Col de l'Échelle from Névache

Elevation profile Col de l'Échelle from Névache
Elevation profile Col de l'Échelle from Névache
Elevation profile Col de l'Échelle from Névache
159
difficulty points
7.3%
avg. gradient
13.5%
steepest 100 meter
2.6km
length
189m
total ascent

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Col de l'Échelle from Névache is a climb in the region Briançon. It is 2.6km long and bridges 189 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7.3%, resulting in a difficulty score of 159. The top of the ascent is located at 1768 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 5 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 0 photos.

Road name: D1T

by Pierre Noiret
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
A very nice climb. Not much traffic with beautiful views. Far preferable to the diesel climb of the Col de Mongenevre.... read more
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Cycling routes

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Name Distance Total ascent Climbs
Granfondo Serre Chevalier
Granfondo Serre Chevalier
146.2km 3567m 4

Statistics

Col de l'Échelle from Névache
This climb
Briançon
80 climbs
Hautes Alpes
158 climbs
French Alps
1042 climbs
Alps
2673 climbs
France
4403 climbs
Europe
16199 climbs
Difficulty points
159
3
rank
54
85% easier than
Col du Granon
rank
114
rank
801
90% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2278
rank
2208
90% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
6234
Average gradient
7.3%
rank
29
40% less steep than
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
rank
46
40% less steep than
Chemin Vieux from Briançon
rank
237
57% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
1047
66% less steep than
Muro di Lundo from Lundo
rank
631
57% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2985
73% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
2.6km
rank
61
rank
133
rank
942
95% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2443
rank
3136
95% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
8287
Total ascent
189m
rank
56
86% less ascent than
Col du Galibier from Briançon
rank
126
86% less ascent than
Col du Galibier from Briançon
rank
892
91% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
2392
91% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
2604
91% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
6907
93% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
3 hairpin turns

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Traffic

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Climbing times

7 km/h 00:22:15
11 km/h 00:14:09
15 km/h 00:10:23
19 km/h 00:08:11

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Reviews/stories (5)

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Pierre Noiret
2 y
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A very nice climb. Not much traffic with beautiful views. Far preferable to the diesel climb of the Col de Mongenevre.

Een heel mooie klim. Niet veel verkeer met prachtige uitzichten. Verreweg te verkiezen boven de dieselklim van de Col de Mongenevre.

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Tjerk
2 y
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Briancon,
I have climbed the Col and it is doable for the first 14km (the signs saying how long you have to go start at 17km). The last 3 km are steep but they can be done.

PS: I climbed it as an 11 year old with my father on a mountain bike, on a road bike you can't change gears so it's probably more difficult.

Briancon,
Ik heb de Col beklommen en hij is de eerste 14 km (de borden met daarop aangegeven hoelang je nog moet beginnen op 17 km) goed te doen. De laatste 3 km zijn steil maar ze kunnen wel.

PS: Ik heb hem als 11 jarige beklommen met mijn vader op een mountainbike, op een racefiets kan je minder licht schakelen en is dus allicht moeilijker.

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Siard
2 y
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The Col de l'Échelle is a sweet col that is never really very hard. I have never seen the 14% mentioned above. The length of 2.7 km is also not quite right. Officially, the Col starts at the junction of the N94 (Route d'Italie) to the D994G. From there, the col is about 15km, of which the last few kilometers (the indicated 2.7km) are really worth mentioning. Before that, it hilly more but it never gets really hard.
Until the last 2,7km there is quite some traffic (it is the only road into the valley), but the road is very wide and clear. For the last part the traffic gets less but I did not find it very quiet either.
The road surface in the French part is perfect. As soon as you enter Italy on the 'other' side it becomes a lot less.

The tip I want to give is to cross the col and go down the other side. Do this at least until after 2 short tunnels (lighting not necessary but advisable). Here you have beautiful views over the valley on the Italian side.
I am on this side down to Bardonecchia. From here I took the same way back up. From the Italian side, I found the climb a little harder. This is because the climb has a higher percentage for a longer time. Really hard is this climb not.

De Col de l'Échelle is een lieve col die nergens echt heel zwaar is. De hierboven aangegeven 14% heb ik nooit gezien. De lengte van 2,7km is ook niet helemaal juist. Officieel begint de col al vanaf de afslag van de N94 (Route d'Italie) naar de D994G. Vanaf daar is de col dan ook ongeveer 15km, waarvan de laatste paar kilometers (de aangegeven 2,7km) echt noemenswaardig zijn. Daarvoor heuvelt het meer maar wordt het nooit echt zwaar.
Tot de laatste 2,7km is er aardig wat verkeer (het is immers de enige weg dat dal in), maar de weg is erg breed en overzichtelijk. Voor het laatste stukje wordt het verkeer wel minder maar heel erg rustig vond ik het ook niet.
Het wegdek in het Franse deel is perfect. Zodra je aan de 'andere' kant Italië in komt wordt het een stuk minder.

De tip die ik wil geven is om de col over te gaan en de andere kant af te dalen. Doe dit in ieder geval tot na 2 korte tunneltjes (verlichting niet noodzakelijk maar wel aan te raden). Hier heb je prachtig uitzicht over het dal aan de Italiaanse kant.
Ik ben aan deze kant afgedaald tot aan Bardonecchia. Vanuit hier heb ik dezelfde weg terug omhoog genomen. Vanuit de Italiaanse kant vond ik de klim iets zwaarder. Dit komt omdat de klim hier iets langer een hoger percentage aanhoudt. Echt zwaar wordt deze klim ook niet.

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Koen Wielinga
7 y
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From Bardoneccgia (Italy) I cycled this climb. A lovely gradual climb. Not too difficult, good road and the end is very nice in the woods along campers.

Vanuit Bardoneccgia (Italie) deze klim gefietst.. Een heerlijke geleidelijke klim.. Niet te lastig, prima wegdek en het eind is erg mooi in de bossen langs kampeerders..

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Wouter
7 y
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The col has a long run-up of about 15 km. Few percentage (average 2,5%?). All in all a nice little climb to warm up the legs. From the other (Italian) side it is a lot more spicy!

De col heeft nog een lange aanloop van een km of 15. Weinig percentage (gem. Zo'n 2,5% ?). Al met al eenekker colletje om de benen warm te draaien. Vanaf de andere (Italiaanse) kant is ie een stuk pittiger!

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