Poets

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Sport
Afternoon sun
15 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Windy

A fine set of routes across the Orange/Red grades, on rock that is mostly vertical or slightly easier angled. Some of the routes have become a bit polished. The crag is the closest to Massouri which in part explains its popularity.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Minos
A sharp grey wall reached by a scramble up an easy rib.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
7a
2
Kavafis
A fine line up the huge and impressive flake. 1) 20m. Easy climbing over broken rocks leads past a single bolt to a belay...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
3
Poetic Licence
Climb the fingery wall then jig right to pass through the roofs. Can be used as a start to the big groove of Kavafis.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Loose
6b+
4
Iris
A hard start leads to sustained terrain above and a tough balancy finish on slopers.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Rounded
6b+
5
Saxonia
A thin slab leads to a juggy wall, then the scar where the big flake used to be.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
6a
6
Homeric Verses
Start in a shallow groove. Climb easily up the slab to tufas below a worrying bulge. Skirt around this to the right and then...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6a+
7
Quando tramonta il sol
A stiff starting move followed by varied climbing on a range of holds. The crux is a long reach getting out of the flowstone...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
6a
8
Dryads
A steady approach leads to some trick (and pumpy) climbing on the 'broccoli' rock.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
6b
9
Mustass Top 50
Excellent climbing up the slab and flowstone groove above. The good holds just keep on coming. Getting polished.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
5c
10
Styx
The sharp lower wall leads to sustained and interesting climbing up the flowstone to a juggy finale - excellent.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
11
Oreads
Climb just left of the huge loose flake.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b
12
Palamas
Tricky early on to pass the overhang then great climbing on the upper wall.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6c
13
Solomos
From Palamas move out right to access this superb long pitch with tricky low bulge and tenuous crux higher up.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
6c+
14
O Brothers
Great climbing featuring pockets, slopers and tufas. A hard rockover to get going and then a tough traverse right to finish.
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b+
15
Omero
The thin grey wall give some technical climbing between welcome rests. Getting polished which doesn't help.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7a
16
Sapfo Top 50
Easy climbing up the first half which gradually steepens, with the crux in the last few moves.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6a+
17
Pindaros
A short slab which is pleasant and straightforward.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
5a
18
Alceo
Pleasant easy climbing up slabby first half, followed by some hard fingery moves on small sharp holds to the top.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c
19
Licimnio
One that leads you up the garden path, then slams the gate in your face! Hard to see your feet on the crux!
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
20
Alcman
After an easy lower half, this route kicks in with some thin technical moves on small holds.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
6c
21
Anacreonte Top 50
Sustained difficulties and a fine route for the grade. Inevitably getting a bit polished.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a
22
Ibria
Technical climbing on very small holds in top quarter of the route, above a cluster of good pockets. Low in the grade.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
23
Ione
The right-hand side of the face. Sharp and wandering.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
7a
24
Ouzo
The left-hand side of the wall up and round right gives a worthwhile pitch.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a
25
Metaxas
Initially tricky, climb the left or right (easier) from the 3rd bolt to reach fingery moves to the break. Steeper and easier to...
 
2 Stars
6a+
26
M.A.O.
The bolted version of the ancient Via Alps trad line following scoops and hollows. Finish up the juggy rib or awkward groove...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
5c
27
Kalispera
The left-hand side of the face is hard and sharp.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
28
Kalimera
An easy slab leading to steeper rock above. Hard and sharp.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
29
Damoclese
Has had a long term reputation for looseness.
 
1 Stars
Loose
6a+
30
Charles Bukowski
A tough start through the bulges leads to ledges and easier ground. Not well bolted.
 
1 Stars
6c+
31
Delicatessen
From a cave climb to a hard pull over the lip on small pockets to a good ledge before a steep crimpy wall and tufas to finish.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b+
32
Karoubalo
A poor start leads to good climbing up the steep featured groove with lots of broccoli bridging.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
6a+
33
Reins Beaux
A fine route on great rock, with a tricky start and withering upper wall on great rock.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
34
Poets Corner
The long corner via some nice bridging moves. A bit quarried towards the top.
 
2 Stars
5c
35
Mpyra
A right-hand line to the Ouzo lower-off.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b
36
Il Gino
The central groove has some decent moves but nothing special.
 
1 Stars
5b
37
Disobbedisco
The black streak and bulge.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
38
Alsace
Aim for the shallow groove.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
39
E'Tardi
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
40
The Wave
The left-hand of a pair of routes on the grey tower behind Poets.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a
41
Agopunctura
The right-hand route is desperate.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
  • Latest Comments

    For POETS AREA

    Ione
    "7a+ for sure - a crimpy and technical slab" 12/Dec

    Palamas
    "This route is now ranked 6c Worth doing - be carefull, crux is just over a vir..." 27/Sep

    Omero
    "The hardest 7 a I did in Kalymnos. Fierce to on-sight" 19/Nov

    Pipe Cleaner
    "Very nic tufa climbing, but over-rated: 7a+ seems right, as written on the rock...." 08/Nov

    Pindaros
    "Oct 09, Lower off complete with crab and chain." 23/Oct

    Ibria
    "Sharp at the crux." 19/Oct

    Ione
    "7a+ in the guide book which it might well be if you dont escape and wonder to th..." 01/Dec

    Anacreonte
    "Very, very good. And 6a." 08/Oct top50

    Omero
    "7a may be justified? thin and technical through the crux. regardless of grade it..." 28/Sep

    Ouzo
    "Pleasantly surprised, thought this was better than the one star it is given. 5+ ..." 27/Sep

    O Brothers
    "What!! No stars? This was another flowing gem of a route, never that hard, great..." 30/May

    Omero
    "...mmmm 7a is to much, is an hard 6c+...very technical" 23/Apr

    Kavafis
    "You can supplement the single bolt belay with a thread round a chockstone - take..." 18/Nov

    Isabel
    "The last couple of moves are the crux but the lower wall is also quite tricky. T..." 19/May

    O Brothers
    "the above is certainly true making it very unbalanced because this is about the ..." 14/Nov

    Dryads
    "This is reportedly the worst route anyone can do at any sector anywhere on the p..." 22/Oct

    O Brothers
    "nice route but the crux is very hard for the grade." 31/May

    Pindaros
    "May 2005 there was only a chain, no krab. It wasn't very spectacular but just th..." 28/May

    Alceo
    "Easy until the brown-ish steeper section is reached. Good route, but a little s..." 01/Nov

    Alcman
    "Better, longer, harder and more varied than Licimnio." 01/Nov

    Kavafis
    "Good old fashioned grunting layback with a delicate transfer to wall climbing ri..." 22/Oct

    Quando tramonta il sol
    "This is never 6a+ and certainly not 6b as it says on the rock, 6a top whack." 22/Oct

    Mustass
    "so far this is the biggest soft touch 5+ i have ever done. easy slab climbing an..." 21/Oct top50

    Isabel
    "the couple of people who did ascents after my first ascent, stated that either i..." 20/Oct

    Licimnio
    "A good warm-up route :)" 20/Sep

    Ione
    "I thought this route was well exciting and pretty hard (7A), if you fell off it ..." 20/Apr

    Kalimera
    "names of kalimera and kalispera are the wrong way round in the guide" 11/Apr

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