Ascent of Monte Guadagnolo on 2010-10-23

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, October 23, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Monte Guadagnolo
    Elevation:3996 ft / 1217 m

Ascent Trip Report

This summit is within the village of Guadagnolo - which is just as well, as I'd arrived in mist and darkness. I parked in the main square at N41 54 47.5 E12 55 43.5, 1203m (GPSr). From here, the Ruta Normale ;-) heads NW past a risotrante, through an arch. On the L, look for the Via S. Giacomo, then head up some steps to arrive at a tall statue (el redentore, it would seem). The natural highpoint is just to the R, up a jumble of stone blocks, with a battered cylindrical column (perhaps a trig pillar) atop a limestone outcrop above a steep drop.

En route to the village I (very nearly) bumped into a cow grazing beside the twisty mountain road (to be fair, there are warning signs). Shortly afterwards I met two more, with the curoius spectacle of the backsides of 2 dogs wriggling under the crash barrier. Curious ...

Next morning, having slept nearby, I was awoken early by several cars parking next to mine and people heading out into the scrub. later I heard the sound of shots. Either duellists or I guess hunters... With the early start I reckoned I just about had time to bag Monte Faete (Máschio delle Faete) before my late-morning flight from Rome - which I almost did ...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:59 ft / 17 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Via S. Giacomo
    Trailhead:Guadagnolo Village Square  3937 ft / 1199 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes

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