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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



Weather station 12.6 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['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'   
Kalypipe   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 100'   
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'   
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'   
Aegialis   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Priapos   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
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Featured Route For Grande Grotta
Pulling through the crux for the onsight.

Ivi 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Europe : Greece : ... : Grande Grotta
The right end of the three ridiculously popular low 7 routes. These tend to get hammered all day, either as warm-ups for the harder routes or as projects for those getting into the grade. The singular moves are all fairly easy, with so many rests you might confuse your real objective of climbing up with finding the next rest. Probably no harder than the 7a+ routes to the left, and probably no harder than 6c when taking advantage of the rests....[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 scen...
The crew - the cave. More heinous daze at the scen...
The trail leading to Grande Grotta, Afternoon, etc...
The trail leading to Grande Grotta, Afternoon, etc...
My chunky ginger. Makin' the hard clean after an e...
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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