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Ascent of Saint Hilarion on 2017-03-18

Climber: Rob Woodall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Saint Hilarion
    Location:Cyprus
    Elevation:2402 ft / 732 m

Ascent Trip Report

Popular tourist site (10 coachloads Sat pm!), who it seems generally don't bother with the little scramble (not exposed) up onto the highest outcrop (GPS N35.31265° E33.27965°, 729m). Easy border crossing from Larnaca, N Cyprus car insurance still 20 Euros (have the right money, he didn't have change, luckily I had a 20). I somehow missed the ticket booth (on the R just inside the entrance) but it's just a few Euro to enter the castle.

For a more detailed description see Petter Bjorstad's report.

Then fine scenic drive along the ridge for Selvili.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:466 ft / 142 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Tourist trail
    Trailhead:Access road / parking lot  1936 ft / 590 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1 (3)
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes



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