Ascent of Kofinas on 2012-03-31

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:4039 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

We climbed this peak late afternoon, after our morning ascent of Spathi / Dikti. Note that the obvious shortcut SW from Dikti does not work unless you have 4x4.

There is an unpaved road which passes close to the summit but it was a little rough for our rental car so we parked about 2 km short. Approaching from the west, we take the road out of Loykia, signposted Kapetaniana. We fork L at N34.96502 E25.04165 onto an unpaved road, R, then L at N34.96575 E25.04348. We parked at N34.96520 E25.05763, 821m just before a stream crossing. Depending on vehicle it may be possible to drive most of the 4km to the peak but it's an easy walk with a sea view; we had views of Griffon vultures.

The summit is an imposing crag but following the track to its foot it becomes apparent that there is a trail to the summit with a few steps, railings and short ladders to assist with the more difficult passages, nothing more than YDS 2+. It is quite exposed at one place.

There is a square triangulation pillar at the summit (N34.96157 E25.07970, 1226m, horizontal accuracy 3m) and a small shrine nearby. The bell is in easy reach so no roof climbing, unlike yesterday's summit! There is also a shrine at the foot of the crag, which we didn't investigate.

We drive west along the south coast ready to climb Kedhros Oros
and Sidherotas tomorrow.

Kofinas photo album
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1345 ft / 409 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:from west
    Trailhead:above Kapetaniana  2694 ft / 821 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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