Summary

Nice crag, if a little sharp in places. Trad and sports routes with great views, and peaceful location.
Directions:From Nicosia (north side) take the main highway heading towards Famagusta (mind the speed cameras - they are 'unforgiving'). Follow the highway for around 12km. Take the turnoff one after the university, and follow the road north. You know you have the correct one if you pass an army camp after 3km (speed camera) then after the road bends right a large quarry. Keep on this road as it bends left and heads sharply uphill. Follow several large lorries full of aggregate as they crawl up the road at a (slow) walking pace - or maybe simply overtake them ;-) At the top of the hill the large Bufavento resaurant is on your right. Take the small road on your right that runs along the side of the restaurant. Continue along this small road for around 4 km, passing a quarry on your right, then the Pendadactylos hills on your left. Once the 4km is up, you will come to a sharper left bend in the road, in front of you and right, up on the hill-side, you should be able to make out Viran rocks a few hundred metres away. Park in one of the obvious rough parking areas just before or just after the bend. Walk down the road (in the same direction you were driving) for about 50m until you see a small track. Follow this as it goes through some trees, then disappears. Continue heading up to the left hand side of the crags. Approach time 10-15 minutes.
Aspect:Faces South/South West. Gets the sun most of the day. Ideal for the winter months. Summer, not so much!
Google Maps:Click to locate on Google Maps
Notes:More information is available on the UKC web-site.
Route Summary:7 trad (Mod to HVS), 11 sport (5b to 6c)
Printable List:Click here for a printer friendly route list.
Route Profile:
TradSport

Mod

1

HD

1

S

3

VS

1

HVS

1

   

5b

1

5c

2

6a

1

6a+

1

6b

2

6b+

2

6c

2

The Ridge HD
Maymun (Monkey) S 4b
Kolay Baca (Easy Chimney) Mod
Kertenkele Duvari (Lizard Wall) F6c
Bayan için kolay bir gün F5c
Gentleman's Constitutional F5c
Gicirti HVS 5a
Orta S 4a
Sade S 4a
Hellimli VS 4c
Dave's Route F6b+
Use Your Eyes F6a+
John, it's so sharp. F6c
Okan Abi F6b
Juno F6b
Like a virgin F5b
Mono Lisa F6a
Gaumarjos F6b+