sector called Les Surplombs (overhangs), just after Les Dalles Grises.
Except for a nice and long 6a+ in the fissure, the rest is level 7 and is correctly named.
For the others, almost every cliff or big stone has its pitches.
The equipment is mostly very good with sometimes a little surprise.
Anyway, to navigate through the 250 possible routes, we strongly recommend you to purchase the topo.