Elevation: 381 ft
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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
 61
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Thetis
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Wild Sex
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Carpe Diem
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Remember Wadi Rum
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Taz
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
Frapagalo
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 24
Dafni
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Kastor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 20
Trela
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 22
Ricounet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 62
DNA
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 28
Ivi
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Mort aux Chèvres
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Priapos
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monahiki Elia Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 61
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Thetis Kalymnos > Arhi
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wild Sex Kalymnos > Arginonta > Infrared Wall
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Carpe Diem Kalymnos > Panorama
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Remember Wadi Rum Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Taz Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frapagalo Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 34
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dafni Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 24
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Kastor Kalymnos > Arhi
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trela Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ricounet Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 22
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
DNA Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 62
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 28
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Mort aux Chèvres Kalymnos > Sikati Cave
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Priapos Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 16
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Gunbarrel, CO
Kris S   Gunbarrel, CO
This is a valuable resource if you want climbing info for any of the crags around the country. Plenty right in and around Athens to enjoy! routes.gr/?Page=en/Main Jul 10, 2013
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