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Grande Grotta

International > Europe > Greece > Kalymnos

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).

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Massalia
Sport 4 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
Aegialis
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Zawinul Syndicate
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Aphrodite
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 79
DNA
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 36
Ivi
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 18
Priapos
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Fun de Chichunne
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 43
Happy Girlfriend
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Elefantenhimmel (pt 1)
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
Elefantenhimmel (pt. 2)
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 2
Punto Caramelo
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 10
Tufantastic
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Trela
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Taz
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
Kalypipe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Massalia
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
Aegialis
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Zawinul Syndicate
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Aphrodite
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
DNA
 79
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi
 36
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Priapos
 18
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Fun de Chichunne
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Happy Girlfriend
 43
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Elefantenhimmel (pt 1)
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Elefantenhimmel (pt. 2)
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Punto Caramelo
 2
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Tufantastic
 10
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Trela
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Monahiki Elia
 78
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Taz
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Kalypipe
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport

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Evening view of Telendos from Grande Grotta.
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Grande Grotta cave
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Poor mans drone shot on the rappel descend from the multi pitch anchors.
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A view from inside the Grande Grotta
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looking out the Grotta
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The crew - the cave. More heinous daze at the scene of the climb.
[Hide Photo] The crew - the cave. More heinous daze at the scene of the climb.
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.
[Hide Photo] 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.
Grande Grotta in the early evening.
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The best crag at Kalymnos!
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Mike enjoying a great sport climb at Kalymnos.
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The trail leading to Grande Grotta, Afternoon, etc.  Grande Grotta is the impressive cave area.
[Hide Photo] The trail leading to Grande Grotta, Afternoon, etc. Grande Grotta is the impressive cave area.