Mars

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   ROUTES:   6a+  -  8a

1.
Black Hole
6b+
32m17 QDsJonas B.
2.
Super Nova
6c+
40m20 QDsJonas B.
3.
Spiders from Mars
6b+
35m17 QDsRichard G.
4.
Biosphäre6b
35m17 QDsRichard G.
5.
Glamour on the Rock
6a+
30m14 QDsIlias Kirios
6.
Glamour on the Rock direct
6b+
30m14 QDsIlias Kirios
7.El Gecko6c+20m9 QDsMichael Schreiber
8.Yoko M-ono7a22m11 QDsMichael Schreiber
9.
Jumanji
6c+
25m13 QDsMichael Schreiber
10.
Snickers
7b+
35m16 QDsRichard H.
11.
Humidity Lesson
7c
35m15 QDsAnne L.
12.
Speckschüttel Dyno7c+
38m18 QDsMichael Schreiber
13.
Boubouki
6b+
20m

Extension
7a+
38m18 QDsMichael Schreiber
14.
Ποντικι στο τηρι
6b+
20m

Extension
7b
38m18 QDsMichael Schreiber
15.
Spaceman Spiff
6c
20m

Extension
7b
38m18 QDsRichard H.
16.
Mystère et boule de gomme
6c+
20m

Extension
7b+
35m17 QDsVincent Lauzon
17. 
Chuck Notis
7a+
20m

Extension
7c
38m18 QDs

Extension #2
8a
52mMichael Schreiber
18.
Lost in Space7c+
52mYiannis Torelli
19.
Oeil de biche
7c+40m16 QDsVincent Lauzon
20.Oeil de boeuf8a40mVincent Lauzon
Same start then Oeil de biche. After the third quick draw, keep going right and up.
21.
E.S.A.
6a+
20mMichael Schreiber
E.S.A. Ext.7c35mVincent Lauzon
22.The beast in the beauty6c+25mVincent Lauzon

It shares the first 7 bolts with E.S.A. Keep going straight up.

23.
N.A.S.A.
7a
30mRico Schumann
 
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Location

Around the far right side of Kokkinovrachos - the big red wall overlooking Leonidio appears the bright red-brown rock face.

 

Approach

Drive or walk till the cemetery on the north-est end of Leonidio. When the paved road ends continue the off-road path continuously uphill till the road ends. Park below the olive trees. On foot, follow the obvious red-marks and stone-towers for 15-20min, first uphill, then traversing to the right. You’ll cross a tall man-made stone wall and 2 white fixed ropes till the obvious plateau below the red stalactite wall.

 

Exposure

East (sun till 12:30pm)

 

Access

15-20min, difficulty: medium, due to the ledge: not suitable for children

 

Equipment

12 – 20 quickdraws, 50-80m rope (always check route length & tie a knot in the end!), wear helmets! All routes are new. Be aware of loose rock. Don't belay or walk in the direct line below climbers.

 

Rain-proof?

You'll stay dry resting on the plateau. The upper part of all routes will unfortunately get wet in case of rain.

 

 

The sector was opened voluntarily in excessive days of work for bolting & cleaning. The route setters, passionate climbers that visited Leonidio, used inox-stainless steel bolts and hangers as it is required in the whole area. All expenses are paid privately.

 

Thanks as well to friends that helped indicating and cleaning the path and plateau or lending equipment:

Maria Kalogeraki, Mania Katti, Elina Terzaki, Dina Danesi, Eleni Danesi, Christian Wahle, Simon Montmery, Gregoris Kiroussis, ...