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Routes in Arhi

4 U S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Apoplus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Arianna S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Axe S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Call Me Baby S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Centauro S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dedalo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dell Mabul S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
End of Mythos, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Eros S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Europa S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
French Kiss S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Icaro S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Il Pittore S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Kalymero S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kastor S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ki-Etsi S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Komak S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Les Pénibles S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Masouri S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Medusa S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Minotauro S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mofeta S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Monolith S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mr Souvlaki S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Nereidi S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Nixou S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Optasia S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orione S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pares S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pegaso S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Perseo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Polydeykes S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Poseidon S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stanislas S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Swiss Kiss S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Teseo S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thetis S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tsopanakos S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Description

Arhi is one of the most important crags on Kalymnos. Arhi means “beginning” and it was here in 1997 that Italian Andrea di Bari opened climbing on Kalymnos.

A nice mix of easier climbing on the flat walls on either side of the circular cave, along with a few harder, stellar classics, makes Arhi a great destination for a diversity of climbers.

Variety of climbing here on compact limestone, some on neat tufa features. Grades range from 4c to 8b and beyond. Well over 60 routes with some new activity in the last few seasons.

15 quickdraws and a 60 or 70m rope should be adequate for most routes.

The area faces south.

Getting There

From Massouri, drive north along the coast. Go past Arginonta about ½ kilometer.

Notice a metal guardrail (sea side) which changes to concrete (bridge) then back to metal.

The small dirt parking area is below the cliffs right across from the this short metal guardrail.

A white marker indicates the start of the blue-marked trail leading to the crag. Note the circular cave and the yellowish tufas.

About ten minutes or less approach up a trail that is initially a bit steeper.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Arhi

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Thetis
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Kastor
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Eros
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thetis 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Kastor 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Eros 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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