Spartacus

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Sport
Sun and Shade
25 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Windy

Spartacus offers a fine set of hard climbs, on generally steep rock, with lots of tufas and pockets. It is always popular and many of the routes (and some of the bolts) are becoming rather tired.
Conditions The crag faces northwest and offers shade until early evening. It is also sheltered from the wind and rain though it can be very soapy when the humidity is high.
Approach - Park by or opposite the Mermaid Statue - almost opposite the Hotel Philoxena. The track starts here and runs up to a gate then a prominent olive tree before heading out left and toiling up the scree path to the welcoming shade and the huge jutting buttress just left of Grande Grotta. Continue leftwards from here to Spartacus - 10 minutes further on.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Geissen Schnucki
Sharp holds up the left-hand side of the slab.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a
2
Ziegen Peter
Sharp rock and a steep too with a nasty crux move.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
3
Chariots of Fire
A big pitch up the wall above the cave. It is athletic then run-out, hard to read and wandering towards the top.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
4
Vangelis Connection
The sustained and bold direct line. The crux is hard for the short whereas the juggy top section is good but rope-drag can be a...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
6c+
5
Pygmalion
The sustained and juggy wall is okay once you get up the hard start but can be greasy in hot weather.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
6b+
6
Magnetus
Almost like an extended boulder problem with good powerful moves between decent holds.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
7c
7
Alexis Zorbas
Short and technical. Could be found tricky by jug jockeys who have forgotten how to use their feet. Low in the grade.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7b
8
Arena
A very unbalanced route with a skin-shredding crux early on and a great upper half - if you reach it.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
7c
9
Jellyfish Pie
Fine climbing but some of the bolts may still be old?
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Crimpy
7a+
10
Kerveros Top 50
A superb, steep tufa climbing with one hard move at 1/3 height. Polished but this shouldn't be a problem except when it is...
17 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
11
Kerveros Extension
A short hard left-hand extension.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
12
Kerverias
A slightly easier right-hand extension.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
13
Neska Polita
Features a good boulder problem low down then about 7a to the top. It feels bit squeezed in places.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
14
Daniboy
An awesome route with a pumpy start and a technical and sequency top section.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a
15
Spartacus Top 50
A classic of the area. The cruxy middle section involves reachy and powerful climbing although this can be by-passed by...
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7b+
16
Spartacus Maximus
The extension to Spartacus has long moves on good holds. It's possible to get back to the Spartacus lower-off from the top on a...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Strong
7b+
17
Gladiator Top 50
After a slightly artificial start (or step in from Spartacus), superb, steep blob-climbing leads to a step left where more...
17 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
18
Harakiri Top 50
Excellent climbing, polished jug-pulling with one short tricky section. Well-worth the walk up despite the polished holds.
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
19
King Cobra
The right-hand continuation to Harikiri. Launch across the roof on pockets to a cluster of tufa blobs. Make hard moves to gain...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c+
20
Tzatziki Vikiki
A short extension to Harikiri reaches an oddly placed lower-off.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
7b+
21
Mon Batchounou... Top 50
A tricky start and a pumpy crux high up make for an excellent route.
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
7a
22
Chameleon
The hard extension to Mon Batchounou.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a
23
Les Amazones Top 50
Great climbing up the twin tufas and wall. Pretty polished now but still very good despite the gloss.
9 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
24
Ares
The long extension the Les Amazones.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
25
Aphrodisia
A great route up the tufas and wall and less polished than the others but lacks independence in a couple of places.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
26
Nabuchodonosor
Very long with sustained climbing and few harder moves right at the top. A poor lower-off has been reported.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
27
Le 13eme travail d'Hercules
The left-hand route on the rounded pillar is another long one with technical climbing on pockets, not to polished and bit bold...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
6b+
28
Astree
The superb juggy extension to Zeigen Peter is great.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
  • Latest Comments

    For SPARTACUS AREA

    Neolithic Line
    "single sloppy tufa - so pumpy!" 12/Dec

    Gladiator
    "Really quality route, 3* for sure for me. Varied pumpy climbing on tufas blobs a..." 08/Jun top50

    Spartacus Maximus
    "Not sure about 7a for the top bit, but agree with 7b+ for the whole thing." 26/Apr

    Claire
    "This is really hard if climbed direct at the top. A slight detour out to the lef..." 19/Oct

    Ziegen Peter
    "In the local guide book, Ziegen Peter is 18m, and the 6b Astree extension is ano..." 05/Oct

    Lucifer's Hammer
    "It's a very nice 6c wall climb. In fact quite hard 6c for Kalymnos!" 11/Sep

    Titanrope
    "it is done" 15/Jan

    Les Amazones
    "My first 6c, and I loved it to bits. Found the hard part was after the tufas and..." 20/Oct top50

    Gladiator
    "yes, very nice route; a must to try if you walk up to Spartacus sector" 18/Oct top50

    Spasspartour
    "There is now a brilliant new 32m 6b to the right of this route, 'Probleme Mineur..." 05/Jun

    Spartacus Maximus
    "maximuss is easy, max 7a.and is a very good rest around a belay. spartakus and..." 20/Jan

    Les Amazones
    "Oh yeah, this was fun, fun, fun!" 27/Nov top50

    Arena
    "The 2006 Guidebook gives Arena 7c (although not been on it). Magnetus (the 7c to..." 10/Oct

    Ziegen Peter
    "Quite stiff through the steepest part of the first pitch. The extension has jugg..." 28/Sep

    Claire
    "a strange route but quite compelling: easy and enjoyable climbing leads to a dis..." 27/Sep

    Kerveros
    "... and so it's now getting polished. Much nicer 7a s on Kaly." 03/Jun top50

    Les Amazones
    "Probably the best 6c on Kalymnos!" 15/Apr top50

    Tales of Greek Heroes
    "I did the route twice a day or so after it had been put. I thought it similar to..." 23/Dec

    Tales of Greek Heroes
    "Good long route just to the right of '13eme travail', very similar grade and sty..." 18/Nov

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