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.

Arginonta Valley and Black Buddha, two new sectors for hot weather climbing

August 1st, 2016

Arginonta Valley and Black Buddha are two newly-developed sectors across the road from the popular red cliff of Arginonta. Both new sectors were developed as part of the 2015/16 EU-funded maintenance and equipping project. The new cliffs fill a need on Kalymnos for more mid-grade climbs and more shade. With the vast majority of grades between 5c to 7a and shade from 10:00-16:00 at Black Buddha or from noon until the end of the day at Arginonta Valley, both new sectors are expected to become increasingly popular. …read more »


List of Rebolted Routes and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

April 4th, 2016

After a winter that never was, spring has sprung and Kalymnos is at its very best. Bright, fresh, and smelling “like an herb garden”, it is gradually opening for business in the wake of the largest rebolting project to-date. Which routes were rebolted? What is the refugee situation in Kalymnos? Is there a festival this year? Our inbox is increasingly filling with questions like these, a sure sign that the climbing season is heating up. Read on for all the rebolting details and answers to more of your frequently asked questions. …read more »


“Titan Towers”, a New Sector on the South Face of Telendos

February 23rd, 2016

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In 2014, when Gordon Jenkin and Francis Haden bolted the multi-pitch Eterna on the South Face of Telendos, we wrote: “It took the equippers six unglamorous days of dirt and hard work to equip Eterna…the first route [on Kalymnos] with titanium bolts”. In some ways, Francis and Gordon’s latest visit in September 2015 was like déjà vu all over again: Six more days of work which produced six routes from 5b to 7b equipped entirely in titanium. The new sector is aptly named Titan Towers …read more »

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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 »


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