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Climbs 93
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 311m a.s.l
Faces all

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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

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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More Guidebooks:
Kalymnos (2018)
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 -
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 -
a good crag to go to for a rest day with really good climbs dont miss this place
Phil Belcher -
Also printed as 'Symplegades Rocks' and 'Syblegades Rocks' in the 2006/2008 guidebook.
Nick Smith - Climbers -
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