Ascent of Monte Campo dei Fiori on 2017-08-05

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, August 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monte Campo dei Fiori
    Elevation:4022 ft / 1225 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:413 ft / 125 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Start Trailhead:3609 ft / 1100 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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