Summary

Remote sector in a pleasant location overlooking the Xeros river valley. Developed fairly recently with 7 quality sports routes. Potential for more sports and some trad routes. The rock here provides pleasant movement oriented climbing, requiring a variety of climbing techniques in surprisingly exposed positions.
Directions:Directions described as if approaching from Pafos. Take the F617 towards Salamiou. Just before entering the village of Salamiou take the road on the left (signposted Panagia tou Sinti - difficult to see until passed the turning). Continue down the road to the river bed - approx 5km (becomes gravelled track towards end). Cross the concrete ford to reach the other side of the river, and take the right fork. Track becomes rough for around 200m. As the track rises back up the other side of the valley it improves and becomes tarmac again. Follow this for about 3km (you can see the destination on the right). When a small habitation can be seen hiding on the right, take the small track next to it. Follow this for around 1km until the crag is reached. Parking on the grassy verge.
Aspect:Faces South West. Gets the sun from mid morning onwards. A large tree in the middle provides welcome shade in warmer weather whilst between routes.
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Notes:Many of the route names are unknown. The grades need confirmation. The rock can be a little loose. Some lower offs are carabiners, others are ring bolts.
Route Summary:7 sport (5b to 6c)
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Route Profile:

5b

1

6a

1

6a+

1

6b

1

6b+

2

6c

1

1 - F6c 22m
The first route you come to, and probably the hardest here.
2 - F6b+ 23m
Teeter up the arete, onto the ledge, and finish on the steep face.
3 Xeros F6b+ 23m
Lovely route up the steep wall just right of the previous route. Some of the holds are a little fragile.
4 - F6a+ 23m
Great climbing on a variety of holds. Lay-backs, hand jams, exposure - this route has them all. One of the best 6a's on the island.
5 - F6b 22m
Tricky crux at around the half-way mark.
6 - F5b 24m
Found on the far right of the sector. Pleasant climbing on good rock.
7 Safari F6a 24m
Another nice route 2m to the right of the previous one. The lower off is at the top and gives great views over the entire Xeros valley. Take a flask of tea up and enjoy.