Gerakios at sunset

List of Crags

Country: Switzerland
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Switzerland - Basler Jura Flüh

Elsässerwand at the left hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is a pleasant crag with lots of wall climbing in the 5b to 6c range. It gets the sun in the afternoon, and dries quickly after rain.

Limestone 350m 30 Mostly 6a to 6c South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Twelve

The crag nearest to the Flakenfluh staircase contain many excellent routes and is justifiably popular.

Limestone 600m 30 West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Rätikon Rätikon - Seeflueli

A small (by Rätikon standards), easily accessible cliff above Partnunsee. Seeflueli offers a couple of short, reasonably well bolted routes which nevertheless retain an alpine character. 

Limestone 2000m 3 6b - 7a+ West Switzerland - Rätikon
Switzerland - Basler Jura Rappenfels

An excellent crag with about 50 routes, mostly in the 7a to 7c range. Stays dry in the rain. Well equipped, occasionally fragile rock, helmets recommended at the foot of the crag.

Limestone 400m 50 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tüfleten Left

Tüfleten is a relatively large, varied crag with routes to suit most tastes.

Limestone 500m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tüfleten Right

Tüfleten is an excellent crag with something to suit most tastes. The right hand side has lots of test pieces from 7a to 9a.

Limestone 500m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Lange Wand

Lange Wand is the continuous stretch of crag on the right hand side of Falkenfluh, just after the Holzer recess and its fine arete "Holzerkante".

Limestone 600m 40 West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Engelhörner Simelistock and Vorderspitze

At the left hand side of the cirque of cliffs surrounding the Ochsel valley are three impressive peaks.

Limestone 2482m 12 South West Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Piazza Grande

Some easy slabs, some desparate walls and one of the best routes in the area. Piazza Grande lives up to it's name as one long layback, although maybe it is better to jam it in places.

Limestone 600m 30 North West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Jura Bränten

A one route crag, Kingway finds a solid way up an otherwise chossy crag. Gets the sun in the afternoon. 

Limestone 600m 1 North West Switzerland - Jura
Country: Greece
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
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 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 - Leonidio Leonidio Nifada

Developed in 2015 by Austrian climbers Angela Eiter and Bernie Ruech, Nifada is a steep tufa ridden crag on the road between Elona and Kosmas, a few kilometres away from the main Leonidio sites.

Limestone 800m 15 Greece - Leonidio
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 - Telendos Telendos Irox

A popular crag right next to where the ferry that takes you to the climbing stops on Telendos. It has routes of all grades from, pleasant slabs to overhanging test pieces.

Limestone 50m 40 5a - 8c North East Greece - Telendos
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 - Leonidio Leonidio Hada

An excellent overhanging crag protected by big roofs in a large gorge. The steep scramble to the bottom of the routes (not suitable for small children) give the climbs that extra bit of exposure.

Limestone 200m 30 North East Greece - Leonidio
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 - Telendos Telendos Pescatore

Mainly wall climbing varying from pleasant slabs to overhanging tufas. Excellent routes on solid, sometimes sharp rock up to 30m in height.

Limestone 50m 40 North West Greece - Telendos
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 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 - Telendos Telendos Lambda

Long, sustained, single pitch wall climbs mostly with excellent holds in a beautiful location. An 80m rope is pretty much essential and even then tie a knot in the end.

Limestone 100m 30 South West Greece - Telendos
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 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 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 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 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
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 - 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 - 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 - Doubs Baume les Dames - Quint

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

Limestone 300m 100 South France - Doubs
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
Switzerland - Basler Jura Grotte des Nains

Situated deep in the forest, this small gorge with its quaint little cave has a handful of steep and difficult climbs up to 30m in length.

Limestone 350m 20 North East Switzerland - Basler Jura
Country: Spain
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Spain - Balaguer Ager - Barranc de Grillons

A large wall in a beautiful setting high above the Ager valley. Barranc de Grillons has mostly technical wall climbing on positive holds, including a few low grade routes.

Limestone 1000m 50 4b - 7a, mostly in the 6b to 7a range South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Balaguer Santa Linya - Cova Gran

Cova Gran is one of the most important hard sport climbing crags in the world. Certainly if the density of one pitch hard routes is the measure, it takes a lot of beating.

Limestone 250m 70 7b - 9b South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Costa Blanca Acantilado de Bixauca

A pleasant cliff set amongst olive, almond and cherry trees, the crag of Bixauca offers something at most grades, usually on good, incut and rough holds.

Limestone 700m 30 5a - 8a South Spain - Costa Blanca
Spain - Balaguer Camarasa - Crestes de Conill South

The Crestes de Conill are a very interesting geological formation. Fins of rock, 50m high, that are not much thicker than your car, giving solid, slabby climbing.

Limestone 250m 30 5b - 6c South Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Costa Blanca Pego

A pleasant crag that is difficult to find, just outside the village of Pego.

Limestone 200m 25 5a - 7c South Spain - Costa Blanca
Spain - Balaguer Terradets - Paret de les Bruixes

Terradets is a very impressive gorge in the Serra del Montsec 40km or so North of Balaguer. Amongst the many big walls is the single pitch sport crag, Paret de les Bruixes.

Limestone 400m 50 7a to 9a South West Spain - Balaguer
Spain - Costa Blanca Sella - Hidden Valley, Wild Side

One of the best crags in the area, if you climb 7b and above. Long, steep routes up to 40m in length.

Limestone 700m 50 7a - 8c North Spain - Costa Blanca
Country: Italy
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Italy - Sardinia Ulassai - Canyon

Situated just above the town of Ulassai, the canyon is a great summer destination with excellent climbing in all grades.

Limestone 750m 50 5c - 8a, with most interest in the 7s All Italy - Sardinia
Italy - Sardinia Ulassai - Cave of Dreams

Actually a continuation of the main Ulassai canyon, more easily reached from the sports field north of the town. The cave is a small gorge that gives steep, strenuous climbing on tufas and edges.

Limestone 800m 30 6b - 7c+ All Italy - Sardinia
Italy - Sardinia Ulassai - Lecorci

The steep walls of Lecorci offer lots of good, hard climbing that requires strong fingers and good technique. It is very quickly reached and gets the sun in the morning.

Limestone 800m 70 Mostly 7a - 8a East Italy - Sardinia
Italy - Sardinia Ulassai - Torre del Venti

The big obvious crag behind the grassy Barigau Piazza in Ulassai. Torre dei Venti offers steep wall climbing on small holds.

Limestone 800m 20 6b - 8b East Italy - Sardinia
Italy - Sardinia Jerzu - Il Castello

Technical wall climbing requiring strong fingers

Limestone 100 5c - 7b South West Italy - Sardinia