Summertime – Magoulia’s Wall

With another scorcher in prospect and having enjoyed the roadside sector at Summertime, we decided to head a bit further up the hill to Magoulia’s Wall.

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Happily more like 15 mins than the 30 indicated on the sign!

We warmed up on the excellent Nikolas which might only be 5c but follows a striking line up a diagonal gangway before a stiff pull onto the wall above.

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Helen making the stiff pull

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A German team enjoying Nikolas

This has an extension which ups the length to 40m and the grade to 7a+, so I pressed on above the first lower off into steeper territory, only to be brought to a halt 10ft from the chain with a bouldery move – another one for the projects list…. Joined shortly afterwards by L’Enfer de Menage, a 40m 7b which also has a tough crux sequence right at the end. Oh well!

Back at a more amenable grade, we did a couple of great 6bs Fred and Fotini, the former being one of the routes of the trip.

Here’s the fabulous Panorama of the crags alongside the Arginonta inlet.

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