Kalogria, Peloponnese


42 Km west of Patras is one of the most well - organized climbing areas in Greece, close to the endless sandy beach and the unique forest of Strofilia.

History
Climbing began here in the 80's with Elias Mproutzos, but the majority of the routes have been put up in the 90's by Yiannis Torelis. Here he put up the first grade IX (7c F) in Greece, followed later by two grade X(8b) routes in 1995. In June '97 he free-climbed the route Siren X+/XI-? (8c/8c+?) the most difficult sport climbing route in Greece.

Rocks and climbing
There are along 80 routes here of between 15 and 60 m in length on five different outcrops of good quality of compact limestone.
The routes begin from grade 5 and are largely bolted throughout.
In most of the routes bottom has been written the name of each route.

How to get there:
To get here, take the new motorway out of Patras heading towards Pirgos, and after 35-Km turn right at the sign for Kalogria.

When to climb
Best season to visit Kalogria is cool days of winter, spring and autumn but not summer when rocks are hot!



Difficulty (Statistic)
There are 85 routes and 32 sort top rope routes.

Grade Number of routes
44
58
611
714
815
917
107
10/11 1

Suggested routes - Gradenames
  • 6 Spadones, Kleopatra, Salomi, Mpaompap, Persefoni.
  • 7 Braxomania, Laxesis, Ydrohoos.
  • 8 Galazio Oneiro, Louky Louk, Atlantas, Yaina, Zoe en Tafo.
  • 9 Sisyfos, Stalaktitis, Αney oron, Tafoplaka, Ximaira.
  • 10 Koralli, Megaira, Kerberos, Oyrliaxto, Sex Machine.

    ROUTES
    Outcrop «ΜAVRI PISTA»

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1ST FREE ASCENT
    1MΑΓΟΣVI/VIII-Bolts20mTorelis
    2ΕΡΕΒΟΣIX+/X-Bolts15mTorelis
    3ΑΓΎΡΤΗΣVIII+Bolts20mTorelis
    4ΡΑΒΔΙVIII+/IX-Bolts15mTorelis
    5ΞΟΡΚΙVII+/VIII-Bolts15mTorelis
    6MΕΝΤΙΟΥMVII+/VIII-Bolts18mTorelis


    Outcrop «KOKKINI PISTA»
    Number1 έως 31 (top rope) VI-VIII
    Number32, IX- , Bolts, Torelis
    Outcrop "ProkopoS"

    NumberΝΑΜΕDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1ST FREE ASCENT
    1ΟΥΡΛΙΑΧΤΟIX+/X-Bolts25mTorelis
    2ΑΙΓΟΚΕΡΩΣIX/ IX+Bolts30mTorelis
    3ΚΛΕΙΔΑIX-Bolts30mTorelis
    4ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑVI+/VII-Bolts30mΑποστόλου Σ.Mπρούτζος Ηλ.
    5ΣΠΑΔΩΝΕΣVI/VI+Bolts30mTorelis
    6ΚΛΩΘΩVII+/VIII-Bolts27mTorelis
    7ΛΑΧΕΣΙΣVII+Bolts20mTorelis
    8SEX MACHINEX-Bolts20mΘανόπουλος
    9ΟΥΡΑΝΙΟΣ ΘΟΛΟΣ? projectBolts?Torelis
    10ΚΑΒΑΛΗMΕΝΟ ΚΑΛΑMΙVII-Nuts20mTorelis


    Outcrop «PANAGIA» LEFT part

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1STFREE ASCENT
    1ΑΝΕΥ ΟΡΩΝIX-/ΙXBolts23mTorelis
    2ΖΩΗ ΕΝ ΤΑΦΩVIII-Bolts26mTorelis
    3ΦΡΙΚΗVIII-/VIIINuts27mTorelis
    4ΙΕΡΟΣΥΛΙΑIX+/X-?Bolts35mTorelis
    5ΑΙMΟΚΑΘΑΡΣΗX-Bolts30mTorelis
    6ΤΑΦΟΠΛΑΚΑIX+Bolts30mTorelis
    7MΕΤΑ ΘΑΝΑΤΟΝX-/XBolts25mTorelis
    8ΒΡΑΧΟMΑΝΙΑVII/VII+Bolts25mTorelis
    9?? project 27m?Torelis
    10?? project 20mTorelis
    11?? project 18mTorelis
    12ΥΑΙΝΑVIIIBolts15m 
    13?? project 15mTorelis


    Outcrop «PANAGIA» RIGHT part

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1STFREE ASCENT
    1MΕΔΟΥΣΑVIII+/IX-Bolts22mTorelis
    2ΚΕΡΒΕΡΟΣX+Bolts20mTorelis
    3ΣΕΙΡΗΝΑX+/XI-Bolts12mTorelis
    4ΤΥΦΩΝIX+Bolts12mTorelis
    5ΧΙMΑΙΡΑIX+Bolts18mTorelis
    6MΕΓΑΙΡΑX-Bolts16mTorelis
    7ΕΡΙΝΥΑIX+Bolts25mTorelis
    8ΕΧΙΔΝΑIX+Bolts25mTorelis
    9ΣΚΥΛΛΑ?? project 12mTorelis
    10ΑΙΓΙΣIX+ 16mTorelis
    11ΚΟΥΑΣΙMΟΔΟΣ?VI-Nuts25mΘανόπουλος


