Tymfi - Tsouka Rossa - NE. Face

Nikos Iliakis

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Nikos Iliakis" (V+, 450m) was realized on 27/9/1992 by D. Kallos - G. Rokas, while Tzovaras - Sozos were the first to repeat it.

The exact starting point of the route is in front of a small rock, about 20m left of the crack-chimney of the route "Avgoustiatikos Vorias". In order to locate the line, just spot the big fir on the small ledge, about 2 pitches higher. Be extremely cautious with the 3rd pitch; follow the one and only easy passage through the overhangs, slantwise to the right. The 3rd pitch is the crux of the route, even if only VI-. From that point up, just follow the natural lines, as climbing gets more pleasant. After R7, go up the ridge and follow it direct to the summit. The only difficulty that it presents is during a pitch, higher up.

Although it is a beautiful ascent, be careful with it, because the rating of the route might give the wrong impression.

The quality of the rock is very good. Climbing "Nikos Iliakis" requires approximately 9 hours.

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