Ascent of Ipsizonos Oros on 2014-09-21

Climber: Rob Woodall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ipsizonos Oros
    Elevation:3822 ft / 1164 m

Ascent Trip Report

As Petter Bjorstad mentions in his Mount Athos report, there appear to be military restrictions here. The summit is served by an unpaved road from the main highway at N40.45350 E23.51945. A couple of hundred metres along is a sign saying the area is protected by military dogs. We decide to let sleeping dogs lie - supposing there are any dogs. A comms mast can be seen at the summit but with no obvious fencing.

A week later, after Andrew has left, I decide to revisit on the way north from ascending Astrapokammeno. Parking at the road/track junction (N40.46058 E23.52433) E of summit it turns out to be a simple ascent via grassland, scattered scrub then steep beechwood.

The rocky summit (N40.45838 E23.51967) has a trig pillar (no metal top plate). The mast is nearby, visible thru trees. If dogs, they are either asleep or don't work Sunday evenings. Anyway a quick GPS reading and straight back down.

I subsequently notice openstreetmap has the summit (called Kholomontas, 1165m) 150m NW along the ridge. However OSM summit markers tend to be rather approximate, at least for less frequented summits. Nevertheless if a higher point is found I'd be pleased to know about it.

The last summit of my Greek trip is Kerdhilion next morning, so I head north in the last of the daylight.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:538 ft / 163 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Trailhead:3284 ft / 1000 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:13 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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