Ascent of Agios Dikaios on 2012-04-03
|Others in Party:||Andrew Tibbetts|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, April 3, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3878 ft / 1182 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe climbed Dikaios late afternoon, after our Volakias ascent. It is a quite easy ascent from the NW: in the village of Elos, turn SE off the main road (N35.36147 E23.63719, paved road, fords a stream), turn R at N35.36105 E23.63815, R again at N35.35878 E23.63932 then L at N35.35806 E23.63865. At N35.35628 E23.63955, 615m there is a signboard indicating the start of a trail; however the road continues unpaved and drivable with care (we had to move a few small rocks out of the way). The road makes a sharp R at N35.35804 E23.64131. Our rental car had poor ground clearance and we parked at N35.35226 E23.63905, 670m. However the hiking trail could picked up a little further back at N35.35570 E23.64080, 664m; you would join our described route at N35.35028 E23.63843, just above an open shelter. Or with a more capable vehicle it may be possible to drive to the summit (note there is a gate at N35.34744 E23.63717, unlocked at the time of our visit).
We hiked the unpaved road until reaching a post at N35.35028 E23.63843 which marked a turn R onto the hiking trail; this climbs steeply then rejoins the unpaved road at N35.34724 E23.63861 where we turn R. Another post at N35.34749 E23.63444 marks a sharp R turn onto a hiking trail which rejoins the unpaved road just before the summit (N35.34501 E23.62876, 1170m), which has a shrine on top and a triangulation pillar slightly below.
The summit has a relatively low-hill feel; the views are nice; to the north the distinctive twin summits of tomorrow's hill, Titiron are visible.
We head back down. We miss out a road zigzag by turning R at N35.35045 E23.63837 (post) and following the hiking trail which zigzags down past the open shelter and through some scrubby woodland before making a gradual descent to meet the road. We cut it short when the scrub thins out by making a goat path descent back to the track at N35.35264 E23.63939 just N of the car.
We drive to Kissamos for a meal then to the foot of Titiron ready for tomorrow's ascent.
Dikaios photo album
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1680 ft / 512 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1680 ft / 512 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.3 mi / 7 km|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||1680 ft / 512 m|
| Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| Route:||from NE|
| Start Trailhead:||above Elos 2198 ft / 669 m|
| Time:||45 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1680 ft / 512 m|
| Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| End Trailhead:||above Elos 2198 ft / 669 m|
| Time:||35 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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