2nd Leonidio Climbing Festival (2-5 Nov 2017)
Successfully Completed

For the second year in a row, the Municipality of South Kynouria, under the auspices of the Region of Peloponnese and “Peloponnisos S.A.”, brought an ambitious venture to fruition. The 2nd Leonidio Climbing Festival (2-5 November 2017) was deemed a great success by everybody present. Τhe event’s main sponsor was Petzl, with the support of Marmot, Buff, and La Sportiva, among others.

The 2nd Leonidio Climbing Festival was part of a collaborative effort to promote the Leonidio Climbing Park and alternative tourism, showcase the region’s stunning natural beauty, and spread the word about its potential to a worldwide climbing audience.
The number of registered climbers, as well as participants in the Climbing Marathon, was noticeably higher this year. The countries most widely represented were Germany and France, followed by Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, United States, Sweden, Finland, and Australia.

Over the course of the 2nd Leonidio Climbing Festival, climbing stars Alexander Megos and Klemen  Bečan were outstanding, both on the rock and off; Vertical Life put together another successful Climbing Marathon and everybody’s favorite Zlagboard contest; there was yoga and climbing lessons for beginners; the premiere of a film about the legendary Marcel Remy, sill going strong at 94 years of age; exciting prizes for lucky winners, from climbing gear (ropes, harnesses, shoes, helmets, resoling) and local products to a grand prize of a 4-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Leonidio for two people; and a dance-filled Saturday night party with the band 48 Hours.

The indoor and outdoor spaces of the beautiful Fabbrica of Culture were the main venues for non-climbing events, and the best professional photographers and filmmakers captured it all.

The Festival’s organizing committee is grateful to all the wonderful people who contributed to the development of climbing in Leonidio. The success of the 2nd Leonidio Climbing Festival has fueled the enthusiasm of organizers, volunteers, and sponsors alike to make Leonidio one of the best-organized and safest climbing destinations worldwide, and to raise the bar even higher in the future. Heartfelt thanks go to each and every one of our supporters, and to all the climbers who traveled from near and far to celebrate climbing with us!

— The Organizing Committee of the Leonidio Climbing Festival


Registered climbers 549
Greece 226
Other countries 323
Participants in Climbing Marathon 141
Climbing Marathon winners
1. Evgeny Kryvosheytsev Won: Petzl Volta 9.2 – Rope
2. Thomas Kruschat Won: Petzl Volta 9.2 – Rope
3. Rainer Schunder Won: Marmot – Jacket
4. Christian Fechter Won: Marmot – Jacket
5. Marcus Newmayr Won: Marmot Rock Gear Hauler – Bag
6. Jan Vesely Won: Marmot Rock Gear Hauler – Bag


A four day, all expenses paid trip to Leonidio for two people, including airfare, accommodation and one daily meal, offered by the Festival Organizers.

* Registration closed on 22:30,
3 November 2017

  Terms & Conditions
To enter the raffle, you must register and participate in the 2017 Leonidio Climbing Festival. If you win, you can choose one more person to accompany you on the trip and enjoy the entire gift package.

The Grand Prize is valid for travel anytime within 2018, and it must be claimed by the winner. It cannot be transferred to any other person.

Free airfare applies only to travel within Europe. Free accommodation and meal venues will be designated by the Festival organizers. The winner must notify the Festival organizers at least two (2) months in advance about his/her planned travel dates, to allow organizers enough time to coordinate the travel package (booking of tickets, accommodation, and meals).
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