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 2014 North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival program

August 8th, 2014

The third and final Kalymnos Climbing Festival by The North Face is two months away (9-12 October 2014). The official festival page has not been updated yet, but for those who are interested, Planetmountain has posted the day-by-day festival program. Some events will be repeated this year (climbing marathon, storytelling night) while others will not (PROject competition). This year the North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival will host climbing legends of the ‘80s and ‘90s, namely …read more »

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A very sad day on Kalymnos

July 21st, 2014

We were hoping this day would never come, but unfortunately the first fatal climbing accident on Kalymnos happened today. A Swiss climber lost his life this afternoon at sector Summertime/Magoulias Wall when he fell to the ground from the top of the route Fred 6b (30m). The exact cause of the accident cannot be determined, but it looks like the climber made a fatal error whilst untying and threading his rope through the lower-off, which is non-clipable (2 rings). The Kalymnos Rescue Team and the ambulance rushed to the crag, but it was already …read more »


Space Walk: a new, easy multi-pitch route on Kalymnos

July 9th, 2014

After last year’s Three Stripes, this year the growing repertoire of multi-pitch climbing on Kalymnos has been enriched by Space Walk: a seven-pitch route equipped in May 2014 by Adrian Berry and Gaz Parry which starts at the far right of sector Panorama and ends at the highest point above it. Adrian and Gaz explicitly set off to equip ‘the easiest multi-pitch on the island’, so the difficulty of Space Walk never exceeds French grade 5, while a couple of the pitches are easy walks/scrambles. Says Adrian: ‘Each time I go out to Kalymnos I try to do some equipping …read more »

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Prophitis Andreas, a major new crag on Kalymnos

June 20th, 2014

One of the latest additions to Kalymnos climbing, sector Prophitis Andreas has everything it takes to become one of the major climbing crags of Kalymnos. It is a large area filled with numerous long lines, very solid rock, ample variety in climbing styles, and a stunning location (at the top of the road leading to Palionisos) which gives it a bird’s eye view of the sea, the islet of Calavros and a less “commonplace” view of Telendos from the north. There are 40 routes at Prophitis Andreas already, and there is potential for many more. …read more »

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