Ascent of Mont Saint-Rigaud on 2011-08-20

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:Saturday, August 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Saint-Rigaud
    Elevation:1008 m / 3310 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A delightful highpoint in the Beaujolais Villages wine region with an IGN trig point (borne geodesique) and a wooden viewing tower, with double helical stairways and a hand-painted ceramic toposcope, giving views over the surrounding forested hills. We approached via Chénelette to the south on the D337 then on minor roads: the hill is well signposted with small green signs. There is a tarmacked road almost to the top, but the public must use the parking area at the road junction at 945 metres elevation then walk the final 600 metres or so, past a holy spring, to the top.
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The wooden double-helical observation tower on Mont Saint-Rigaud, highest point in the Department of Rhône (2011-08-20). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:64 m / 210 ft
    Trailhead:Minor road at spot height 945m  944 m / 3100 ft

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