Mt. Ortholithi



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 The Climbing 


 Mt Ortholithi

Photo: Aris Theodoropoulos on Black Line, Ortholithi. 50m

Altitude. 800m

Routes. 8

Season. Spring and Autumn

Access. O.K. .

Walk-in 10min

Water. None

Children. Not suitable.

The craggy mountain (1100m) you see to the north as you drive up to Didyma with some fantastic potential, development here has been limited partly because it was further to drive for me and being south facing the cliff is too hot most of the time (in winter it is often snowy up here). The climbing is however superb with some great single and multi pitch routes around 60m long, all except Scott´s Bad Day Out (6b) being adventure climbs with some protection bolts and bolt belays. 6 routes 44-80m, V to VI-. !0-15 mins walk in. In addition to these is The Long Run, a 900m route up the south eastern ridge mostly around grade III with some IV/V- which can be avoided.

The Routes

Black Line and Dance With Me are both absolutely top quality climbs with easy protection and bolt belays/ abseil points and definately worth the walk in. The Long Run is a great outing with super views of the mountain.


And some more from Josef Gstoettenmayr! At the start of the red wall on the approach to the existing routes are two shorter bolt routes, Fantasia  6b+ and Via Chora 6a. (topo may follow but easy to find).