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Elevation: 381 ft 116 m
GPS: 37.96919, 23.72049
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Shared By: Anthony Baraff on Jul 7, 2009
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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.

(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)

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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

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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
 142
Monahiki Elia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 79
Carpe Diem
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 107
Remember Wadi Rum
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Taz
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 105
Frapagalo
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
Resista
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 64
Dafni
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 55
Totenhansel
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 163
DNA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 53
Kastor
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 47
Trela
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 80
Ricounet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 76
Ivi
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 45
Mort aux Chèvres
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Spartacus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monahiki Elia Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 142
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Carpe Diem Kalymnos > Panorama
 79
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Remember Wadi Rum Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 107
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Taz Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Frapagalo Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 105
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Resista Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Left Wall
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dafni Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 64
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Totenhansel Kalymnos > Ghost Kitchen > Main Wall
 55
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
DNA Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 163
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Kastor Kalymnos > Arhi
 53
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Trela Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 47
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ricounet Kalymnos > Secret Garden
 80
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ivi Kalymnos > Grande Grotta
 76
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mort aux Chèvres Kalymnos > Sikati Cave
 45
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Spartacus Kalymnos > Spartacus
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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