Climbs 86
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 194m a.s.l
Faces S

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Climbing far above the deep blue sea and sky © derico

Crag features

A fine and extensive crag running diagonally up the hillside to the right of Odyssey, and then extending rightwards across the hillside. It has a great set of routes across the grades, many long pitches and a sublime outlook. For some reason it tends to be less popular than the nearby alternatives of Odyssey and Grande Grotta.

Approach notes

Follow the coast road to shortly before the sharp 'Kasteli Bend' (about 20 minutes' walk from Masouri). Roadside parking is available by the crag signpost. Walk up the dirt track, and head right along the wide track to reach the start of the trail proper by a big boulder. Alternatively (with wheels) you can save a few minutes on the approach by following the road just past Kasteli and then doubling along the higher road to a parking area. Space at the end of the track is restricted - best park where it is wider. The track rises between a couple of big rounded boulders until level with Odyssey over to the left. At this point (arrow and name on a rock), a horizontal track runs rightwards and soon reaches the bottom left edge of the crag. Continue to your chosen objective.

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Guidebooks

Kalymnos

The latetst Rockfax print guidebook gives full coverage of the whole island. It is availabkle direct from the Rockfax web site. Also through the Rockfax app.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Kalymnos (2015)

Out of print:
Kalymnos (2010)
Kalymnos (2006)
Kalymnos (2003)
This is a very worthwhile crag that has seen a lot of development in recent months.Some excellent additions.The cave routes at the top end are reminiscent of Spartacus area while the lower end routes are sharp and fingery.Easy approach either picking up a goat track from above the large olive tree on the Grande Grotte approach and contouring round or via the Odessey approach and bear right where you go left for Odessey.
andybirtwistle - 04/Nov/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Iliada - Far Left
2 Popi 6a+ * 9
3 Thanks to Oswin 6a+ ** 24
4 Looser Baby 6c+ * 2
5 Ibiscus Market 6b+ ** 12
6 Crutches 6b+ ** 15
7 Another Day in Paradise 6a ** 86
8 Homer Alone 6a ** 45
9 Strike 5c * 17
10 Marianna 5c ** 45
11 Once More 6a ** 11
12 5 Star 6a+ ** 13
13 Restaurant Acrogiali 6a ** 13
  Iliada - Left
15 Ajax 5b ** 55
16 Homer Vision 5c ** 31
17 Diomidis 6b+ ** 11
18 Ira 6c *  
19 Dromos ton Meteoriton 8b+ ***  
20 Celtic Dragon 8c+ ***  
21 Demon Direct
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Project  
22 Demon
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Project  
23 Dolonas 7b+ *** 43
24 Valley of the Dolls 8a+ ***  
  Iliada Centre
26 Iliada 6c *** 47
27 Athina 6c ** 13
28 Ifigenia 6a+ ** 33
29 Lampetia 6c * 6
30 Tefkros 6a * 46
31 Troia 6a * 15
Climb name Grade
32 Ulysse 6a ** 58
33 Agamemnon 6b ** 32
34 Memories 6c *** 21
35 Myrmidons 6b *** 56
36 Patrocle 6b ** 57
37 Kalhas 6b ** 73
38 Priamos 6b+ ** 36
  Iliada - Right
40 Le Grand Retour 7c+ *** 3
41 Oetida 6c ** 25
42 Oetida Extension 7a ** 5
43 Thetida 7b+ *** 18
44 Mythologie 7b+ *** 23
45 Penelope 6b *** 79
46 Penelope Cruz 7b+ *** 3
47 Ekavi 6a ** 238
48 Ekavi Extension 7c *** 3
49 Paris 6c+ *** 89
50 Polipitis 7a+ *** 52
51 Zorba le Gros 7b *** 52
52 Delirium 7b+ *** 2
53 Padroni e Pagliacci 7c *** 38
54 Nestoras 7a *** 157
55 Ektor 6c *** 186
56 Beautiful Helen 6a+ *** 360
57 Antilohos 5c * 129
58 Menelaos 6a+ * 138
59 Glueck im Unglueck 5c 27
60 Caper 4b * 69
61 Sage 5a ** 94
62 Thyme 5b ** 87
Climb name Grade
  Emilio
64 FGB 6a+ * 2
65 To Kati Alo 5c ** 48
66 Kapou Kapou 5b ** 53
67 Kapou Kapou Extension 6b *** 18
68 Et hop 5c * 23
69 Ta Leme 5a ** 64
70 Ta Leme Extension 6a ** 25
71 Emilio 6a *** 53
72 Marathon 6a+ *** 56
73 Feideippides 6c+ ** 6
74 Nenikikamen 7a+ * 1
75 Zoei 6c *  
76 Panda Hilti 6c ** 2
77 Glyka Maniak 6b+ ** 3
  Muses
79 Artemis 6c+ * 1
80 Apollo 7b * 1
81 Erato 7b ** 5
82 Calliope 7a+ ** 7
83 Efterpe 6c *** 16
84 Polymnia 6b * 18
85 Cleo 6a+ * 13
  Afghan Corridor
87 Babatangi 6c+ * 3
88 Oxus 7c ** 1
89 Anita 7b+ * 1
90 Kret 6c+ ** 4
91 Qala-e-Vust 6c *** 4
92 Qazi-deh 6b+ ** 12
93 Ishkashim 6a+ * 5

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