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Olympic Building
Amfipoleos 21,
25025 Nicosia, Cyprus 
Tel: +357 97770067 
Email: komoaa@gmail.com

History


Founded in 2000 the Cyprus Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Federation (KOMOAA) is taking significant steps to improve standards and facilities to develop the sport for local climbers and to attract more enthusiasts from overseas.

Cyprus currently has seven climbing clubs along with several schools that provide accredited courses, guided group excursions, equipment hire and maps.

Schools approved by KOMOAA follow a syllabus designed to meet British climbing principles but with even higher safety standards. For those who want to try the sport many organisations offer taster sessions which are suitable for the whole family, including easy routes for children aged over 6 years.

Courses for beginners include a six-day introduction to climbing which comprises theory, safety and practical instruction. For those who wish to progress, a 6 to 8-day course covers the fundamentals of traditional climbing, in addition to higher graded courses to instructor level.

The Cyprus Federation is a member of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and International Mountaineerings Climbing Federation (UIAA) with whom it is working to obtain full accreditation for local standards and rules, recognised by member countries.

Around 200 of Europe's top climbers competed in Cyprus'first IFSC European Cup speed climbing event in Lefkosia next October, which the Federation hopes will position Cyprus as a serious climbing destination in the future.

For club and climbing information contact Pavlos Georgiades, President of the Cyprus Mountaineering & Climbing Federation, on (+357) 97770067, or visit www.komoaa.com (Greek)