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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 39.7148, 21.6261 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: WAGbag, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Sean Nelb on May 21, 2011
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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


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Hypotenuse 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  Europe : Greece : ... : Sourloti
A stunning line that diagonals up and right across the south face of Sourloti. Expect consistent climbing with thought-provoking cruxes, good face sequences and even sections of stemming in long water grooves. All cruxes are well protected by Meteora standards but it would still be "unadvisable" to fall during certain traversing sections. Bolts counts below are from memory and should be taken with a grain of salt (or a swig of Ouzo)P1(5.3): From the shared start at the base of the south face,...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Clipped into the first set of rappel anchors.  Look for the small cairn up and to the right of the climber in this picture.
BETA PHOTO: Clipped into the first set of rappel anchors. Loo...
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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.