Ascent of Charmant Som on 2006-08-20

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, August 20, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Charmant Som
    Elevation:1866 m / 6125 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Charmant Som, 1867m, P541

Map: 1:25k: 3334OT

Stats: 200mH, 0.8km

Time: 20 Aug 06, approx 0:40 round trip

Start: from SW, car park (or roadside) NW of Col de Porte, 10km N of Grenoble. Elev 1670m

Route: obvious path to summit, descent a little further W allowing views down into impressing combe.

Difficulties: finding a parking place!

Trig point: stainless steel rod embedded in rock, 6m SW of cross.

Notes: very busy, popular hill, an easy add-on after Chamechaude. Cross at summit. Fissured limestone pavement covering summit area. Fine views. Warm, breezy, clear, intermittent views of Chamechaude.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:197 m / 646 ft
    Distance:0.8 km / 0.5 mi
    Route:from road-end NW of Col de Porte
    Trailhead:road-end NW of Col de Porte  1669 m / 5479 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Hours 10 Minutes

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