Gkiona - Pyramida - N. Face

An eheis to Theo sou

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "An eheis to Theo sou" (VIII- A1, 190m) was realized on 28/7/2003 by D. Mpakalis - E. Moshovits - K. Tsoukleidis. It was named after the big cam (usually called "Theos", meaning "God") which was used to climb the crack of the 4th pitch. The first attempt to climb the route was made in 1995 by D. Mpakalis - A. Theodoropoulos, who managed to reach the end of the dihedral of the third pitch. In 1999 a whole bolt was added with the help and patience of K. Kazdaglis.

The route is located a few meters righter to "Endymionas". The opening up of the route, which was realized from bottom to top, follows natural lines, while aid climbing is obligatory in order to ascend the last two pitches, as the upper part of the impressive wall of Pyramida, where these pitches are located, do not offer many possibilities for free climbing.

Rack required for climbing the route consists of a set of nuts, a set of friends, slings and of course a big cam Wild Country #5 (or a respective Camalot).

Return either by abseiling back down the route (R7, R6, R5, R3, and R2), or by using other neighbouring belays. Caution during the last abseil, as the 50m ropes marginally reach the big grassy ledge, from which a traverse to the right will lead you down to the ground. If 60m ropes are used, the first two abseils become one.

The upper part of the route

The lower part of the route

Source: Anevenontas i. 24
Photographs:
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Gkiona
Location: Pyramida
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27