Ascent of Le Grand Veymont on 2011-08-27

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Le Grand Veymont
    Elevation:7680 ft / 2340 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at La Coche to the west of the mountain, accessible via a minor road east of the D518 between St-Agnan-en-Vercors and Rousset-en-Vercors. From there we walked pretty much due east, along established but variably signposted tracks, to Pré Grandu, Pichet and La Chau before climbing up to the col of Pas de la Ville. From there it was up the north ridge of Le Grand Veymont (easy but initially mildly exposed and loose under foot) to the summit. Searched for the IGN trig but couldn't find it; perhaps under the cairn or incorporated into one of the windshelters. Atmospheric swirling cloud with a base of 2000-2200 metres, so views limited but fleetingly very impressive.

Returned the same way. 16km round trip, 6 hours total, but our family hikes are very leisurely. The Vercors is a beautiful sparsely populated heavily forested limestone region and I'd love to come back to do the GR91 traverse of the area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3251 ft / 990 m
    Route:Via Le Pichet, La Chau & Pas de la Ville
    Trailhead:La Coche  4429 ft / 1349 m

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