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Πέμπτη, Δεκέμβριος 05, 2019

5th Athens Fyli Climb Fest 13- 14/4/2019

Organizer:  E.P.O.S. Fylis www.eposfilis.gr

With the Support of Municipality of Fyli

Under the auspices of Greek Mountaineering-Climbing Federation (Ε.Ο.Ο.Α.)

Our guest this year will be: Nicholas Favresse, Steve McClure and Mumin Karabas.

During the two days of the Festival, the adventure channel Epic Tv with Matthew Groom and Hugo Pilcher will cover the Festival’s events.

SATURDAY 13/4/19

10:00 - 18:00 BEGINNERS ACTIVITY

Platosi beginners Crags, at the entrance of Fyli

Getting to know climbing for youth and beginners, free climbing under Rock Climbing instructor’s supervision.

Certified Ε.Ο.Ο.Α. instructors, under the superivision of George Voutyropoulos, Mountain Guide,  will help youth and whoever wishes to get acquainted with rock climbing, using the  essential equipment (harnesses, helmets and ropes) which will be provided.

For youth under the age of 18 wishing to climb, a specific procedure will be followed, provided they are accompanied by their parents.

Specific details for those belaying beginner climbers will be announced later on.

Registration is necessary (Old Town Hall of Chasia Square) in order to take part in the prize lotteries by our sponsors.

10:00 - 18:00 CLIMBER’S ACTIVITY

Climbing Crags: Epos, Little Varasova, Avrame Spring, Platosi Cave, Upper Alogopetra

Free climbing at the 26 climbing crags of Fyli.

Climbing Marathon

Open endurance contest for sport climbing parties by categories: a. women, b. men, c. mixed,

by categories based on points:

  1. 1. up to 6c
  2. 2. 7a and above

Prizes per Category

Free Registration is necessary (Old Town Hall of Chasia Square) in order to take part in the Climbing Marathon. Memorabilia will be given upon registration. Results, awards and gifts will be given at the Old Town Hall at 20:00.

16:00 Platosi Cave

Nicholas Favresse, Steve McClure and Mumin Karabas will be climbing the overhanging routes of Platosi Cave.

PARALLEL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

07:30 Goura Canyon

Parnitha: Canyoning at Goura Canyon.  Going downhill a canyon which has been explored by many rock climbers and nature lovers, under the guidance of the CDC store team along with Adventure Club. The canyon has running water during Springtime. The route needs basic rapel techniques and is suitable for jumps. Duration of activity 6-7 hours. Phone registering with E.P.O.S. Fylis at 0030-210-2411148. Depending on participation, the event will be repeated on the same time at Sunday. Equipment will be available for rent. The meeting point is at the Old Town Hall of Chasia Square.

08:00 West Parnitha Forest

Hiking Parnitha: Easy Route:  dirt road – Dartheza Monastery – Skete of Agios Antonios – Agios Georgios Keramidi – Agios Kyprianos (loop route) W.T: 4.30-5, E.D: 450, D.L: 1

Hard Route: Follows the same route up to Agios Giorgios Keramidiou. The route continues at the fabulous fir tree forest at Koumpoula – Kiafa Pene – Kiafa Eliou – Megalo Horafi – Agios Kyprianos (loop route) W.T.: 5.30-6, E.D.: 550, D.L: 1+ Registering beforehand with EPOS Fylis phone number is necessary (0030-210-2411148).

09:00  Goura Canyon

Via Ferrata  West Parnitha «Arma»: Duration 3 hours.

Meeting point is at the Old Town Hall of Chasia Square.

Training seminar in via ferrata techniques in part of the West Parnitha «Arma» route in at the banks of Goura Canyon, by the CDC store team with instructor Nikos Mitsakis. Limited number of participants. In case of large participation requests, the training seminar will be repeated at 13:00. Enrolling with EPOS Fylis phone number (0030-210-2411148). Necessary equipment (available for rent): helmet, harness, safety carabiner, 4  lines, Energy Absorber.  

09:00-11:00

Kids Hiking at Parnitha: Paths of the Water: Gianoula’s Water Channel – Goura’s Stream or Keladonas river.  Playing and getting to know about flowers and plants. Hiking for kids from 7 to 12 years old. Coordinators: Grigoris Grigorakis and Krina Anagnostopoulou.

