Elevation: 381 ft
GPS: 37.9692, 23.7205
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Shared By: Anthony Baraff on Jul 7, 2009
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Description

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.

(I put up this general Greece area to act as home for the original "Kalymnos, Greece" section under International and a section on Meteora that I wanted to add. If you want control of this or one of the other areas I've posted, I'm happy to cede it to you. I hope that the community will help flesh out this area and make it truly useful. -Anthony)

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.

Routes.gr has an online route database. Coronn.com sells topos for routes around Kalymnos--I haven't used them personally, maybe someone can publish a recommendation or warning in the comments section.

General information on Greece can be found on its Wikipedia page.

Lonely Planet publishes a useful Greece Travel Guide and has useful travel information on its website.

Getting There

Greece is easily access through the international Airport in Athens as well as via overland routes and ferries.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Greece

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
Joy in the Garden
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 51
Thetis
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 60
Carpe Diem
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Remember Wadi Rum
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Taz
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 47
Feta
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 75
Frapagalo
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 44
Totenhansel
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 54
Dafni
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 119
DNA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 42
Kastor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 39
Trela
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 59
Ricounet
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 60
Ivi
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Joy in the Garden Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Left Wall
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Monahiki Elia Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 109
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Thetis Kalymnos > Arhi
 51
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Carpe Diem Kalymnos > Panorama
 60
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Remember Wadi Rum Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Taz Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 48
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Feta Kalymnos > Odyssey
 47
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frapagalo Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 75
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Totenhansel Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 44
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Dafni Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 54
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
DNA Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 119
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Kastor Kalymnos > Arhi
 42
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trela Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 39
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ricounet Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 59
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 60
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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