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.
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 »
December 16th, 2013
There was plenty of drilling activity on Kalymnos this fall. The Bolting Event announced a year ago brought several equippers to the island in late October / early November, though a few stayed much longer than the two weeks of the event and continued to bolt and rebolt. The equippers set new routes and rebolted existing ones at assorted sectors around the island including North Cape, Styx, Palionissos Bay, Arginonta, Je t’Aime, among others, but they also created a new sector, Elephant Slide, near the col to Palionissos, and a new subsector at Saint Photis crag. All in all …read more »
November 17th, 2013
Following a severe thunderstorm a couple of days ago, there was a big rock fall at sector Arginonta, specifically at subsector Infrared Wall. In the picture below you can see the lower-off of route Kosmas holding a big loose block (which is otherwise hanging by a thread just waiting to fall). Until somebody can go check things out, please don’t go near Infrared Wall. That means anything past the route ‘Papou’ (to its left) is off-limits: don’t go up there curious to see the loose block, don’t park your gear at …read more »
November 9th, 2013
Though there are a few densely bolted and safe multipitch routes on Kalymnos, the vast majority of routes on the island are single pitches. The same cannot be said about Telendos: the small island already features several multipitches; most notably the now classic Wings for Life and Wild Country, which always seem to be taken. The latest addition to the excellent south face of Telendos is De Charybde en Cila (6b+ 210m), equipped last year by Claude Idoux and André Langenbach.
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