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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 39.7148, 21.6261 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Sourloti is the middle formation with the prominen...

Description 

Sourloti is one of the higher formations at Meteora, giving excellent views of the surrounding cliffs and the monasteries to the north. Most of the routes are on the south face, which features numerous bands of larger stones crossing the formation

Getting There 

From the west side of the village of Kastraki, follow a trail that leads past an old church and up to Sourloti on the left

Climbing Season



Weather station 40.8 miles from here

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A great line with some fairly sustained sections, thin moves, loose rock, and an overhang.Pitch 1. Start off the ledge and climb 30m to the anchor with no bolts along the way. If possible, sling some rounded, dirty, ocassionally loose blocks. The mental crux for sure. Finding the anchor is a challenge.Pitch 2. 5.10b. Diagonal right on the thin face, staying left of the concavity higher up. 7 bolts or so.Pitch 3, 4. 5.9. Head straight up.Pitch 5. 5.10b. Clear the reachy bulge above and follow lic...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 10, 2012
An amazing formation with more vertical climbing and larger cobbles than other classics in the area.... a much-appreciated characteristic for comfy belay stances and a reprieve to tip-toeing up a sea of pebbles.

Approach: While driving from Kalambaka to Kastraki, be on the look out for a road on the right, just past the Amabaria formation. Follow this road as it winds underneath Pixari and switchbacks through the EAST side of Kastraki. Park below a small church and follow the steps leading into the woods. After a ~15 minute hike, take a deep trough/path to the left that angles towards the base of Sourloti's south face. As you approach the base, skirt right on the descent trail and then back left above the lower slabs. This deposits you at the shared start for many of the south face climbs.

Descent: After topping out on the south face, head north-east on the formation, down and up a saddle, aiming towards a cairn on the east(right) side. A short (~60 ft) rappel gets you to a single eyebolt on a ledge and to the left of a flaring chimney. One more ~190 ft rappel puts you on the ground in the gully between Sourloti and Modi.
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