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Ascent of Bois de Vaudeville on 2010-04-23

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Friday, April 23, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bois de Vaudeville
    Location:France
    Elevation:451 m / 1480 ft

Ascent Trip Report

First find the small village of Vaudeville-le-Haut, west of Greux. Leave the village in a westerly direction on the D138, ignoring a right turn tot he NW (D182). Go uphill into the woods, over the road summit and a little down the other side until you reach an obvious junction of tracks with a little abandoned house on the right had side. Park here. From there walk just west of south up the rutted forest track. Many trees have been felled here about 5-8 years ago, judging by the prodigious regrowth chocking all of the side roads. Count about 12 roads on your left (not sure exactly how many) and then pick a likely looking one to fight your way down (or if you want exact directions walk to the highpoint of the track, turn around and count 4 back downwards. Take the 4th and fight your way through the briar for a couple of hundred metres. It took me 1.5 hours of searching in a grid pattern around the highest point to locate the trig buried in the undergrwoth. Perhaps mid-winter would be a better time for looking. Final tips - bring a machete and don't wear shorts unless you feel you have too much skin on your legs....
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:21 m / 69 ft
    Distance:1.2 km / 0.7 mi
    Trailhead:430 m / 1411 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes



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