Tymfi - Tsouka Rossa - NE. Face


Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Fegaroprosopi" (VII-, 235m) was realized on 9/7/1995 by K. Tzovaras - K. Sozos.

It is a beautiful but demanding line, situated on good quality rock. Protection is difficult during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th pitch. The line begins exactly the same way as "Apostolou - Mpoundola - Spanoudi", only that at the 3rd pitch, it goes slantwise to the left, on the slab, and then it gets to a ledge with a piton and a rope sling. The 4th pitch follows a small fissure (VI, 10m), and then a traverse to the right for 3m, passing to a high slab fissure (VII-) with a little tree above it. Above the little ledge, there is a belay equipped with two pitons. Just above it, there is an overhang, which the line avoids by a right-to-left detour. Then, the route moves on slabs until a tree, where the belay is set. 70m higher, the line gets to the ledge. From there, one can either return using the abseils of the cliff (5 x 50m), or continue up to the summit (III - IV, 150m).

All the belays of the route are equipped with pitons and rope slings. Climbing this route requires approximately 7h.

Source: Korfes i. 11 - i. 142
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Tsouka Rossa
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27