ABOUT LEONIDIO AS A CLIMBING DESTINATION
Leonidio has recently gained its place among some of the best climbing hotspots in the world. It’s one of the biggest and most beautiful limestone crags in Europe and it still offers a lot of potential for further development of new climbing routes.
The small town of Leonidio lays on the Greek coast of the Mediterannean Sea not far from the city of Athens (3.5 hours drive). The climbing cliffs surround the town creating a beautiful mixture between mountains and the sea while the evening attractions like local pubs and fishing taverns offer a friendly atmosphere and a good relaxing time after a day of climbing.
The climbing is very varied and it comes in many forms with spectacular tufas and overhanging walls to vertical and technical climbing and also a big selection of accesible and easy routes. The walls are also high and offer plenty of potential for multipitch routes with great rock and beautiful views around the area and the sea.
The best time for climbing in Leonidio is late autumn, when the Mediterranean climate is bringing mild temperatures and sunny skies.
GENERAL TIMETABLE :
Day 1 – Arrival in Greece (Athens or other airports) transfer to Leonidio, accommodation, meeting of the team and short briefing.
Day 2 – Climbing day. Experience and abilities evaluation. Technique and safety aspects of climbing (proper and efficient belaying, leading safely, equipping and cleaning a route, etc), strategies on choosing routes.
Day 3 – On sight climbing day. Develop movement creativity, the ability to read routes and find solutions on sight. Mental aspects of leading a climb, exercises for overpassing the fear of falling.
Day 4 – On sight climbing day (different crag). Focusing on movement techniques and efficiency. Gain experience through vertical mileage.
Day 5 – Projecting a route. Find “the route” for each participant. How to efficiently work the cruxes, memorizing movements, making a plan or beta.
Day 6 – Projecting a route. Get the project done, learn through the process. Different exercises. Evening party.
Day 7 – Breakfast and personal feedback, training suggestions and advice. End of the program.
The Climbing Camp can be booked individually, as a group of friends or families.
The program and activities can be customized on demand, on your preferences and experience.
It is possible to provide additional services on prior arrangements.
The timetable might suffer small changes due to weather conditions.
We are available to offer more information about possibilities of transfer or getting to Leonidio.