ABOUT LEONIDIO

Leonidio climbing

The beauty of Leonidio is rising up a 250 meters high reddish limestone cliff with lots of sectors that are reachable within walking distance from the town. Other sectors lay all along the valley, driving towards little mountain village Kosmas and Vaskina valley. In Leonidio exists 68 sectors, with more than 2000 routes, graded from 5a-9a and some projects. The highest sectors are Elona and Nifada, with the most impressive climbing of hardest and technical routes on beautiful tufa columns around.

Family climbing holiday in Leonidio.
Spending climbing holidays with family is a perfect place in Leonidio.
Market day in Leonidio on Mondays to hang out and buy veggies.
Monday is great for buying veggies and hanging out with friends at the marketplace.

Rock climbing style Leonidio

If you searching for a warm climbing destination in winter with excellent routes on solid limestone, Leonidio is the place to be. More than 2000 routes attract many climbers worldwide, and Leonidio has become another climbing venue where climbers find themselves living.

Leonidio climbing is on solid limestone rock, typically with long tufa columns, juggy overhanging routes, climbing on grey slabs, then vertical technical walls with small crimps, easier routes on red solid rock with lots fun.

Town of Leonidio

Little town Leonidio is situated on Eastern Peloponnese, with perfect climate conditions for growing vegetables and fruits all year. In town, you can notice typical white Greek houses surrounded by olive trees. And on the main street, you can visit several lovely small stores and supermarkets, very good tavernas offering delicious Greek cuisine. The little town is becoming a great welcoming for climbers, where you can visit some climbing shops or take a relaxing massage after climbing day.

Climbing in sector Mars on tufas routes, in Leonidio.
A beautiful girl is climbing in beautiful sector Mars.
Klemen Becan in Nifada, Leonidio, Greece.
Klemen is climbing in sector Nifada, on the hardest routes of Leonidio.

Best climbing conditions

Because Leonidio has a Mediterranean climate and many sunny days, it became a perfect climbing destination for Spring, Autumn, and Winter with mild temperatures. Wintertime with sunny days welcomes families, strongest climbers, advanced climbers, enthusiastic climbers and is perfect climbing for beginners of the best climbing venue on Peloponnese. Leonidio is definitely on your must-visit list.

What could you do for a rest day?

Leonidio is getting a popular climbing destination for families with kids. However, besides moving our bodies in the walls, we can also relax on the beach, swim in a clean Mediterranean sea, hiking in mountains, mountain biking, and enjoy climbing holidays in one place.

When?

  December, January, February 2022

You can join us for only one day or up to 10 days.


Availability:

5 climbers (2 minimum)


For who?

They are climbing for young and adults 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 the best coaches.

 

Other climbing courses;

 

Questions?

For more info, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Included in the price:

We provide climbing coaching and instruction, safety equipment, ropes and quickdraws, and lots of fun. When you book a whole week, one day of professional photo shooting (worth 130€) is in the price.

Price per person:

3-days - 500€

5-days - 750€

7-days - 950€


Not in the price:

Own transport to Leonidio, food, accommodation, and your 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. It would be best if you also had your insurance, and we recommend doing it before at home.

× Dear! Dear! I am aware of COVID-19 and the mess they make because of it. Don't worry; if the climbing coaching is canceled because of Covid-19, we will move it to another date or location for any coaching trip. If that will not be possible, we will refund the money to you 100%.

PROGRAM

Day 1: You will arrive at the destination and settle down. In the afternoon, we have a brief presentation of the program and discuss your wishes and goals for the climbing week.

Day 2: The first day of climbing coaching is getting used to the rock and style of climbing and checking, learning safety knots (if necessary), checking correct belying. You will climb more accessible routes, and we will try to improve foot techniques for climbing for better clipping positions.

Day 3: The following day of climbing coaching is all about learning the tufa climbing technique. Not everywhere in the world, you learn that. It is exceptional to use the body and legs, with lots of twisting and knee-bars, sometimes even hill-hooks and hip-hooks. Tufa technique is an incredible way of climbing, and it's beneficial when the climbing starts to be overhanging.

Day 4: You will learn how to climb more challenging routes with the redpoint approach step by step.You will know how to do visualization for the redpoint, which is part of mental coaching. The red point is not only climbing but also falling coachingIt is part of the game and learning process for gaining better performance in the working route.

Day 5: Rest day is part of the climbing training. Not obligatory, but we recommend doing stretching or yoga or swimming in a lake, sea. Muscules relaxation will give you more blood circulation, the body will recover from stress better, and your mind will restart for the following climbing coaching day. In the evening we can have a little presentation about mental training and discussion about your goals, problems and find solutions in this way.

Day 6: We will introduce you to on-sight climbing.You are learning the proper approach of on-sight attempts for challenging goals, then learning how to read the rock and climb it. You will learn how to find suitable positions to clip and how to climb 100% committed.  We will work on the process from mental training and technique coaching-trying hard in the attempts.

Day 7: We will return to your redpoint project to test your head and power. You are learning how to mentally prepare for sending the projects and the proper mindset for this day. And also, not only is sending a reward, but the process should be the goal that motivates us.

Day 8: The final day or more relaxed day for you will be climbing without pressure from us. You choose whatever you wish that day to climb. You must enjoy and try to climb as much as your head and muscles let you. We can repeat your projects, foot and hand technique, mental coaching, falling practice, or hang out in climbing crags and have fun with no stress.

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