How It Started

The rocks have always been there!

Several years ago a few Greek climbers discovered them and created some climbing routes in the area of Vrisi.

Very few people knew about this climbing spot.  And the years passed…

It was not until 2015, when a group of French climbers, located the area and recognized the unique quality and beauty of the rocks in the area of Manikia-Vrisi and the wider region of Kimi. They came in contact with the local authorities and with the support of the Municipality of Kimi-Aliveri started all the approval and licensing procedures by all the relative authorities. So, the story finally begins in October 2018, when the team of the French volunteer climbers started to work on the first routes. By the end of 2019, they completed 350 routes and the goal is for many more as continually new routes are set.

The local community and the Municipality of Kimi – Aliveri have embraced this project. The residents of the entire area of Manikia – Vrisi – Kimi have established an association to support the project, and in full cooperation with the Municipality we all move forward together.

Let’s go for CLIMBING!

Philosophy

The philosophy of this project is to designate climbing and all the rest activities  as a tool for the touristic and economic development of  the local community, BUT with absolute respect to the inhabitants’ way of life and definitely the environment protection.

Climbing Rules & Guidelines

Obviously addressing rules and guidelines to climbers seems pointless. But respecting a few things gives to all of us the opportunity to enjoy the rocks in harmony with the local community and natural spaces which welcome us in the valley of  Manikia. 

  • Park your car at the dedicated places
  • Respect the path leading to crags
  • As much as possible, use your carabiners in top rope
  • Return your waste including loo paper, don’t throw your cigarette butts, etc…
  • Bolting modifications are strictly forbidden
  • Please use the organized camping areas that are available in the area. Let’s avoid wild camping and let’s follow all the safety procedures (i.e. no fire, no waste, etc)

CLIMBING BOOK GUIDE

Please, buy and use the official climbing guide which funds bolting development, paths and sectors clearance and maintenance exclusively.

You can get the guide from the local shops of the area or if you like to deliver it to you, please send an e-mail to us.

Camping

Please use the organized camping places that are available in the area. Let’s avoid wild camping and let’s follow all the safety procedures
(i.e. no fire, no waste, etc).

According to the philosophy of this project we need to respect all natural and human environments (land properties, wildlife, fields, herds, paths).

WHERE TO VAN

Please avoid wild camping and let’s follow all safety procedures (e.g. no fire, no waste, etc.).

In keeping with the philosophy of this project, we must respect all natural and human environments
(land properties, wildlife, fields, herds, paths).

Please find organised camping areas at the Camping section of our website.

Let’s all help to maintain a beautiful and natural environment!!

RESCUE TEAM

Rescue Team is under development and not active yet.

So please have in mind that in case of any emergency you need to call :

Police: 100 or (+30) 22220 22200

Hospital of Kimi: (+30) 22223 50118

Fire Station: 199 or (+30) 22220 22199

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Routes Setting Rules

Authorization. Route setters are welcome. But bolting is possible only for route setters approved by the possessor of the official bolting authorization. To be approved, contact us and we will follow you to obtain this authorization as far as you can demonstrate your ability.

Bolt quality. Use only stainless (316L) hanger, bolt and nut but also stainless hammer as anchor in your routes. Use PLX HCR stainless steel system for belays.

Clean as much as possible your routes without hold cutting and with respect for crags plants and wildlife.

The distance between bolts is determinate by the need of absolute climber’s protection and comfort.

Respect the distance between existing routes. Save in exceptional, a same hold couldn’t be used in two nearby routes. As much as possible finish a sector equipment in the respect this distancing principle.

Bolting modification of existing routes is forbidden, except in obvious unsafe situation.

Declare the route you have oppened with the following details (these information are essential for maintenance, for the climbing guide) :

  • Area (Manikia, Vrisi, Kymi…)
  • Sector
  • Name
  • Grade
  • Height
  • Route setter
  • Date
  • Bolt number
  • Bolt quality (316 L, PLX…)
  • Objective danger

Routes

SINGLE ROUTES BY LEVEL

SINGLE ROUTES BY AREA & LEVEL

MULTIPITCHES ROUTES

10 multipitches routes are already open at Manikia & Mpougazi climbing area.
These routes are going to be the special particularity of Manikia’s crags.

Enjoy Climbing with Cycling

Cycling in the area is something you can enjoy, as there are excellent routes.
Even for a climber it could be a great option to get around the various climbing areas.
Especially the use of an electric bike (e-bike) makes it possible to access almost all climbing sectors.
In this way, enjoyment is combined with environmental protection and protection of private land.

Less car traffic, less parking problems, protection of paths, plants and animals in the area.
One can have one’s own bikes or rent one locally.

Let’s all do our best for the area!!!!