Ascent of Monte Miletto on 2020-08-11

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monte Miletto
    Elevation:6726 ft / 2050 m

Ascent Trip Report

After the previous evening's Monte Maggiore ascent.

Presumably this peak is most easily climbed from the ski centre to the N. Fortunately I saw Paolo's beautiful route (GPS track) from the S first. Most mapped trails on this route are not visible on the ground, but easy walking throughout. For me, 2h05 up, 15mins at summit, 1h15 down, warm sunny morning after initial fog.

Google Maps tried to take me via an unfeasible route. Kompass also is incomplete; OpenStreetMap is correct. To reach the S trailhead, leave the main road 1km NW from the NW end of Lago del Matese, then in about 1.5km turn L, due N, by a house, and in 0.7km park at a fork where surfacing ends. From here fork R and immediately L on a grassy track leading to a water trough, at the trough cross a dry stream bed L and climb the steep grassy spur with occasional cairns and paint marks. On entering the beechwood a good path appears, zigzags up thru the woodland, exits R then reaches another spur, of grass and rock, with a small cairn marking the way back down for later. Following the spur, there's initially a faint track; at the top of the spur where it joins the main peak, are a few faint paintmarks, then a well defined and marked trail is reached, turn L here and follow its zigzags to the summit - or climb up the 200m grassy rocky slope directly to the summit - but the trail is nicer. The summit has a triangular metal trig with a 1935 plaque; adjacent is a toppled cylindrical trig, and a boulder with a large X mark which may have been an earlier trig; nearby is a smaller boulder with a small cross mark. A large and small cross stand on lower ground more visible from below. A slightly lower summit has a derelict looking building. I arrive simultaneously with 2 walkers and 2 runners, also an older man in a raincoat, who doesn't arrive at the summit.

I descend the SW slope directly (not the easiest terrain, would be better in ascent) then follow the crest back down, loving the views. Then to Monte Taburno.

Miletto photos
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3283 ft / 1000 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3283 ft / 1000 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Start Trailhead:3443 ft / 1049 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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