Grande Tête de l'Obiou

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Grande Tête de l'Obiou
Obiou-32.jpg
The mountain seen from Route Napoléon (RN85)
Highest point
Elevation 2,790 m (9,150 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,541 m (5,056 ft) [1][2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 44°46′31″N 05°50′22″E / 44.77528°N 5.83944°E / 44.77528; 5.83944Coordinates: 44°46′31″N 05°50′22″E / 44.77528°N 5.83944°E / 44.77528; 5.83944
Geography
Grande Tête de l'Obiou is located in Alps
Grande Tête de l'Obiou
Grande Tête de l'Obiou
Location in the Alps
Location Rhône-Alpes, France
Parent range Dévoluy Mountains, Dauphiné Prealps
Climbing
Easiest route southern slopes

The Grande Tête de l'Obiou (or simply l'Obiou) is a mountain in the French Prealps belonging to the French department of Isère. It is the highest peak of the Dévoluy Mountains and of the Dauphiné Prealps and the seventh most prominent summit of metropolitan France.

Geography[edit]

Administratively the mountain is divided between the French communes of Cordéac (NE slopes) and Monestier-d'Ambel (SW slopes).[3]

Access to the summit[edit]

The easiest route for the summit starts from Baumes hut and ascends the southern slopes of the mountain through the Faïsses pass and the Obiou pass (l'Épaule).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grande Tete de l'Obiou, France, on www.peakbagger.com (access: May 2012)
  2. ^ Key col: Col Bayard 1,248 m
  3. ^ Géoportail IGN on www.geoportail.fr

Maps[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Claude Péquignot, Sa Majesté l'Obiou, 2004
  • Louis-Edmond Hamelin, L'Obiou entre Dieu et diable, 1990, extraits
  • Fabienne Gilbertas, 60 ans, après l'accident de l'Obiou. Recueil de témoignages des sauveteurs, le 60ème anniversaire de la catastrophe, 2010

See also[edit]