We are at the beginning of November, and in Greece we still have splendid weather, actually great conditions for climbing. As I have been visiting the region of Ermioni often, I came to know that besides all the other climbing crags of the region, there is a tiny crag nearby Dardiza developed by Hans and Jeannette Weninger.
Although, I do not see the real point of why having bolted routes on this short crag, I have decided to visit the area and give it a try.
The crag in Dardiza, has two (2) easy routes of about 10 meters high.
Crags in Ermionida region
- Pillars of the Wind
- Katafyki Ravine
- Thermisia Castle (Kastro Thermisias)
- Caves of Frachti
- Rock of Ages
About Dardiza Crag
This is a tiny crag bolted by Hans and Jeannette Weninger and one could also consider as a good location for bouldering. In the south face of the rock, there are two routes (George and Filia), instead, the rest of the rock is unexploited for the time being.
On the west face of the crag, there is potential for few more routes, but all said routes would be maximum 12 meters high.
Crag location: 37.410559, 23.279172
Great view from the Dardiza Crag
Approach: How to reach the Dardiza Crag
Coming from Ermioni or Kranidi (same applies also if one drives from Athens of Nafplio), one has to follow the road towards Thermisia.
About 5 km and at point 37.406167, 23.277654 turn left towards the north. At point 37.408044, 23.281630 turn again left and drive uphill till you see a large water tank that is on the side of the road. On the left side, there is a dirt road that leads directly to the climbing crag.
Parking lot: 37.409321, 23.280151
Dardiza crag, as aforementioned, offers only two easy routes that share the same belay
- George | 5a – 3 bolts | 10 meters
- Filia 2 | 5a – 2 bolts | 10 meters
Both routes have only one crux and is not difficult to climb it.
Bellow photos of Filia 5a 10 m.
Bellow photos of George 5a 10 m.
See more Climbing Crags in Ermionida region
- Climbing in Didyma
- Climbing in Pillars of the Wind
- Climbing in Katafyki Ravine
- Climbing in Thermisia Castle (Kastro Thermisias)
- Climbing in the Caves of Frachti
Trad/Mountaineering climbing in Ermionida region
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