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Sikati Cave  


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Location: 37.0594, 26.9381 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jason Halladay, WAGbag, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: WAGbag on Oct 15, 2010
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Description 

This open cave is mostly shady all day with beautiful vertical and overhanging tufa climbing. With about 25 routes, several with extensions, there's plenty to do. Most routes are 5.12 (7a+) and up and the extensions are mostly in the 5.13's (8a) with a few 5.14s, but don't let that stop you if you're climbing 5.11's (upper 6's)! The ones that are there can keep you entertained for a day if your partner is climbing harder, and are well worth doing.


Getting There 

The 2008 guide is quite misleading - getting off on the wrong foot can double the approach time.
Take the paved road up from Skalia and weave your way through the switchbacks, goats and large rocks in the road. After the crest, at the first switchback there's a pullout with a goat fence. DO NOT go to the first demolished house, stay high and left, parallel to the sea and pass directly through two large boulders above the 1st house. This is where you'll pick up the trail with the red dots and from there it is straightforward, passing two more valleys, a house and a gate on the 40 min approach. At the downhill mouth of the cave is a series of fixed lines to get you down. Throwing on a harness and clipping into the fixed line as you downclimb wouldn't be a bad idea.


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sikati Cave :
Mort aux Chèvres   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 90'   
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Featured Route For Sikati Cave
Pulling into the crux during an onsight of Mort aux Chèvres

Mort aux Chèvres 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b  Europe : Greece : ... : Sikati Cave
Phenomenal climbing on a series of massive tufas that bring you up and right to the anchor. Lots of ground to cover, but many rests are available by stemming and standing on top of stalactites....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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