10:00-16:00 Platosi (beginners)

Slackline, Fun lines. Free lessons by the Hybrid Slacklines team for young and older participants with competitions and gifts. Everyone is invited to meet the art of slackline acrobatics!

10:00-16:00 Highline Platosi (beginners)

with Kyriakos Kyriakakis, at a stunning location over «Platosi». Everyone can enjoy watching but only experienced at it may take part.

13:00-14:30 The forest under Little Varasova

Alignment  Yoga with Vaggelis Kanaris

19:30 Old Town Hall of Chasia

Official Opening

Salutation by the Mayor of Fyli

Salutation by representatives of E.P.O.S. Fylis

Salutation by by the President of  E.O.O.A. 

20:00-21:30 Old Town Hall of Chasia

Steve McClure, Nicholas Favresse and Mumin Karabas answer questions and discuss with Epic TV, other media, the public, young and older athletes. Coordinated by George Voutyropoulos. Climbing Marathon awards.

21:30 Crag: Platosi (Cave)

Partying and night climbing at an illuminated climbing crag with our foreign guests.

The meeting point for hiking, Via Ferrata and canyoning activities is at the Old Town Hall of Chasia Square («N.Liakos»). Upon registering to the Festival and receiving memorabilia, participants will be transported to the starting points of each activity.

All who take part and climb during the two day Festival of 13-14/4/2019 necessarily accept and acknowledge that: «each individual climbs with his sole responsibility and is therefore solely responsible for his actions. Present instructors and members of E.P.O.S. Fylis have a mere advisory and supportive role». The use of a helmet is mandatory for climbing at the crags during the Festival.

During the Festival at spaces around the climbing crags, young and older  participants may take part in other recreative activities like yoga, hiking, via ferrata, canyoning, slackline, etc. under the guidance of experienced professionals who will take part in the festival as our sponsors. The starting points of the activity venue are mentioned in the Festival Program.

Throughout the Festival, Fylis Town Hall will host a photography exhibition from the files of E.O.O.A. «History of Greek Rock Climbing and Mountaineering: Giorgos Michaelidis, Katerina Gkeka, the first teachers». 

Al activities will be hosted with the help of Hellenic Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Federation's  rock climbing instructors,  junior instructors and experienced climbers who have volunteered to help. Instructors, instructor’s assistants: George Voutyropoulos, Akis Karapetakos, Dionisis Stravogennis, Manolis Foundoulakis, Vaggelis Kanaris (the rest of the names will be posted at our Facebook page soon). Organizers: Dionisis Vasilopoulos and a team composed by: Thanos Bakogiannis, Aggelos Bagakis, Leda Chorianopoulou, Giota Mpatsouli, Aggela Fetsi, Nancy Lagouretoy, Stelios Delis, Zoi Papaefthimioy et al.

Registration: Old Town Hall of Chasia Square «N. Liakos»

Central Venue: Old Town Hall of Chasia.

During the Festival there will be a presence of: a mobile unit of the Red Cross, a team of   rescue instructors of E.O.O.A. , a team of the Greek Rescue Team  (E.O.D.) Attikis, et al.

Climbers arriving to Attiki: there will be a specifically organized space for sleeping in tents near the rocks of Trokaneza.

2019 Sponsors: Our Sponsors will offer prizes and gifts to the climbers and participants who must register in order to take part in the lotteries. The Sponsors will be announced in our Facebook page.

Filming by:   Tv. Media Sponsors: (will be announced at our webpage).

SUNDAY 14/4/2019

10:00-18:00 BEGINNERS ACTIVITY

Platosi beginners cragss, at the entrance of Fyli.

Getting to know rock climbing for youth and beginners, free climbing under instructor’s supervision.

Experienced Ε.Ο.Ο.Α. instructors, under the supervision of Mountain Guide George Voutyropoulos  will help youth and whoever wishes to get acquainted with rock climbing, to climb, using the necessary equipment (harnesses, helmets and ropes) which will be provided.

For youth under the age of 18 wishing to climb, a specific procedure will be followed, provided they are accompanied by their parents.

10:00 - 18:00 CLIMBER’S ACTIVITY

Goura Crag

Free climbing at the 26 climbing crags of Fyli.

