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Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
Elevation profile Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
1257
difficulty points
4.7%
avg. gradient
11.4%
steepest 100 meters
42.4km
length
2012m
total ascent

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Col du Galibier from Le Clapier is a climb in the region Bourg d'Oisans. It is 42.4km long and bridges 2012 vertical meters with an average gradient of 4.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1257. The top of the ascent is located at 2642 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 1 review/story of this climb and uploaded 0 photos.

Road names: D 1091, Route de Briançon, D 1091 & D 902

by Franck
This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
This is a very long climb, which has the disadvantage of suffering from heavy traffic, at least until the Lautaret pass, and of passing through several long tunnels where good lighting is not superfluous. The proposed slopes are not particularly steep either, except at the very beginning (the "... read more
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Statistics

Col du Galibier from Le Clapier
This climb
Bourg d'Oisans
77 climbs
Isère
178 climbs
French Alps
1197 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
1475 climbs
Alps
3343 climbs
France
5612 climbs
Europe
21798 climbs
Difficulty points
1257
HC
rank
4
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2
rank
18
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
14
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
165
rank
20
22% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
224
Average gradient
4.7%
rank
70
53% less steep than
Oulles
rank
136
64% less steep than
Bastille de Grenoble
rank
912
72% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
999
72% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2781
82% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
3342
72% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
12250
84% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
42.4km
rank
1
rank
1
rank
2
10% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2
10% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
4
rank
3
10% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
20
Total ascent
2012m
rank
2
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1
rank
3
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
3
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
4
5% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
3
3% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
17
27% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

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Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
18 hairpin turns

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Climbing times

7 km/h 06:03:46
11 km/h 03:51:29
15 km/h 02:49:45
19 km/h 02:14:01

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Franck
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This is a very long climb, which has the disadvantage of suffering from heavy traffic, at least until the Lautaret pass, and of passing through several long tunnels where good lighting is not superfluous. The proposed slopes are not particularly steep either, except at the very beginning (the "Rampe des Commères"), then towards Villard-d'Arêne and the last kilometer before the Galibier pass.

But the landscapes crossed are worth the trip, especially the Infernet gorges and the views on the Meije and the Écrins massif from la Grave.

Très longue montée, qui par rapport à ses variantes des versants Hautes-Alpes et Savoie a le désavantage de souffrir d'une forte circulation, du moins jusqu'au col du Lautaret, et de passer par plusieurs longs tunnels où un bon éclairage n'est pas superflu. Les pentes proposées ne sont pas non plus particulièrement importantes, excepté au tout début (la « Rampe des Commères »), puis vers Villard-d'Arêne et du Lautaret au Galibier, particulièrement le dernier kilomètre.

Mais les paysages traversés valent le déplacement, particulièrement les gorges de l'Infernet et les vues sur la Meije et le massif des Écrins à partir de la Grave.

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