SYMPLEGADES AREA


The next section of rocky hillside to the south of Gerakios and Trois Ilots, and still above Myrties, is the intriguing little canyon of Symplegades. Running north from the canyon are several other bits of developed rock with some decent climbing, especially the cave and walls of Ourania. Hump Piste is the furthest from the parking, where solitude is almost a given. Symplegades itself can be quite busy, with the option of sun and shade always proving an attraction.

Routes

87 sport routes (3c...8a)
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
Pyramid
Pyramid is a big triangular boulder below and north of Hump Piste. It has seven routes for which...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

Windy
Hump Piste
A crag in a pleasant setting that is sheltered from the north wind. The routes have seen few...
16
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Windy
Ourania
An imposing wide wall and steep cave, with some decent routes and the usual great views. Many of...
29
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
Windy
Symplegades - Main Wall
An interesting set of walls on either side of a narrow canyon. The area has great views of...
21
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

Windy
Symplegades - Shady Wall
The East Wall may have a lesser set of routes than the West Wall, but it goes into the shade...
14
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

12 mins

Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For SYMPLEGADES AREA

    Tufa's Story
    "a jam at its grade" 12/Dec

    Katsaplias
    "Probably the easiest of the 6c+s on this wall but very good moves." 19/Oct

    Ermix
    "This is a great 7a with an interesting and intricate crux sequence only marred b..." 19/Oct

    Climber's Nest
    "Found the bolts to be ok. Ropedrag." 04/Oct

    Bubuki
    ""Spoilt by poorly placed lower off"?! That last move and forced traver..." 29/Sep

    Climber's Nest
    "Now has a very good extension at 6b+" 09/Jun

    Skorpios
    "a little tricky on the route finding but some great climbing with a couple of go..." 30/Sep

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