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This route is a mega classic and a must do if your climbing the grade. You can expect pitch after pitch of quality steep climbing right to the summit with typical but reasonable runouts for the area. Additional protection is most useful on the crux pitch but you could get by without it if your feeling solid. And although this route is called 9 pitches it is easy to link any of the pitches. In fact when John and I climbed it only took us 4 pitches.
Traumpfeiler is located on the north side of the Heiliger Geist formation. The best approach is to park on the main road north of the route at a large pull out below the Ayiou Nikolaou Anapavsa Monastery. From hear walk south around the left side of a crop field on an obvious trail. The trail crosses a dirt road and continues toward the Heiliger Geist. When you start nearing the north end of the formation keep your eyes open for a trail that heads right into the brush and drops into a streambed. A short climb up the other side of this stream bed should put you right at the base of the climb.
Bring about 12 quickdraws, a few stoppers in the medium sizes and .5 to 2 Camalot size cams. If your linking pitches bring more draws, more gear will be useless. All the anchors are large ring bolts and a lot of the protection bolts on the route are the same. Some newer bolt have been added making it more reasonable to leave you cams and stoppers behind if your feeling confident.