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.
November 17th, 2013
Following a severe thunderstorm a couple of days ago, there was a big rock fall at sector Arginonta, specifically at subsector Infrared Wall. In the picture below you can see the lower-off of route Kosmas holding a big loose block (which is otherwise hanging by a thread just waiting to fall). Until somebody can go check things out, please don’t go near Infrared Wall. That means anything past the route ‘Papou’ (to its left) is off-limits: don’t go up there curious to see the loose block, don’t park your gear at …read more »
November 9th, 2013
Though there are a few densely bolted and safe multipitch routes on Kalymnos, the vast majority of routes on the island are single pitches. The same cannot be said about Telendos: the small island already features several multipitches; most notably the now classic Wings for Life and Wild Country, which always seem to be taken. The latest addition to the excellent south face of Telendos is De Charybde en Cila (6b+ 210m), equipped last year by Claude Idoux and André Langenbach.
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October 17th, 2013
Kalymnos is widely considered one of the safest climbing venues in the world, largely thanks to the excellent rock quality, dense bolting with stainless-steel bolts, and overall good organization of the crags. However, as it is also one of the most popular climbing destinations worldwide with thousands of climbers visiting every year, chances of human error and accidents increase accordingly. Until now there was no rescue team on Kalymnos. When an accident happened, the injured climber relied on a handful of dedicated local volunteers and the stretcher …read more »
October 10th, 2013
It took Alex Megos a little over three hours to do all four routes of the Men’s PROject Competition. What more can we say? In ‘superior style‘, as 8a reports, Alex sent all four routes in just five attempts! Other results from Day One: in Men Kilian Fischhuber is second, and in Women Caroline Ciavaldini ranks first (two routes completed after two attempts) followed by Nina Caprez. See all results of Day One here and don’t forget to catch the Festival’s live streaming of events (program here).
Way to go Alex! Can’t wait to see what you do next… …read more »