Tymfi - Tsouka Rossa - NE. Face

Hristoforos Marinos

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Hristoforos Marinos" (VII+ A2, 300m) was realized on 11/8/1996 by V. Galanis - H. Haldogeridou - D. Kallos.

Difficulty and dense protection characterize this route, which was opened following at the beginning a characteristic black line. Generally, the line moves on a very nice slab, except for the 7th pitch which is a crack-chimney. The quality of the rock is generally good, with the exception of the 1st pitch, where the rock is loose.

The route is equipped with 66 bolts and 2 pitons. Useful gear for the 5th, 6th and 8th pitch is a set of nuts and 4 - 5 friends, small - medium.

Returning by abseiling back down the route is possible, but it would be better to use the abseils that the crag offers.

E. Moshovits - K. Tsouklidis were the first to repeat the route, rating it at VII+ A0. In particular, the rating that they suggest for this route is VII+ A0 instead of A1 at the 6th pitch, VII instead of A2 at the 7th pitch and VI+ instead of A1 at the 8th pitch.

Source: Anevenontas i. 3 - i. 26, Korfes i. 124 - i. 142
Photographs:
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Tsouka Rossa
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27