OLYMPIC WALL AREA


The impressive right-hand one of these two fine cliffs in a magnificent situation set high above the sea and the west coast resorts of Kalymnos. Despite there being a superb set of climbs here, both single and multi-pitch on great rock, the routes don't see much attention because of the arduousness of the approach.

Approach
Drive around 'Kasteli Bend' and turn hard right onto a steep concrete road. Drive up and along here and park without obstructing access - there are often a lot of scooters at the end of the track as this is also the parking for Odyssey and Iliad. The path starts by some large boulders and heads up then passes to the right of Odyssey, continue straight up the hill (vague paths and off paint marks/cairns heading for the huge cliff high above - 35 mins.

Conditions
The cliff faces west and offers the usual Kalymnos conditions of morning shade and afternoon/evening sun, with glorious sunsets guaranteed. The cliff is exposed to the worst of the weather and is fairly quick drying apart from the drainage streaks that form after wet weather.

Routes

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
Ocean Dream
A fine cliff in a magnificent situation (the left-hand of the pair) set high above the sea and the...
24
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

35 mins

Seepage
Windy
Olympic Wall
A magnificent and well named cliff that towers over the approach gully between Odyssey and Iliada....
33
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

35 mins

Seepage
Windy
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    "This 7a+ is very interesting and varied, but not situated on this crag, it's on ..." 08/Nov

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