The Petit Ballon is situated in Lower Rhine region. This climb belongs to the Vosges.
Starting from Wihr au Val,
the Petit Ballon ascent is 16 km long. Over this distance, you climb 844 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.3 %.
Stories, information and comments from Petit Ballon climbers
Story by Thomas Karlsson from Lund, Sweden, submitted on 13/09/2009
It did suprise us all starting up in Wasserburg. Piecewise it reaches more than 14% steapness with a good 9% average for more than 6 km.
This was for me and my two friends the first serious climb and it was very nice and gave an understanding what climbing is all about.
The view from the top was very nice partly due to the lovely weather; 25-30 degree and blue skies.
The small villages down in the valley was also very French and picturesque.