Col de la Ramaz last featured in the 2003 Tour de France. French hero Richard Virenque won the stage and you can still see his name faintly written along the road.
This steady climb really becomes steep and alpine after about 8 kilometres with a narrow stretch along the edge of a cliff that — without a barrier — would be almost too frightening to ride. The views get better as the altitude increases and there is a great waterfall off to the right. At Sommant a new valley opens up . Part of Le Praz de Lys ski station. Still a lot of snow at the top and I couldn’t find the col sign. A good climb.
My 6th +1,000 Metre climb of 2006