ILIADA


A fine and extensive crag running diagonally up the hillside to the right of Odyssey and then extending rightwards across the hillside. It has a great set of routes across the grades, many long pitches and a sublime outlook. For some reason it trends to be less popular than the nearby alternatives of Odyssey and Grande Grotte.

Conditions
The crag gets the sun from around midday to sunset, though the left-hand set of routes keep the shade a little later. Generally the routes dry quickly and there isn't much seepage. It can be windy up here.

Approach
Follow the coast road to shortly before the sharp bend of Kasteli (about 20 minutes walk from Massouri). Roadside 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 road 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 until level with Odyssey to the left. At this point (arrow and name on a rock) a horizontal track runs rightward and soon reaches the bottom left edge of the crag - about 12 - 20 minutes from the parking.

Routes

Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Iliada - Far Left
The far left-hand side of this fine diagonally crag has a small set of decent routes in the Orange...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

Seepage
Windy
Iliada - Left
The left-hand side of this fine diagonally crag has a great set of climbs in the cave on the left...
21
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

18 mins

Seepage
Windy
Iliada - Right
The right-hand side of this fine diagonally crag is its most popular section, despite the longer...
33
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Windy
Muses and Afghan Corridor
Two small and neglected areas to the right of the main Iliada crags, Muses was developed back in...
13
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For ILIADA

    Mythologie
    "I thought it was more like a long 7a+!" 27/Oct

    Dolonas
    "super route - big roof but bouldery! not it has an extention - " Valley of ..." 12/Dec

    Ektor
    "The crux is much harder than the rest of the route which slightly spoils it in m..." 15/Apr

    Beautiful Helen
    "A joy" 19/Nov top50

    Beautiful Helen
    "I must agree with Iain. This one is a contender for the best 6a+ route I've ever..." 11/Sep top50

    Dolonas
    "Great route, soft if you're into bouldering. Classic photo potential." 01/Dec

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