Ascent of Le Pécloz on 2006-08-21
|Others in Party:||None.|
|Date:||Monday, August 21, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7208 ft / 2196 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMont Pécloz, 2197m, P679m
Map: 1:25k: 3432OT
Stats: 1300mH, 9km
Time: 21 Aug 06, ascent 3h, descent 2:15
Start: from W, 5km E of Ecole, car park for Chapelle N-D de Bellevaux.
Route: via Chapel, ruins and Col d’Armenaz, descent via Pecloz W ridge then through forest. (mapped “red” route thru forest not found: flowed “black” mapped route N then SW then W to join “red” route lower down.
Difficulties: minor scrambling on SE ridge of Pecloz, a little exposed near summit. W ridge relentlessly steep hence exposed, tending to be slippery. W ridge probably better in ascent than descent (but care needed finding start of track – leaves access road opposite large layby).
Trig point: not found: apparently one mapped.
Notes: fine mountain: N face as seen from north or from Col d’Armenaz is highly impressive. 3 tops of similar height, close together. Nutcracker (heard), Greyhen; 2 Apollo butterflies below col. A few walkers seen, none on Pecloz.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4360 ft / 1328 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4360 ft / 1328 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2+ (W ridge 3)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||4360 ft / 1328 m|
| Distance:||3.1 mi / 5 km|
| Route:||from west, via Col d’Armenaz|
| Start Trailhead:||5km E of Ecole, car park for Chapelle N-D de Belle 2848 ft / 868 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||4360 ft / 1328 m|
| Distance:||2.5 mi / 4 km|
| Route:||via west ridge|
| End Trailhead:||5km E of Ecole, car park for Chapelle N-D de Belle 2848 ft / 868 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
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