Symplegades - West Wall

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Sport
Afternoon sun
12 mins
Uphill
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 West Wall is the sunny side.
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
Mike's Bikes
The short cruxy line on the far left - awkward.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6a
2
Carlo Juliana
The steep slab on a variety of finger holds to a high crux. Tough for the grade.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6a
3
Anemodarmeni
The steep slab on a variety of finger holds to a high crux. Tough for the grade.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6a
4
Climber's Nest Top 50
An awkward start gains the pillar. Up this past a short wall to a steep final groove. Lower off to the left.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
6a
5
K.V.R.
A big pitch with amazing climbing on jugs to get you through two overhanging sections.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
6b
6
Phineas Top 50
The groove is climbed on huge jugs. Where it finally looks hard try bridging. Spectacular and intimidating.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
5c
7
Homo sapiens
A brilliant route, steep and juggy then technical and sustained.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
8
Kamari
One that goes from pumpy to precarious.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c+
9
Katsaplias
Tough, pulling through the steepest part is hard and technical.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
6c+
10
Ermix
Great crimpy and technical climbing with a neat sequence.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a
11
T.N.T.
A good, sustained and intricate pitch.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c
12
Bubuki
A high crux will keep you guessing.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
13
Drama
Flowstone jugs and pockets lead to one harder move to reach a rest. A tricky slab remains.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
14
Opera
A thin technical slab leads to a crimpy wall. Finish up Drama.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b
15
Ivan
The wide crack/steep groove are certainly unusual!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
Loose
5c
16
Isadora
A long line up the slab, rib and short wide crack.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
17
Rabat
A great continuation to Climber's Nest up the pale wall above the lower-off is a monster. Split the descent at the mid-height...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
18
Neanderthal
A tough start gains the easier but well positioned arete.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
19
Kiria Rita
Sustained fingery pocket pulling.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
20
Gourmet
A short route up near the top of the slope.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
  • Latest Comments

    For SYMPLEGADES AREA

    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

    Anemodarmeni
    "Couple of tricky moves make this a respectable 6A" 23/Oct

    K.V.R.
    "Great route, space walking at the top." 05/Oct

    Iason
    "NIce route, but a little bit tricky." 03/Jun

    Mike's Bikes
    "strangly balancy climbing with some fragile rock still around - not what we expe..." 14/Nov

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