Gerakios at sunset

List of Crags

Country: Austria
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Austria - Niederösterreich Hohe Wand

Hohe Wand is an extensive sub-alpine climbing area just an hours drive from Vienna.

Limestone 1000m 100 South East Austria - Niederösterreich
Austria - Niederösterreich Adlitzgräben

Adlitzgräben is a real craggers crag, near to the old wealthy resort of Semmering.

Limestone 1000m 200 5 - 9a South Austria - Niederösterreich
Country: England
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
England - Peak District Stanage - The best 50 routes

England's most popular, and arguably, best crag. If nothing else, for the sheer variety, number, quality and enjoyment of the routes.

Gritstone 300m 1000 VD - E7 South West England - Peak District
England - South West Ladye Bay

A pleasant bouldering crag in Clevedon. There are a couple of good buttresses, many isolated problems, and even some trad and bolted routes. The attraction however is the bouldering.

Sandstone 0m 30 4 - 7c North West England - South West
Country: France
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
France - Alpes Maritimes Aiglun - Paroi du Giet

Aiglun is a beautiful village in the East of Provence next to an impressive gorge.

Limestone 800m 50 6a - 8b South France - Alpes Maritimes
France - Alpes Maritimes Peillon - Baus Roux

A pleasant crag a few kilometres North of La Turbie. The crag has many gouttes and incut holds, and although polished there are lots of excellent mid grade routes.

Limestone 550m 30 5b to 8a+ South East France - Alpes Maritimes
France - Alpes Maritimes La Colle sur Loup

La Colle sur Loup is nice local village in the south of France which has a very long climbing area with lots of different routes. The routes are quite short (10-20m) and well bolted.

Limestone 30m 96 4 to 7a South West France - Alpes Maritimes
France - Alpes Maritimes Bonson

Bonson is a nice village in the south of France, about 45min from Nice. The crag is located at the top of the small hill around the corner (can't see it from the village).

Limestone 800m 20 West France - Alpes Maritimes
France - Doubs Baume les Dames - Sous Buen

Sous Buen is a pleasant crag in a beautiful location overlooking the Doubs. It has single pitch routes in all grades from 3 to 8, up to 30m in length, many with the name written at the bottom.

Limestone 300m 100 East France - Doubs
France - Doubs Baume les Dames - Quint

A large, important crag with many routes, especially in the harder grades.

Limestone 300m 100 South France - Doubs
France - Languedoc-Roussillon Claret

Claret is a small, pretty village 20km North of Montpellier.

Limestone 200m 300 5b - 8c South France - Languedoc-Roussillon
France - Vosges Vosges - Gueberschwihr

Gueberschwihr is a beautiful little village in the middle of the vineyards on the edge of the Vosges.

Sandstone 400m 100 3 - 8c East France - Vosges
France - Vosges Vosges - Lac Blanc, Rocher Hans

An interesting granite crag in a beautiful location with multi pitch routes up to 70m in length.

Granite 1100m 20 5a - 7c South West France - Vosges
Country: Germany
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Germany - Rheinland Pfalz Teufelstisch

A unique rock formation. Only a few routes on it, but well worth the visit. Wear your smartest gear, it is a popular tourist attraction

Sandstone 200m 4 All Germany - Rheinland Pfalz
Germany - Schlüchttal Schlüchttal Schwedenfels

An excellent sport climbing crag with about 40 routes up to 40m in length. Grades between 5a and 8b.

Granite 300m 30 5a to 8b South Germany - Schlüchttal
Germany - Schlüchttal Schlüchttal Tannholzwand

Tannholzwand is a wonderful wall, one of the main attractions of Schlüchttal, with routes that go up to 60m in length.

Granite 400m 80 4 to 7b South West Germany - Schlüchttal
Germany - Schlüchttal Schlüchttal Falkenstein

Falkenstein is geologically interesting, with the large cliff split into three distinct sections. The lower tier has a few routes, but are mostly of value as the access to the other two.

Granite 500m 50 South Germany - Schlüchttal
Country: Greece
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Kastri

Kastri is an archeological site, which is interesting to visit in its own right. The climbing is in 3 sectors. The left hand sector, Kreissaal, is mostly slabs.

Limestone 100m 50 South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Sikati Cave

An incredible geological feature on the north side of the island. Sikati Cave is a huge hole in the ground 100m tall and 100m wide situated above a beautiful beach.

Limestone 200m 30 7a - 8c North Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Iliada

Iliada is overshadowed by Odyssey, but perhaps should not be. It is less polished, has some excellent routes, and for a few minutes extra walk is a lot less crowded.

Limestone 200m 50 West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Sea Breeze

An excellent crag for beginners with easy access,bay easy routes and lovely views over Arginonta bay. The routes are mostly slabs and walls, and many require an 80m rope.

Limestone 100m 100 5a - 6c South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Summertime

One of the few sectors at Kalymnos that gets the shade in the afternoon, so popular with those that stay in bed late.

Limestone 200m 50 East Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Big Shadow

A big crag with a mountain feel about it and lots of potential for more routes up the orange walls.

