Gkiona - Plaka Sykias - W. Face


Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Aisthiseon" (VII- A1, 345m) was realized on 26/6/1991 by C. Kouniakis - D. Titopoulos.

In June 1992, M. Tsoupras - G. Theoharopoulos and G. Voutyropoulos - D. Mpakalis were the first to repeat this ascent. On 27/6/1992, G. Theoharopoulos - D. Mpourazanis realized the first free repetition of the route, giving to the A1 a rating of VII.

It is a beautiful and serious route that moves mostly on solid and frictionless slabs. It consists of 9 pitches with a total length of 345m and an elevation change of 250m. The first two pitches are common to those of the route "Hloi".

In order to climb the route, the required equipment is a set of nuts and friends, 12 quickdraws and slings.

Return either by abseiling back down the route, or by abseiling from the terrace and then by following the way down through Karagiannis' path.

Source: Korfes i. 91 - i. 140, EOS Athinon - Climbing guidebook of Gkiona 1998
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Gkiona
Location: Plaka Sykias
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27