Via Bavaria IV+
This is a new route opened in 2009 in kofinas north face from Jassas Uli and his wife Karina. Is is a nice and easy traditional route. The name of the route is "Via Bavaria". Below you will find a detailed description of the route along with a top as sent from Uli.
Kofinas North Face
Name : „Via Bavaria“, IV+
Total length :190 m
Climbing : 120 m
First ascent : Müller, Ulrich and Karina Müller, (9/ 2009)
4 Hangers and one suspicious hook installed (9/2011)
Adventure route: You need friends, nuts, hooks, and slings. Beware of loose or falling rocks!
Access : Drive from Kapetaniana along the track towards Moni Koudouma (Kofinas) until a sheep fold (3,5 km from Kapetaniana, P3). Then go down to a valley with flowers and macchia and from there up to a remarkable block (8m * 10m). From here straight up (direction south) to the visible half opened cave.
Route description : Start at a half opened cave (1080 m) , there is a fixed sign (Via bavaria) and some red points are marking the way up. Follow the channel, first left, then right and 30 m straight upon in a dihedral. First belay at a remarkabel stone. Then go further on (50m) to the visible caves. Climb along the second cave to the first hanger (10m) and then along a crack to the second hanger (17m). From here up to a terrace where the belay is at a hanger.. From this point -over a little inclined slab - crossing right to the summit wall, where a 7m high conifere stands at the bottom of the wall. Here begins the dihedral to the top (22m).
Climb along the dihedral to a suspicious hook, then right up to a hanger and then under a roof and right to the top (be careful with the stones). From here go 150m left to the kofinas church (summit) and return back from the normal hiking path.
Author: Müller Ulrich
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