Ascent of Le Grand Veymont on 2015-10-18

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:Kevin Fettes
Date:Sunday, October 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Le Grand Veymont
    Elevation:7680 ft / 2340 m

Ascent Trip Report

Leaving our Hotel in Grenoble before dawn, we were treated to a colourful sunrise as we arrived in the small village of Gresse-en-Vercors about 45 minutes later. Unfortunately this was a sign that the weather would deteriorate, and soon the tops were shrouded in cloud that didn't lift all day, although there were only very brief periods of light drizzle, not enough to really justify stopping to put on waterproofs. Turning west from the village led to the small ski centre at La Ville with a huge amount of parking. From there the ascent was very simple, following the path up the pass, then turning left to follow it along the ridge to the summit with its multiple cairns and shelters. It looks steepish on the map but appreances are deceptive and, assuming no avalanche risk, the path would probably make a good non-technical snowshoe ascent in the winter. Descent by the same route since the weather wasn't great and back to the pub to witness Scotland being robbed of a rugby world cup semi-final appearance by an completely inept referee.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3595 ft / 1095 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Route:via Pas de la Ville
    Trailhead:la Ville  4085 ft / 1245 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lee Newton
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