Climbing in Agios Andreas Crag – Arcadia, Greece

The past few years, there has been developed numerous new climbing areas such as: Agios Andreas, Agios Petros, Arcadia/Repodina and Voulomeni/Nestani. The most visited area for climbing activities is Leonidio, but certainly paying a visit to Agios Andreas was a great idea.

This new crag was developed near the village of Agios Andreas in Arcadia region, Peloponnese, Greece.

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Climbing Agios Andreas – The Crag

About Agios Andreas Crag

The development of the climbing crag began in late 2019 by Andy Long and followed up by Climb Greece team and T. Landman in 2020. Climb Greece team consists of A.Theodoropoulos, C. Idoux, D. Titopoulos, D. Klaoudatou, K. Grafanakis, T. Porri, C. Ziavras.

The rock consists of grey-brown and red limestone of very good quality with a total of 35 routes for the time being. There are routes for all types of climbing, but this crag will be appreciated the most by intermediate and experienced climbers.

All year climbing is possible, the best seasons to visit the Agios Andreas Crag is from late autumn up to early summer.

Grades 5a to 8b.

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Rock Quality

In a Nutshell

  • Exposure: North-West
  • Best Season: Late Autumn – early Summer
  • Sun: From 14.00
  • Walk in: 5 minutes
  • Water: None
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Camping: Parking Spot
  • Gear: 80 m. rope, 20 quickdraws

Download for free the complete Agios Andreas Crag Guidebook

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Approach: How to reach Agios Andreas Crag

From Athens take the high way towards Corinth-Tripolis and take the exit toward Ancient Nemea/Nafplio/Mycenae.

Then, take EO Korinthou Argous, EO Argous Tripoleos, Kiveriou – Astrous and Astrous – Leonidiou. At point (37.343998, 22.761651) you will reach the village of Agios Andreas. Follow the signs towards profitis Elias and you can park your car on this point: 37.336563, 22.759222

As soon as you will park the car, you will identify the path which leads right the central area of the crag. The short hike to the crag is less than 5 minutes.

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Approach hike

 

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Approach hive via the olive grove

 

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Approach hike

 

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the Rock


The Routes

Name

Grade

Meters

Trakas

6a

18

Skali

5b

15

Bilbo

5a

15

Django

5b

15

Legolas

5c

17

Amelie

6c

22

Dirty Harry

5c

18

Spock

6a

22

Rampo

5c

20

Joker

5c+

20

Dark Knight

6b

15

Baby Driver

6a+

20

Baby Driver ext.

6c

28

1201

7c

28

1202

7b+

28

46

6c+

28

Dimi

7a+

28

Off the Wall

6c+

25

No name 19

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25

Hands of time

7b

18

Skin and Bones

7c

35

Oshi

8a

35

Jackson Left

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35

Jackson Storm

8b

35

Lighting McQueen

7c+

30

Icarus

8a

30

Baba Ghanoush

7c+

30

Nomad

6c+

25

Gollum

6a+

16

Aragorn

6a+

16

Scarface

7b

20

Hannibal

6c+

20

Fire

6b+

20

Paradise city

6a+

20

Enigma

6c+

20

 

Photos of Climbing Various Routes

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Climbing

 

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route finding

 

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at the Crux

 

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Climbers

 

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abseil

 

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Amelie 6c

 

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Climbing

About Agios Andreas

Agios Andreas is an area that consists of the beautiful village of Agios Andreas (which was created by the residents of the large Tsakonian village of Prastos), its beach, Agios Georgios, and the Arkadiko Chorio (Arcadian Village, a model settlement founded in the 1980s).

Agios Andreas is located on the road Astros-Leonidio at a distance of 6 km from Astros and 40 KM, North of Leonidio.

In the South West of the village, on a hill above orchards with olive trees, stands a vertical rock, with North-West orientation, and height 20-40 meters, of excellent quality solid limestone. 

On the right part of the crag the color of the rock is orange-red, and decorated with beautiful stalactite formations. On the left area of the crag there are gray plaques and mainly vertical or slightly positive slope. The location is idealic, with beautiful views to the sea and towards the village.

After climbing do not miss a stop for a drink or snack in the beautiful square of the village, or the fish restaurants by the seaside.

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View from the crag

Download for free the complete Agios Andreas Crag Guidebook

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See more climbing around this area here:

Below: This map marks all the mountaineering adventures that have been featured on Olympus Mountaineering so far, including several Sport climbing crags – Select full screen to expand, zoom in for more detail, or click on a marker for a link to the post.

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