Ascent of Vouni Panagias on 2017-03-19

Climber: Rob Woodall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Vouni Panagias
    Elevation:3750 ft / 1143 m

Ascent Trip Report

1h30 circuit on waymarked trail which passes close to HP.

From WNW with verge parking at N34.90845° E32.62307° (road verge, 922m) just W of the western track. Possible to climb from here but best to first walk a short way E along public road then good (steep) concrete road leads up thru vineyards, with a few workers even early Sun am, no access issues. Road leads past St Elias country church, with a small trig pillar (N34.90442° E32.63268°, 1145m) in vines at local highpoint.

Back to dirt road then continued N to true HP at clifftop (N34.90613° E32.63311°, 1147m, rough rocky wall, no summit marker), a small diversion off the road. Back to road again, another stop at viewpoint which names the higher summit to NE as Chionistra (this is Olympus, with the tall comms mast on the NW summit clearly visible), OpenStreetMap names the immediate parent as Tripylos, 1384m, L of Olympus, to the NE.

Road continues past the Vouni fire lookout (not at a summit) then cuts back SW to eventually rejoin the upward route.

Nice early morning circuit giving a flavour of Troodos scenery. Then a scenic drive back to Larnaca airport with a stop en route to investigate the rather striking Stavrovouni summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:680 ft / 207 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Trailhead:Minor road to west  3070 ft / 935 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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