La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte

Elevation profile La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
Elevation profile La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
Elevation profile La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
1454
difficulty points
9%
avg. gradient
17.4%
steepest 100 meter
15.5km
length
1396m
total ascent

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La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte is a climb in the region Bourg d'Oisans. It is 15.5km long and bridges 1396 vertical meters with an average gradient of 9%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1454. The top of the ascent is located at 2087 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 4 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 13 photos.

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
The charbutan climb is very nice not too steep with good road surface and easy steepness percentages. Then you see the small road where you have to go, watch out that you don't take the main road! Then you think here begins the real work, narrower, worse road through the woods. Big walls alread... read more
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La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
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La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
This climb
Bourg d'Oisans
58 climbs
La Maurienne
40 climbs
French Alps
1042 climbs
Alps
2673 climbs
France
4402 climbs
Europe
16161 climbs
Difficulty points
1454
HC
rank
2
10% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
2
10% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
3
10% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
60
rank
3
10% easier than
Col du Galibier
rank
87
Average gradient
9%
rank
6
9% less steep than
Oulles
rank
4
9% less steep than
Lac du Loup
rank
71
47% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
530
58% less steep than
Muro di Lundo from Lundo
rank
181
47% less steep than
Chemin des Riffroids
rank
1310
67% less steep than
Calçada das Carquejeiras
Length
15.5km
rank
14
56% shorter than
Col du Galibier
rank
12
56% shorter than
Col du Galibier
rank
137
67% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
439
rank
340
67% shorter than
Col de l'Iseran
rank
1087
Total ascent
1396m
rank
6
33% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
7
33% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
25
33% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
118
35% less ascent than
Colle del Nivolet
rank
35
33% less ascent than
Col du Galibier
rank
198
49% less ascent than
Pico Veleta

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
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Climbing times

7 km/h 02:12:36
11 km/h 01:24:23
15 km/h 01:01:53
19 km/h 00:48:51

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Reviews/stories (4)

Ejprins
2 Mo
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The charbutan climb is very nice not too steep with good road surface and easy steepness percentages. Then you see the small road where you have to go, watch out that you don't take the main road! Then you think here begins the real work, narrower, worse road through the woods. Big walls already. Then you come to a place with some benches and a river. Follow the road and then the monster part begins, asphalt with lots of gravel and sand, extremely steep and you think what have I started this is not to cycle! Don't be discouraged by this because it gets better. As the climb progresses. At a certain point you find your rhythm and you think of this I will succeed, nice views some houses a river and sheep. Then you think this is going well but the last pieces are really tough! If you reach the parking lot you are there. No worries, there are no gravel strips! But be careful both with climbing and descending in the middle you always have a lot of sand and stones. Good to do on a road bike, but know what you're doing!

De charbutan klim is erg mooi niet te steil met goed wegdek en makkelijke steigings percentages. Dan zie je het zeiweggetje waar je in moet, opletten dat je niet de doorgaande weg pakt! Dan denk je hier begint het echte werk, smaller, slechter wegdek door het bos. Flinke muren al. Dan kom je op een plek met wat bankjes en een riviertje. Volg de weg verder en dan begint pas het monster gedeelte, asfalt met veel grind en zand, extreem steil en je denkt waar ben ik aan begonnen dit is niet te fietsen! Ontmoedig hierdoor niet want het word soort van beter. Naarmate de klim vordert. Op een gegeven moment vind je je ritme en denk je van dit gaat me lukken, mooie uitzichten wat huisjes een riviertje en schapen. Dan denk je dit schiet lekker op maar de laatste stukken zijn nog echt zwaar! Als je de parkeerplaats bereikt ben je er. Geen nood je hebt geen gravelstroken! Wel opletten zowel met klimmen als dalen in het midden heb je altijd veel zand en stenen. Goed te doen op de racefiets, weet wel waar je aan begint!

