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.

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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Arginonta update: Loose blocks removed

April 13th, 2014

As most of you know, access to one of the island’s most popular crags, Arginonta, was restricted for several months. A severe thunderstorm in November 2013 and the ensuing rock fall had caused a big flake to come loose and hang precariously from a single bolt (!) 30m above the ground. The good news is that the big flake and all other loose rocks have now been removed. On Friday, a team of three (Claude Idoux, George Kopalides, Aris Theodoropoulos) started by evacuating the crag and cordoning off the Arginonta-Vathy road; then …read more »


The Kalymnos Rescue Service in action today

April 12th, 2014

Earlier today, the relatively new Kalymnos Rescue Service was summoned to Grande Grotta by a couple of climbers in need-and it rose to the task. When the UK couple tried to rappel down the wrong abseil point after climbing the multi-pitch route Massalia they found themselves stranded in mid-air with nowhere to go. They had used the wrong abseil point: the one for Massalia is over sector Panorama, and descending from it involves two 31-meter rappels; instead, the climbers started to abseil down …read more »

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Kalymnos in gear for spring: New shops, recycling, and more good stuff

March 1st, 2014

Hello and kaló mína everyone! The first day of spring is officially here. The weather is overcast, but ideal for fantasizing about cliffs while we’re hard at work on our current project (a ‘Best of Greece’ sport climbing guidebook due to be published later this year). February on Kalymnos was quite good; in fact, it was one of the driest in recent memory. As always, January and February were the slowest climbing months, with a dozen or so climbers enjoying the peace and quiet in an almost-deserted Masouri. But a lot has been happening behind …read more »


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