Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée

Elevation profile Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
Elevation profile Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
Elevation profile Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
964
difficulty points
6.4%
avg. gradient
11.8%
steepest 100 meters
21.1km
length
1360m
total ascent

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Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée is a climb in the region Haute Savoie. It is 21.1km long and bridges 1360 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.4%, resulting in a difficulty score of 964. The top of the ascent is located at 1845 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 6 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 0 photos.

Road name: Route de Flaine

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: French.
A long time ago (July 2000) after a long trip to Albertville, Col des Saisies, Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombière to finish with the ascent to Flaine, a long climb not very difficult except for the beginning to the village of Arâches. The Col de la Pierre Carrée is the summit of the route befo... read more
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Flaine / Col de la Pierre Carrée
This climb
Haute Savoie
125 climbs
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
1559 climbs
French Alps
1237 climbs
Alps
3643 climbs
France
6153 climbs
Europe
24982 climbs
Difficulty points
964
HC
rank
5
rank
67
40% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
74
40% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
493
rank
113
40% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
701
Average gradient
6.4%
rank
72
62% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
525
62% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
519
62% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
2046
76% less steep than
Muro di Cassone
rank
1607
rank
7073
78% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
21.1km
rank
1
rank
52
55% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
55
55% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
226
rank
131
55% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
575
Total ascent
1360m
rank
1
rank
30
34% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
40
34% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
167
36% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
56
34% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
299

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
27 hairpin turns

Road surface condition

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Climbing times

7 km/h 03:00:46
11 km/h 01:55:02
15 km/h 01:24:21
19 km/h 01:06:36

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Reviews/stories (6)

sergenavetat
2 Mo
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A long time ago (July 2000) after a long trip to Albertville, Col des Saisies, Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombière to finish with the ascent to Flaine, a long climb not very difficult except for the beginning to the village of Arâches.
The Col de la Pierre Carrée is the summit of the route before the descent to Flaine.
In July 2000 the last 5km in a snowstorm where I couldn't see at 10M, I gave up about 1 or 2km before the pass, Memories, Memories

Il y a bien longtemps ( juillet 2000 ) après un long périple Albertville, Col des Saisies, Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombière pour finir par la montée de Flaine longue ascension pas très difficile à part le début jusqu'au village de Arâches.
Le col de la Pierre Carrée est le sommet de la route avant la descente sur Flaine.
En juillet 2000 les 5 derniers kilomètres sous une tempête de neige où je ne voyais pas à 10M, j'ai abandonné environ 1 ou 2 km avant le col, Souvenirs , Souvenirs

JEROME76
4 Mo 03:03:47 (6.9km/h)
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My first mountain bike pass because no road bike in 2021, since buying a road bike and this pass is planned for 2022!
A magnificent view!! despite this suffering!

Mon premier col fait en VTT car pas de vélo route en 2021, depuis achat d'un vélo route et ce col est prévu en 2022 !!
Une vue magnifique !! malgré cette souffrance !

Velax
1 y
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Worth the effort to try a long climb with effort management (the summit sign at 21km makes me feel a bit ...). Successful once, failed another (hypoglycemia because poorly managed). The beginning is impressive on the side of the mountain with a view over the valley. Then follows a phase where you can recover and a final that is not superhuman but that stings, especially if it is windy and the sun is shining a bit. The road is beautiful, but as a consequence some drivers try to do some hill climbing. However, it is still a long way from the motorway, whether it is a question of cars or colleagues. I will do it again next year.

Vaut le coup pour se frotter à une longue ascension avec gestion de l'effort (le panneau sommet à 21km me fait un petit effet ...). Réussi une fois, raté une autre (hypoglycémie car mal géré). Le début est impressionnant à flanc de montagne avec une vue qui se dégage sur la vallée. S'ensuit une phase où on peut récupérer puis un final qui n'a rien de "surhumain" mais qui "pique" surtout s'il y a du vent et si le soleil tape un peu. La route est belle mais en corollaire certains automobilistes s'essaient à la "course de côte". On reste toutefois très loin de l'autoroute qu'il s'agisse des voitures ou des confrères. Je referai l'année prochaine.

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Karel
4 y
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Beautiful route and easy to do. Despite the distance, I found it easy to keep up.
In the descent occasionally some worn road surface, but generally good asphalt. Highly recommended!

Mooie route en goed te doen. Ondanks de afstand,vond ik hem goed vol te houden.
Bij de afdaling af en toe wat versleten wegdek, maar over het algemeen prima asfalt. Een aanrader!

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Ruud
6 y
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@ Marco,

Done this climb many times before, then from Saint Gervais les Bains, the only route to get there is indeed over the RN, this is perfectly doable.

@ Marco,

Deze klim al vaker gedaan, dan vanuit Saint Gervais les Bains, de enige route om er te komen is inderdaad over de RN, dit is prima te doen.

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Marco
6 y
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Who knows?

Am planning a ride from Sallanches to Flaine this summer. However, I only see the "route national" in the valley (from Sallanches actually) to get to the base of the climb.
What are the experiences here or does anyone have any advice?

Wie weet het?

Ben deze zomer van plan om een ritje te maken vanuit Sallanches naar Flaine. Echter zie ik in het dal (vanuit Sallanches eigenlijk alleen de "route national" om bij de voet van de klim te komen.
Wat zijn de ervaringen hier of heeft iemand een advies?

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