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Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:28

Information about climbing clinics

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Climbing Instructors: Klemen Becan, Alex AJ Johnson, Lucas Dourdourekas

 

THURSDAY 04/10/2018

• 08:00- 18:00 Opening of Registrations at hotel Elena Village (Festival’s Base Camp)

 

FRIDAY 05/10/2018

• 08:00- 18:00 Registrations at hotel Elena Village.

• 10:00 – 13:00 Climbing Clinics Day 1 / Group A 

• 13:00 Greek dancing lessons (Elena Village – pool area).

• 15:00 – 18:00 Climbing Clinics Day 1 / Group B 

• 20:30 Opening Ceremony (Elena Village).

• 21:00 Audiovisual Presentation by Alex ‘AJ’ Johnson (Elena Village).

• 22:00 Welcome Party with DJ (Elena Village).

 

SATURDAY 06/10/2018

• 08:00- 18:00 Registrations at hotel Elena Village.

• 08:00 – 17:00 Open Climbing Rally.

• 10:00 – 13:00 Climbing Clinics Day 2 / Group A 

• 13:00 Greek dancing lessons (Elena Village).

• 15:00 – 18:00 Climbing Clinics Day 2 / Group B 

• 21:00 Audiovisual Presentation by Peter Croft (Elena Village).

• 22:00 Party with DJ (Elena Village).

 

SUNDAY 07/10/2018

• 08:00- 17:00 Registrations at hotel Elena Village.

• 11:00 – 17:00 Day Cruise 

• 20:00 Closing and Awards Ceremony (Elena Village).

• 21:00 Fare well party with live rock music (Elena Village).

 

English short version (PDF)

Greek short version (PDF)

Monday, 17 September 2018 06:17

Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2018 Athletes

Alex "AJ" Johnson

 Alex Johnson is a professional climber representing Evolv at the Kalymnos Climbing Festival and is the head coach at Vertical Endeavors climbing gym in Minneapolis, MN. She's been climbing for twenty years, has two Bouldering World Cup gold medals, has been a National Champion in all three disciplines; Bouldering, Sport, and Speed, and spent sixteen years on the US Climbing Team. Along with a decorated competitive career, Alex has put up first ascents around the Southwest, and claimed dozens of first female ascents on climbs ranging from V10 to V13.

Alex Johnson official website

Alex Johnson on Instagram

Klemen Becan

At age 7 Klemen tried to climb for the first time and since then all he wanted to do was to climb. Soon he joined the competition group and started to train more seriously and with age 14 he started with international competitions on the Slovenian Youth team. He had many good results and at age 15 he became world youth champion. In the big competitions it was a little harder and he had to fight from the back of the rankings and in the year 2008 he finally got to the top of the podium on World cup competition in Kranj, Slovenia. In bouldering World cups he got two second places in year 2009.

More important for him than competitions was always rock climbing outside and he spends as much time as possible in nature. On sight is his favorite thing and in 2004 he did his 1st 8b+ on sight. Many other hard routes followed with the hardest one Siempre se Puede Hacer Menos (https://vimeo.com/117570995) where he did on sight first ascent graded first 8c+ and later downgraded to “only” 8c after finding easier way out at the top. Klemen doesn’t like to spend much time working the routes but he still managed to do some 9a’s with the hardest one being Water World in Osp (http://kbecan.blogspot.com/2014/03/big-project-osp.html) where he had to approach with the kayak or later on Tyrolean traverse. At the moment he’s putting a lot of energy into bolting new routes all over the world and of course climbing them after.

Klemen Becan webpage

Peter Croft

Canadian living in California - loves to climb big routes!

First one day ascent of El Capitan and Half Dome in 1986 

First solo of Astroman and the Rostrum in 1987

First ascent (on sight) of the Shadow (5.13) in Squamish 1988

First free ascent of the Moonlight Buttress in Zion 1992

First one day ascent of the Nose and Salathe routes in 1992

First ascent of the Evolution Traverse in high Sierra 1999

First ascent of Airstream (5.13) on the Incredible Hulk, High 2004

Living in Bishop California with wife Karine

 

Enjoy J. Magkakis and his band playing live rock music! Only at Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2018 - Guest appearance from the American singer and songwriter Bree Sharp

 John Magkakis

A versatile guitarist musician in all music genres allowing him to have a career in Athens playing as a session guitarist in all music genres,from being a hired gun next to the stars of Greek pop music scene to being a leader in bands playing from rock to the most progressive fusion styles,he appeared several times in national TV and contributed in many recording sessions, he has also won an international guitar competition as a youngster. He played near 700 shows in his career

Bree Sharp

Bree Sharp (born December 17, 1975)[1] is an American singer and songwriter influenced by rock, pop, and folk. As of the 2010s, she is the lead vocalist of the electropop band Beautiful Small Machines.

http://www.breesharp.com/

Spyros Zairis

Spyros Zairis is an accomplished vocalist moving in and out many styles of music who has appeared in hundreds of shows giving a unique color with his brilliant voice.

