Ascent of Olonos-Erimanthos (Karapirgos) on 2020-09-24

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Thursday, September 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Olonos-Erimanthos (Karapirgos)
    Elevation:7293 ft / 2222 m

Ascent Trip Report

After the previous afternoon's Panakhaikon Óros ascent.

From NE, Michas, in the footsteps of christos (@ peakery, GPS track). Drove rough track (tough in Qashqai, would have little chance in standard 2wd) to a highpoint where a track branches L (38.00608, 21.87157, 1350m), too steep for my car in damp conditions (rain the night before) - and is short, serving a shack. Parked and walked this track, soon becomes paint marked trail thru trees, a little easy scrambling (avoided on descent), soon turning R onto a well marked track making an ascending traverse, passing a small settlement, to reach the saddle E side of the peak. From here a cairned trail leads to the summit, cairns a little scarce, in cloud I was reliant on OpenMTBMap on my GPS which showed the track accurately (it was missing from the OpenStreetMap version on my phone). A little easy scrambling on ascent, NB top part of route is unmarked so ensure you can find the way back down! Summit has a square concrete trig pillar and a small memorial. 2h10 up, 10mins on summit, 1h50 down. First proper hike of my trip, nice route, despite lack of summit views.

Olonos photos

After a longish drive south I made an afternoon ascent of Agios Konstantinos.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2863 ft / 872 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2863 ft / 872 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Start Trailhead:4430 ft / 1350 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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