Ascent of Sommet de Lure on 2010-06-02

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sommet de Lure
    Elevation:5991 ft / 1826 m

Ascent Trip Report

A near drive-up, either by the very impressive north side, where you are amazed that there is a road, or by the gentler south side. It appears you can dirve up a rough track to within a few m of the summit but there is also parking below at the high point of the road pass at about 1745m.

From there it takes about 10 minutes to walk up to the extensive summit installations. The actual high point, which I was surprised to find outside the fence on the north side, is marked by the usual small French trig point. The view down the precipitous north face is impressive, as is the panorama of peaks stretching from the west (Mont Ventoux to the north (Pic de Bure is prominent) to the East (one can even see Monte Viso on the border with Italy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:262 ft / 79 m
    Trailhead:highpoint of D53 road   5729 ft / 1746 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes

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