Ascent of Le Reculet on 2020-07-31

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Ceri Stone
Date:Friday, July 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Le Reculet
    Elevation:5636 ft / 1717 m

Ascent Trip Report

Le Reculet and Crêt de la Neige are often climbed together because of their proximity and similar heights but contrasting features. The trailhead from the NW is at Plat des Menues, 855 metres, a large lay-by on the east side of the D991, just south of Niaizet and approximately 2 km south of the Lélex village sign. Climbing from the SE is more popular because of the wide track and easy access from Geneva but the NW has the advantage of more shade in ascent, particularly welcome in the summer.

The signposted times at Plat des Menues are Le Reculet 3 hours 0 minutes and Crêt de la Neige 3 hours 40 minutes. Our times were 2 hrs 10 min to Reculet, 40 min to Crêt de la Neige, 1 hr 30 min down: 5 hr total including all stops.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2831 ft / 862 m
    Route:Sentier des 32 Contours
    Trailhead:D991, Plat des Menues  2805 ft / 854 m

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