ARHI AREA


Arhi was the site of the first developments on Kalymnos. It remains the most popular of the Arginonta crags, and with good reason. Although baking hot in the warmer months, it is a great venue for when the cooler weather arrives. The left side of the cliff is made up of Dalle à Patouch and Belgian Chocolates - these areas have a great array of climbing across the grades. The main Arhi section, with is huge central cave, has spectacular, long, hard climbs (which see a fair few attempts and many failures), some ever-popular (and rather polished) tufa routes, and an area of popular grey slabs. Above this is the deserted crag of Balcony Helvetia, and finally, there is the easy multi-pitch route of Regensburg and the short White Wine Wall.

Routes

184 sport routes (4b...9a)
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
Dalle à Patouch
Above and left of Arhi is this fine sheet of rock. Despite having some of the best quality rock...
29
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

14 mins

sheltered
Belgian Chocolates
The section left of Arhi has a great array of climbs across the grades. The routes at Belgian...
26
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
Arhi
Arhi is the most popular of the Arginonta crags, with good reason. Although baking hot in the...
101
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Balcony Helvetia
An impressive piece of rock above and right of the main sections of Arhi. Despite a short approach...
17
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Regensburg
The section of rock to the right of the main developments at Arhi only has two climbs at present-...
2
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

White Wine Wall
A recently developed sector (early 2017) with a set of shortish hardish routes. Expect more climbs...
9
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For ARHI AREA

    Thetis
    "doesn't get less soapy over the years ... anyway: nice route!" 03/Oct top50

    Harry Parterre
    "Very good route, not sustained, just keep cool to the end..." 07/Nov

    Icaro
    "6c/6c+ for me also, nice and unexpecting technical moves" 14/Jan

    Ne pas toucher ma bit
    "the correct grade is 8a+" 13/Jan

    Orione
    "Beware of the runout!" 01/Dec

    Swiss Kiss
    "Nice Route, worth going up this sector for a quieter place" 30/Jun

    Icaro
    "My opinion is that 6b+ would make it a major sandbag. It felt harder than the ot..." 29/Sep

    Il Pittore
    "the crimp is quite tricky but stick with it as theres great climbing above; i th..." 28/Sep

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