Ascent of Le Grand Colombier on 2006-08-23
|Others in Party:||None|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 23, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Le Grand Colombier|
| Elevation:||1531 m / 5023 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportLe Grand Colombier, 1531m, P926m
Map: 1:25k: 3331OT
Stats: 50mH, 1km (for both tops)
Time: 23 Aug 06, c 0:30 for both tops
Start: from car park at col, close to summit. 8km NE of Artemare.
Route: paths lead S to main summit and N to lower summit
Trig point: Summit: 15cm stone block, large + with central rivet with concentric circles marking top surface. “Witches hat” shelter similar to Mont Trelod, L’Etale etc
Pylon: mapped trig not found (surely didn’t use the pylon itself?)
Notes: the third of five easy "P600" summits in the area, which I visited in a single day.
Busy, popular picnic spot etc. Beautiful Table d’Orientation on N summit; hazy views. 3 Swallowtail butterflies; Carthusian Pink; Yellow Monkshood.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||72 m / 234 ft|
| Extra Gain:||20 m / 66 ft|
| Distance:||0.6 km / 0.4 mi|
| Route:||(2 summits close to road)|
| Trailhead:||Le Grand Colombier pass 1499 m / 4921 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||0 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Hours 10 Minutes|
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