Ascent of Cozzo del Pellegrino on 2020-08-14

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Friday, August 14, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cozzo del Pellegrino
    Elevation:6519 ft / 1986 m

Ascent Trip Report

Following a later morning Monte Alpi ascent.

From SE, parking at road end near rifugio, path N then dirt road L signposted for Pellegrino, gentle ascent, until trail turns off R then R again, steeply along ridge then another steep climb onto crest, all fairly well paint marked, reaching first (SW) summit, trail then descends R a little to pass through beech trees, then shortly R again to find trail thru more extensive beeches, this time keeping L to regain crest, reaching a second summit with dramatic cliffs falling to L and directly ahead guarding the main summit, which is reached via a slightly exposed path along edge of scrub, to reach main summit marked by a large heap of stones.

I decide to continue east to complete the circuit, the trail initially following the crest, then at a paint marked boulder and cairn, angling down L, with a grassy trail visible, and OpenStreetMap track fairly accurate, paint marked stones soon reached, and the route is then obvious and well marked (but not accurate on OSM). Trail passes thru a meadow, then more forest, before reaching a signed junction with forest road (unpaved), R here, then immediately after a hairpin bend L (heading SW) look for clear paint mark on tree to R where trail leaves road and continues, pleasantly and well marked, leading back to trailhead. 1h50 up (slowish, some phone time spent researching and booking Sicily ferry ticket), 1h20 down arriving just before dusk.

Cozzo del Pellegrino photos

Then nice quiet drive south on A3 to Villa San Giovanni for early morning crossing to Sicily. I climbed Monte Soro mid morning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2123 ft / 647 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2123 ft / 647 m
    Distance:6.3 mi / 10.2 km
    Start Trailhead:4396 ft / 1339 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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