Kourna Lake

Climbs 13 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 20m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
A superb limestone boulder near Crete's only fresh-water lake. The problems described are on the boulder just beyond the one on the actual track. The much larger one visible from the other side of the lake is huge and seemingly holdless - waiting for someone who is prepared for glory!

Approach notes
On a nature reserve with signs for hiking footpaths. A dirt road runs along the side of the lake and leads all the way to the boulders. This is best reached by crossing over the river that runs into the lake (there is a path beside a taverna on the bend in the lakeside road). After the weir/bridge cross the fields to the dirt road or follow the paths through the wood (both are fairly obvious).

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Terasf3 1
2Teras Dexiaf3 1
3Rampaf2 *2
4Siter Rampaf3 1
5Dexio Akrof3 *1
6Patataf4+ 1
7Siter Patataf6A+ *1
8Siter Patata IIf6B 1
9Siter Patata IIIf6B+ 1
10Koutalaf6A+ *1
11Alithini Kritikif6C *1
12Kalo Ponof6A+ *1
13Nifada Telosf4+ *1
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Yup the good boulder is about 50m further along the track from the very tall one. Go to the medium sized boulder on the LHS of the track as you head away from the lake and the good boulder is ca. 10m further on towards the lake shore. There a few other smaller boulders around on either side of the track. Landings around the good boulder are flat but a bit stony so a thin mat is a good idea. The tall boulder looks good in a scary sort of way but has some grim looking landings
Peter in Oxford - 27/Mar/13