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Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainbow Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 225'
Location: 36.99298, 26.934 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Luke Bertelsen, Jason Halladay, WAGbag, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 15, 2017

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Not a bad view from Upper Cave - High above Masour...


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.

Climbing Season

For the Kalymnos area.

Weather station 16.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainbow Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainbow Wall:
Ergo   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kiersten heads up Ergo.

Ergo 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Europe : Greece : ... : Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainb...
Fun pulling on large flakes and pockets out the left side of the Upper Cave. This is a nice intro to the steeper Kalymnos climbing as there are HUGE holds right where you want them. There are only a few long pulls and a very short crux right before the chains. This climb also offers a multitude of kneebar options, Practice those kneebars and graduate to the Grande Grotta....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Apr 20, 2017
All of the Gerakios areas should be merged into one area with sub areas underneath that.
By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 20, 2017
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?
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 28, 2017
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.
By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 30, 2017
Thanks for your work, Jason.

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