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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
 34
Thetis
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 23
Kastor
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Eros
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thetis
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Kastor
 23
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Eros
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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