Trois Îlots

Kalymnos, GR

Trois Îlots, right next to sector Gerakios, is a highly popular crag which is especially busy during peak season. The reason? Exceptional Kalymnian rock, a handful of long multi-pitches going all the way up the face, and some of the best well-bolted routes in the 6a–6b range. This wide area of cliffs was camouflaged under dense vegetation until fairly recently in the Kalymnos timeline (2014), at which point Claude Idoux began to meticulously peel off the shrubs and thorns to reveal a vertical limestone treasure. A heaven for grades in the 6a to 6b range, including some excellent multi-pitch routes of up to six pitches. __Busy__ 3/3 __Climbing__ Technical, well-protected, footwork-oriented routes on a wonderful variety of rock types, plus five long multi-pitches. Unless otherwise noted, all routes were bolted by Claude Idoux between 2014–2018. __Conditions__ Hot. Best for morning climbing in spring and autumn. __Shade (Exposure: SW)__ In the morning, until about 12:30. Get an early start. __Kids__ No. Limited space, and risk of falling rock from the multi-pitches above. __Trois Îlots Middle__ The middle wall was created specifically for multi-pitches (yellow lines). At a later point, some single pitches were added near the right side of the cliff (between routes #28–40). For everybody’s safety, do not climb the single pitches if there are climbers above you on the multi-pitches. Even if you were first, and the multi-pitch parties arrive after you, give them priority and move further left or right to the single-pitch sections of the crag.
CRAG STATISTICS
67
Routes
164705
meters climbed
4525
Zlags
6a+
average grade

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

Very safe
Parking
Slabs
Vertical
Overhanging
Exposition
76 m.
25 min.

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