Ascent of The Grand Piton on 2006-09-03

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, September 3, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Grand Piton
    Elevation:1378 m / 4524 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Le Grand Piton, 1379m, P578m

Map: 1:250k: R14 Rhone-Alpes

Stats: c.30mH, 0.5km

Time: 3 Sep 06, 15 mins

Start: from SE, car park at start of path. From Annemasse (Geneva), take D2 then D41, continue beyond la Croisette col (crossroads). It took me several attempts to find the correct road. Roadworks didn't help.

Route: signposted path from car park

Difficulties: none, other than road navigation from Annemasse.

Trig point: 15cm block at summit, battered, fluorescent paint, X on top, also red + engraved in rock slab just SE of tower at cliff edge.
Notes: Second most Prominent Saleve summit. Found using 1:250k and a few clues from Janette Norton book (Cicerone)
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:29 m / 95 ft
    Distance:0.4 km / 0.2 mi
    Route:(car park nearby)
    Trailhead:car park just SE of summit  1349 m / 4429 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Minutes

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