Recent Additions

francefrance | PUBLISHED 22nd September 2016

Col de Saxel

Départ Col de Saxel2
monastery info graphic
francefrance | PUBLISHED 21st September 2016

Col du Galibier

Départ ValloireHC
valloire info graphic
francefrance | PUBLISHED 20th September 2016

L'Alpe d'Huez

Départ Bourg-d'OisansHC
bourg info graphic
francefrance | PUBLISHED 24th September 2015

Col de Romme

Départ ClusesHC
cluses info graphic
switzerlandswitzerland | PUBLISHED 20th September 2015

Col du Mittelberg

Départ Saanen2
saanen info graphic
francefrance | PUBLISHED 1st September 2015

Col de Joux Plane

Départ Samoëns (Off.)HC
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Latest News

21st September 2016

Well the trip was a success and we had great weather too. Up on the site now is L'Alpe d'hues and Galibier. Look out for the others soon, as well as some possible updates to how the maps are displayed on the site.

16th September 2016

A jaunt down south from Morzine to climb some famous tour climbs next week. Climbs planned include Alpe d'Huez, Glandon, Croix du Fer, Télégraphe and Galibier. Look out for them soon

25th September 2015

Back in Gard for some late summer cycling. Looking for some new cols to bag and put on the list for the ColVault. Maybe another trip to Ventoux to attempt the Triple! *gulp*

19th September 2015

Been a busy summer and there is a whole list of cols that will be winding their way onto the Colvault in the coming weeks. Watch this space.

12th August 2015

After a hectic few weeks of 'work' the next entry to the vault is on its way in the form or the col des Saises. A regular in the Time-Megeve Sportive, part of the Alpine Raid and the Route des Grand Alpes AND making an occasional appearance in the Tour de France this is a col with many route options.

12th July 2015

First trip down to the Mont Saleve today. A great climb with echoes of Mont Ventoux. Incredible ascent from the Annemasse side, along the top and then down the west side. Check back as this will be appearing soon.

7th July 2015

The heat wave continues through the Haute-Savoie, 40 degrees recorded in Taninges yesterday although the ascent to col des Gets is partly shaded, which was nice. Continuing to collect photos and gradient info for the next update. Watch this space...

1st July 2015

Currently I’m out in France, back in the Rhone-Alps region in the department of Haute Savoie so I will be collecting a lot more info on the cols in this area. The plan is at some point to head down south and bag some of the bigger more famous French cols such as the Madelene, Cormet du Roseland and Alp d'Huez.

26th June 2015

Soon things will be getting busy again so there's going to be a big push on getting the website completed by the start of July.

11th June 2015

A trip over to the Jura Mountains and another couple of cols in the bag. I've mapped out the gradient profile just need to generate the graphics and add it to the site. It will probably take a back seat for a while as work continues on the Haute Savoie area.