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Ascent of Chamechaude on 2006-08-20

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, August 20, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chamechaude
    Location:France
    Elevation:2082 m / 6831 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Map: 1:25k: 3334OT

Stats: 750mH, 6km

Start: from Col de Porte to W, 10km N of Grenoble

Route: obvious well trodden route, mostly signposted / paintmarked. Unmapped shortcut via ski piste used in descent. Descent by path initially following clifftop S is also popular.

Difficulties: ~8m scramble to summit block, with fixed rope for protection / assistance. To that point, just a walk, YDS 1.

Trig point: mapped, not found.

Notes: impressive rocky mountain, impressive drops on 3 sides. Distinctive profile clearly visible from Annecy peaks. Wooden stump at summit may be remains of cross. Many other walkers seen.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1439 m / 4719 ft
    Elevation Loss:1439 m / 4719 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.7 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 3
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1439 m / 4719 ft
    Extra Loss:682 m / 2238 ft
    Distance:3 km / 1.9 mi
    Route:path from Col de Porte
    Trailhead:Col de Porte  1325 m / 4350 ft
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:757 m / 2481 ft
    Distance:3 km / 1.9 mi
    Trailhead:Col de Porte  1325 m / 4350 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 



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