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Area Info

A great climbing sector with plenty of nice routes with excellent view to the sea. The area face west which means no sun the whole morning until 15:00 o'clock. Some of the hardest routes (8a+) can be found here. All routes in this sector opened from Zbynek Cepela, Manolis Kampourakis and two of them from Philippe roca. To aproach the routes follow a small gorge for a while and then climb left until you reach the 1st routes. You will need around 10 minutes to get there. For the rest of the routes make your way around the ridge and you've done. That will take around 20 minutes from the car.

Area Info

This sector is located on the left side of Minoan library (opposite) to the right of the path which leads to the monastery of Koudoumas and can be seen clearly from the same parking as Minoan library sector. To get to the area just follow the signs from Kapetaniana to the monastery of Koudouma and after around 2.2km from the village stop to a small plateau. You should see from that point the sector as showing in the image below.

Area Info

This is located just a few meters on the right from Schafstall sector 1 and is in the shadow usually in the early morning until 14:00 o'clock. Very beautiful routes exist in this sector. I've added a panoramic photo of the area below listing all 3 sub-sectors for easier navigation. To visit each sub sector you need just a couple of minutes (3-4).

Area Info

This sector is located just above the belay of sector 1. To reach the area just follow the same path as described on that page (click for more). You can also see the sector marked on the image below. 4 easy routes are located here along with one at 6b (maybe more).

Area Info

This is one of the most visited places of the area. You will need just 5-10 minutes of driving from Kapetaniana. Just follow the road to the monastery of Koudouma and after a while (around 1,5km) you will see the climbing area on your right.

This is a quiet hard route at VII+/VIII- with a huge length (1350m). A detailed topo of the route is given below.

This route opened from Sifis Pentarakis and Nikos Fiotodimitrakis a long time ago (1995). The length of the route is around 1310 meters and near VII.

Area Info

If you've been around the area for swimming bear in mind that there is a small climbing sector too. The area itself does not reserve a long trip just to climb as it doesn't have to offer something extraordinary. Instead there are a few routes, up to 12 meters and most of them without bolts but can be climbed using tope-rope. The area is splitted into two sectrors, the first one is on the left in the quarry and the other one around 200 meters on the left inside a small gorge. The bad thing is that during the winter it's almost impossible to get there due to germination, it's like hiking in a jungle! However, hike up the quary and follow the path, the climbs are on your right hand side. You will figure out how to get there

Area Info

This sector is located somewhere in the middle of the area of Minoan libray and you will need around 5 minutes to get there either if you make an abseil or if you follow the main path. Route called "First Book" might be the most beautiful in the whole area. Do not miss it! This sector is in the shadow after 4 o'clock pm so be prepared to get burned if you climb earlier than that during the summer.

Area Info

Next to sector 5 is this one with four routes, all opened from Zbynek Cepela apart from "Cretan diet, 7a+" which opened by Manolis Kampourakis. You can open more routes in this sector if you can climb above 6b.