Peloponnesos tour #3: Kyparissi, the first time around…
The second week of January was spent in the lovely coastal town of Kyparissi. We had seen some footage of this idyllic place on the vlogs of A World Less Traveled and had been very curious to go check it out ourselves!
We climbed in the Kastraki sector because it is packed with nice routes in the 6th grade. On our first climbing day there I had worked out all the moves of a really nice 6c route called Frydias. A technical slabby lower part and some nice juggy underclings then lead into a short crimpy slightly overhanging crux that ends on a major jug. Then the route continues with some more endurance moves to the chains. I couldn’t link all the moves on this first day but was determined to come back for it. Three days later we came back for it and I managed to clip the chains first go. So happy with this quick send of a lovely 6c route! Here is the footage.
We didn’t climb much this week but we absolutely gazed our eyes out at the beautiful sector Watermill. Look at those tufas!!! Absolutely incredible. Definitely coming back for this sector, and especially for the 7a+ route called Kyparissi. A gorgeous looking single fin tufa line. We will be back in a few weeks time when we are stronger!
Our Van was parked right on the beach of the tiny town of Kyparissi where I would still have short but super refreshing swimming sessions, even in the cold water of January! One of the mornings I spotted the fin of a dolphin at sunrise through our window.