Ascent of Afentis Stavromenos on 2012-03-30

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 30, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Afentis Stavromenos
    Elevation:4843 ft / 1476 m

Ascent Trip Report

Aka Thriptis, this is the first peak of our peakbagging trip to Crete.

We leave Iraklio airport early afternoon and drive the coast road past Pakeia Ammos, take the road south then turn east at N35.056359 E25.800105 and drive via the villages of Papadiana and Thrypti to a pass. Note that this route from the west involves some unpaved road which was rather rutted although our low clearance rental car made it through ok. At N35.09319 E25.88609 we turn south on an unpaved road. The surface is of a reasonable quality as far as N35.08658 E25.88634, 1163m.

We park here and hike the zigzag road to the summit which has a comms mast and a shrine, with a square triangulation pillar at the highest point (N35.08013 E25.87541, 1461m (horizontal accuracy 3m). The shrine has a bell on the roof and we amuse ourselves by finding a way to scramble up to ring the bell. The summit is in cloud: no view.

We drive into Agiou Nikalao for a meal then on to the Dikti trailhead ready for tomorrow's ascent.

Afentis Stavromenos / Thriptis photo album
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1027 ft / 313 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Transmitter road
    Trailhead:Unpaved road from NE  3816 ft / 1163 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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