Tymfi - Tsouka Rossa - NE. Face

Agriokatsiko

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Agriokatsiko" (V-, 360m) was realized on 7/8/1999 by V. Dendrinos - K. Tsitogiannis.

As far as the rock is concerned, it gives no trouble since the quality is very good. The line starts with a characteristic dihedral and then, instead of the easier entrance (to the left), it follows the dihedral-gully found to the right, where there is also a characteristic little tree. In addition, at the exit, the line continues on the final wall, instead of following the way out to the right.

It takes about 4h to climb the route.

A variation of the route consisting of 3 pitches (VI, 140m) was realized by mistake on 2004 by G. Stathopoulos - G. Melas - H. Pappas. This variation starts from R2 of the main route and moves to the right on an overhanging dihedral (VI) where there is a piton, then a traverse (V) follows above the overhang, where the abovementioned little tree is found, and after that, the line goes into a dihedral (IV), until the big tree. At that point the belay, which is common to R4 of the main route, is set. From that point on, the line enters in the main route, following its easy parts (II - III). At the final wall, the line separates again from the main in order to move to the right, following the crack-dihedral that leads to the higher point of that wall. It begins on a crack-dihedral (V+), then it follows a slab with a fissure (VI-), and after that a chimney, where there is a thread with a sling (IV). The belay is set on a spike with a piton. The last pitch moves to the right, in a gully, which then becomes a chimney (IV+) and finally through an easy climbing field that leads to the top.

The main route

The variation

Source: Korfes i. 142, Anevenontas i. 30
Photographs:
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Tsouka Rossa
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27