La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
zwiepken
2 Mo
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This summer I also made an attempt. The first 7,5 km are easy to do until the junction to La Planchette, actually you do the climb to the col de Beaune of which the top lies a few hundred meters further on the D219. After that, the steep parts come fast. Until Charbutin, the road is perfect to cycle with a racing bike but unfortunately this won't last long. The road gets narrower and there is a lot of gravel until it gets so bad that I skidded in some corners and I decided to stop riding. Going uphill is doable for climbers but going downhill on roads like these is really hard for me.

Deze zomer ook een poging ondernomen. De eerste 7,5 km zijn goed te doen tot aan de afslag naar La Planchette, eigenlijk doe je hier de klim naar col de Beaune waarvan de top enkele honderden meters verder op de D219 ligt. Daarna komen de steile stukken er rap aan. Tot Charbutin is de weg perfect te fietsen met een racefiets maar dit blijft jammer genoeg niet lang meer duren. De weg wordt smaller en er ligt af en toe steenslag tot het in sommige bochten zo erg was dat ik doorslipte en ik besloot om niet meer verder te rijden. Bergop voor klimgeiten nog te doen maar afdalen op zulke wegen zie ik echt niet zitten.

La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
achatelet
3 Mo
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Horrible, just horrible...the last few km you can count every meter you do: I'm not likely to do it again soon but it's nice to have made it to the end!

Horrible, juste horrible...les derniers km tu peux compter chaque mètre que tu fais : je ne risque pas de le refaire de sitôt mais bon ça fait plaisir d'être allé au bout !

Niels1987
1 y 01:25:15 (10.9km/h)
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I had discovered this climb online and the challenge of the last 8 kilometers above 10 % and the beautiful pictures I saw attracted my attention. So last summer, I cycled up it from Saint Martin de la Porte. The first few kilometres are easy to do a 7 % on a wide, well-paved road. From the moment you leave the road to Beaune towards Charbutan, the character changes. The climb becomes small, rough and steep. The first part is still sheltered in the woods. Just before Charbutan come the first "Walls"; short and very steep pieces. From Charbutan onwards there are more and more of these rotten steep parts. The climb is therefore quite erratic and finding a rhythm is difficult. There is a small piece of unpaved road at about 1900 m, but this is only about 150 meters, then you can continue as paved to 2090 meters. This is not quite to the top, the road is unpaved (too bad for racing bikes) to the Col des Encombres. However, at 2090 meters, at La Sausaz is a parking lot and a great place to rest of the effort. That this climb is in third place of the French Alps does not surprise me, in terms of difficulty I found only the Artzamendi and the Grand Colombier from Talissieu comparable.

Ik had deze klim online ontdekt en de uitdaging van de laatste 8 kilometer boven de 10 % en de mooie foto's die ik zag trokken mijn aandacht. Afgelopen zomer dan ook opgefietst vanuit Saint Martin de la Porte. De eerste paar kilometer zijn goed te doen a 7 % over een brede, goed geasfalteerde weg. Vanaf het moment dat je de weg naar Beaune verlaat richting Charbutan veranderd het karakter. De klim word small, ruw en steil. Het eerste stuk nog beschut in de bossen. Vlak voor Charbutan komen de eerste "Muren"; korte erg steile stukken. Vanaf Charbutan komen er steeds meer van die rotte steile stukken. De beklimming is dan ook vrij grillig en een ritme vinden is moeilijk. Er is een klein stukje onverhard op zo'n 1900 m, maar dit is maar zo'n 150 meter, daarna kun je verhard weer doorrijden tot 2090 meter. Dit is niet tot helemaal bovenaan, de weg gaat onverhard (te slecht voor racefiets) door tot de Col des Encombres. Echter op 2090 meter hoogte, bij La Sausaz is een parkeerplaats en een prima plaats om uit te rusten van de inspanning. Dat deze klim op een derde plaats staat van de Franse Alpen verbaasd me niks, qua zwaarte vond ik alleen de Artzamendi en de Grand Colombier vanuit Talissieu vergelijkbaar.

La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte
La Saussaz from Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte

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