George Voutyropoulos and Argyro Papathanasiou guide Nicholas Favresse,  Steve McClure and Mumin Karabas at «Goura»: climbing crag located at the impressive Goura Stream where they will test their technique, attempting hard routes and first ascents at routes like Enedra 8α+, Hot Stone 8b and three project routes: Kouros, Ghetto, Pocket  Gun, with the presence of  Epic Tv. 

Along with them will be athletes of our Club as well as our Balkan Champion Panagiotis Nanousis.

PARALLEL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

07:30 Goura Canyon

Via Ferrata West Parnitha Arma: Skammeni Strofi - Panagia – South and Central Arma – Sarri Cave – Kiafa Kalamara – Skammeni Strofi (loop route). Activity duration W.T.: 5.30-6, D.L: 3+

The meeting point is at the Old Town Hall of Chasia Square.

A via ferrata route of medium difficulty addressed to experienced rock climbers and hikers. Limited number of participants. Enrolling with EPOS Fylis phone number (0030-210-2411148). Necessary equipment (available for rent): helmet, harness, safety carabiner, 4  lines, Energy Absorber.  

Whoever wishes may stay and watch Nicholas Favresse,  Steve McClure and Mumin Karabas  climbing the routes of «Goura» crag.

08:00 West Parnitha network of paths

Hiking Parnitha: Hard Route: Kleiston Monastery map kiosk– Strati – Kiafa Marista – Goura’s Stream – Pan’s Cave –Tamilthe – Kalogerika – Giannoula’s Water Channel– Kleiston Monastery map kiosk (loop route).

We begin an uphill route inside a young pine tree forest, through Strati, with a view to the ancient Fyli Fortress. We go through a thick pine forest towards Kiafa Marista height and go down following a path through a fine fir tree forest. The route now continues inside a mixed forest and as it goes near Goura’s Stream turns to a rocky section, goes down the river with thick vegetation and up to Pan’s Cave. We visit the cave which has been a ceremonial location for celebrating Pan since ancient times. We climb upwards using ancient carved steps, with the aid of fixed  equipment and follow the path to Tamilthe Spring, Kalogerika, part of  Giannoula’s Water Channel, go through Goura’s Stream again and end up where we started. W.T: 6-6.30, A.D:450, D.L: 2+ (15Km.) Coordinator: Nikos Politis. Registering beforehand with EPOS Fylis phone number is necessary (0030-210-2411148).

09:00 West Parnitha network of paths

Hiking Parnitha: Easy Route:   Fortress of Fyli – part of the ancient road – Thodora’s Stream – Dipotama – Fyli. The meeting point is to the Fortress of Fyli. We will then hike towards Thodora’s Stream passing through part of the ancient road, next to ancient water channels for water collection, following part of the ancient Hadrian’s Aqueduct, we will go through Dipotama where Keladonas or Goura meets Thodora’s Stream and we will end up at Chasia. We will then be transported by a municipal van to the Fortress of Fyli. W.T: 4-4.30, A.D: downhill 700μ., D.L: 1+ (7,8Km) Coordinator: Grigoris Grigorakis. Registering beforehand with EPOS Fylis phone number is necessary (0030-210-2411148).

09:00 – 11:30 Goura’s Stream –Thodora’s Stream

Kids Hiking: Fyli – Dipotama – Fyli: Hiking from Fyli to the banks of Goura’s Stream, up to the point it meets Thodoras Stream – Dipotama. Suitable for children from 8 to 15 years old. Coordinator: Grigoris Grigorakis.

10:00-16:00 Platosi (beginners)

Slackline, Fun lines. Free lessons by the Hybrid slacklines team for young and older participants with competitions and gifts. Everyone is invited to meet the art of slackline acrobatics!

Highline with Kyriakos Kyriakakis, at a stunning location over «Platosi» Everyone can enjoy watching but only experienced at it may take part.

13:00-14:30 Forest under Little Varasova

Alignment  Yoga at nature with Giannis Gerou

19:00 Old Town Hall of Chasia

Festival Closing 

Farewell by the organizing Committee

Nicolas Favresse and Steve McClure present their climbs, with narrative and short films like «Notes from the wall» e.t.c. Then, they will discuss with us about their experience from  vertical world.