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Ascent to Monte Sacro-Locked Gate on 2018-05-28

Climber: Andy Martin

Date:Monday, May 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Monte Sacro - Locked Gate
    Location:Italy
    Elevation:5587 ft / 1702 m
    Remaining Elevation:7 ft / 3 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I'm currently not claiming this summit, as a gate was
locked that prevented inspection of what might be
the highest ground. However if the majority of
future peak baggers are satisfied with reaching this
gate (or even the lower main square) I may join them.

Here is a very nice panorama taken at the locked gate:
https://goo.gl/maps/AuCB8gHDF442
Note the huge open metal frame cross to the right and
above the gate. I'm guessing that the highest natural
ground is below this cross.

A paved road leads to a parking spot located about
200 meters south of the summit and about 80 meters
below it. The summit has religious structures on it.
More information on these is at: http://www.naplesldm.com/gelbison.php

A wide path paved with stones leads from the parking
lot to the churches, and a staircase to the left side
of this path leads to the gate we found locked Monday May 28, 2018.

We asked in the nearby inn about getting the gate opened and
they told us to check in the church. We waited for
services to end and then asked a nun. The reply was negative.
Click on photo for original larger-size version.
Main square near the summit, with chapel and bell tower (2018-05-28). Photo by Andy Martin.
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