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Attention: Please do NOT go near or climb at Infrared Wall, Arginonta


Following a severe thunderstorm a couple of days ago, there was a big rock fall at sector Arginonta, specifically at subsector Infrared Wall. In the picture below you can see the lower-off of route Kosmas holding a big loose block (which is otherwise hanging by a thread just waiting to fall). Until somebody can go check things out, please don’t go near Infrared Wall. That means anything past the route ‘Papou’ (to its left) is off-limits: don’t go up there curious to see the loose block, don’t park your gear at the base of any routes nearby, and find a different place to pee. We will post an update as soon as we have one. Thanks for understanding!


The lower-off of route Kosmas and the big loose block it holds. Photo: Claude Idoux

















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4 Responses to “Attention: Please do NOT go near or climb at Infrared Wall, Arginonta”

  1. Admin says:

    Hi Chris,

    Am writing up full update as we speak; I will post it here later today. Yes, Arginonta is fully functional again except for the route “No Mercy” 🙂


  2. Chris Craggs says:

    I see the loose flake has gone and three new lower-offs have been installed – excellent work guys. Busy up there today – maybe 40 people!

  3. Admin says:

    Hi Chris & thanks for checking in. Aris is on the island as of this morning; he and George Kopalides will be at Arginonta later today. Hopefully the issue will be resolved within the next few days. Will keep everyone updated.

  4. Chris Craggs says:

    I went to look yesterday, the hanging block and huge loose flake are still there and the ‘danger’ tape has now gone. This needs sorting before the cliff starts to get busy,


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