The map opposite shows some of the bouldering areas that have recently been developed in Greece.
The island of Tinos is the most extensive bouldering area in Greece, with a wide range of problems on excellent granite rock. The excellent “Tinos-Bloc” guidebook that covers the bouldering on Tinos Island describes nearly 600 problems across a wide range of grades. The bouldering described in this guidebook is situated in the north east of the island though there is the potential for 1000’s of more problems to be developed.
The island of Kos also offers some excellent bouldering on granite rock. Most climbers only visit Kos on their way to Kalymnos, but a bouldering trip here in its own right is very worthwhile. There are around 300 problems across a wide range of grades, plus there is lots of potential to open up new problems and sectors.
In the north of Greece there are 2 other granite bouldering areas, called Pinovo and Maronia. There are approximately 150 problems at Pinovo and around 100 problems at Maronia across a wide range of grades. Again there are lots of potential to open up new problems and sectors.
The sandstone bouldering at Rizoma is situated close to the climbing at Meteora and it is possible to combine an excellent trip of trad/sports climbing and bouldering in this compact area. Find out more about bouldering at Rizoma.
The limestone bouldering at Varasova (close to Patras) is limited to the boulders that are scattered beneath the main wall, with around 50 problems. Find out more about bouldering at Varasova.
The best time of the year for bouldering in Greece is generally from the autumn through until spring. In the summer it is just too hot.
The island of Tinos is the most extensive bouldering area in Greece and such has its own dedicated guidebook. Tinos Bloc describes over 600 problems across a wide range of grades. All the problems are shown on colour photo-topos with Fontainebleau grades used throughout.
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