If you are keen to develop your rock climbing abilities and build a stronger outdoor climbing experience take advantage of the great conditions of the Mediteranean in late autumn and join our one week climbing camp in Leonidio Greece. The climbing course is designed to take you through the nicest sport climbing crags in Leonidio and climb a few of the nicest routes around. The course is also meant to offer guidance and coaching workshops for climbing outdoors and to develop a stronger experience on the rock.

 

This clinic is designed for beginner to advanced climbers, with little or more experience in climbing outdoors and keen to develop their abilities and have fun while doing so.

DAILY COACHING SESSIONS AIM TO:

  • improve the participants climbing skills
  • get confidence in lead climbing
  • train to improve to the next grade
  • discover ways of controlling the fear of falling while leading.
  • learn how to best “work a project” and how to improve the climbing abilities through “on sight climbing” .

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.

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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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.


Activity: Rock Climbing Camp

Place: Leonidio, Greece

Date: 26 Nov – 2 Dec 2020

No. of participants: 8 maximum

 

Minimum age: 18

IFMGA guide: Mihnea Prundeanu 

REQUIRED LEVEL: intermediate rock climbing to advanced

PRICE: 430 euro / participant

  • coaching & mountain guide fee
  • 6 nights accommodation in Leonidio in shared appartments 
  • flights to Leonidio
  • airport transfers
  • meals
  • medical or rescue insurance.
  • personal equipment (ex: harness, climbing shoes, helmet, belay device) 

It is recommended to wear comfortable climbing or sport clothing but also adaptable to changeable weather conditions, wind or even rain.

  • Comfortable climbing pants, t-shirts
  • Waterproof jacket, insulated jacket.
  • Belay gloves, sun hat, beanie, sun cream, sun glasses
  • Thermos/water bottle for tea or water.
  • Approach shoes, flip flops or crocs
  • Crag backpack (suitable for carrying a rope and climbing gear)
  • Head lamp + batteries, small personal aid kit. 
  • Harness, climbing shoes (1-2 pairs), chalk bag, helmet, belay device. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS: 100% payment in advance at registration. Cancellation policy: cancelation available 14 days in advance of the day the clinics starts for refund. If you need extra information or want to register to the course we kindly ask you to contact us at info@alpine-tours.com, on the phone at +33 656 706 455 or +40 746 327 791, or fill in the form below: