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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:7979 ft / 2431 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:3998 ft / 1217 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3998 ft / 1217 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3900 ft / 1188 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3802 ft / 1158 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m
    Loss on way in:98 ft / 29 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:from Pont Pre la Joux via Lenlevay
    Start Trailhead:Pont Pre la Joux  4177 ft / 1273 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3900 ft / 1188 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3802 ft / 1158 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m
    Gain on way out:98 ft / 29 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:via Lenlevay
    End Trailhead:Pont Pre la Joux  4177 ft / 1273 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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