Tymfi - Astraka - NE. Face

Epos tou haous

Rock, Traditional

The first ascent of the route "Epos tou haous" (VIII, 400m) was realized on the 24-26/8/1999 by H. Mpelogiannis - G. Voutyropoulos.

The line is found between the routes "Kopsi ton Triestinon" and "Megalo shisma". Actually, "Epos tou haous" meets "Kopsi ton Triestinon" at R8 and it continues by following it up to its exit.

In order to repeat this climb, a full set of nuts, a set of friends and pitons are required.

On 15/8/2006, G. Torelli - N. Karympalis climbed a variation of the route, by starting a bit to the left of the normal route and a bit to the right of the variation of "Megalo shisma" by Mpakalis - Liakos - Tsoukias. The 1st pitch leads directly to R2 of the normal route. From R2, the route continues by following the normal route, but at the 4th pitch, after the second dihedral, it chooses to go to the right where the belay is set. From that point, the route moves up and left, till the ledge where R6 is built. Afterwards, it follows again the normal route.

The approach to the route and the return back to the refuge are the same as for the neighbouring route "Kopsi ton Triestinon".

Source: Anevenontas i. 7, G. Torelli
Translation: E. Katsikerou
Editing: Routes.gr
Area: Tymfi
Location: Astraka
Published: 2003-05-01
Modified: 2011-05-27