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Ascent of Mont Orchez on 2006-08-25

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Steve Cliff
Date:Friday, August 25, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Orchez
    Location:France
    Elevation:1342 m / 4406 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mont Orchez, 1347m, P606m

Map: 1:25k: 3429ET

Stats: 710mH, 5km

Time: 25 Aug 06, ascent 0:55, descent 0:35

Start: from SE, 0.3km along D6, small pull-in s side of road by Cross (normally from Larroz or Preles - access prevented by roadworks)

Route: mapped cart track via la Grange, joining main mapped “red” track at Larroz, leading to summit

Difficulties: some steep slippery sections

Trig point: none mapped nor found.

Notes: Nice walk, fine view across urban valley to mountains beyond; impressive cliffs S side of summit. Intended to start at Larroz (830m), but closure due to roadworks necessitated route through private land. Hard to believe this hill has 600m prominence, but 741m col at Chatillon seems clear enough.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:702 m / 2306 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Route:path from SE
    Trailhead:from SE, 0.3km along D6, small pull-in s side of r  640 m / 2100 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:35 Minutes



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