Rock Of Ages


Climb Argolis





  The Climbing 


 Rock Of Ages



Photo: Myself on Pull Of The Sun                and            Mr Cool, Rock Of Ages.

Height. 30m.

Altitude. 500m

Routes. 27. 4a to7a

Access. Problematic! Walk-in 3min.

Water. On Drive-in.

Children. Good.

A bit different to the run-of-the-mill sport climbing cliff and one of my favourites due to the number of rather different climbs, more a cliff for thugs than technicians and great fun. Very varied climbing and suitable nearly all year (winter can be cold) and only 3 minutes walk but the drive-in can be a problem first time, you need the guide book! 27 single pitch sport routes up to 30m with some very short boulder type routes to start and getting longer as you go up the ravine.

The Routes.

For a complete change from normal sport climbs Dancing With Monsters and Pull Of The Sun (both 6a+) give a more "trad" feel and are great fun, the latter climbing out through the cleft in the cliff (hence the name of the cliff, for those of a religious bent). Highlights of the main wall are Mr Cool 5c and the neighbouring Dreamtime 5b and The Rising 5b all climbing the overhanging wall on enormous holds, you need no skill only strength!




On the main wall ( that is; between The Rising and Gammel Hans) Hans Weninger was also busy;

Hydra 9 bolts 5c 28m

Furioso 9 bolts 6b 28m

Like all the routes on this wall three stars!