A lessor known but very challenging climb south of Chambery.
It reminded me a lot of it’s neighbour Collet d’Allevard – but harder. Relentless and very steep, on a mediocre quality but deserted road, through the woods and then above the treeline with great views.
At the top is a parking lot and absolutely nothing else. Not even a sign! But nearby are some pretty huge mountains and the hiking above looks amazing.
There are a few really big holes and bad stretches in the road. It’s worth paying attention on the way up, to avoid disaster on the way down.