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Grande Grotta 


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Submitted By: Erik Olson on Jan 21, 2008
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Evening view of Telendos from Grande Grotta.

Description 

Wildly overhanging sport climbs loaded with unique formations (stalactites, tufas, blobs, etc).


Getting There 

Past the town of Masouri look for the impressive cave and park near the hotel "Philoxenia". Take the path up to the impressive cave with steep climbs loaded with unique formations (stalactites, tufas, blobs, etc).


Climbing Season


15 Total Routes


['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',6],['5.13',2],['>=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 Grande Grotta:
Monahiki Elia   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Taz   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Elefantenhimmel (pt. 2)   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
Trela   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
DNA   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Aphrodite   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Ivi   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tufantastic   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
Priapos   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Aegialis   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Grande Grotta
Getting pumped out of my mind on Aegialis.

Aegialis 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Europe : Greece : ... : Grande Grotta
4 stars is not a high enough rating for this route. Super-Mega-Classic endurance testpiece would be the description I would give it. Aegialis starts up large tufas offering several good rests but after the first 40' the real endurance feast begins with wildly overhanging moves up smaller tufa fins. If your really enginuitive you might be able to find a few semi-rests through the middle section of this route but the pump clock is ticking. Luckily the route finishes on better holds with more g...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Grande Grotta Slideshow Add Photo
Mike enjoying a great sport climb at Kalymnos.
Mike enjoying a great sport climb at Kalymnos.
The best crag at Kalymnos!
The best crag at Kalymnos!
The crew - the cave. More heinous daze at the scene of the climb.
The crew - the cave. More heinous daze at the scen...
The trail leading to Grande Grotta, Afternoon, etc.  Grande Grotta is the impressive cave area.
The trail leading to Grande Grotta, Afternoon, etc...
My chunky ginger. Makin' the hard clean after an easy send of Aegealis, 7c. Somebody get me a preacher; I think I'm in love.
My chunky ginger. Makin' the hard clean after an e...
Grande Grotta in the early evening.
Grande Grotta in the early evening.
looking out the Grotta
looking out the Grotta
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