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Afternoon sun
8 mins
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Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

Odyssey consists of a series of steeply leaning tufa-laced walls and some caves too, separated by some gentle ribs on the right-hand side which offer easier routes. It is always popular, especially in hot weather, and some of the routes are quite polished.
ApproachFollow the coast road to shortly before the sharp bend of Kasteli (about 20 minutes walk from Massouri). Plenty of parking is available by the crag signpost. Walk up the dirt track, and head right along the wide track to reach the start of the trail proper by a big boulder. Alternatively (with wheels) you can save a few minutes on the approach by following the road just past Kasteli and then doubling along the higher track to a parking area. Space at the end of the track is restricted, best park where it is wider. The track rises between a couple of big boulders and soon bears left across the slopes under the crag.
ConditionsThe crag faces northwest getting sun from mid-afternoon though some of the caves keep the shade longer. The rock dries quickly and some climbing in the rain is possible though if the atmosphere is damp the dark grey rock can get greasy.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Bonnie
A reasonable route requiring some weaving - high first bolt.
 
1 Stars
5c
2
Clyde
Okay but sharp, with the crux below the bulge.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
6b+
3
Mythos
A long route that is a bit harder than Clyde. Climb the initial bulge to a groove, then climb the easier slab to a final juggy...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
4
Arugliopoulos
A bouldery start leads to steep and hard work up the tufa system.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
5
Elies
Steady moves up left of the tufas to a rest then the crux with some (avoidable) chipped holds to finish.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a+
6
Feta
Straightforward to the final bolt where a difficult pull gains the lower off. A bit harder if you clip the lower-off before...
13 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
6c
7
Island in the Sun Top 50
Steep climbing between the tufas lead to a small cave rest. Finish with some hard moves up the very steep wall above.
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
8
Island in the Sun Extension
A extension with one hard move over the bulge.
 
