SKALIA AREA


A fine set of cliffs scattered around the wide amphitheatre above Skalia village. These include the ever-popular Ghost Kitchen and a small collection of less-frequented crags. The superb Prophitis Andreas is well worth the approach and can also be combined with a visit to the easier routes on the shady Elephantslide. Skalia Pillar has some good climbing, but it has a long and awkward approach if the gate used on the normal approach is locked. Skalia Balcony has some fine long routes and Skalia Cave - the venue of a competition back in 2013 - is the reserve of hard climbers but sees little action now that the competition circus has moved on.

Routes

207 sport routes (4a...8c+)
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
Elephantslide
A small white shady buttress on the hillside north of the parking for Prophitis Andreas. It is...
19
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

20 mins

Windy
Prophitis Andreas
A huge crag in a commanding position with a good set of climbs. A late discovery, the development...
41
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

20 mins

Windy
Skalia Pillar
A fine tall crag perched in a sunny position high above Skalia village. Despite many fine climbs...
26
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

Windy
Skalia Balcony
This is the impressive face between Skalia Pillar and Ghost Kitchen. It has a good set of long...
24
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Skalia Cave
The location of the 2013 competition, for which a clutch of very hard routes was bolted. The grades...
18
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Ghost Kitchen
Ghost Kitchen is a magnificent and popular crag located in a wide bowl. The left-hand side has some...
62
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
Atlantis
A shady crag up and right of Ghost Kitchen. There are more developments on-going away to the...
18
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Utopia
A newly developed shady crag to the right of Atlantis.The crag faces north and is in the shade...
23
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For SKALIA AREA

    Axium
    "7a about right and it only gets that because of the finish. the climbing up to t..." 06/Jul

    Joy in the Garden
    "Very joyful 6a+ climbing on this 28 mtrs route." 06/Jul top50

    Axium
    "If Thimari is 7a+ (reasonable here), this one is 6c!" 06/Jul

    Dafni
    "Easier than totenhansel" 04/Jun

    Axium
    "Maybe just 7a" 19/Nov

    Lothar
    "Could this be the current 6b Lothar 25m?" 05/Oct

    Serena
    "Found this hard to onsight - lot of blind moves and no chalk on the day I did it..." 20/Oct

    Absent Friends
    "An excellent route on buckets. Similar to it's nieghbour but without any of the ..." 08/Oct

    Axium
    "definitly 3 star very nice, super rock formation never more than hard 6c." 19/Feb

    Globus
    "Nice to read that you think it's hard for the grade, as it was my first 6c+ onsi..." 10/Feb

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