Kalymnos Gerakios Left

Gerakios Left has two cliffs, Rainbow Wall and the Upper Cave. Both are excellent, with routes mostly in the 7s and 8s, although there are a few easier ones. The rock is rough, often with good pockets, and the cliff is usually quieter than the more popular lower cliffs. Partly due to the difficulty and partly due to the longer walk in. It gets the sun after about 12.30

 

Region
Greece - Kalymnos
Rock Type
Limestone
Altitude
300m
Number of routes
30
Range of Routes
6a - 8a
Faces
South
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
00 SECTOR RAINBOW WALL
01 Moonshine Dihedral 6b 30m ***
02 Hansi-Mansi 7a 25m **
03 Desperado 7c+ 20m **
04 Rainbow Warrior 8a+ 30m ***
05 Rainbow Dancer 8a+ 25m Gold

Monos

06 Utopia-Rainbow 6a+ 20m ***
07 Pressure Drop 7b 30m **

Climb up to and up the black tufa and then the crux on small holds

08 Oppurtunista 7c 26m ***

Corner, slab, and then steep

09 Crossroads 6b+ 20m **
10 Crossroads 2 5b 10m **

Climbs to the 1st lower off on Crossroads, starting on the right

11 Born to Run 6b+ 60m ***

Multipitch, starts just to the right of crossroads 2. : 1) 6b+ Technical. 20m; 2) 6a+ spaced bolting 20m ; 3) 5c+ Superb grey wall 20m;

12 Looking 4 Space 6a+ 20m **
20 SECTOR UPPER CAVE

The cave with routes also to the left and right

21 Losing my Religion 7a 40m **
22 Axa 6a+ 25m **

Two slabs and a chimney

23 Emi 7a+ 30m ***
24 Tatoo 6b 15m **
25 Amra 7b 25m **

Lovely moves on the tufa

26 Ergo 7b 25m ***

A steep route that gets progressively harder.

29 Zavara Katranemia 8a 25m Gold
30 Native 5b 15m *

A short introductory route

31 Lola 6c+ 35m ***

An excellent wall that starts with a diagonal traverse and then (mostly) good pockets

32 Voltric 6c+ 35m **

Not quite as fine as its left neighbour, but still a good route

33 Super Mami 6a 35m **

A nice wall with good pockets