Rockfax Description
Kalymnos's only via ferrata provides a decent half day activity and a good introduction to via ferrata climbing in general. The initial section is easy rock climbing (grade 3) protected by bolts - this will need a rope for non-climbers though it could be soloed (exposed) by the competent. The rest of the route is typical via ferrata terrain, with a wire cable protecting the difficulties and metal stemple footholds where needed.
Approach - The parking is on the upper loop road close
to the old marker post, just past a gentle right-hand bend.
Walk back past the new houses (where the old path used
to be) and up the steep concrete road that runs up the side of the houses. From the end of this a path (cairns) wanders up and slightly left to a fence and goat-gate. Scramble up through the rock barrier and up the slopes towards the gully under the huge cave. Keep right under the cliff to the top of the gully to locate bolts on the right wall.
1) Grade 3 climbing protected by bolts.
2) First section of cables.
3) Crux bulge traverse.
4) Scramble to the cave.
5) Second section of cables - the Ramp.
Descent - Continue up to the top of the ridge then descend straight down the other side (don't trend right) to locate a red-flashed trail in the valley bottom. Turning right this eventually meets the approach to Symplegades by a long traverse across the slope - don't try and descend rightwards. Around 40 minutes. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the top of the gully, follow bolts out right, then back left up slabby rock to the start of the cables. These lead up and left, round the crux bulge, and along into the huge cave. Finish across the slabs and scramble up the gully.

Descent: Walk to the hill top, then walk straight down the slope to pick up the old pack-horse trail that leads down the gorge and out past Symplegades.

Total Time: 4-5 hours

doyle12 04/May -
Hidden 03/May Lead O/S
Keith Lambley 31/Oct/15 -
with Kate R
Hidden 22/Oct/15 Lead O/S
LucasHarazin 18/Oct/15 Lead

Nice active rest - about 3h whole loop

SGD 14/May/15 -

Really good day out.

Hairbear75 26/Oct/13 -
with Charlie White, Gemma Hope, Andy Hope
Hidden 11/Sep/13 Lead
beckywinn 23/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead
Chris Craggs 06/Jan/11 AltLd

Pitched it - 2 hours - very pleasant.

with Sherri Davy
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