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Ascent of Chamechaude on 2006-08-20

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, August 20, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chamechaude
    Location:France
    Elevation:6831 ft / 2082 m

Ascent Trip Report

Map: 1:25k: 3334OT

Stats: 750mH, 6km

Start: from Col de Porte to W, 10km N of Grenoble

Route: obvious well trodden route, mostly signposted / paintmarked. Unmapped shortcut via ski piste used in descent. Descent by path initially following clifftop S is also popular.

Difficulties: ~8m scramble to summit block, with fixed rope for protection / assistance. To that point, just a walk, YDS 1.

Trig point: mapped, not found.

Notes: impressive rocky mountain, impressive drops on 3 sides. Distinctive profile clearly visible from Annecy peaks. Wooden stump at summit may be remains of cross. Many other walkers seen.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4719 ft / 1438 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4719 ft / 1438 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 3
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4719 ft / 1438 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2481 ft / 757 m; Extra: 2238 ft / 682m
    Loss on way in:2238 ft / 682 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:path from Col de Porte
    Start Trailhead:Col de Porte  4350 ft / 1325 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2481 ft / 756 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    End Trailhead:Col de Porte  4350 ft / 1325 m
    Time:1 Hours 



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