GERAKIOS TO TROIS ILOTS


Above the small village of Myrties is a long line of cliffs that didn't see much attention in the early days. As new rock has become scarcer, attention has inevitably fallen on this huge hillside and some superb routes have been developed on a variety of walls, slabs and caves. There are single and multi-pitch routes across a decent spread of grades, and some days in the high season there may be 50+ climbers up here. As an additional attraction, the island's one via ferrata is here, and is worth half a day of anyone's time. The vast majority of the cleaning and bolting has been done by Claude Idoux.

Routes

1 trad route (VF3B)
105 sport routes (5b...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
Sector Spitfire
A small selection of routes in a very sheltered setting with plenty of shade. The rock is a bit...
8
Sport
No sun
Uphill

25 mins

sheltered
Gerakios - Rainbow Wall
An imposing multi-coloured wall with some great routes. It gets afternoon sun later than the routes...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Gerakios - Cave
A bowl of a cave with some interesting slabby pillars on either side that doesn't see as much...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

18 mins

Dry in the Rain
Windy
Gerakios - Via Ferrata
Kalymnos's only via ferrata provides a decent half-day activity and a good introduction to via...
1
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

Windy
Trois Ilots - Left
Trois Ilots begins with a section characterised by some prominent crack-lines situated just above...
15
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Trois Ilots - The Bay
A lot of good routes on great (and rather unusual) rock - the place has already proved popular....
18
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Trois Ilots - The Pillar
A lot of good routes on great (and rather unusua)l rock - the place has already proved popular....
15
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Trois Ilots - Multi-pitch
There are two multi-pitch routes on the Trois Ilots that run the full height of the cliff. These...
2
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
Trois Ilots - Far Right
A lot of good routes on rather unusual rock - the place has already proved popular. There are three...
23
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Windy
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