Ascent of The Grand Piton on 2006-09-03
|Date:||Sunday, September 3, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||The Grand Piton|
| Elevation:||1378 m / 4524 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportLe Grand Piton, 1379m, P578m
Map: 1:250k: R14 Rhone-Alpes
Stats: c.30mH, 0.5km
Time: 3 Sep 06, 15 mins
Start: from SE, car park at start of path. From Annemasse (Geneva), take D2 then D41, continue beyond la Croisette col (crossroads). It took me several attempts to find the correct road. Roadworks didn't help.
Route: signposted path from car park
Difficulties: none, other than road navigation from Annemasse.
Trig point: 15cm block at summit, battered, fluorescent paint, X on top, also red + engraved in rock slab just SE of tower at cliff edge.
Notes: Second most Prominent Saleve summit. Found using 1:250k and a few clues from Janette Norton book (Cicerone)
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||29 m / 95 ft|
| Distance:||0.4 km / 0.2 mi|
| Route:||(car park nearby)|
| Trailhead:||car park just SE of summit 1349 m / 4429 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||10 Minutes|
| Time Down:||5 Minutes|
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