Ascent of Pic de l'Ours on 2020-07-05

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pic de l'Ours
    Elevation:2428 ft / 740 m

Ascent Trip Report

Following the descent from pic de la Roche Fendue, I was faced again with a steep uphill towards the next bump on the ridge. I wasn't able to go very fast but I was trying to get there under an hour and it would be close. I crossed a backpacking couple, wondering where the had slept. It wasn't even 09:00 and there's no clear camping place anywhere on this mountain. I kept plodding uphill through some rocky areas which makes for interesting footing.

Nearer to the summit when rocky outcrops started showing up, I passed two guys and then emerged near the huge summit boulder just as another runner was crossing my path. I took a few seconds break before resuming the run towards mont Orford. The downhill goes across the open rocks for some time, making for a little bit of rock hopping, then dive in the woods on the undulating ridge, dipping progressively more until I hit the low point where the general ascent towards the next summit starts.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:624 ft / 189 m
    Total Elevation Loss:374 ft / 113 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:411 ft / 125 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 381 ft / 117 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Route:Park roads, Sentier des Crêtes trail
    Start Trailhead:Sépaq gate at campground  2047 ft / 623 m
    Time:0 Hours 13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:344 ft / 104 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 131 ft / 40 m; Extra: 213 ft / 64m
    Gain on way out:213 ft / 64 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Sentier des Crêtes trail
    End Trailhead:Low point on ridge  2297 ft / 700 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mont Orford (Jul. 2020)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pic de la Roche Fendue2020-07-05 a1330 ft / 405 m
2Pic de la Roche Fendue - viewpoint2020-07-05 b43 ft / 13 m
3Pic de l'Ours2020-07-05 c624 ft / 190 m
4Mont Orford-Top of chairlifts2020-07-05 d1145 ft / 349 m
Total Trip Gain: 3142 ft / 957 m    Total Trip Loss: 3145 ft / 958 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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