Strong
7b
9
Lucky Strike Top 50
Hard moves gain the tufas which lead via sustained climbing to a hard final section.
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
10
Morfeas
To the first lower-off is popular.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
11
Pindaro
The elegant curving tufa gives a powerful pitch but the tricky bit is on the top wall.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
7c+
12
Island Highway
Good climbing but polished.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
6c
13
Island Highway Extension
The bulge gives a short and powerful finish. The extension is only 6b but you have to do the lower section to get there and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
6c
14
Il Gigante e la Bambina
Thin sloping holds to start on rough rock. Then easy to a steep finish on sloping ledges and with heel hooks.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
15
Satyros
An easy slab past the undercut leads to a the steep headwall. Climb this using a huge reach (or some awful holds) to a pumpy...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
6c+
16
Bubu pensaci tu
A hard start and sharp finish - not popular!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
17
Andromeda
Steep and sustained tufa work.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
18
Orion
A classic hard route saw many flash attempts back when it was 8a. The crux is a 4-move boulder problem on the steep middle...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
19
Meltemi
Steep moves lead to a hard section at the change in angle. A 7b grade is for those who go too direct at this point. The rest is...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
7a+
20
Patroclos Reborn
Excellent devious climbing with a few chipped holds along the way and a hard finish.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
21
Dafni Top 50
Fine climbing up the rightwards leaning line. The holds on the ramps get smaller to a final pull which may require more than...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
22
Lucky Luka
To the intermediate belay, cruxy and a bit bold.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b
23
Marci Marc Top 50
A classic route and with a great line. A bouldery start then steady climbing until it steepens part where the difficulty kicks...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
7c+
24
Amphora Top 50
A great route, though polished, with steep moves and a hard finish.
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Rounded
7b
25
Sirene
Steady climbing to a lower-off (6b ), then the technical climbing kicks in to a desperate finish.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
26
Sardonique
A sustained but never desperate multi-move crux on side-pulls, gastons and undercuts. Great climbing.
1 user comment
 8a+
27
Fourtouna
A long pitch up the gently leaning wall with at least a couple of cruxes.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b
28
Odisseo
The vertical wall has good sharp holds apart from some stiff moves through a bulge at half-height. Easier climbing remains.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
6a+
29
Mon Amour
Gain the left edge of the arete and follow it in a good position. There may still be some loose rock.
1 user comment
 6a+
30
Nausicaa Nausicaa Top 50
Quite popular in a love or hate way. Climb the slabby pillar between the caves, an easy start leads to a precarious middle...
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Rounded
6a+
31
Fouska
Steep climbing up the back of the cave on good holds, finishing with some wide bridging. The crux for most is the long reach to...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7a+
32
Gaia
Unrelenting and sequency boulder-problem-style climbing from start to finish!
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b
33
Polifemo Top 50
Powerful moves up the steep wall with a crucial section to gain the tufa. This leads to a crimpy wall with a hard last move.
10 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
7c
34
Alfredo Alfredo Top 50
Excellent climbing with a technical crux - hard to flash. There are some polished holds at the crux and beware the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
35
Why Not?
Cruxy and sharp, with some good climbing up to the short tufa system and the easier flake above. Start left of the first bolt.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
36
The Beast
Fingery and technical face route. It gets close to Imia but just about stays independent. Share the last bolt and lower-off...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
37
Imias
An easy and wandering start leads to some fingery wall climbing on small positive holds. Pigs-tail lower-off.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
38
Eumeo Top 50
A friendly romp up the slab on big holds.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
4b
39
Argo Top 50
Pleasant climbing though not quite as slabby as it looks!
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
4c
40
Argo Navis
A short juggy extension from the anchors of Argo almost to the top of the cliff. The reach for the chains is probably the crux.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
6a
41
Telemaco
Nice and quite sharp too! Good holds and a fine sequence of moves makes this another decent route.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
5c
42
Penelope
Interesting climbing but a touch contrived and with a blind crux. When it gets hard try going to the left and over the bulge.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
6a+
43
Caribbean Wedding
Share the start with Penelope, then break right to the cave. Some wide bridging is required to gain the hanging groove.
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
6c+
44
Lestrygon Top 50
Balancy climbing to start if you keep to the front of the rib. Getting established on the upper arete is tricky and the final...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
45
Haryvdi
The direct line out of the right-hand side of the cave is spoilt by some loose rock. Traverse left from the second bolt (hard,...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
6a
46
Mikrotera Kalamarakia
Short but tough climbing with a distinct crux.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b+
47
Mermizeli
A tricky crux move left at the top of the overhang. Polished.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
48
Poly Retsina No Good
Polished pocket-pulling with some bridging across the crack line (optional hand-jamming!) as the route trends left towards the...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
6a+
49
Lotophagos
The rib to the first lower-off is steeper than it looks, the holds and the bolts are quite spaced!
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
5c
50
Lotophagos Extension
A poor continuation of Lotofagos on some slopey holds.
 
Rounded
6c+
51
Itaca
Very pleasant climbing up the slab on good holds followed by a steep top half.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
52
Ciao Vecchio
Interesting sequences between spaced holds on vertical ground, the upper half is on steeper rock. Move right into the niche for...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
53
Ulisse Coperto di Sale
There is a hard fingery crux below a badly placed bolt. Best with it pre-clipped or the crux becomes clipping the bolt!
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7a+
54
Calipso
An excellent climb with contrasting halves. The steep upper section is best climbed quickly - if in doubt, keep pulling.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a
55
Alcinoo
Good climbing which is slightly spilt by an unobvious long move right into a groove - try a dyno if all else fails.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Reachy
7b
56
Dionysos Top 50
Steady climbing leads to a large ledge then step right and make big moves up the wall above. Don't blow the final fingery moves...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
7a
57
Omiros Top 50
A fine steep and technical pitch which is slightly spoilt by the mid-height rest on Dionysos although you might be grateful for...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
58
Atena Top 50
Superb climbing on good holds all the way. A classic route despite the polish.
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
59
Circe
Great climbing on dark grey rock. A hard section in the middle leads to a lovely juggy finish.
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
60
Femio Top 50
A good little pitch which is very popular and has the polish to prove it!
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
61
Laertes Top 50
Big holds to start, a tufa in the middle and some steeper moves above to finish. The jugs just keep coming.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
5c
62
Nessuno
Share the first bolt with Laertes but then break right. The finish up the steep rib is much harder than the rest.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
5c
63
On the Verge
An easy line up the rib on the right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
4a
64
Early Bird
The left-hand side of the steep section.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c
65
Hyma sto Kyma
Steady tufa climbing to a tough finale approaching the lower-off.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c+
66
Kulturistika
A tufa climb with a distinct and reachy crux early on.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
7b
67
Moon Bridge
Hard technical climbing and sharp too. Low in the grade.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
68
Las Gallinas que Entran
Fierce all the way.
 
