Climbs 83
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 73m a.s.l
Faces N

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Crispy climbing Ahtarmas, 5a at Arginonta Valley, a newly developed crag on Kalymnos. October 2016 © Crispy Haddock

Crag features

Arginonta Valley was created to fill the need in Kalymnos for more hot-weather crags with lots of shade, with an emphasis on quality mid and low grade routes, along with an easy approach.

They are North-facing, well bolted, and offer a highly enjoyable selection of lines.

Climbing is varied, the majority of routes being slabs into vertical walls, but these are interspersed with bulges and some steep overhangs, all on good holds.

Routes come into the shade from around 11.30am and for the rest of the day. The valley often has a cool breeze blowing in from the sea making hot days a lot more bearable.

 

Approach notes

From Massouri, go to Arginonta Village. Immediately after a small honey shop on the right, turn right into a concrete car park, go through the car park and onto a concrete road between some houses for 200m. The concrete road turns to a gravel track, go 50m further and park in the shade of the old olive trees on the right. Walk 300m further up the track, past the sheep pens on the right until you see a large metal gate on your right. Don't try and go through the fence lower down the track onto the old path as this forms part of the sheep pen and will cause trouble with the shepherd. Close the metal gate behind you and it's then an easy walk up the hill to the crag.

Access Advice

The climb Kalymnos website has recently published new access advice and warns climbers that the land owner is not happy with people accessing the Crag through gaps in the fence. Continue up the valley until almost past the cliffs to the obvious rather grand new gate.

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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.
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Watch out for rats at the base of the right hand face. One tore into a rucksac trying to get at food.
Steve Clegg - 21/Oct/16
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Valley
  Diagoras Cave
3 Arion 6c+ * 50
4 Unicorn 7a+ ** 46
5 Diagoras 7a *** 93
6 Wanderlust 6c+ ** 90
7 Pixam
-
Project ***  
8 Lorreta 7c ** 10
9 Alcyone 7a+ ** 19
  Alani Wall
11 Jasmin 5b * 11
12 Ahtarmas 5a ** 105
13 Skafandro 5b ** 109
14 Hippocrates 6a+ ** 101
15 Alani 6a *** 118
16 In Vino Veritas 6b *** 93
17 Tricky-Tricky Mana Mou 6b+ *** 89
18 Patokorfa 6a+ ** 72
19 Rufixius 6b *** 89
20 Greundzo 6b ** 107
21 Grigna 6a+ *** 137
22 Rhythm of the Rain 6a *** 138
23 Thunder Road 6a+ *** 133
24 Sythas 6a *** 123
25 Kavourmas 5c ** 125
26 Kamaki 5b * 96
  Central Section
28 Cozze 5b * 6
29 Kachkeis 5b ** 5
30 Tutebatti 5c ** 13
Climb name Grade
31 Pimpampel 5c *** 11
32 Mona Lisa 6a *** 13
33 Les Gallois 6a+ *** 15
34 Zatz 5c ** 10
35 Schlupp 5b * 7
  Rock 'n' Roll Cave
37 Motörhead 7a+ ** 6
38 Manic Street Preachers 7b+ *** 2
39 Archive 7b ** 4
40 Stone Roses 7c *** 5
41 Teo Arginonta 7c *** 1
42 Oasis 8a ***  
43 Massive Attack 7c *** 2
44 Suicide 8a ***  
45 Smiths 7b *** 6
46 Smiths Extension
-
7c ***  
  Rock Tragos Wall
48 Naughty Monkey 5c ** 91
49 Smashing Pumpkins 7a+ ***  
50 Naughty Monkey Extension 7a *** 40
51 Pearl Jam 7a *** 1
52 Bohemian Mermaid 5c ** 108
53 Bohemian Mermaid Extension 6c+ ** 64
54 Nargile 6a * 56
55 Rock Tragos 6a ** 116
56 Damos 6a+ ** 61
57 Ravasaki 6a+ * 59
58 Zephyros 6a ** 91
59 Zephyros Extension 6c+ ** 44
60 Le Bleu du Ciel 6b+ *** 126
Climb name Grade
61 Ad-Hoc 6b *** 109
62 Idoine 6a *** 155
63 Gasteclou 6a+ ** 36
64 L'Engeance 6a *** 85
65 Bancroche 5c ** 51
66 Chausse-Trappe 6b ** 29
  Black Buddha
68 Psarou 5b * 20
69 Darko 6a ** 6
70 Boubou 6a ** 10
71 Idefix 6a+ * 6
72 Milou 6a+ ** 8
73 Snoopy 6a+ * 4
74 Scoubidou 6a+ * 5
75 Rintintin 6a+ * 18
76 Arhat 6a * 14
77 Nirvana 6a+ ** 27
78 Jina 6a ** 25
79 Mandala 6a+ ** 18
80 Mandala Extension 6a ** 13
81 Vishnou 5c ** 32
82 Ganesha 6a+ *** 21
83 Buddha 6a+ *** 27
84 Dharma 6a ** 19
85 Troulala 5c *** 42
86 Karma 6a ** 32
87 Tara 6a ** 40
88 Goussinair 6b *** 24
89 Gotta 6a+ ** 17
90 Push-Pipi 6b *** 16

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