Ascent of Le Grand Veymont on 2011-08-27
|Others in Party:||Jill Stone|
|Date:||Saturday, August 27, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Le Grand Veymont|
| Elevation:||2340 m / 7680 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportWe parked at La Coche to the west of the mountain, accessible via a minor road east of the D518 between St-Agnan-en-Vercors and Rousset-en-Vercors. From there we walked pretty much due east, along established but variably signposted tracks, to Pré Grandu, Pichet and La Chau before climbing up to the col of Pas de la Ville. From there it was up the north ridge of Le Grand Veymont (easy but initially mildly exposed and loose under foot) to the summit. Searched for the IGN trig but couldn't find it; perhaps under the cairn or incorporated into one of the windshelters. Atmospheric swirling cloud with a base of 2000-2200 metres, so views limited but fleetingly very impressive.
Returned the same way. 16km round trip, 6 hours total, but our family hikes are very leisurely. The Vercors is a beautiful sparsely populated heavily forested limestone region and I'd love to come back to do the GR91 traverse of the area.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||991 m / 3251 ft|
| Route:||Via Le Pichet, La Chau & Pas de la Ville|
| Trailhead:||La Coche 1349 m / 4429 ft|
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