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The side canyon of Katsounaki

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Summary

The left branch of the Katsounaki canyon staring close to the road between Zakros and Xerokambos.

Approach

There are three possibilities of how to get to the climbing sectors. The easiest however the longest way is going from Krinakia beach in the village of Xerokambos. You let the car at the parking plot close to the beach and then go 400-500 meters to the crag. This route is the most comfortable from all three. However, it was not always like this. In 2016 the path through the canyon was very difficult due to dense shrubs, so it depends on weather and flowing water during spring. The best route leads from side canyon, in this case, you park next to the asphalt road leading to Zakros. Follow the red dots that are sprayed along the dirt road leading to the canyon. Do not forget to close the small goat gate at the entrance to the canyon.

The third road leads from the road above the canyon. You park your car above the crag and descend a very steep slope and down the scree field. This path to the rocks is the shortest one and the most difficult one. Do not choose this access when going with kids or with people without climbing experience. You need here some climbing skills. Choose access No.1 when going with kids.

Where to stay

There are a lot of apartments and villas for rent in Xerokambos and Zakros. There is no campsite. For bolters we can offer an accommodation in our house in Zakros that we use as a climber´s base. Contact Petr Fiala .

History

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Discovered by Petr Fiala and Karel Hronek in 2016.

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The whale Sector
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21m
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Almonds Sector
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17m
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