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Ascent of Charande on 2015-07-06

Climber: Lee Newton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, July 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Charande
    Location:France
    Elevation:5607 ft / 1709 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed after a morning ascent of L'Obiou. This peak is a near drive up but it takes a longer time than you might think to get there from nearby Grenoble.
First locate the village of Lans-en-Vercors, then take the road to the Col de la Croix Perrin. From the col it is possible to turn right and drive the long, very narrow and somewhat potholed Route Forestiere de la Molinere to the Refuge de Feney, but it is actually quicker to continue via Autrans to the little ski centre of Stade de Neige de la Sure, then drive through the car park and onto the Route Forestiere de Feneys which doubles back along the ridge to the Refuge de Feney. Regardless of which direction you arrive here from, turn uphill (east) and continue a short distance up to the car park on the ridge.
From here is is a short distance along a marked path over a subsiduary summit to the summit marker at 1709m. However, this stands on the cliff edge, and the ground back into the forest is almost certainly 1-2m higher. Due to chest high vegetation I didn't thrash around too much looking for an actual highpoint but I'm convinced the cliff edge is not it. The views were a bit hazy, not surprising given the heatwave (30C on top at 3pm, 37C in Grenoble as I drove through it later)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:391 ft / 119 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:ridge path
    Trailhead:Car Park nearby  5282 ft / 1609 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:25 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lee Newton
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