Secret Garden

Kalymnos, GR

Secret Garden is hidden, yes. But secret? Hardly! One of the most celebrated and major crags of Kalymnos, it is located near the remote north coast, with sweeping views of the water, Leros island, a set of smaller islets (Pitta, Kalolimnos, and Imia), and the west coast of Turkey in the background. Secret Garden is like the lovechild of sectors Odyssey and Ghost Kitchen: with stalactites growing on the slightly overhanging red face like wings and branches, more than 50 well-bolted routes, and shade that lasts all day, it doesn’t get much better than this. At day’s end, head down to the fjord of Palionisos (less than five minutes away on scooter) for food, drinks, and/or a swim in the most beautiful emerald green waters on the island. Highly featured rock, stalactites, tufa mushrooms, and sit-down rests at one of the best crags for summer climbing. __Busy__ 3/3 __Climbing__ Exceptional, with plenty of tufa jugs, single pipes, kneebars, and sit-down rests. Routes are well-bolted, so go for the onsight! __Conditions__ Very cool and shady. Ideal for climbing on hot days. __Shade (Exposure: N)__ Starts around 10:00 or 11:00 and lasts all day. _Far Left_ After 11:00 _Middle_ After 10:00 _Right & Far Right_ All day __Kids__ Good, but make sure kids are never under the climbers. Best spots for kids are on the west side of the crag. Also, bring hats; the path is in the sun.
CRAG STATISTICS
53
Routes
90860
meters climbed
3828
Zlags
7a+
average grade

J F M A M J J A S O N D

Family friendly
Very safe
Parking
Vertical
Overhanging
Exposition
111 m.
20 min.

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