The climbing sector of Kleisoura belongs to the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania and it is famous for its rock’s overhang (about 35 degrees). It is one of the most popular climbing sectors in Greece and it has been equipped with new routes in 2000. It’s gorge of 2km length offers a good chance for bolting more new routes. With a western orientation the gorge gives you a chance for climbing during the summer, especially in the afternoon. You can climb even if it’s raining due to the overhanging nature of the rock. Most of the rock consist of stalactites and when they get wet they are likely to drip. The best period for visiting Kleisoura is during spring and autumn.
How to get there
The climbing sector is very easy to reach. You can drive from Thessaloniki to Agrinio. By the time you pass Agrinio, you change your direction towards Patra-Rio. About 15km after Agrinio you will meet the gorge of Kleisoura on your left. The climbing sector is in the beginning of the gorge while you are moving towards Patra-Rio. You will find a short dirt-road that will lead you to the climbing sector. After parking, you will need to walk for about 5min.
|4A.||↑ (+L2a: the roof above)||7c+/8a||+10m|
|4b.||↑ (+L2b: the roof above)||8b/8c (?)||+20m|
|6.||↑ Architeuthis (L2)||8a+||+25m|
|7.||Via del Popolo||6b+||20m|
|7b.||(to be continued)||?||++25m|
|7c.||? (mixed gear)||7c||25m|
|10a.||Syphilis||7c||32m, same bolts; avoids Ohra's crux going right in Cocodrila|
|11a.||+↑ Cocodrilo Grande||7b||34m|
|13.||Kafroman||8b+||33m, (finish to top)|
|14.||(chimney-project - mixed gear)||-|
|16b.||+↑ Gang Bang||8c||33m|
|17b.||+↑ Hombre Loco||8a+||27m|
Credits: Αρίστος Θανόπουλος