Ascent of Astrapokammeno Pevko on 2014-09-21

Climber: Rob Woodall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Astrapokammeno Pevko
    Elevation:2694 ft / 821 m

Ascent Trip Report

After our early morning ascent of Metamorfosis I leave Andrew Tibbetts at Thessaloniki airport and then after a brief look at the apparently inaccessible Kissos, drive to the touristy village of Parthenonas.

From here it would be a long (17km) hot round trip on foot. However the forest roads are good. They are well shown on Openstreetmap, but essentially, from the village centre (car park by church N40.12075 E23.81185) drive straight up the hill, pass Paul's Taverna, negotiate a roughish section, cross a shallow (on a dry afternoon) ford, turn R at a junction (N40.13634 E23.82738) then follow the obvious road (a little steep in places) past the peaceful little Profitis Ilias shrine, to park by a junction where a rougher road joins from R (N40.12649 E23.85510). Then short easy walk via the rougher road, 0.4 km round trip.

Summit (N40.12762 E23.85709) is a large granite boulder which can be easily ascended. Disappointingly no view of Mt Athos which we summitted a week ago at the start of our trip.

There is no summit trig, but a square roadside pillar is passed on the way up. The trig mark in this case is a cross-marked metal plate on the top surface, of the same type seen on the trig block on e.g. Radomir. There are evidently several designs of triangulation point in Greece, possibly more so than in UK.

I next visit Ipsizonos Oros.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:181 ft / 55 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Trailhead:2513 ft / 765 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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