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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Guidebooks

Kalymnos

Kalymnos has been added to the Rockfax App with full coverage of the whole island, updated with all but the very latest new routes.
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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
2 Sehnsucht 6c **  
3 Hump 6b *  
4 Bingo 6a+ *  
5 Bang 5c * 1
6 Poem 6b+ *  
7 Channel 5a ** 1
8 Film 6c *  
9 Script 6b *  
10 Novel 6c+ *  
11 Story 6a+ * 1
12 Song 5c *  
13 Word 5b * 1
14 Rest 3+ * 3
15 Light 3+ ** 1
16 Sparrow 4a * 4
17 Duck 6a * 1
18 Goose 5c *  
  Ourania
20 Bouc et Mystère 7a+ **  
21 Katifellx 6c+ ** 1
22 Zickenschule 6b+ ** 9
23 Mystère et Boule de Gomme 5c * 4
24 Diedre Oublie 6b *** 11
25 Klettern Paradise 7b *** 6
26 Stranger in Paradise 7a+ *** 16
27 Paradise Artificial 7a+ *** 4
28 Olymbiacos 6c *** 16
29 Aquarella 7a * 5
30 Haralampos 6c *** 2
31 Farapopoulos 6b ** 7
32 Tufa's Story 6b+ *** 16
33 Son Venthous des Windes 7a * 2
34 Grenzpfeiler 7a **  
35 Pet 5b * 2
36 Fact 5b * 3
37 Act 6a+ * 2
38 Fun 5c * 1
39 Ego 5c * 3
40 Stone Bakery 5b * 10
41 Terra Incognita 7a+ ** 2
42 Ourania 8a *** 12
43 Star Wars 7c ** 6
44 Captain Caveman 6c+ *** 17
45 Facetelendos 6b+ ** 4
46 Sponge Beach 7b+ ** 1
47 Pyrsos 6b  
  Symplegades - West Wall
49 Mike's Bikes 6a * 34
50 Isadora 6c ** 11
51 Carlo Juliana 6a ** 127
52 Anemodarmeni 6a ** 116
53 Climber's Nest 6a *** 262
54 Rabat 6c *** 22
55 K.V.R. 6b *** 144
56 Phineas 5c *** 244
57 Neanderthal 6a+ ** 59
58 Homo Sapiens 6c *** 99
59 Kamari 6c+ ** 16
60 Katsaplias 6c+ *** 34
61 Ermix 7a *** 80
62 Kiria Rita 6c+ *** 31
63 T.N.T. 6c ** 76
64 Bubuki 6c ** 71
65 Drama 6a+ *** 187
66 Opera 6b ** 109
67 Musical 6a+ ** 17
68 Ivan 5c * 42
69 Gourmet 6c * 13
  Symplegades - East Wall
71 Donner 6c * 42
72 Obolus 6c * 2
73 Peristeri 7a ** 6
74 Igel 6c ** 24
75 Igel (Direct)
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7a ** 18
76 Iason 6b+ ** 64
77 Skorpios 6a+ *** 133
78 Cleaner 5c 16
79 Double Twins 5b ** 13
80 Broom 6a 22
81 Josi 6a+ * 27
82 Jigi (ex Elpinor) 6b 6
83 Pretty * 6a+ ** 5
84 Vasilis 5c ** 65
85 Philoxenia 6a+ * 53
86 Valery & Thomas 5b ** 87
87 Octana 6b ** 33
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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