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Ascent of Mont de Grange on 2006-09-02

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, September 2, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont de Grange
    Location:France
    Elevation:2431 m / 7979 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mont de Grange, 2432m, P768m

Map: 1:25k: 3528ET

Stats: 1160mH, 10km.

Time: 3 Sep 06, ascent 2h, descent ?1:20

Start: from SE, car park at Pont Pre la Joux, 5km SW of Chatel

Route: mapped marked route to summit

Difficulties: need to watch routefinding, but no real difficulties.

Trig point: 15cm granite block, X on top face, IGN on side.

Notes: Fine hill, essentially large separate pyramid, simple from S but fairly impregnable seen from N. Summit has low mast with solar panel, also 2 concrete bases. Just below is hollow of collapsed limestone cavern, which path passes through. Fine view, although distant peaks to S and E lost in haze and low cloud. Small car park at elev 1733m just below Lenlevay, with usual signboards, maybe accessible by car from Chalets de Lens to SW.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1216 m / 3998 ft
    Elevation Loss:1216 m / 3998 ft
    Distance:10 km / 6.2 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1187 m / 3900 ft
    Extra Loss:29 m / 98 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Route:from Pont Pre la Joux via Lenlevay
    Trailhead:Pont Pre la Joux  1273 m / 4177 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1187 m / 3900 ft
    Extra Gain:29 m / 98 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Route:via Lenlevay
    Trailhead:Pont Pre la Joux  1273 m / 4177 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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