Limestone 400m 20 North Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Olympic Wall

Steep slabs and walls, on the big cra above Odyssey. Rough rock with lots of big tufas and pockets that give excellent climbing. Gets the sun after about 1.30pm

Limestone 400m 40 North West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Prophitis Andreas

High up on the skyline above Skalia, Prophitis Andreas offers beautiful views and lovely climbing on slabs and walls. The rock is mostly very good and the routes are long and well equipped.

Limestone 500m 40 South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Arginonta skyline

With fantastic views over Arginonta bay, a sense of loneliness, and some quality rock and routes to match, the Arginonta skyline is well worth the longer walk.

Limestone 300m 80 South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Secret Garden

Being one of the few crags that gets the shade all day has meant that the once "Secret" Garden has become a "very well known and popular" garden.

Limestone 200m 50 North Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Spartacus

A popular crag, with some excellent long and hard routes. Spartacus is a large cave that does not get the sun until late in the day, hence the popularity.

Limestone 300m 50 North West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Odyssey

Routes for everyone here.From 4b to 9a. Gets the sun after about 2pm on the left hand side, later on the right hand side and in the caves. Getting very pollished.

Limestone 200m 50 4b - 9a South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Grande Grotta

Big roofs ! The showpiece of Kalymnos is understandably very popular, and queueing for routes is not uncommon.

Limestone 200m 50 7a-8b South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Beach

Solid climbing on rough rock with good holds in a beautiful location. Shade after midday

Limestone 0m 25 5a - 7c North East Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos E.T.

E.T. is so called because of it's resemblance to the alien in the Spielberg film.

Limestone 400m 30 6a - 8b North East Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Iannis

Iannis is a the large stalactite cave at the left hand end of Poets, flanked by steep orange walls containing many steep classic tufa lines.

Limestone 100m 30 West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Je t'aime

Situated just off the Arginonta, Vathy road just after the col, Je t'aime has a varied selection of routes, from hard overhanging walls to easy slabs.

Limestone 300m 30 4c - 8a South East Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Noufaro

A big crag with 7 distinct sectors (referenced A to G here). A bit of everything from steep tufa climbs to easy pocketed slabs. Excellent throughout.

Limestone 200m 50 South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Symplegades

A pleasant location high above the southern end of Masouri with climbing in a sort of gorge that has always a sunny and shady side.

Limestone 400m 50 5b - 7a All Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Saint Photis

A beautiful walk to a beautiful crag next to the quaint chapel of Saint Photis.

Limestone 100m 50 5c - 8b West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Cave

Cave is so called because of, you guessed it, a cave. Not the cave on the crag, but the cave under the crag which is accessed via an iron gate and a ladder and is well worth exploring, it is huge.

Limestone 150m 40 5a - 7c South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos North Cape

Pleasant climbing, mainly on slabs and steep walls with a couple of caves to test the ambitious climber. Bolting is good and the holds often sharp.

Limestone 100m 60 5b - 8b South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Ghost Kitchen

An excellent and popular crag with a wide variety of routes, from pleasant slabs to incredible tufas on a gently overhanging wall. There are 4 sectors.

Limestone 100m 30 South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Atlantis

Atlantis and Utopia are a set of recently developed crags (2017 / 2018) up and to the right of Ghost Kitchen. The Atlantis sector offers excellent middle grade slab climbing on gouttes d'eau, and t

Limestone 50 5c - 8c South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Styx

Sheltered and south facing, the main part of Styx is a sun trap and thus a good crag for the winter months.

Limestone 200m 40 6a - 7b South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Arginonta

The bright red walls of Arginonta contain many outstanding climbs that are spoilt only by the popularity of the crag.

Limestone 50m 70 South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Local Freezer

A couple of caves with some steep overhanging routes that are always in the shade

Limestone 250m 20 6b+ - 8b North Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Vathy

Vathy is a pleasant and pictueresque port on the east side of alymnos. It is best know for its Deep Water Soloing crag, but there are also some long sea traverses and a couple of bolted cliffs.

Limestone 12m 20 5c - 7b All Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Jurassic Park

A scenic walk to an excellent crag that is usually far from the madding crowds.

Limestone 300m 30 6b - 8b+ South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Arginonta Valley

Arginonta valley is a set of 3 cliffs just a few miinutes walk from the parking in Arginonta village With it's well bolted, mid grade routes, on good rock, that are in the shade when most crags are

Limestone 100m 60 5b - 7a+ East Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Panorama

An excellent and popular crag with tufa climbing on quality rock that is as good as it gets. The tufas can sometimes be greasy on humid windless days.

Limestone 200m 50 6b - 8c South West Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Gerakios Right

Gerakios has two distinct sectors. The left hand side containing the more difficult routes on Rainbow Wall and the Upper Cave, and the right hand side including Main Wall and Trois Ilots.

Limestone 300m 50 5c to 6c South Greece - Kalymnos
Greece - Kalymnos Kalymnos Palionisos

At the north end of the island is a remote, beautiful bay and beach with a few houses and bars. This is Palionisos.

Limestone 200m 60 5c - 7a South Greece - Kalymnos