Ascent of Kofinas on 2012-03-31
|Others in Party:||Andrew Tibbetts|
|Date:||Saturday, March 31, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||1231 m / 4039 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportWe climbed this peak late afternoon, after our morning ascent of Spathi / Dikti. Note that the obvious shortcut SW from Dikti does not work unless you have 4x4.
There is an unpaved road which passes close to the summit but it was a little rough for our rental car so we parked about 2 km short. Approaching from the west, we take the road out of Loykia, signposted Kapetaniana. We fork L at N34.96502 E25.04165 onto an unpaved road, R, then L at N34.96575 E25.04348. We parked at N34.96520 E25.05763, 821m just before a stream crossing. Depending on vehicle it may be possible to drive most of the 4km to the peak but it's an easy walk with a sea view; we had views of Griffon vultures.
The summit is an imposing crag but following the track to its foot it becomes apparent that there is a trail to the summit with a few steps, railings and short ladders to assist with the more difficult passages, nothing more than YDS 2+. It is quite exposed at one place.
There is a square triangulation pillar at the summit (N34.96157 E25.07970, 1226m, horizontal accuracy 3m) and a small shrine nearby. The bell is in easy reach so no roof climbing, unlike yesterday's summit! There is also a shrine at the foot of the crag, which we didn't investigate.
We drive west along the south coast ready to climb Kedhros Oros
and Sidherotas tomorrow.
Kofinas photo album
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||410 m / 1345 ft|
| Distance:||4 km / 2.5 mi|
| Route:||from west|
| Trailhead:||above Kapetaniana 821 m / 2694 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2+|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||1 Hours |
| Time Down:||1 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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