To our knowledge, this is the most challenging climb on Lake Geneva. When the weather is clear, we hear, the views along the climb are spectacular - we say “hear” versus “see” because sadly it was overcast the day we had the opportunity to climb the 2 approaches to Col du Jaman.
While not the most difficult of climbs in Switzerland, Jaman does present a nice challenge - from Montreux 8.6 miles, 3,385’ at 7.5% average grade (14.4% ¼ mile, 12.5% ½ and 10.2% for a full 2.5 mile stretch and from Clarens - 6.3 miles, 3,445’ at 9.5% (23% for ¼ mile, 17.3 ½ mile and 12% for a 2.5 mile stretch.
We had a few good views before entering the clouds
Bottom half of the climb from Clarens
Brad and John at the col with our good friend Ard Oostra of Montreux
Steepest Kilometer starts at km 6.4 (15.9%)
Start of steepest kilometer is at km 12.2 (12%)