Climbs 83
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 311m a.s.l
Faces all

Lovely place to climb © Blimey

Crag features

Symplegades is a peculiar work of nature being made up of two rock walls, which face each other. This is possibly the best sector for kids and families on the island due to the short approach trail and flat area below the routes. It is often cool and breezy here. There are more routes on various buttresses running away leftwards.

Approach notes

Drive up the bends heading from Myrties towards Pothia and at their top turn left and follow 'to the climbing' signs to parking by a gate (scooters only) Walk up the drive then follow a track left for the 'other' sectors or up the hill into the canyon on the right for Symplegades

Walking Time: 15mins

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More Guidebooks:
Kalymnos (2015)

Out of print:
Kalymnos (2010)
Kalymnos (2006)
Kalymnos (2003)
Now becoming more and more polished due to groups climbing there with no acumen to split up and visit remoter crags.
Steve Perry - 07/Oct/16
Dear Chris Climbed at Mysteries yesterday a few mistakes in the ukc list. Diedre Oublie is the next route r of Mystere et boule de gomme. Also Farapopoulos is L of Tufa story. There are two new routes R of Grenzpfeiler Fun 5c and another 5c sorry cant remember its name. Missing from the cave is captain caveman. Rob and Sara Deane
robnsara - 01/Apr/15
a good crag to go to for a rest day with really good climbs dont miss this place
Phil Belcher - 06/Nov/12
Also printed as 'Symplegades Rocks' and 'Syblegades Rocks' in the 2006/2008 guidebook.
Nick Smith - Climbers - 27/Sep/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Hump Piste 
2Sehnsucht6c ** 
3Hump6b * 
4Bingo6a+ * 
5Bang5c *1
6Poem6b+ * 
7Channel5a **1
8Film6c * 
9Script6b * 
10Novel6c+ * 
11Story6a+ *1
12Song5c * 
13Word5b *1
14Rest3+ *3
15Light3+ **1
16Sparrow4a *4
17Duck6a *1
18Goose5c * 
20Bouc et Mystère7a+ ** 
21Katifellx6c+ **1
22Zickenschule6b+ **9
23Mystère et Boule de Gomme5c *4
24Diedre Oublie6b ***5
25Klettern Paradise7b ***6
26Stranger in Paradise7a+ ***15
27Paradise Artificial7a+ ***4
28Olymbiacos6c ***15
29Aquarella7a *5
30Haralampos6c ***2
31Farapopoulos6b **6
32Tufa's Story6b+ ***12
33Son Venthous des Windes7a * 
34Grenzpfeiler7a ** 
35Pet5b * 
36Fact5b *1
37Act6a+ * 
38Fun5c * 
39Ego5c *3
40Stone Bakery5b *7
41Terra Incognita7a+ **2
42Ourania8a ***14
43Star Wars7c **4
44Captain Caveman6c+ ***13
45Facetelendos6b+ **4
46Sponge Beach7b+ **1
 Symplegades - West Wall 
49Mike's Bikes6a *31
50Isadora6c **12
51Carlo Juliana6a **124
52Anemodarmeni6a **111
53Climber's Nest6a ***254
54Rabat6c ***21
55K.V.R.6b ***139
56Phineas5c ***244
57Neanderthal6a+ **58
58Homo Sapiens6c ***97
59Kamari6c+ **17
60Katsaplias6c+ ***35
61Ermix7a ***78
62Kiria Rita6c+ ***29
63T.N.T.6c **73
64Bubuki6c **72
65Drama6a+ ***186
66Opera6b **103
67Musical6a+ **12
68Ivan5c *40
69Gourmet6c *13
 Symplegades - East Wall 
71Donner6c *41
72Obolus6c *2
73Peristeri7a **6
74Igel6c **24
75Igel (Direct)
7a **18
76Iason6b+ **63
77Skorpios6a+ ***129
78Cleaner5c 16
79Double Twins5b **5
80Broom6a 20
81Josi6a+ *25
82Jigi (ex Elpinor)
6b 6
83Pretty *5c **4
84Vasilis5c **64
85Philoxenia6a+ *49
86Valery & Thomas5b **83
87Octana6b **30
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