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Ascent of Dent de Cons on 2006-08-30

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dent de Cons
    Location:France
    Elevation:2061 m / 6765 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Dent de Cons, 2062, P1155m; Pointe de la Sellive, 1817m, P95m
Map: 1:25k: 3432ET, 3531OT
Stats: 950mH, 6.5km
Time: 30 Aug 06, ascent 1:30; descent c. 1:30 via Pointe de la Sellive
Start: from NE, 5km NW from Marthod, car park at start of track, near de Raffort.
Route: ascend NE ridge, descend SE (path goes further S than mapped, then cuts back to col)
Difficulties: minor scrambling on slightly exposed NE ridge of the Dent. Descent SE to col is misleading on 1:25k, particularly 3531OT: follow paintmarked route, as direct line is too steep for safe descent. The Pointe ascent from col is steep and scrambly – cable protection is welcome on descent.
Trig point: 15cm granite block on concrete base. X inscribed on top face; has also been paintmarked as a route marker!
Notes: The Dent is a fine distinctive hill, entertaining unthreatening ridge. Limited view due to cloud. The Pointe is a shapely outlier with fine view down valley. 13 Chamois on scree in Creux de Cayon opposite path.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1060 m / 3484 ft
    Elevation Loss:1060 m / 3484 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+ (3 for the Po
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:961 m / 3156 ft
    Extra Loss:99 m / 328 ft
    Distance:2.5 km / 1.6 mi
    Route:NE ridge
    Trailhead:near de Raffort  1199 m / 3937 ft
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:961 m / 3156 ft
    Extra Gain:99 m / 328 ft
    Distance:2.5 km / 1.6 mi
    Route:SE face
    Trailhead:near de Raffort  1199 m / 3937 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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