Climbs 84
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.

NB. Black Buddha - In summer around the solstice, BB has minimal shade and does not come into the “all day shade” category. Late June early July this crag is in the sun  

 

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+ * 65
4 Unicorn 7a+ ** 55
5 Diagoras 7a *** 114
6 Wanderlust 6c+ ** 100
7 Pixam
-
Project ***  
8 Elskling 7c *** 1
9 Lorreta 7c ** 10
10 Alcyone 7a+ ** 21
  Alani Wall
12 Jasmin 5b * 27
13 Ahtarmas 5a ** 127
14 Skafandro 5b ** 132
15 Hippocrates 6a+ ** 114
16 Alani 6a *** 149
17 In Vino Veritas 6b *** 117
18 Tricky-Tricky Mana Mou 6b+ *** 109
19 Patokorfa 6a+ ** 96
20 Rufixius 6b *** 114
21 Greundzo 6b ** 121
22 Grigna 6a+ *** 166
23 Rhythm of the Rain 6a *** 174
24 Thunder Road 6a+ *** 165
25 Sythas 6a *** 146
26 Kavourmas 5c ** 152
27 Kamaki 5b * 128
  Central Section
29 Cozze 5b * 13
30 Kachkeis 5b ** 14
31 Tutebatti 5c ** 21
Climb name Grade
32 Pimpampel 5c *** 25
33 Mona Lisa 6a *** 25
34 Les Gallois 6a+ *** 27
35 Zatz 5c ** 21
36 Schlupp 5b * 12
  Rock 'n' Roll Cave
38 Motörhead 7a+ ** 15
39 Manic Street Preachers 7b+ *** 5
40 Archive 7b ** 6
41 Stone Roses 7c *** 9
42 Teo Arginonta 7c *** 2
43 Oasis 8a *** 2
44 Massive Attack 7c *** 2
45 Suicide 8a ***  
46 Smiths 7b *** 10
47 Smiths Extension
-
7c ***  
  Rock Tragos Wall
49 Naughty Monkey 5c ** 104
50 Smashing Pumpkins 7a+ *** 1
51 Naughty Monkey Extension 7a *** 44
52 Pearl Jam 7a *** 7
53 Bohemian Mermaid 5c ** 123
54 Bohemian Mermaid Extension 6c+ ** 71
55 Nargile 6a * 68
56 Rock Tragos 6a ** 138
57 Damos 6a+ ** 74
58 Ravasaki 6a+ * 71
59 Zephyros 6a ** 100
60 Zephyros Extension 6c+ ** 56
61 Le Bleu du Ciel 6b+ *** 150
62 Ad-Hoc 6b *** 129
Climb name Grade
63 Idoine 6a *** 182
64 Gasteclou 6a+ ** 50
65 L'Engeance 6a *** 109
66 Bancroche 5c ** 64
67 Chausse-Trappe 6b ** 37
  Black Buddha
69 Psarou 5b * 22
70 Darko 6a ** 6
71 Boubou 6a ** 10
72 Idefix 6a+ * 6
73 Milou 6a+ ** 8
74 Snoopy 6a+ * 4
75 Scoubidou 6a+ * 5
76 Rintintin 6a+ * 21
77 Arhat 6a * 17
78 Nirvana 6a+ ** 34
79 Jina 6a ** 28
80 Mandala 6a+ ** 21
81 Mandala Extension 6a ** 15
82 Vishnou 5c ** 36
83 Ganesha 6a+ *** 23
84 Buddha 6a+ *** 31
85 Dharma 6a ** 24
86 Troulala 5c *** 46
87 Karma 6a ** 37
88 Tara 6a ** 42
89 Goussinair 6b *** 31
90 Gotta 6a+ ** 20
91 Push-Pipi 6b *** 23

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