Tymfi - Tsouka Rossa - NE. Face

Ourliahto tis petaloudas

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Ourliahto tis petaloudas" (VI+, 300m) was realized on 20/6/1993 by G. Rokas - D. Kallos.

The line moves to the left of the route "Nikos Iliakis", following a characteristic fissure, and it requires a very good psychological situation since it involves difficult moves, while the protection is sparse and there are many overhangs.

In the first pitch, there is loose rock part which is easily avoided. The second pitch involves moving on a loose and at the same time difficult field, with very bad protection. The third pitch follows an overhanging crack-chimney. After that point, the route follows the natural line of the rock, almost straight up, without difficult parts, until the big ledge. From that point, one can get to the summit by following the ridge of the route "Nikos Iliakis", or the easier ridge of the route "Apostolou - Bountola - Spanoudi".

In order to repeat the route, a set of nuts and a set of friends are required. It takes about 8 hours to climb it.

Returning from the ledge involves abseiling from its left edge. Returning from the summit is much more difficult. There are two ways actually; either return to the ledge by abseiling from the ridge of "Apostolou - Bountola - Spanoudi", or follow the ridge to the left and, after having passed the exit of the route "Houni tis perdikas", get to the col and from there, descend with great caution. The total return time is about 1h.

Source: Korfes i. 104 - i. 142
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Tsouka Rossa
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27