Ascent of Le Grand Arc on 2006-08-30
|Date:||Wednesday, August 30, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Le Grand Arc|
| Elevation:||2484 m / 8150 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportLe Grand Arc, 2484m, P693m; Le Petit Arc, 2365m, P~25m; Char de la Turche, 2010m, P55m
Map: 1:25k: 3432ET
Stats: 1080mH, 8km
Time: 30 Aug 06, ascent 2h, descent 1:45
Start: from S, parking at Barbet, 4km NE from Montsapey, road then roughish forest track (unable to drive to mapped higher car park at elev 1690m due to forest operations)
Route: mapped signed path via Source de Chenalet, Char de la Turche (2010m/P50) to Le Grand Arc, returning via Le Petit Arc (2365m/c.P30) and Lac Noir
Difficulties: easy scrambling, mainly W ridge of Le Grand Arc (reminiscent of Pen yr Helgi Du W ridge, N Wales, UK) and (slightly harder) Pas de Chevres on descent, past Lac Noir
Trig point: Char de la Turche: not found. Le Grand Arc: 15cm granite block on concrete base. X inscribed on top, IGN on side, both marked in red.
Notes: fine hill, mainly grassy, with rocky ridges and summit; fine Table d’orientation (which was covered in hoar frost, as were the ridges above 2300m). Views limited by cloud. Several parties seen ascending
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1172 m / 3851 ft|
| Extra Gain:||79 m / 262 ft|
| Distance:||8 km / 5 mi|
| Route:||Barbet path|
| Trailhead:||Barbet, 4km NE from Montsapey 1470 m / 4823 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||2 Hours |
| Time Down:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
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