Tymfi - Astraka - NW. Face

Parallilos kosmos

Mixed, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Parallilos kosmos" (II M3, 4) was realized on 18/4/2002 by K. Gabriel - A. Asimakopoulos on Astraka's northwest face. Their initial ambition was an ice corner on the final 80m wall under the route "Miniskos", until they came upon a rock belt (a M3 pitch) which can be avoided by a detour to the right. A 100m traverse followed to the left, up to the foot of the corner. A piton was left on the small overhang which is formed at the foot of the corner. The cornice of the exit is problematic (it takes one hour of digging). This wall between the hiking gullies offers possibilities for many more short but interesting lines. The one and only difficulty is the cornice which is above that wall, but it is possible to return by the same way.

The upper part of the route

The lower part of the route

Source: Anevenontas i. 18
Photographs:
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Astraka
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27