Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard

Elevation profile Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Elevation profile Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Elevation profile Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
paved
gravel
1499
difficulty points
7.8%
avg. gradient
15.3%
steepest 100 meters
17.5km
length
1363m
total ascent

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Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard is a climb in the region Serre Ponçon. It is 17.5km long and bridges 1363 vertical meters with an average gradient of 7.8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1499. The top of the ascent is located at 2644 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 3 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 8 photos.

Road names: Route de Sainte-Anne & D 29

This climb contains both pieces of bad road surface and gravel sections, but can be ridden with a racing bike.

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
Nice climb, but with a mountain bike really a must take a light with you if you want to go through the tunnel take enough food and drink with you!... read more
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Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard

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Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
This climb
Serre Ponçon
137 climbs
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
124 climbs
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
640 climbs
French Alps
1227 climbs
Alps
3601 climbs
France
6053 climbs
Europe
24121 climbs
Difficulty points
1499
HC
rank
1
rank
1
rank
1
rank
2
7% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
50
rank
3
7% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
85
Average gradient
7.8%
rank
26
25% less steep than
Mur de Pallon
rank
16
32% less steep than
Plaine de Barbaro from Riez
rank
77
40% less steep than
Mur de Monieux from Monieux
rank
214
54% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
1269
71% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
687
rank
3726
74% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
17.5km
rank
7
rank
9
rank
41
rank
108
63% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
397
rank
254
63% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
1003
Total ascent
1363m
rank
3
14% less ascent than
Col de la Bonette
rank
2
14% less ascent than
Col de la Bonette
rank
11
rank
38
34% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
162
36% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
54
34% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
293

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
19 hairpin turns

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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:30:24
11 km/h 01:35:42
15 km/h 01:10:11
19 km/h 00:55:24

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Reviews/stories (3)

Roel1972
1 Mo
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Nice climb, but with a mountain bike really a must take a light with you if you want to go through the tunnel take enough food and drink with you!

Mooie beklimming, maar wel met een mountainbike echt een aanrader neem een lampje mee als door de tunnel wil neem voldoende eten en drinken mee!

Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
Col du Parpaillon from La Condamine-Châtelard
CycloWorld
2 Mo
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According to Climbfinder, this climb can be done with a road bike. Ten years ago maybe, you can find a YouTube video in which people do that. But at the moment (2022), that has not been the case for years. In fact, on a hardtail it is already a difficult story. I did this climb 3 years ago on a gravel bike and that was just about enough. No, the best weapon of choice is really a full suspension bike! If you take it with you, you will be riding a beast of a climb, the highest unpaved col in France. You will not meet many people on the way, you are completely on your own. A light gear is handy because the road is steep, continuously between 9 and 10%.

Volgens Climbfinder is deze klim te rijden met een racefiets. Tien jaar geleden misschien, je kunt idd een YouTube video vinden waarin mensen dat doen. Maar op dit moment (2022) is dat al jaren niet meer zo. Sterker nog, op een hardtail wordt het al een lastig verhaal. Ik heb deze klim 3 jaar geleden op een gravelbike gedaan en dat ging eigenlijk ook maar nét. Nee, het beste weapon of choice is toch echt een fully! Neem je die mee dan rijd je een beest van de klim op, de hoogste onverharde col van Frankrijk. Veel mensen zal je onderweg niet tegenkomen, je bent moederziel alleen. Een licht verzet is handig, want de weg is steil, continu tussen de 9 en 10%. Tot slot: als je door het tunneltje wil rijden naar de andere kant dien je een lamp mee te nemen!

aqcycling
1 Mo
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I tried this climb in 2006 on a racing bike with 28 mm tyres. I turned back before Pont de Berard because the road was too bad. I probably could have climbed the whole way, but descending would have cost me at least a couple of spokes and walking back to the asphalt was not something I wanted to do. So I am surprised that people say here that the Parpaillon is doable by road bike.

Ik heb deze klim in 2006 geprobeerd op een racefiets met 28mm banden. Ik ben nog vóór Pont de Berard teruggekeerd omdat de weg te slecht was. Ik had 'm waarschijnlijk wel helemaal kunnen kilimmen, maar afdalen zou me minimaal een paar spaken hebben gekost en om terug te lopen tot het asfalt zag ik niet zitten. Het verbaast me dus dat hier wordt gezegd dat de Parpaillon met de racefiets te doen is.

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