We are just back from beautiful Kyparissi, where we spent a good part of September continuing to work on the Climb Kyparissi project. This project, which started in 2015, is co-funded by the Municipality of Monemvasia and funds by two local benefactors administered by the Bodossaki Foundation. The Kyparissi project started in spring 2015; to date there are nine sectors across the wider area featuring nearly 200 routes. This year, three new sectors were created: Playground, with 12 easy routes on ultra-compact grey rock in a setting perfect for families and new climbers; Kapsala, featuring 25 routes, including a 5-pitch 6b route and some great harder climbs on red rock with prominent features, big holds and stalactites just above the sea; and this year’s pièce de résistance, sector Vlychada: a dream beachside crag 45 minutes south of Kyparissi, featuring 15 routes from 5c to 7b on excellent grey and featured red limestone with pockets and tufas.
Once again, a big Thank You to everybody who worked hard in making the Kyparissi project happen:
The Municipality of Monemvasia and its very active deputy mayor, Mr Panayiotis Traiforos; the Bodossaki Foundation; climbers Claude and Christine Remy, Yiannis Torelli, Claude Idoux, Dimitris Titopoulos, George Kopalides, Angy Eiter and Bernie Ruech; and the local residents and business owners of Kyparissi who continue to support the project and the equippers involved.