Rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

Prometheus, a brand new multi-pitch on the South Face of Telendos

December 20th, 2016

Text and photos: Gordon Jenkin, Francis Haden
Staggering along with heavy loads of gear in the deep heat of the South Face after spending a week equipping The Titan Towers was perhaps an unlikely moment of inspiration to volunteer for yet more arduous labour … however that ‘Lightning Bolt’ groove high up on the huge unclimbed wall above the Telendos village had kept us animated about its prospects the whole trip. In the middle of the complex face was a long elegant pillar of clean limestone, a finger from our supportive Titan pointing the way with a compelling zig-zag lightning bolt to show us the path. …read more »


Kalymnos Climbing Festival, 7-9 October 2016

September 17th, 2016

Another year, another festival! The dates this year are 7-9 October, and the event is organized by the Municipality of Kalymnos. The phenomenal climbers Angy Eiter, Roger Schaeli and Urko Carmona Barandiaran will be attending as special guests. Other events, according to the official schedule, include an open marathon, deep water solo, slackline, something called “Marasi climbing” (a children’s event), parties, and presentations by Urko and Angy on Friday and Saturday, respectively. For the last few …read more »


Arginonta Valley and Black Buddha, two new sectors for hot weather climbing

August 1st, 2016

Arginonta Valley and Black Buddha are two newly-developed sectors across the road from the popular red cliff of Arginonta. Both new sectors were developed as part of the 2015/16 EU-funded maintenance and equipping project. The new cliffs fill a need on Kalymnos for more mid-grade climbs and more shade. With the vast majority of grades between 5c to 7a and shade from 10:00-16:00 at Black Buddha or from noon until the end of the day at Arginonta Valley, both new sectors are expected to become increasingly popular. …read more »


List of Rebolted Routes and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

April 4th, 2016

After a winter that never was, spring has sprung and Kalymnos is at its very best. Bright, fresh, and smelling “like an herb garden”, it is gradually opening for business in the wake of the largest rebolting project to-date. Which routes were rebolted? What is the refugee situation in Kalymnos? Is there a festival this year? Our inbox is increasingly filling with questions like these, a sure sign that the climbing season is heating up. Read on for all the rebolting details and answers to more of your frequently asked questions. …read more »


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