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Description

Mostly technical slab climbing.

Access issues inherited from Armeos

When you pass a gate on your approach close it behind you! Also try to stay on the established approach paths.

Approach

Start in the northern end of Masouri - at the junction where Sofranos, the Gelateria and Mike's Bikes is. Continue up a concrete ramp to a huge boulder (36.9999, 26.9392) from where you can spot the crag with it's obvious roof and the tufa cave to the left of it (crag "Iannis").

Parking with a Scooter: Uphill from Sofranos next to the boulder or somewhere on the main road. Parking with a car: A little further north on the main road opposite of Azul Wine Bar.

Ethic inherited from Kalymnos

  • PREPARE to leave nothing behind (trashbag, etc).
  • Use your own gear for toproping. Use fixed gear only for lowering. (See first section of guidebook for details.)
  • Minimize single-use plastic. No recycling on the island (yet).
  • Use established paths and close gates behind you.
  • Consider a donation to the rescue team (red boxes).

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Routes

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The grey slab and red wall left of the big diagonal roof.

1 3c 20m
2 7a 30m

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: Claude Idoux, 2016

1 3a 20m
2 6b+ 30m

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Thomas Michaelidis, 2000

This route was removed in the 2018 crag facelift.

Set: Dave Musgrove & Keith Morgan, 2006

This route was removed in the 2018 crag facelift.

Set: Joachim Friedrich, Gunter Hommel & Fl. Friedrich, 2005

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Newly rebolted route replacing the former route Poetic License.

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Downgraded from 6b+ in the 2023 guidebook.

Set: Massimo Datrino, Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Massimo Datrino, Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: François Legrand, Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Shares the start with Happy Wife and Rolling Stone, then veers left.

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Claude Idoux, 2018

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Claude Idoux, 2018

Shares the start with Harry Hole and Rolling Stone, then straight up.

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Claude Idoux, 2018

Shares the start with Harry Hole and Happy Wife, then traverses right.

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Routes below the big diagonal roof, with some hard extension crossing the roof.

Set: François Legrand, Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Claude Idoux, 2018

Extension of Scala Dream. Grade unconfirmed.

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Claude Idoux, 2018

Shares the start with Scala Dream, then up the slab.

Set: Aris Theodoropoulos & Claude Idoux, 2018

Extension of Spaceboy.

Set: George Kopalides & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Shares the start start with Scala Dream and Spaceboy, then up the slab on the line right of Spaceboy.

Set: Claude Idoux & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Dionisis Stratigos, 2005

Set: Claude Idoux, 2014

Set: Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: Joachim Friedrich, 2003

Project. Extension of 'Saxonia'. Grade unconfirmed.

Set: François Legrand, 2018

Set: Dave Musgrove & Keith Morgan, 2007

Project. Extension of 'The Homeric Verses'. Grade unconfirmed.

Set: François Legrand, 2018

Hard start on small, sharp holds. Then a very enjoyable and varied long run.

Be careful with the fragile flake at mid height.

Set: 1999

Set: Claude Idoux, 2014

Extension of 'Karoubalo'.

Set: George Kopalides & Aris Theodoropoulos, 2018

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: 1999

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

The grey slab right of the roof.

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2005

Set: Yves Pinon & Jean Pinon, 2002

A technical wall climb.

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Set: Unknown, 1999

Nice addition to the crag and another good warm up for everyone

Set: Claude Idoux, 2016

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Old-school slab with escalating difficulty and a very technical crux.

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Demanding slabby climb on small waterdrops, verdon style.

Upgraded from 7a in the 2019 guidebook.

Set: Claude Idoux, 2016

Sustained second half on small sharp holds with some hard sequences.

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Set: Claude Idoux, 2016

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Set: Claude Idoux, 2016

Set: Andrea di Bari & team, 1997

Set: Dave Musgrove & Johnny Walker, 2010

Set: Claude Idoux, 2016

A grey vertical wall, located around the corner of the main wall.

Set: Roberta Ferrante & Bruno Vitale, 2000

Set: Luca Salsotto & André Langenbach, 2014

Set: Roberta Ferrante & Bruno Vitale, 2000

Set: Christian Schmidt & friends, 2004

Set: Luca Salsotto & André Langenbach, 2014

Set: Roberta Ferrante & Bruno Vitale, 2000

Set: Roberta Ferrante & Bruno Vitale, 2000

Set: Luca Salsotto, 2014

Set: Luca Salsotto & André Langenbach, 2014

Set: Luca Salsotto & André Langenbach, 2014

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Selected Guidebooks more Hide

Author(s): Aris Theodoropoulos and Katie Roussou

Date: 2023

ISBN: 9788898495207

A comprehensive guidebook describing all the rock climbing, and sport climbing at Kalymnos, covering over 4,200 routes ranging from F3a to F9a.

Author(s): Chris Craggs

Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781873341384

A selective guidebook from Rockfax covering the rock climbing and sport climbing on the Aegean island of Kalymnos, describing over 2,800 routes.

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