The Cave

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Sport
Afternoon sun
35 mins
Level
Seepage
Sheltered

The caves and walls round to the right of the white chapel had some old and neglected face routes but it has now been developed with a set of very hard offerings. Many of the older climbs have been rebolted - check before you climb.
Approach - From the parking at Kantouni Beach follow the track on the left past a church and out towards the headland. Descend into a small valley below the airport then continue towards the next ridge and once past this the chapel and cliffs come into view. Head round to the right of the chapel to reach the cliffs.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Ikare
Climb a superb steep pocketed wall.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
7a+
2
Erag
This is a technical and fingery little climb.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a
3
Cartier
Up a crack and over a small bulge. A good easier climb.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a
4
Antartic
The crack leading to a triangular roof.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6a
5
Hydria
Start left of a cave and traverse right across the wall to a high crux.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
6
Vikos
Start up a pillar for a nice pitch.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
7
Captain Correli
The tricky wall past two slight grooves.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7a
8
L'Endurance
A thin wall leading to a crack high up.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a
9
Primo
Climb the steep corner then pull over a bulge into a fine hanging groove.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
10
Anarrihisi
A long line just left of the cave.
 
2 Stars
7a
11
To Doraki
This one tackles the leaning left arete of the cave.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c
12
Want a Beautiful Life
The first of the big numbers up the leaning wall is a real classic.
 
3 Stars
Strong
8a+
13
Mal au Coeur
Tackle the cave roof.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8b+
14
Beginner Sis
The line through the centre of the roof almost to the lip.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8b
15
Pro Bro
The extension to Beginner Sis ups the grade.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8b+
16
Les Mains Oranges
The first of a clutch of steep routes near the right edge of the cave.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8b+
17
No Remorse
A fierce bouldery pitch.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c+
18
Sans Le Figuier
A full-on extension.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8a+
19
Bye Bulli
Very hard to get going.
 
3 Stars
Technical
8a+
20
Kardamo
A fine stamina pitch. Tthe first couple of clips are tricky.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8a
21
Eftace
A hard face pitch.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c
22
Antartic Extension
A bouldery extension - hard and not too pleasant.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
23
Bim Bam Boom
Tough with a boulder crux on the tufa.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8a+
24
Ruhetag
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8b+
25
The One
A bouldery one.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c+
26
Howl Lala
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
27
Boulderaki
The clue is in the name.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b
28
Oups
Fingery work.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7a
29
Speckknödel
An easier climb - there aren't too many round here.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
5c
30
Iki Kampai
The wall past a tricky central section.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
  • Latest Comments

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    Sherpani
    "pockets. confusing, not so easy for onsight" 12/Dec

    Tabacco e Venere
    "Undergraded, with some hard moves in the last third of the climb. Much harder th..." 17/May

    Octopodi
    "Very nice route, unexpectedly technical. First bolt is in the wrong place - you ..." 13/May

    Cartier
    "Very good route, 2 or 3 stars." 09/Nov

    Coky
    "Very hard for the grade, and extremely painful. If you like climbing on razor-bl..." 06/Jun

    Luna Calante
    "Not really that exciting." 27/May

    Amita
    "Not at all pleasant - some bolts badly rusted and top one loose. Better with a s..." 18/May

    Cresme
    "Watch out for the big loose looking flake/overlap at halfway." 01/Nov

    Luna Calante
    "Seemed harder than 5+." 22/Oct

    Mythos
    "excellent and a must in this sector - has a bit of everything, technical" 19/Aug top50

    Sherpani
    "Sharp holds throughout. A good climb but quite painful." 02/Oct

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