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Ascent of Punta Serpeddi on 2009-10-10

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, October 10, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Punta Serpeddi
    Location:Italy
    Elevation:1067 m / 3501 ft

Ascent Trip Report

My first Sardinian summit, climbed after picking up hire care in Cagliari.

Leave SS125 at a cross roads, N39:18:14, E9:23:26. Drive N to Burcei, noting Serpeddi on the skyline as you approach the village. Waypoint N39:20:46 E9:21:14 will locate the correct road heading NE out of the village. This single track road degenerates into a dirt road after a few km and can be seen climbing towards the peak. It is steep and a little loose but driveable with no apparent restriction: several other vehicles encountered. Within 1km of the summit the road reverts to tarmac. I parked 750m short and walked the remaining distance.

The summit is bristling with masts - zona militaria - but there is a gap between the fenced areas, through which the summit can be accessed via an easy rubbly slope. It is an area of bare rock next to an old building. There were a couple of vehicles inside one of the compounds with maintenance work going on. The summit view is dominated by the masts but views are good, although rather hazy on the day I visited.

My GPSr at summit recorded N39.36676 E9.29669, Elev 1065m, agreeing closely with mapped elev of 1067m.

I then drove E and N to Monte Ferru which I climbed late that afternoon.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:102 m / 332 ft
    Distance:1.5 km / 0.9 mi
    Route:From Burcei
    Trailhead:Road 750m S of summit  965 m / 3169 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:15 Minutes



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