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It is the second biggest ridge of Greece and it is shows.It is located in the beginning of Samaria gorge in the prefecture of Chania. The access to it can be done with a public bus (KTEL) direction to plateau Omalos. Be aware that public transportation runs only during the summer months. The climbing sectors of Gigilos are mainly two, the first it takes the main face of the mountain while the second the towers of Gigilos. On the second area you will find many bolted routes up to 120 meters while in the main face of the mountain routes up to 1200 meters.

"Polemistis" (fighter) is situated on the " Wall of Agrimia" (wild goats) between the routes "Oxia" and "Fleap and Freak". A characteristic point of the route that can help you to locate it is the 20-meter corner of the third pitch, which is a bit to the left and lower than the big corner of "Oxia".

This is a really hard route (550m VII+/A1 (+200m IV)) opened in the summer of 2010 from X.Tsoutsias and N.Kalatzakis in memory of Vasilis (Bill) Naxakis who died in Himalayas a few years ago. There is a detailed topo on the next page of this article (see bottom of the article).

Most of the new climbers entering the world of trad climbing are trying this route as their first. Due to been easy  many climbers visit the route every year. A few of them did this route solo too. It has 600 meters length at V+ (most of the pitches are near IV+/V) and initially opened from B.Georgiadis & I.Pantoulas. It is a nice introductory route for big mountain faces, although it does not represent what we could call "a typical Gigilos face route".

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.

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