Lefteris Sotiriadis

Lefteris Sotiriadis is a drumming powerhouse with an extended experience performing in literary hundreds of live concerts.

 

Peter Croft confirmed he will be participating at this year's festival!

 

BIO

Canadian living in California - loves to climb big routes!

First one day ascent of El Capitan and Half Dome in 1986 

First solo of Astroman and the Rostrum in 1987

First ascent (on sight) of the Shadow (5.13) in Squamish 1988

First free ascent of the Moonlight Buttress in Zion 1992

First one day ascent of the Nose and Salathe routes in 1992

First ascent of the Evolution Traverse in high Sierra 1999

First ascent of Airstream (5.13) on the Incredible Hulk, High 2004

Living in Bishop California with wife Karine

 

Stay in touch! More to come!

 

Klemen Becan will be joining us at Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2018, for the second year in a row, participating in new activities. Stay tuned!

BIO

At age 7 Klemen tried to climb for the first time and since then all he wanted to do was to climb. Soon he joined the competition group and started to train more seriously and with age 14 he started with international competitions on the Slovenian Youth team. He had many good results and at age 15 he became world youth champion. In the big competitions it was a little harder and he had to fight from the back of the rankings and in the year 2008 he finally got to the top of the podium on World cup competition in Kranj, Slovenia. In bouldering World cups he got two second places in year 2009.

More important for him than competitions was always rock climbing outside and he spends as much time as possible in nature. On sight is his favorite thing and in 2004 he did his 1st 8b+ on sight. Many other hard routes followed with the hardest one Siempre se Puede Hacer Menos (https://vimeo.com/117570995) where he did on sight first ascent graded first 8c+ and later downgraded to “only” 8c after finding easier way out at the top. Klemen doesn’t like to spend much time working the routes but he still managed to do some 9a’s with the hardest one being Water World in Osp (http://kbecan.blogspot.com/2014/03/big-project-osp.html) where he had to approach with the kayak or later on Tyrolean traverse. At the moment he’s putting a lot of energy into bolting new routes all over the world and of course climbing them after.

Klemen Becan webpage

We are happy to announce that Alex "AJ" Johnson will be attending this year's climbing festival.

BIO

 Alex Johnson is a professional climber representing Evolv at the Kalymnos Climbing Festival and is the head coach at Vertical Endeavors climbing gym in Minneapolis, MN. She's been climbing for twenty years, has two Bouldering World Cup gold medals, has been a National Champion in all three disciplines; Bouldering, Sport, and Speed, and spent sixteen years on the US Climbing Team. Along with a decorated competitive career, Alex has put up first ascents around the Southwest, and claimed dozens of first female ascents on climbs ranging from V10 to V13.

Alex Johnson official website

Alex Johnson on Instagram

Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:16

7 festivals worth travelling to Greece for

According to Culture Trip, Kalymnos Climbing Festival is one of the seven festivals worth travelling to Greece for. Click on the following link to learn more!

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/greece/articles/top-festivals-worth-travelling-to-greece-for/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=FOShareEmail&utm_campaign=FO_EMAIL_06_12_2017_CONTROL&utm_content=Kalymnos_Climbing_Festival 

Saturday, 07 October 2017 10:51

Notice about the presentation of Klemen Becan

TODAY'S PRESENTATION OF KLEMEN BECAN WILL HAPPEN IN ANY CASE (EVEN IF IT'S RAINING  IT WILL TAKE PLACE INDOORS).

Friday, 06 October 2017 04:41

Climbing Rally Details

Synopsis

Duration: From 08:00 – 17:00 on Saturday, 7th of October, 2017.

Categories: male, female and mixed. 

Participants: Teams of two.

Area: All sectors from North Cape to Poets.

Dificulty: From 4 – 7a (French Grading)

Scoring: Team Scoring.

Registration: Hotel Elena Village (Festival’s Base Camp)

Details

A friendly red-point contest for teams of two (male / female / mixed) based upon the honor system & sportsmanship. The participants can climb any of the amazing routes from North Cape to Poets climbing sector.

Each party will receive a score card on which they will note the routes they have redpointed (redpoint: lead climb the route with no falls from the ground to the belay without the aid of the rope or other gear). Each route is given a certain value depending on its difficulty. For example, the route Penelope, rated 6a+, is equivalent to 120 points (see scorecard for scale). These routes will be indicated on the scorecard. If a route is redpointed by both climbers of the party it will be counted twice. Scoring at the rally is based upon the honor system. At the end of the day, each party will fill out one scorecard, total the points and turn it in to the organizers between 18:00 and 20:00 on the October 7th 2017.

Prizes

For the first winners of each category. 

Sectors

North Cape – School – Iliada - Spartan Wall – Afternoon – Stankill - Ivory Tower – Kalydna – Iannis - Poets

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