    Outcrop «Strofilia», right part

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1STFREE ASCENT
    1ΚΟΥΦΑΛΑIX-Bolts28mTorelis
    2MΕΝΙΡVI-/VIBolts20m?
    3ΟΒΕΛΙΞVI-/VINuts35mTorelis
    4ΚΟΡΑΛΛΙX-/XBolts18mTorelis
    5ΥΔΡΟΧΟΟΣVII+Nuts30mTorelis
    6ΛΟΥΚΥ ΛΟΥΚVIII-/VIIIBolts35mTorelis
    7ΛΕΥΚΟΣ ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣX-Bolts25mTorelis
    8ΣΤΑΛΑΚΤΙΤΗΣIXBolts25mTorelis
    9ΑΠΕΡΑΝΤΟ ΓΑΛΑΖΙΟIX-/IXBolts25mTorelis
    10ΓΑΛΑΖΙΟ ΟΝΕΙΡΟVIII+/IX-Bolts25mTorelis
    11ΚΟΥΦΟΒΡΑΣΗIX-Bolts25mTorelis
    12MΠΑΟMΠΑΠVII-Bolts20mTorelis
    13ΑΣΤΕΡΙΞVII-Nuts35mTorelis
    14ΔΑΙΔΑΛΟΣVI+/VII-Nuts35mTorelis


    Outcrop «Strofilia», center part

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1STFREE ASCENT
    1ΣΥMΠΟΣΙΟVI+Nuts60mΘεοδωρόπουλος Α, Mπουγιούκος Γ.
    2ΧΛΩMΟ ΦΕΓΓΑΡΙVII+Nuts60mTorelis Θανόπουλος
    ΑΡΧΑΙΑIV+Nuts50mΠρίντεζης Γ. Καράβελας. ΝΛεβέτσιος Γρ., Κελέκης Ν.
    ΚΑΡΑMΕΛΑVI-Nuts50mΚαράβελας. Ν, Γιανακόπουλος Δ.
    4ΕΚΛΕΙΨΗIV+Nuts50mΤιτόπουλος Δ., Mπουγιούκος, Γ. Καράβελας Ν.
    5ΑΝΩΝΥMΗVII-Nuts50m 
    6ΛΥΚΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣVII+Nuts50mTorelis Γ. Σολιδάκης Β.
    7ΣΕMΙΝΕVI+Nuts50mΚορρές Δ., Mπουγιούκος Γ.
    8ΑΡΑΞΕVI+Nuts60mΑλιγιάννης Γ., Δήmου Θ.


    Outcrop «Strofilia», left part

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSLENGTH1STFREE ASCENT
    1ΡΩΓMΗVIIINuts28mTorelis
    2ΑΤΛΑΝΤΑΣVIIIBolts20mTorelis
    3ΑΙΟΛΟΣVIII 1 A1Bolts35mTorelis
    4ΣΙΣΥΦΟΣIX-/IXBolts18mTorelis
    5ΑΥΓΟ ΤΟΥ ΦΙΔΙΟΥIX-/IXBolts30mΘανόπουλος
    6ΠΕΡΣΕΦΟΝΗVI-,VII+Nuts35mΘανόπουλος
    7ΠΥΘΕΑΣVII+Nuts25mTorelis
    8ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝΑΣIX-/IXBolts25mΘανόπουλος
    9ΗΦΑΙΣΤΟΣIX-/IXBolts25m?Torelis
    10ΦΑΡΑΩVI+Nuts25mMπουγιουκλού-Torelis
    11ΣΑΛΩMΗVI-/VINuts25mΚαράβελας- Χατζηγεωργίου


    Training Outcrop

    NumberNAMEDIFFICULTYPROTECTIONSΑΝΑΠ/ΓMΑ1STFREE ASCENT
    1ΖΙΓΚ- ΖΑΓΚVNuts30mΝ. Κελέκης, Ν. Καράβελας
    2MΠΑΚΑΤΕΛΑIV+Nuts30mΗ. MπρούτζοςL. BagatellaΝ. Κελεκης.
    3ΑΝΑΠΟΔΙΑVNuts30mΝ. ΚαράβελαςΓ. ΠουληmέNumberς
    4ΣΠΟΥΔΗIV+Nuts30mTorelis
    5ΑΚΡΙΔΑVI+Bolts25mTorelis
    6ΤΣΙMΠΟΥΡΙVII-Bolts25mTorelis
    7ΚΟΥNΟΥΠΙV+Bolts25mTorelis
    8ΤΖΙΤΖΙΚΙVBolts25mTorelis
    9MΥΡMΗΓΚΙV-Bolts25mTorelis
    10ΨΕΙΡΑV-Bolts25mTorelis
    11ΨΙΛΟΣVBolts 25mΝ. Καράβελας Ν. Χατζηγεωργίου
    12ΝΙΝΙΟΣVNuts25mΗ. Mπρούτζος, Π. Νινιός,Ν. Λάφη


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