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.

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 »

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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 »


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 »


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