Climbing in Epos Fylis, Athens – Greece

While travelling around Greece, I stayed in Athens for a couple of days and I took the opportunity to go and climb in one of the newest climbing crags of Athens, the Epos Fylis crag. Athens area offers more than 2000 single pitch bolted lines in more than 40 crags and new routes are constantly popping up. In addition there are 4 multi pitch walls with trad lines, plenty of bouldering and a lot of potential for deep water solo.

Usually, the Epos Fylis crag is visited by many climbers due to its proximity to Athens and for the fact it is a well maintained crag. Though, on the day -and time- we have visited the crag it was nice and comfortable and not over-crowded.

The Epos Fylis crag is one of the newest in Athens. The first line here was opened in 2012. To this day, it has been exclusively bolted by D.Tsitsikas and D.Titopoulos with materials offered by the municipality of  Fyli,  EPOS Fylis mountaineering club and assistance from some of its members.

Climbing_Epos_Fylis_Athens_Greece_20190407_192957_597EPOS Fylis is named after the local mountaineering club which in 2011-2012 sponsored the bolting and cleaning of the crag. The crag is a continuation of Mikri Varasova, but apart from the close distance the two cliffs share little in mentality, climbing kinesiology and bolting style.


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About Epos Fylis

EPOS Fylis is distinctively split in two converging limestone walls, each with its specific characteristics. The left red wall offers longer powerful routes mostly on mid range grades with strongly featured rock, embedded tufas, pockets and occasional brief overhangs. The right, grey wall, gives mostly easier – beginner climbing on slabs and vertical faces. Both walls have good compact rock with few obvious exceptions. The crag, especially the right side, is growing fast in popularity among beginner climbers.

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An overview of the Epos Fylis crag

Access

From Attiki Odos Exit #6, follow Fylis Avenue towards Fyli/Chasia (north/west). Follow the road for 500m until big roundabout.

Take the third exit and continue on Fylis Avenue. 3,1 km after the roundabout you will see a golden-domed church on your right hand (Panagia Kanala) and a football pitch on your left. Take the right turn as soon as you pass the church opposite to bus stop 31st Fylis following signposts to “taverna – Ta Pitharia”. 1,8km later, reach crossroad, turn right and take the left branch. Continue straigth ahead on narrow winding road for 1,6km till you reach the end of the asphalt.

Turn right (by the green tank) on the dirt road for 100m. Park on the big clearing. The clearly visible path heading north will get you first to Mikri Varasova and after 200m to Epos.

  • Total walking distance: 200 m
  • Walking time: 7 min
  • Kids friendly

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Parking Lot area
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Climbing Crag Info
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Trail to Epos Fylis Crag
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Trail to Epos Fylis Crag
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Mikri Varasova Crag
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Mikri Varasova Crag
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Mikri Varasova Crag
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Mikri Varasova Route
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Mikri Varasova Crag
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Almost at the Epos Fylis crag

The Routes

This is a superb location for sunny winter days and there are long fulfilling routes aimed for intermediate and experienced climbers.

Name

Grade

Meters

Sarantapenintaris

6b+

30

Penintaris

6c+

30

Parthena

7a

30

Armegedon

6c

30

Arpages

6c

30

Yaines

6c+

30

Korakia

6b+

12

Exafanizol

6c

30

Kali Chronia

6b+

25

Polyergaleio

6b

25

Mavro Pipini

6b

20

Gia sena moro mou

6b

20

Saki Taki Manolaki

6a+

30

Eisai kai poli kamaki

6a

15

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Name

Grade

Meters

Frau

5c+

15

Tou Chans

6c

25

Floropitoures

6b

20

Pentikiour

6a+

30

Agapoula

5c

15

Chalaourita

5b

25

Tis Popis

5b+

25

Salonikios

5c

30

Panselinos

5c

30

Iliovasilema

5c+

30

Pagoto

6a

20

Katsikisio Gala

6a+

20

Pergamonto

5c

20

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Once again, I have had a really nice day climbing nearby Athens and I would compare this crag with the one at Etos Spata. This means, that there are plenty of routes, well bolted and of all kind of climbing grades.


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