Ascent of Monte Caplone on 2020-07-20

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Monday, July 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monte Caplone
    Elevation:6483 ft / 1976 m

Ascent Trip Report

After the previous afternoon's Pizzo Formico ascent.

Good trail all the way, one scrambly move above Bocca di Campei needs care if damp, not exposed. From SSW, Cima Rest, small car park by shrine, then route 69 (66 higher up) leads via woods, meadows and fascinating military road to cross ridge at Bocca di Campei; here a smaller path forks R (yellow and white markings); slightly scrambly gully leads to grassy summit with outcrop highpoint just E of triangular metal trig pillar enclosed in a lattice steel structure which was perhaps used for sighting to. Fine views; conical Monte Cadria to N especially striking.

1h50 up, down in 2h05 including detour to Cima Tombea P125m reached by marked trail starting near the long farm building. Circular shelter at HP (4 young Italians enjoying the sun), ex gun emplacement on lower W summit, another in notch between the summits. Cloud comes down briefly then lifts for nice sunny descent. Passed by a mountain bike, impressive controlled descent on rocky trail.

Caplone photos

4 cars at trailhead all different regs, GB I F D. Next to Monte Misone this pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2480 ft / 755 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2480 ft / 755 m
    Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Start Trailhead:4003 ft / 1220 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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