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Ascent of Drisinikos on 2020-10-12

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Monday, October 12, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Drisinikos
    Location:Greece
    Elevation:6122 ft / 1865 m

Ascent Trip Report

After a morning ascent of Pieria Ori.

From NW, parked at junction before road bends L to end at a church. Unpaved road is good, should be OK with standard clearance. Walked unpaved road W to a col then SSE to a minor summit; would be driveable with suitable vehicle but too steep loose and brushy for my SUV. Just before the minor summit, at hairpin bend a mapped footpath, clear but mostly unmarked, descends to a 1500m col, bypasses another top then climbs the steep N ridge then more easily to summit. Three highpoints: first is 1m lower, second has Greek flag attached to stump of square trig pillar and is 15cm lower; my hand level made the furthest (southeast) summit the highpoint. 1h25 up, 10mins on summit, 1h25 down via NW summit with cylindrical trig, approx 1588m P85. Nice ascent, briefly sunny on top, a view of this morning's Pieria Ori and tomorrow's Sinaitsikon.

Down in good time before the forecast rain. I find a hotel, and next day summit 3 easy peaks, starting with Vounasa.

Drisinikos photos
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1758 ft / 535 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1758 ft / 535 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.4 km
    Start Trailhead:4364 ft / 1330 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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