Starts at the round about near the Lac de Carouge.
The first 4 km are moderately steep (mostly 5-7 %)
and wind first through agricultural land
and then through the diverse settlements of Saint Pierre d'Albigny.
At the last settlement the steepness increases up to 7-8 %,
which sets the standard up to the pass,
which is reached after a total of 9.9 km and 670 elevation meters.
The climb is popular among race bikers,
which are probably mostly local.
There is little traffic and road conditions are good.