Ascent of Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra on 2020-11-04

Climber: James Stone

Others in Party:Julie Stone
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra
    Elevation:5410 ft / 1648 m

Ascent Trip Report

There is off-road parking on the ER208 about 500m from its junction with the ER110 opposite a barred vehicle track. This track runs in a north westerly direction from opposite the parking area. The peak is signed from that point.

After about a further 250m there is another post directing you NNE along another track. After a short distance this track turns into a footpath bounded by gorse. It was prickly going for a while until this footpath intersected with another coming from the SE (where there was a further sign telling us that we were only 400m away from the summit). We turned left and the path steepened for a short while to a viewpoint on the right looking towards Sao Vicente.

At this point the path levels off and in 30 metres the summit trig on a large concrete plinth appears. Next to that is a now-broken sign advertising the name of the summit. The name was lying on the ground and only the elevation details remained attached to the wooden post. There is another viewpoint here.

We had no views though. In fact we were absolutely soaked and surrounded by cloud. A shame - the views are supposed to be good from here. Back the same way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:318 ft / 96 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:318 ft / 96 m
    Start Trailhead:5092 ft / 1552 m
Descent Statistics

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