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.

Route rebolting to begin in Kalymnos later this year

April 13th, 2015

After the coldest, rainiest, windiest winter in recent memory, the weather in Kalymnos has done an about-face and now the sun shines bright and (too) warm. The season seems to start off with lots of climbers, Masouri is out of hibernation and a couple of new mini-markets and restaurants have popped up, though not much else has changed. But there’s also really good news on the rebolting front this year. …read more »


Two new sport crags in Leros, the island just north of Kalymnos

February 20th, 2015

Leros is a quiet, quaint island just north of Kalymnos. At their nearest point, the two islands are just 2km apart. Less populated than Kalymnos, Leros is a verdant island with gently sloping hills and complete with its own Medieval castle, interesting architecture, numerous small bays and beaches, and the feeling that it has evaded the ravages of mass tourism. Although Leros does not have the distinguishing, rocky physique of its neighbor Kalymnos, it still features some decent cliffs, which are now …read more »


“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 …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 …read more »

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