POETS


The closest cimbing to most of the climber’s accommodation on Kalymnos is the pleasant small area known Poets. This excellent little crag, perched high above Armeos, offers some good slabby and vertical wall climbing on small holds. The wall to the left of the main sector has been developed with three routes including the majestic long corner of Kavafis, but there is still plenty of untouched rock. Further right is another fine wall, called Sector Zeus, which also has a lot more potential than the 2 routes it offers at present. However the main attraction is the fine central slab of perfect grey rock. The climbing here can have a repetitive feel, and the sharp rock will test your skin, but the moves are good and the routes tend to keep you on your toes right to the last moves.

Routes

68 sport routes (5a...8b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Stankill
No description as yet.
2
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

The Ivory Tower
To the left of Kalydna. All routes bolted & climbed by Adrian Berry, November 2006.
10
Sport
   
Kalydna
No description as yet.
18
Sport
   
Iannis
No description as yet.
8
Sport
   
Poets Main Wall
The main wall of Poets has a particularly fine set of 6c routes on some very sharp holds. The first...
24
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Poets Right Wall
The right wall is a good choice for sun-lovers, and includes a mysterious 'trad' route climbed on...
5
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

Zeus
To the right of Poets is a large triangular wall of reddish rock. The following two routes are the...
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For POETS

    Ione
    "7a+ for sure - a crimpy and technical slab" 12/Dec

    Palamas
    "This route is now ranked 6c Worth doing - be carefull, crux is just over a vir..." 27/Sep

    Aurora
    "awesome route. The last move to the chain, off a spicy mono, is extremely memor..." 26/Apr

    Aurora
    "The 7a+ variant is well worth doing and a bit runout in places (also watch out f..." 15/Apr

    Omero
    "The hardest 7 a I did in Kalymnos. Fierce to on-sight" 19/Nov

    Pipe Cleaner
    "Very nic tufa climbing, but over-rated: 7a+ seems right, as written on the rock...." 08/Nov

    Pindaros
    "Oct 09, Lower off complete with crab and chain." 23/Oct

    Ixion
    "Another great pitch. Easier than Nickel. I thought 7a was sufficient." 19/Oct

    Ibria
    "Sharp at the crux." 19/Oct

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