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Ascent of The Grand Piton on 2010-07-03

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, July 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:The Grand Piton
    Location:France
    Elevation:4524 ft / 1378 m

Ascent Trip Report

As with my first visit, I was here en route for Geneva airport. Having climbed Albristhorn and Schafberg earlier in the day, we headed here looking for somewhere cool to sleep, and en route enjoyed a scenic meal at restaurant at the top station of the Saleve cable car.

There is a car park close to the highest point of the road, and from here it is a short easy walk through woodland to the summit which is marked by a typical French triangulation point (stone block with cross inscribed in top surface). A little further on is a building perched above impressive cliffs with views across Geneva to the Jura mountains. The sky was superb, with a thunderstorm underway.

The following day Andrew was at Geneva airport early and I headed east for one last P600er, Tour d' Ai before heading home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:111 ft / 33 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Trailhead:Col des Pitons  4413 ft / 1345 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes



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