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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:732 m / 2402 ft

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
    Elevation Gain:142 m / 466 ft
    Distance:1.2 km / 0.7 mi
    Route:Tourist trail
    Trailhead:Access road / parking lot  590 m / 1936 ft
    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 Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes



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