Ascent of Monte Soro on 2020-08-15

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, August 15, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Monte Soro
    Elevation:6060 ft / 1847 m

Ascent Trip Report

After an evening ascent of Cozzo del Pellegrino and an early morning ferry.

From SW, road badly potholed in places; I soon gave up and parked. The last 2km made a very pleasant stroll up thru meadows and cyclamen studded beechwood. Highest point appears to be a boulder 15m inside comms compound fence, standing at N fence my head was level with its top, good enough for me. Ground E side near NE corner is probably a similar height, main gate a little lower I think. 1h20 round trip.

This was the first summit of a brief visit from the mainland. Ferry tickets to Messina easy to buy online but you have to pick up a paper ticket from the ticket office once you reach the actual queue. Alternatives are to buy a ticket in arrival either from the machine or the kiosk operative.

Google Maps tried to take me from Messina to the trailhead via a completely unfeasible route (gated unpaved roads). Odd, as there's a perfectly respectable paved road route. I found a layby at about 0400 and continued a few hours later!

Monte Soro photos

Early afternoon I climbed Pizzo Carbonara.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:YDS 1(2)
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail

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