Ascent of Monte Campo dei Fiori on 2017-08-05
|Date:||Saturday, August 5, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Monte Campo dei Fiori|
| Elevation:||4022 ft / 1225 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEasy bag: unclear which of the summits is higher so best visit both.
From E, long narrow winding road, parking at Authorised Vehicles sign (although later around sunset folks were driving higher, to observatory gate viewpoint).
Walked road then into Obs grounds (gate open although sign said closed at 7pm) and via nature trail and steps to E summit which is levelled and has observatory buildings at top. Back down a short way to find small path along wooded crest, leading to major path jct at saddle. Short ascent via lake overlook to summit with trig pillar, but highest point is 100m further W, outcrop at clifftop, reached via well worn continuation of trail.
Returned by wide track contouring round S side of E summit, passing a sign with a topo map showing W summit 1224.5 and E summit 1266.0 (both shown with 1220 contours). If E summit is a typo for 1226 it's possible E is higher than W: good thing I visited both. Didn't have hand level with me.
Campo dei Fiori photo album
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||413 ft / 125 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||413 ft / 125 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 2 km|
| Start Trailhead:||3609 ft / 1100 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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