Ascent of Kerdhilion Oros on 2014-09-22

Climber: Rob Woodall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, September 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kerdhilion Oros
    Elevation:3642 ft / 1110 m

Ascent Trip Report

After my evening ascent of Ipsizonos Oros, I drive north to the small village of Stefanina. From here, openstreetmap has a number of possible ascent routes, of at least 20km round trip. If on foot, given my afternoon flight this would mean a very early start well before sunrise. However the SatNav suggests they are driveable.

Late evening, I leave the car by the dirt road at NE end of village just before a ford N40.76234 E23.59321 and explore on foot. After an easy ford the dirt road is in good condition. So I return to the car and drive up at first light.

Crossing the shallow ford I soon turn R at N40.76375 E23.59275 and drive up. Road generally good, care needed in a few spots. Fork R at N40.78239 E23.60833, 730m onto a less well maintained road. Would be a 7km round trip hike from here but I continue, parking at N40.78266 E23.61830, 947m just before a muddy stretch (from rain in last few days): 40mins drive which the Audi A4 manages pretty easily.

3km 1hr round trip hike from here: fork R at N40.77756 E23.61835 then R again at N40.77666 E23.61862 on an old track which leads almost to summit: nice beechwood with a maple tree at highest point N40.77288 E23.61720, also a stony depression which could be remains of an ancient settlement: in UK we might call it a tumulus.

I drive back down to Stefanina and thence to Thessaloniki airport, after a very successful 10 day trip, planning to climb Romania's Moldoveanu the next day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:535 ft / 163 m
    Total Elevation Loss:535 ft / 163 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:535 ft / 163 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:3107 ft / 947 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:535 ft / 163 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    End Trailhead:3107 ft / 947 m
    Time:20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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