VATHY VALLEY


A collection of cliffs that are all reached from the road that cuts through the mountains from Arginonta to Vathy - (also known as Vathi and Vathis). None of them is very popular, and it would be unusual to have to share a cliff, let alone queue for routes, even at the height of the season. The remote feel adds to the experience of climbing here, well away from the honey-pot crags of the west coast. It is worth considering a visit to the harbour village of Vathy if you are on this side of the island - a tranquil spot with sheltered swimming and a nice set of restaurants and cafes.

Routes

188 sport routes (3b...8b)
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
Koukouvas
A clean wall which offers shade in the summer. It has a set of excellent wall climbs and is seldom...
11
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

30 mins

Metochi Pyramid
An interesting crag which offers shade for much of the day. The main pillar provides some good,...
15
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

30 mins

Dry in the Rain
Milianos Crag
A quiet crag in a sunny setting, with three distinct sectors. The older routes here were included...
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Milianos Cave
A good crag which has the dual advantages of a decent spread of grades and afternoon shade. The...
49
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Je t'aime - The Bays
A neglected section of crags near the high point of the Arginonta - Vathy road, with a great sunny...
24
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

3 mins

Seepage
Windy
Je t'aime - The Grey Slabs
A neglected crag near the high point of the Arginonta - Vathy road, with a great sunny outlook....
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Julian
A popular little cliff (for this area) with a decent set of easier routes. There is still some...
19
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

4 mins

Windy
Rocklands
This hidden and isolated crag is well off the usual Kalymnos circuit. The longish approach (both...
32
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

25 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Windy
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