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 Municipal Rebolting Project is Now Underway

November 28th, 2015

The rebolting project we wrote about a few months ago started in Kalymnos earlier this week. The project was delayed for a few months as the economy of Greece went downhill over the summer, but the gear finally arrived in mid-November and rebolting work is now underway. The first sector to be rebolted was Great Canyon, so climbers can now climb routes #1-#12 (which were “blacklisted” in the new guidebook, page 139, until further notice). …read more »


New Kalymnos Guidebook Coming at the End of September

September 5th, 2015


[UPDATE: The new guidebook is now available at many points of sale in Masouri, Kalymnos.] The all-new Kalymnos guidebook is on its way to the printers at last! After months and months of work it has all come together in a book that we are very proud of. The guidebook includes nearly 2700 routes, and it also goes digital, including its very own free app for iOS and Android with each copy. More features of the new topo are listed below. The guidebook is expected to be published the last week of September; we will update here and make pre-ordering available in …read more »


A Climber’s Paradise: What Can We Do to Keep it Safe?

August 11th, 2015

A paradise indeed! Here, Urs Odermatt climbs "Dodo" 6a+ at sector Belgian Chocolates. Photo: Aris Theodoropoulos

A paradise indeed…Here, Urs Odermatt climbs “Dodo” 6a+ at sector Belgian Chocolates. Photo: Aris Theodoropoulos

Hi everyone! How is summer treating you? We have been inactive for a while, but we are back today with a guest post written by two climbers who visited Kalymnos for the first time this summer, Angelos and Vuslat. It is about anchor safety, an issue we have addressed before, both in the guidebook and here on Climb Kalymnos. When we wrote about it a while back, the comments by readers were overwhelmingly in favor of using two-ring anchors instead of clippable carabiners. However, after the first tragic fatal …read more »


Safety Matters: Scary Bolts on “Wings for Life” + “Wild Country”, and the Season’s First Rescue

May 5th, 2015

Multipitch routes Wings for Life (2008) and Wild Country (2010) are the most popular long routes on Kalymnos/Telendos, with fantastic, moderately easy, well-protected climbing. The bolts, however (made by ex-manufacturer Rockland), have deteriorated to the point of being downright scary. The good news is that Wings for Life and Wild Country will both be rebolted within the year. Until then, we would strongly urge climbers not to climb them. There are several other really good multipitches in …read more »


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