Symplegades - East Wall

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Sport
Morning sun
12 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Windy

An interesting set of walls on either side of a narrow canyon. The area has great views of Telendos, sun and shade and often a breeze. The crag is popular and can get busy. The East Wall goes into the shade early in the day and has a lesser set of routes than the good stuff on the West Wall.
Approach - Drive towards Pothia and at the top of the Myrties bends turn left (towards Kamari). Keep an eye out for painted arrows/words pointing "to climbing routes". The second of these is a left turn up a steep lane which rises then turns sharp left - the best place for parking cars, though there isn't a lot of room. Scooterist can continue upwards, taking a right fork and round some bends to parking by a wire gate. DON'T BLOCK any access routes. Go through the gate and up the track to a higher house, through a gate on the left then up a good path into the canyon.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Donner
The short leaning wall high on the block.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6c
2
Obolus
The shady side of the right-hand rib of the block. The old route to the right, above the dangerous wire fence, has been...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6c
3
Igel
A lower wall leads to a bold feeling finish. Climbing right of the bolts at the start is more like 7a.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
6c
4
Iason
Decent pocket pulling.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
5
Skorpios
A good sustained and varied pitch - weave about a bit for the best holds.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
6
Cleaner
A rugged rib leads to easier ground and a final steep and loose groove. The final bolt is a bit suspect too.
 
Loose
5c
7
Broom
A right-hand start leads to the same poor finish.
 
Loose
6a
8
Double Twins
A new route up the wall to the right - said to be quite good.
 
2 Stars
5b
9
Josi
The wall left of a wide crack on sharp holds.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
10
Pretty
Currently we are unsure of precisely where this line is.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
11
Vasilis
The wide crack leads to a ledge and tricky groove.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
5c
12
Philoxenia
The rib between the two cracks has hard moves to reach the ledge, the rest is easier.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a+
13
Valery and Thomas
The chimney gives interesting climbing to the final crux slab.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
5b
14
Octana
A solitary thin crack on the right; the first route passed on the approach.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6b
  • Latest Comments

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    Tufa's story
    "a jam at its grade" 12/Dec

    Katsaplias
    "Probably the easiest of the 6c+s on this wall but very good moves." 19/Oct

    Ermix
    "This is a great 7a with an interesting and intricate crux sequence only marred b..." 19/Oct

    Climber's Nest
    "Found the bolts to be ok. Ropedrag." 04/Oct top50

    Bubuki
    ""Spoilt by poorly placed lower off"?! That last move and forced traver..." 29/Sep

    Climber's Nest
    "Now has a very good extension at 6b+" 09/Jun top50

    Skorpios
    "a little tricky on the route finding but some great climbing with a couple of go..." 30/Sep

    Vasilis
    "Definately worth 2 stars at least if only for not being a boring grey slab at th..." 28/Sep

    Igel
    "Possibly 7a if you wear blinkers and follow the line of bolts without deviation...." 11/Jun

    Homo sapiens
    "Agree - one of the best, really varied and technical." 18/Nov

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