1 Stars
Technical
8a
69
Morfeas Plus
The full route is a lot harder.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
70
Los Kudos
Short-lived but very intense.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
8c
71
Triton
A good line through a curving overhang early on.
 
3 Stars
Strong
7c
72
Tagmania
A long-standing project was completed by Megos in 2014.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8c+
73
Scylla
A fine face climb once the rather poor start has been dealt with.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
74
Paris Texas
One for fingery face-climbing specialists - hard.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
7c
75
Tupac Amaru
An open project up the smooth wall under the Daphni ramp.
 ??
76
Gors Guta Gutarak
 
3 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
8c+
77
Los Revolucionarios
A hard and very condition-dependent route with tough moves on poor holds.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
9a
78
Lucky Luka Extension
The rest is quality and requires a dyno by most.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
8b+
79
Nadir
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8b+
80
Inti Raymi
Brilliant wall climbing on good holds leads to a powerful crux then final pumpy moves up the tufa.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
81
Inti Watana
 
3 Stars
Technical
8b
82
Boom Boom
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
7c+
83
The Kinky Cleric
The last line on the cliff up slabby left-trending grooves.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
4c
84
Eurycleia
A tricky slab leads to a juggy bulge with good holds
 
2 Stars
5b
85
My Name is Nobody
Start as for Omiros but keep right and keep going.
 
2 Stars
7c
86
The Naughty Nun
The first of a set of easy climbs on the grey slabs on the far right of the cliff. The lower-off is oddly set up.
 
1 Stars
4b
87
The Verger
More easy slab work.
 
1 Stars
3+
88
The Second Coming
 
1 Stars
4b
89
Altar Boy
A steep start leads to easy ground.
 
1 Stars
5a
90
The Pulpit
The hardest of these.
 
1 Stars
Strong
5a
91
The Mad Monk
A short traverse leads to a prickly finish up the rib.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
4b
  • Latest Comments

    For ODYSSEY

    Polifemo
    "Onsighted and seemed fair at solid benchmark 7c." 28/May top50

    Bubu pensaci tu
    "7b+. a tricky bouldery move with a sloppy tufa in the bottom part - very nice an..." 12/Dec

    Polifemo
    "Harder than many kalymnos 7c's, but probably ok when you've got the move sorted...." 26/Apr top50

    Calipso
    "Start now very polished. I had to slap a move with my feet threatening to pop. T..." 19/Nov

    Orion
    "too much magnesium on the holds, also polished as hell..seems that everybody is ..." 14/Jan

    Omiros
    "7a+ if you grab the chains... Great route, tech start ant powerful finish." 01/Dec top50

    Odisseo
    "A good 2 star route with a stiff and technical crux, but more like 6b." 08/Oct

    Sirene
    "nice 7c" 19/Feb

    Caribbean Wedding
    "I don't give up on routes. I did on this one. Bloody hard." 27/Nov

    Orion
    "Now given 7c+ locally which is a bit more like it" 09/Oct

    Mikrotera Kalamarakia
    "Feels harder to me than many 6c's in the surrounding area, even though it's shor..." 29/Sep

    Poly Retsina No Good
    "Proabably too easy for 6a+, but a good warmup in the same style as some of the s..." 28/Sep

    Omiros
    "brilliant climbing, could be 7b though i voted 'hard 7a+'. technical near the st..." 28/Sep top50

    Calipso
    "Polished start spoils the route somewhat and the initial moves are ugly for the ..." 03/Jun

    Atena
    "Didn't think it was 'that' polished and it didn't detract from the quality of th..." 30/May top50

    Mermizeli
    "not particolary difficulty, but estrange the crux...not to bad" 23/Apr

