ODYSSEY


Odyssey is the most extensive and arguably the best crag yet developed on Kalymnos. It consists of a series of steep tufa-laced caves separated by some pleasant easier-angle buttresses and walls which give everything from grade 4 slabs to 8b overhangs. The appeal across the grade range means that you can often have hard climbers going for a 7c redpoint only a couple of routes away from someone doing their first 4+ slab. With so many quality routes, and a relatively easy approach, it will be worth at least a couple of visits during a week on the island.

Routes

64 sport routes (3+...8b)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Sector Feta
The upper left section on Odyssey has an immaculate wall of tufas and pockets which gives...
16
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
15
Sector Marci Marc
The central section of the crag is dominated by the huge cave of Marci Marc. This sector has the...
13
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
16
Sector Alfredo Alfredo
This magnificent cave has some excellent steep routes on some great featured rock. Polifemo is the...
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
sheltered
17
Sector Lestrygon
This is one of the more friendly sectors at Odyssey with some pleasant slab routes plus the...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
18
Sector Atena
The most popular sector at Odyssey with a great set of routes. Many feature an intricate slabby...
16
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
19
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  • Latest Comments

    For ODYSSEY

    Polifemo
    "Onsighted and seemed fair at solid benchmark 7c." 28/May top50

    Bubu pensaci tu
    "7b+. a tricky bouldery move with a sloppy tufa in the bottom part - very nice an..." 12/Dec

    Polifemo
    "Harder than many kalymnos 7c's, but probably ok when you've got the move sorted...." 26/Apr top50

    Calipso
    "Start now very polished. I had to slap a move with my feet threatening to pop. T..." 19/Nov

    Orion
    "too much magnesium on the holds, also polished as hell..seems that everybody is ..." 14/Jan

    Omeros
    "7a+ if you grab the chains... Great route, tech start ant powerful finish." 01/Dec top50

    Odisseo
    "A good 2 star route with a stiff and technical crux, but more like 6b." 08/Oct

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