Ascent of Massif de Kemberg on 2013-01-06

Climber: Lee Newton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, January 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Massif de Kemberg
    Elevation:2497 ft / 761 m

Ascent Trip Report

The final in a series of low P150m tops in the Vosges in a day.

Having returned to my start point from a surprisingly unsuccessful attempt on Pierre de Laitre (see trip report for directions), I refuelled on banana and cake, and headed upwards again in the opposite direction. I followed the trail marked with little white signs on trees with yellow triangles on them, first generally to the east, and then, after crossing a dirt road, to the south. Shortly after ignoring a downward (right) fork, I came to a large sign proclaiming Roche d'Anozel 5 mins. Turning left up this steeper path (part of the GR533) brought me to a view point on a sandstone outcrop of Roche d'Anozel, complete with standard French trig point. Sadly the drizzle intensified again and the view was only of the inside of a cloud. Ignoring the continuation of the main path, I headed up a narrower path leading directly up the ridgeline which brought me quickly to he top. A second trig point was obvious less than a metre to the right of the path. I returned by the same route and gave up early for the day since I was pretty wet and the weather clearly wasn´t going to break.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:955 ft / 291 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Yellow triangles via Roche d'Anozel
    Trailhead:Censes du Grandrupt  1542 ft / 470 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes

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