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.

“Eterna”, a new multi-pitch on the South Face of Telendos

November 16th, 2014


Eterna 6b+ (6a+ obl.) is a brand-new multi-pitch route on the South Face of Telendos between Wild Country and Wings for Life. It took the equippers Francis Haden and Gordon A. Jenkin six unglamorous days of dirt and hard work to equip the route, but it was worth it at the end. Notably, they used titanium glue-in bolts throughout the 11-pitch route (124 bolts) plus nine titanium ring sets for an optional abseil descent. This makes Eterna possibly the longest multi-pitch route on Kalymnos, and the first route to be equipped with titanium bolts. …read more »

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The Festival ends, Alex Megos sends, and the new mayor of Kalymnos climbs

October 16th, 2014

The 3rd and final “edition” of the North Face Kalymnos festival is over, and Kalymnos is back to its usual October self: perfect weather, lots of climbers, good energy. The influx of climbers is expected to continue through November, as many local businesses report being fully booked until the end of next month. There are no news yet about any climbing events planned for 2015, but looking back on this year’s festival, there were some highs and lows. Here’s what we liked about the festival, as well as what we thought could be better next time. …read more »

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Sneak preview of new guidebook “Greece Sport Climbing: The Best Of”

September 18th, 2014

After many months of fieldwork, trial and error, and endless hours in front of the computer, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of our new guidebook! Greece Sport Climbing: The Best Of, as it is called, is due to be published in late September/early October. Made in the style and quality of the Kalymnos guidebook, it is meant as part of the same series. To answer a frequently asked question, the new guidebook does …read more »


Dangerous loose rock at sectors View of Chapel St Photis & Elephant Slide

August 24th, 2014

An accident at View of Chapel St Photis last week (involving a very large loose block) once again emphasizes the vital importance of proper route equipping. To a degree, all climbers know that rock can fall without warning. But at these two crags, especially, climbers report that dangerous big blocks near bolted routes are ready to come loose. Carl Dawson, who is familiar with last week’s accident, says: “There have been several reports of unstable rock at two new sectors at which bolted …read more »


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