Tymfi - Astraka - NE. Face

Mordillo

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Mordillo" (VI-, 200m) was realised on 15/8/2006 by D. Mpakalis - N. Ntouros.

The line starts to the right of "Pilie tis vrohis" by following a characteristic ramp. Initially, the target of the climbing party that realized the first ascent was the independent exit via the impressive crack-dihedral in the middle of a bright colour area, straight up R4. However, due to the bad quality of the rock, which is pretty loose at that particular area, the climbing party finally chose to exit via "Pilie tis vrohis", which "Mordillo" meets on the top of the tower. In order to reach this exit, one shall have to pass the crux of the route (VI), which is equipped with an old piton.

The necessary equipment for this ascent consists of 60m ropes, a set of nuts, friends, slings and optionally a piton for the loose traverse of the 3rd pitch. The four belays are equipped with one piton and one sling each.

Source: D. Mpakalis
Photographs:
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Astraka
Published: 2007-06-20
Modified: 2011-05-27