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Routes in Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainbow Wall

Amra S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ergo S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lola S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Super Mami S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zavara Katranemia S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Elevation: 225 ft
GPS: 36.993, 26.934 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 15, 2017
Admins: WAGbag, Luke Bertelsen, Jason Halladay
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Description

A newer and less crowded edition to Kalymnos climbing. These two walls have some tufa features in the small caves, but as is typical of most of the Gerakios area climbing the main features are slab to vertical walls featured with slots and pockets that are hard to see from below, but you are always happy to find them while climbing.

Getting There

Drive on the upper road from Myrties to Armeos.

You can park either just before the first big right hand turn or shortly after the turn and then walk back a hundred feet or so.

The best trail starts to the right of the large yellow house up a paved STEEP driveway. Follow a well defined path through several goat gates (close them, please), and take a left fork up to Upper Cave and Rainbow Wall following red dots and doing a bit of a scramble to gain the upper tier. You will hike first towards Rainbow Wall, the left small area, before coming back right to Upper Cave.

This hike is a solid 30 mins, but you will be rewarded by likely having these cliffs to yourself.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainbow Wall

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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Thanks for your work, Jason. Apr 30, 2017
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
I hear you fellas. The area is a bit of mess but rest assured I see your comments and contributions and plan to clean it up. Apr 28, 2017
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Agreed Phil. There are actually a few other areas like this for Kalymnos. I tried using the 'Improve this page' function, which as I understand it sends your suggestion to the OP and an Admin for the area for review before maybe it gets updated. In your 'Contributions' tab you can see if those have been viewed. None of mine have, so............ maybe we need a more active Admin for this area or maybe Mountain Project just isn't really a resource for Kalymnos? Apr 20, 2017
Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
All of the Gerakios areas should be merged into one area with sub areas underneath that. Apr 20, 2017

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