Ascent of Monte Catria on 2020-08-08

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, August 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monte Catria
    Elevation:5581 ft / 1701 m

Ascent Trip Report

After yesterday afternoon's ascent of Slovenia's Snežnik.

From N, parking beside Refugio della Vernosa access track at junction: this easy peak may be made even easier by driving the roughish unpaved road to this point; or parking at road highpoint with Monte Catria signposted. Barbed wire gate above parking is openable, another above it has a squeeze stile with the small Rifugio inside the enclosure, locked with contact instructions for anyone unable to make the summit in a day :-) Track above thru beechwood then swings R climbing thru pasture, thick fog, l pass a small tent with voices inside, higher up child and adult voices but no-one seen, at the summit is a tall stylish lattice steel cross which in the fog l can barely see the top of, the highpoint is just SW of the cross. Further S the Abisso Cani Sciolti turns out to be a deep crevice in the limestone, possibly just wide enough to fall into. Another feature near summit has same name but is just a hollow with a memorial. I head down, the fog is lifting, the little tent is gone, the early sun produces nice lighting effects in the beechwood. The higher-looking peak to WNW is Monte Acuto, only 1668m. About 40mins round trip for Catria.

Catria photos

Late morning I climb Monte Cucco.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:790 ft / 240 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:790 ft / 240 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Start Trailhead:4791 ft / 1460 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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