Rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

Hello! Climb Kalymnos is a daily resource keeping climbers up-to-date on a wide range of Kalymnos-specific topics. Regularly updated features include an interactive route database, information about the island and the Kalymnos guidebook, the latest climbing news and a photo gallery. Our vision is to inform, inspire, and interact with climbers everywhere to make Kalymnos an even better climbing destination.

A very sad day on Kalymnos

July 21st, 2014

We were hoping this day would never come, but unfortunately the first fatal climbing accident on Kalymnos happened today. A Swiss climber lost his life this afternoon at sector Summertime/Magoulias Wall when he fell to the ground from the top of the route Fred 6b (30m). The exact cause of the accident cannot be determined, but it looks like the climber made a fatal error whilst untying and threading his rope through the lower-off, which is non-clipable (2 rings). The Kalymnos Rescue Team and the ambulance rushed to the crag, but it was already …read more »


Space Walk: a new, easy multi-pitch route on Kalymnos

July 9th, 2014

After last year’s Three Stripes, this year the growing repertoire of multi-pitch climbing on Kalymnos has been enriched by Space Walk: a seven-pitch route equipped in May 2014 by Adrian Berry and Gaz Parry which starts at the far right of sector Panorama and ends at the highest point above it. Adrian and Gaz explicitly set off to equip ‘the easiest multi-pitch on the island’, so the difficulty of Space Walk never exceeds French grade 5, while a couple of the pitches are easy walks/scrambles. Says Adrian: ‘Each time I go out to Kalymnos I try to do some equipping …read more »

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Prophitis Andreas, a major new crag on Kalymnos

June 20th, 2014

One of the latest additions to Kalymnos climbing, sector Prophitis Andreas has everything it takes to become one of the major climbing crags of Kalymnos. It is a large area filled with numerous long lines, very solid rock, ample variety in climbing styles, and a stunning location (at the top of the road leading to Palionisos) which gives it a bird’s eye view of the sea, the islet of Calavros and a less “commonplace” view of Telendos from the north. There are 40 routes at Prophitis Andreas already, and there is potential for many more. …read more »

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The Kalymnos Rescue Team rises to the occasion, again

April 18th, 2014

Today was the second time within a week that the Kalymnos Rescue Team was needed. This afternoon at sector Odyssey the team administered first aid to a climber with a broken ankle and transported her down to the road, where she was picked up by the ambulance. Their response was immediate; the climber is being treated at the Kalymnos hospital, and we hope she’ll be back on her feet again very soon…
And while we’re on the rescue topic, our post about last week’s incident at Grande Grotta has been viewed by more people than any other post we’ve ever published. If this is any indication of …read more »


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