H.A.D.A.

Peloponnese, GR

__H.A.D.A.__ is a tough and utterly demanding sector—but it is, without a doubt, one of the major crags of Leonidio for hardcore sport climbing. __Climbing__ Located above a natural terrace in a narrow, cool gorge, the climbing is varied, on good, steep brown and red rock. H.A.D.A. features two huge caves endowed with massive stalactites and impressive single-tufa pipes on their upper parts (mostly on the extensions). At the main part of the crag, the climbing is mostly on smaller holds, incuts, small tufas and blobs, or on white flowstone and other small features. There aren’t many easy routes at H.A.D.A., and the rock can be occasionally fragile and naturally polished. Of the nearly 60 high-quality routes, most are graded 6c–8b+. Even the easier 6c warm-ups are tricky and bouldery. Most routes were equipped through the AOS Project in 2013/14. There is still potential for some very hard new routes, as well as extensions of the existing ones. The app version of this guide will be periodically updated with any new route developments. __Gear__ A single 80m rope + 12–25 QDs, depending on the length of the route. __Conditions__ Good for climbing year-round. Ideal for winter mornings or spring and fall afternoons. Even after or during rainfall, the caves are protected and they generally stay dry. __Shade (Exposure: NE)__ After 12:00 and until the end of the day. __Kids__ No. The terrace at the foot of the routes is steep and exposed. (This also means that H.A.D.A. is not good for beginners. The via ferrata steps and fixed rope approach is challenging and can be dangerous for new climbers.)
CRAG STATISTICS
58
Routes
12533
meters climbed
573
Zlags
7b
average grade

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

Family friendly
Very safe
Rain safe
Parking
Slabs
Vertical
Overhanging
Roof
Exposition
219 m.
25 min.

GALLERY