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Greece, nestled between the Aegean and Ionian seas and mainland Europe to the north, is an incredible place. Home to beautiful islands, ancient ruins and great climbing, Greece is a worthwhile stop for any climber. Kalymnos is known for its great sport routes, Meteora is home to bold trad and sport climbing up breathtaking sedimentary spires and many of the islands possess ample opportunity for deep water soloing.
Guides and Beta
For climbing in Meteora, Stutte and Hasse have published two guides detailing climbing in German, Greek and English called Meteora Climbing and Hiking and Meteora Band II Climbing. If you are proficient in German they can be purchased here. I managed to buy both of them at the corner news stand in Kalambaka. Kalymnos Rock Climbing Guide by Aris Theodoropoulos covers climbing in the Kalymnos area.
Greece is easily access through the international Airport in Athens as well as via overland routes and ferries.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Greece:
Traumpfeiler (Pillar of Dreams) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 850' Meteora : Heiliger Geist
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Nymfi 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Europe : Greece : ... : Galatinani
When they start making the sex robots, the moves on this one climb are what Thai designers will refer to when programming the "Khao San" happy finish. In fact this climb...this climb is why you endured 37 sleepless hours in transit in-between fat people and wailing children on Fred Airways. Shake off that zombie jet lag, forget the fact that you out-stink the goat poo, and put on your cape: It's time to fly, people. Launch up magnificent, mammoth cuts until you take the exit for crimptown. Look ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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