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Description

A quiet crag right above Emporios village, comprising three small sub-sectors with mostly easy and mid-grade routes. The walls are located around an ancient ruin of a castle from the 4th century BC, which gives the crag its name Kastri.

The sun comes in early, so better do not climb here on hot summer days.

Approach

Drive towards Emporios village. Park in the sharp left curve just before the village, where a dirt road branches off right (37.0475, 26.9345).

Hike up the dirt road for 90 m until it bends left. Continue on the trail straight ahead, marked by red paint marks, towards the ruin of the ancient castle. 'Kastri Main' is located right behind the castle.

To sector 'Kreißsaal' (5 min): Continue left along the cliff to the slabby wall left of the big cave. Continue further for about 200 m to reach 'Emporios Portal', the rightmost sub-sector of 'Styx'.

To sector 'Sophie' (5 min): When facing the ancient castle, take the trail to the right wall, marked by blue paint marks.

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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The slabby grey wall left of the castle, featuring easier routes on sharp rock.

In the shade until about 10:30.

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Ute Friedrich, 2017

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Marcel Schmied & team, 1999

Set: Marcel Schmied & team, 1999

Set: Marcel Schmied & team, 1999

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2006

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2006

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

Set: Gérald Buchs & Peter Gobet, 2005

In the shade until about 12:00.

Set: Craig Luebben & Silvia Luebben, 2004

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2008

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2008

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2008

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Craig Luebben & Silvia Luebben, 2004

Set: Craig Luebben & Silvia Luebben, 2004

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Jaromír Tišer, 2018

Set: Craig Luebben & Silvia Luebben, 2004

Set: Craig Luebben & Silvia Luebben, 2004

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2009

New route between 'Dark Corner' and 'Wasp'. Name unknown.

Set: Unknown

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2012

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Falk Heinicke, Cavin Riemer & Anett Riemer, 2008

Shares the upper section and anchors with 'X-Over'.

Set: Yves Remy & Roland Paillex, 2019

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Boris Girardin, Claude Remy & Yves Remy, 2007

Set: Bernd Arnold & Christine Arnold, 2007

Set: Bernd Arnold & Christine Arnold, 2007

In the shade until about 11:00.

Set: Stephan Holzel & Thomas Jänichen, 2007

Set: Harald Mothes & Stefan Kerber, 2007

Set: Thomas Jänichen & Sylvia Jänichen, 2007

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2008

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni & Eugenia Jimenez, 2006

Set: 2021

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2008

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni & Eugenia Jimenez, 2006

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni & Eugenia Jimenez, 2006

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni, 2004

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni, 2005

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni, 2006

Set: Vincent Serra di Migni, 2005

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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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