EMBORIOS AREA


The most remote section of cliffs from Masouri are the caves, spires and walls that lead west from the road that runs over to Palionisos. The relatively long approach and lack of major classics means the place is usually much quieter when compared to the popular cliffs above Masouri. This means some routes are often sharp and the odd patch of crusty rock, or loose flake, is not unknown - a little care is sensible.

Routes

133 sport routes (4a...7b)
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
Kefala Cape
A cliff that is clearly visible across the bay from Kasteli. There is lot of potential here for new...
7
Winter
Lots of sun!
Level

30 mins

sheltered
Olive Tree
A nice little buttress, the most distant from Masouri, requiring a 20 minute scooter ride round the...
14
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Styx Main
A wide wall with a good set of climbs including some nice long pitches. Although the routes to the...
25
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Styx Right
The shorter wall that makes up the right-hand side of Styx is the most popular section of the whole...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
François Guillot
A big rotund buttress with a soaring central groove. It would probably have a lot more routes on it...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Emborios Portal
An impressive crag with a small set of routes based around a huge cave entrance. The crag faces...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Kreissaal
'The Nursery' is a fine grey face with a good collection of easier wall climbs, generally on very...
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Kastri
An intriguing area in the canyon behind the castle of Kastri. Sections of monolithic walling,...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Sophie
A small sector in an out-of-the-way setting. The sharp rock and lack of classics means the area...
12
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Scali
No description as yet.
24
Winter
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Vasilissa
The right-hand of two recent developments between the older sectors of Sophi and Paradise Beach. Be...
14
Winter
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Paradise Garden
A slightly isolated sector set above the point where the concrete road drops down to the 'Pirates'...
9
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
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