    Climbing Wizard
    "a 15m grade 4 at the momment.many bolts" 09/Dec

    Dionysos
    "Nice varied climbing and yes the last clip is very mean, why not have the chains..." 24/Oct top50

    Sardonique
    "Bouldery." 02/Jul

    Island in the Sun
    "Very good, varied climbing on large holds all the way. Providing you stay calm t..." 24/May top50

    Elies
    "A shame and one of the worst line of the isle!" 03/Nov

    Poly Retsina No Good
    "Reasonable but would stick to some of the nearby 6b's if you can manage." 01/Nov

    Odisseo
    "brilliant technical climbing. The rock was solid and the crux was very absorbing..." 06/Oct

    Dionysos
    "Took me 6 Times to be able to clip the chain from the poor left hand hold. Was ..." 02/Oct top50

    Haryvdi
    "To many bolts!!!!" 12/Aug

    Lestrygon
    "Really cool!" 12/Aug top50

    Amphora
    "it's only 7a+,for me, but very very nice.Don't miss it" 07/Aug top50

    Atena
    "Standard 6b in my opinion and easier than Hari Kari (also 6b) at Sparticus..." 21/Jul top50

    Atena
    "nice route! I mean its a standard 6b+, but the chain should be placed lower!!" 13/Jul top50

    Lestrygon
    "bellissima, varia, continua.Una autentica soddisfazione" 03/Jul top50

    Imias
    "Great route, liked it more than Lestregon (sp?).." 11/Jun

    Dionysos
    "Great route. The last move is the crux on the on-sight, hence 7a. Once you've fo..." 06/Jun top50

    Circe
    "also found it harder than atena and atena is a lot nicer." 31/May

    Morfeas
    "Don't be fooled by the 7c, it's not that hard" 18/May

    Amphora
    "I bolted this route and for me the difficult is 7a+ ciao" 27/Apr top50

    Ciao Vecchio
    "Very nice route, crux at the end (7a) if you go direct" 18/Apr

    Feta
    "What's this english nonsense about grabbing the achor? The route is 6c+ without ..." 06/Apr

    Caribbean Wedding
    "thanks for the qdr" 27/Feb

    Polifemo
    "Certainly not easy for the grade! Dont know many people who thought it was" 16/Nov top50

    Caribbean Wedding
    "This route is the hardest 6c on Kalymnos to date. It's really nice but not even ..." 11/Nov

    Fourtouna
    "Excellent route with a bouldery crux midway and a difficult finishing bulge. Gr..." 10/Nov

    Polifemo
    "Easy for the grade." 03/Nov top50

    Circe
    "Hard for 6b. The middle section has a little polish which makes the crux feel qu..." 01/Nov

    Odisseo
    "Fairly enjoyable, but felt hard for the grade." 01/Nov

    Orion
    "(Rubbish) Then it would be the hardest 7a in the world instead of being the easi..." 01/Nov

    Feta
    "Also felt like 7a to me with the moves at the top - can't understand why all the..." 01/Nov

    Orion
    "If nature had provided one extra good pocket, Orion would be an entertaining F7a..." 31/Oct

    Satyros
    ""Only 6c for the tall" - utter rubbish !!! A long reach is useful on a..." 29/Oct

    Clyde
    "One veeeery painful hold. But just one. Hard to avoid." 28/Oct

    Satyros
    "A great route, with sustained interest. Solid 6c+ and probably harder for the sh..." 28/Oct

    Caribbean Wedding
    "This route (not in the current local Kalymnos guide) has F6c+ painted at the bot..." 26/Oct

    Caribbean Wedding
    "Nice route. Should be 6c+ imho." 26/Oct

    Imias
    "It's called 'Imia' in the local guide and on the rock. Looks good?? it isn't, it..." 21/Oct

    Circe
    "I didn't find it more polished or harder than Atena." 21/Oct

    Penelope
    "ended up going on to telemaco. few holds to use . my beleayer who climbs 6b foll..." 21/Oct

    Nausicaa Nausicaa
    "Upper section is a good adrenalin trip,really good climbing but will get harder ..." 18/Oct top50

    Circe
    "yeah, not the best choice of warm-up by me. Apparently, from someone who did it ..." 18/Oct

    Circe
    "Much harder than Atena in my opinion" 18/Oct

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