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Elevation: 50 ft
GPS: 37.0206, 26.9651
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Shared By: Brian in SLC on Feb 13, 2010 · Updates
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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 Suggest change

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.

83 Total Climbs

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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Minotauro
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Komak
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Kalymero
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Masouri
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Ki-Etsi
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 64
Thetis
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Monolith
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 32
Il Pittore
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Harry Parterre
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 51
Kastor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Mofeta
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
The Underclings
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
M40
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Eros
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Mr Souvlaki
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Minotauro
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Komak
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kalymero
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Masouri
 11
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ki-Etsi
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Thetis
 64
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Monolith
 10
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Il Pittore
 32
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Harry Parterre
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Kastor
 51
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mofeta
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Underclings
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
M40
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Eros
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Mr Souvlaki
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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