SMART IN PARADISE: Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2016 (Oct 7-8)

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Fun Open Marathon: find a climbing partner and participate in the world-famous Kalymnos Climbing Festival. Use the Vertical-Life app to mark your climbs with a Zlag.

Since its first edition in 2000, the Kalymnos Climbing Festival has become highly popular among the climbing community. This year’s festival offers something new: via the Vertical-Life app, the participants can track their ascents and those of fellow climbers in real time.

From October 7 to 9, the 10th edition of the Festival takes place. Everybody is welcome to participate in the Open Marathon. It is all about having fun on astonishing routes of the climbing sectors from ’North Cape’ to ‘Zeus’. Participants climb in teams of two, joining one out of 3 possible categories: male, female or mixed.

What’s new?

For the first time at the Kalymnos Festival, climbing enthusiasts can use their smartphones to mark their sent routes and collect points for the Open Marathon fun contest. The scoring system corresponds to the ranking game.

The participation is simple: get the Vertical-Life app, register your team at the Kalymnos Base Camp (Hotel Elena village) and start climbing! The app contains the Kalymnos Event Guide with infos, topos and access maps from the official guidebook by Aris Theodoropoulos.

The topos can be downloaded for offline access, sent routes are marked with a Zlag and add up to your team score. The live results are shown in the app’s Zlagfeed, at the Festival Base Camp and on the website Get ready and look forward to a great party and cool prizes!

INFO: Kalymnos Climbing Festival