Elevation profile Col du Grand Ballon from Saint-Amarin
Elevation profile Col du Grand Ballon from Saint-Amarin
Elevation profile Col du Grand Ballon from Saint-Amarin
904
difficulty points
7.5%
avg. gradient
15.8%
steepest 100 meters
12.8km
length
959m
total ascent

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Col du Grand Ballon from Saint-Amarin is a climb in the region Grand Est. It is 12.8km long and bridges 959 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7.5%, resulting in a difficulty score of 904. The top of the ascent is located at 1340 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 0 photos.

Road names: Rue de Fistelhaeusser, Rue de Saint Amarin & Rue de Ballon

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
From the start you have to work hard. Nice climb with several pieces of 14-15%. Until Geishouse, the tarmac is reasonable. Between Geishouse and Ten Haag it is very bad. Going up you can cycle reasonably well between the holes. Last 200 meters to Ten Haag the top layer is completely gone. I would ... read more
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Statistics

Col du Grand Ballon from Saint-Amarin
This climb
Grand Est
648 climbs
Vosges
339 climbs
France
6078 climbs
Europe
24150 climbs
Difficulty points
904
HC
rank
1
rank
1
rank
146
44% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
845
Average gradient
7.5%
rank
83
53% less steep than
Côte d'Albé
rank
47
53% less steep than
Côte d'Albé
rank
845
rank
4222
75% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
12.8km
rank
29
rank
31
rank
648
73% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
2178
Total ascent
959m
rank
5
18% less ascent than
Col du Grand Ballon from Cernay
rank
5
18% less ascent than
Col du Grand Ballon from Cernay
rank
250
54% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
1126

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
0 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

0% 8% 92%
Based on 12 votes
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Traffic

100% 0% 0%
Based on 12 votes
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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:49:20
11 km/h 01:09:34
15 km/h 00:51:01
19 km/h 00:40:16

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Reviews/stories (4)

dhsnel
1 Mo 01:05:00 (11.8km/h)
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Serious and nice climb. Close to undrivable surface though with numerous potholes (african road...) so I would recommend to wait for a new layer of asphalt and do another grand ballon climb next time

Serious and nice climb. Close to undrivable surface though with numerous potholes (african road…) so I would recommend to wait for a new layer of asphalt and do another grand ballon climb next time

Izaakv
1 Mo 01:01:00 (12.5km/h)
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Wonderful climb, right through nature. Pity about the bad road surface, but definitely worth the effort or diversions. Make sure you get to the top, because descending is indeed not an option.

Prachtige klim, dwars door de natuur. Jammer van het slechte wegdek, maar zeker de moeite of een omweg waard. Zorg er wel voor dat je boven komt, want afdalen is inderdaad geen optie.

RODijkgraaf
4 Mo
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From the start you have to work hard. Nice climb with several pieces of 14-15%. Until Geishouse, the tarmac is reasonable. Between Geishouse and Ten Haag it is very bad. Going up you can cycle reasonably well between the holes. Last 200 meters to Ten Haag the top layer is completely gone. I would not recommend this one for the descent. Lovely quiet road though.

Vanaf de start moet je gelijk aan de bak. Mooie klim met meerdere stukken van 14-15%. Tot Geishouse is het asfalt redelijk. Tussen Geishouse en Ten Haag erg slecht. Omhoog kan je nog wel redelijk tussen de gaten door fietsen. Laatste 200 meter tot Ten Haag is de toplaag er helemaal af. Voor de afdaling zou ik deze afraden. Wel heerlijk rustige weg.

daanvink
1 y
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The last 200m before you leave St Amarin the road is very steep. There is hardly any traffic and up to Geishouse the road is good. The forest road between Geishouse and Ten Haag is very bad (summer 2020). I have therefore not cycled it. From St Amarin to Geishouse is ok, therefore 2 stars. See also many comments on climb from Moosch.

De laatste 200m voor je St Amarin verlaat is de weg erg steil. Er is nauwelijks verkeer en tot Geishouse is de weg goed. De bosweg tussen Geishouse en Ten Haag is heel erg slecht (zomer 2020). Die heb ik daarom niet gefietst. Vanuit St Amarin tot Geishouse is ok, daarom 2 sterren. Zie ook vele commentaar bij klim vanuit Moosch.

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