Kyparissi is another superb rock climbing paradise on tufas, yellow-greyish limestone with the best quality of rock and a beautiful view on the Mediterranean sea. With only 1h hour drive from Leonidio, you reach Kyparissi village with approximately 13 sectors of all kinds of styles and grades for every climber, from beginners, families, or pro-climbers. In Kyparissi with around 400 routes, most of them are in the shade most of the day and laying beside the beach. Babala lays high in the mountain 800 meters above sea level, where you have nice windy conditions. Specialty in Kyparissi is the weather, where is cooler than in Leonidio, so it's perfect for climbing in late Autumn and early Springtime.
One of the best sectors is Babala, with the most impressive and gorgeous tufas in the world. It is a great challenge for advanced and best climbers. Babala attracts also others to see the impressive peace of nature. There is a very nice path to reach the sector, which is on the way to village Babala above and it is very good to visit for rest days or just a hiking day.
Another world-class sector is Watermill with an easy approach and routes suitable for everyone with different styles, climbing on a grey vertical wall, and overhanging tufas. Watermill is definitely one of the best climbing areas in Greece. Besides this sector, there are also sectors for families, like Kastraki, Vlychada, and Playground which are very well-protected and perfect for beginners.
What is so special about the Kyparissi? When you get there, you are just amazed by the beauty of nature and the clear sea. The rock quality is so good that you don't wanna leave the place and also no traffic and you enjoy a peaceful environment with lots of fun and incredible routes where you challenge yourself.
Kyparissi has also big potential for new sectors with lots of new routes. The first routes were bolted 15 years ago, but then not many people visit this place. After the 2015 Kyparissi festival, climbers started to come back and continue developing the area. This year we also added a few new lines in Watermill and started developing a completely new sector "Woaw cave" in the canyon which has for now 3 beautiful routes on tufas and is a perfect alternative for times when Babala is wet.
Autumn 2021, Spring 2022
You can join us for only one day or up to 10 days.
5 climbers (2 minimum)
Climbing for young and adult with confidence leading from 6a, for everyone who wants to climb a lot and push themselves to a higher level. Get more confidence and improve their climbing, for those who want to have fun and learn something new from best coaches.
For more info, please contact us.
Included in the price:
World-class climbing coaching and instruction, safety equipment, ropes and quickdraws, and lots of fun. When you book a full week, one day of professional photoshooting (worth 130€) is also included in the price.
Not in the price:
Your own transport to Leonidio, food, accommodation, and your own insurance. For accommodation, we can help to arrange to find you a good and cozy place to stay.
What do you need to bring?
Harness, climbing and approach shoes, warm and light clothes, helmet, chalk bag and chalk ☺, belay device, sun crème, headlamp, and great mood. You need also to have your own insurance, we recommend to do it before at home.
Day 1: Getting to Kyparissi, settle down and start enjoying your climbing holidays.
Day 2: Having an easy start with lots of easy routes for warming up the body and getting used to tufa climbing. While you will be enjoying climbing I will access your strengths and weaknesses so we can decide what we will be working on during the following week. In the evening we will be discussing your goals for this week and your climbing future.
Day 3: Climbing on overhanging routes. Concentrating more on on-sight climbing technique and mental training – discuss how to approach for on sight: visualization, preparation, analysis, learning where to clip and rest, learn commitment, and reading the route.
Day 4: Climbing on overhang routes with tufas and stalactites, learning overhang technique.We will put more focus on technique - ˝tufa climbing” with kneebars, no hand rest, heel or toe hook and focus on redpoint climbing with mental training.
Day 5: Rest is part of training so we might take one as well. Not necessary for having a full rest day, we might still do some running and yoga sessions in the morning and swimming or easy climbing in the afternoon. It also depends on the group and their needs and wishes. One of the rest day activities is ONE HAND climbing and climbing WITHOUT HANDS, toprope of course. These skills are great to learn how to be efficient and improve your climbing technique for harder routes, and also having FUN as well.
Day 6: “A Vista” or On Sight. Get as high as possible on harder routes and send some cool lines. Learning how to read the crux when totally pumped and get the most out of it.
Day 7: Climbing A Muerte - harder routes or fixing problems we had in onsight attempts. Learning to do one more move that we think we can do! Working progress in projects and mental training-visualization, breathing technique and posture and learning relaxing on the wall.
Day 8: If there is still some power and time left we can simply go climbing and put into use what we learned in the last week. Or maybe do another try in your new project, up to you