Parnassos - Kouvelos - S. Face


Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Kovesai" was realized in 2003 by C. Mpelogiannis - E. Stathopoulou - G. Katsavos during the classes of a second level mountaineering school.

This line is a variation of the route "Sfyri tou Tor" and it starts from a characteristic dihedral, just above the turning of the road where climbers camp.

The first belay is set on the big ledge and then the route follows the dihedrals that lead to the two trees which are visible upwards, on the left side of "Kalos, kakos kai ashimos", at the foot of the overhangs. From there the line moves transversely to the left and up on the dihedrals and finishes with an overhang at the right traverse of "Sfyri tou Tor". This last pitch requires caution because it is quite long and it might get difficult at the end due to the frictions. In addition, one must also be careful during the second pitch because of this huge shaky rock.

In order to repeat the route, one should be equipped with 5 - 6 pitons, a set of friends and a set of nuts.

Source: Anevenontas i. 22
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Area: Parnassos
Location: Kouvelos
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27