Ascent of Stavrota on 2011-04-21

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, April 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3799 ft / 1157 m

Ascent Trip Report

AKA Lefkas, the Lefkada island highpoint. We climbed this the morning after a rather snowy ascent of Óros Giona (Piramidha) . There is a parking space on the hairpin bend at N38.70248 E20.62819, 942m GPSr. The Satnav had taken us there the previous evening by a rather circuitous route, although the more direct-looking route back to the main road which we tried after the ascent involved some awkward narrow roads. Not an easy one to get to. Take a satnav - and a small manouvreable car!

In the cold light of morning the chosen attack point looked ideal - steepish grassy-looking slope with a hopefully-harmless rocky slope above. Initially there is a very short descent into a shallow rocky ravine; we headed R a little way then straight up, keeping L of tributary. The ground is quite stable, packed with wild flowers (as a special bonus there was a wallcreeper calling - a bird I've found only once before). Once we hit the rock slope we headed straight up an easy gully then the GPS pointed L to the summit (N38.69909 E20.62484, 1165m) which was reached in 30 mins from the car. The summit is marked with a cairn, a pole, a few outcrops and a small shrine, with a nice view down onto a village. After 10 minutes we headed down, reaching the car just 1 hour after setting out. Great little summit.

We then crossed the short bridge back to the mainland for the main business of the day, the Ultra Psili Korifi

Trip photos
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:708 ft / 215 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:East face
    Trailhead:Hairpin bend E of summit  3091 ft / 942 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes

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