Varasova - Kryoneri - W. Face

Vasiliki Matthaiou

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Vasiliki Matthaiou" (VII+, 180m) was realized in 2006 by T. Simatis - G. Petromianos.

The line starts 50m to the right of "Foteino monopati" and it is one of the most beautiful routes of the field.

The VII+ of the 3rd pitch does not really involve great thinking, since it is rather obvious. The 4th pitch requires caution since there is a loose rock 8m under the belay where no element of protection must be placed. However, at this same pitch and more specifically 3m above the loose rock, there is the possibility of placing a good pro (medium nut), in a crack to the left. In general though, the 4th pitch is very beautiful and protection equipment can be placed without trouble.

The necessary equipment for this climb is a full set of nuts and a set of friends. All belays are equipped with rings suitable for abseiling.

The first repetition of this ascent was realized on 3/11/2006 by G. Torelli - N. Karympalis, who free climbed the A1 of the 5th pitch and rated it at VII-.

The route owns its name to Vasiliki Matthaiou who lost her life at the French Alps.

Source: G. Petromianos, G. Torelli, Anevenontas i. 37
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Area: Varasova
Location: Kryoneri
Published: 2006-08-06
Modified: 2011-05-27