A steep road to Crêt de l'Oeillon
Crêt de l'Oeillon is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.364m (4,475ft) above the sea level, located in the Loire department in central France.
Nestled in the Mont Pilat or the Pilat massif, in the east of the Massif Central of France, within the Pilat Natural Regional Park, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called D63.1. There is heavy snow in the winter. The summit offers a wide panorama of the mountains of Vercors , the Ecrins and the chain of Mont-Blanc in good weather.
The summit hosts a huge TV antenna (80 meters) installed in 1955. It is one of the most powerful broadcasting sites in France behind the Eiffel Tower. It is currently operated by TDF (Télédiffusion de France). There’s a car park located just below the transmitter.
The road to the summit is steep. Starting from the D63 road, the ascent is 1.4 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 127m with an average gradient of 9.07%. It has been climbed by the Tour de France race.