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Ascent of Le Grand Colombier on 2006-08-23

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:None
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Le Grand Colombier
    Location:France
    Elevation:1531 m / 5023 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Le Grand Colombier, 1531m, P926m

Map: 1:25k: 3331OT

Stats: 50mH, 1km (for both tops)

Time: 23 Aug 06, c 0:30 for both tops

Start: from car park at col, close to summit. 8km NE of Artemare.

Route: paths lead S to main summit and N to lower summit

Difficulties: none

Trig point: Summit: 15cm stone block, large + with central rivet with concentric circles marking top surface. “Witches hat” shelter similar to Mont Trelod, L’Etale etc
Pylon: mapped trig not found (surely didn’t use the pylon itself?)

Notes: the third of five easy "P600" summits in the area, which I visited in a single day.

Busy, popular picnic spot etc. Beautiful Table d’Orientation on N summit; hazy views. 3 Swallowtail butterflies; Carthusian Pink; Yellow Monkshood.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:72 m / 234 ft
    Extra Gain:20 m / 66 ft
    Distance:0.6 km / 0.4 mi
    Route:(2 summits close to road)
    Trailhead:Le Grand Colombier pass  1499 m / 4921 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Hours 10 Minutes



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