Rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

The Municipal Rebolting Project is Now Underway


The rebolting project we wrote about a few months ago started in Kalymnos earlier this week. The project was delayed for a few months as the economy of Greece went downhill over the summer, but the gear finally arrived in mid-November and rebolting work is now underway. The first sector to be rebolted was Great Canyon, so climbers can now climb routes #1-#12 (which were “blacklisted” in the new guidebook, page 139, until further notice).
As a reminder, these are the specifications of the rebolting project:
• 2400 stainless-steel glue-in bolts (316L, 12mm) are to be used for rebolting existing routes
• 500 V-type anchors with two opposed carabiners are to replace older lower-offs
• 580 carabiners are to be placed on anchors without carabiners or used to replace worn carabiners
• 100 new routes are to be equipped using stainless-steel bolts (316L, 12mm) and V-type anchors with two opposed carabiners
• Some roadside crag markers/signposts will be added
We will keep updating here on the rebolting progress, so make sure to check back or email us if you have any questions.

One of the new bolts.

One of the new bolts.

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15 Responses to “The Municipal Rebolting Project is Now Underway”

  1. Bruno says:

    New hard route bolted in Montgrony, with new bolts PLX of Fixe, harder than titanium and more resistance to csc … Titanium is not the ONLY solution … but only the more expensive !

  2. Bruno says:

    Raumer is in 316L only since 2014 … before it was bad inox (304)… perhaps the reason!

    …. Depuis le dèbut de l’annee 2013, la plupart de nos produits sont fabriqué en acier inoxydable AISI 316L. Par rapport à l’acier précédente AISI 304, celui-là, le 316L, est indiscutablement beaucoup plus résistant à la corrosion marine. Afin de bien remarquer cette différence, y sera systématiquement présent sur chaque produit le sigle de la qualité d’acier correspondante.

    Attention: cet ancrage est également disponible en version “marina”. Cette acier est encore plus résistant à la corrosion et à la salinité:

  3. Joshua Janssen says:

    We put raumer 316L in Mallorca and in one year they start to show corrosion in the surface. You don’t make the right choice. Titanium is the only solution close to the sea. The rest is waisting money and work

  4. Stuart Day says:

    That list represents a staggering amount of work. From someone that makes an annual trip to Kalymnos I’d like to say thank you to all that were involved.

  5. Bruno says:

    good job men … we are also waiting for the news routes 🙂

  6. Carl Dawson says:

    Absolutely amazing job. Congratulations to the bolting teams.

  7. Andy Hedgecock says:

    Good news!! Finally the rebolting is over (for now) and we can announce the list of routes that have been checked and rebolted..list made by Aris Theodoropoulos.

    Arhi Ziwi 6a
    Arhi Ercole 6a
    Arhi Centauro 5c+
    Arhi Pegaso 5b
    Arhi Teseo 5b+
    Arhi Black snake 6b
    Arhi Argonauti 5b+
    Arhi Argonauti ext 6a
    Arhi Scacco 5c
    Arhi Pares 6a
    Arhi Deimos 6a+
    Arhi Phobos 6c
    Arhi Small Fish 6b
    Arhi Caronte 4c+
    Arhi Arianna 5a+
    Arhi Optassia 5b
    Arhi Rocos Di Cantalos 7c
    Arhi Rocos Di Cantalos ext 8a+
    Arhi Orgasme Mineral 7b+
    Arhi Orgasme Mineral ext 7c+
    Arhi Kalymnostrobe 8a
    Arhi Kalymnostrobe ext 8b
    Arhi Takopoulos 8a
    Arhi Giorgio de la jungle 7c
    Arhi Giorgio de la jungle ext 9a
    Arhi Mammifere Vibes 8a+
    Arhi Mammifere Vibes ext 9a
    Belgian Chocolates Ewa 6b
    Belgian Chocolates Dodo 6a+
    Belgian Chocolates Rock Shrimps 6a+
    Belgian Chocolates Sharp Things 5c
    Belgian Chocolates Strange Tree 5c
    Belgian Chocolates Red Spot 5c
    Belgian Chocolates Beaver’s Bolts 5a
    Belgian Chocolates Faron 5c
    Belgian Chocolates Jolli 5b+
    Poets Poet’s Corner 5c
    Poets Ione 7a+
    Poets Ibria 6b+
    Poets Anacreonte 6a
    Poets Alcman 6c
    Poets Licimnio 6c
    Poets Alceo 6c
    Poets Pindaro 5a
    Poets Sapfo 6a+
    Poets O’ Brothers 6b+
    Poets Mustass 6a
    Poets Saxonia 6a
    Poets Omero 7a
    Poets Styx 6a+
    Poets Iris 6b+
    Poets Damocles 6a+
    Poets Kavafis 6b+
    Poets Minos 7a
    Irox Popi 5b
    Irox Maria 5a+
    Irox Iason 5b
    Irox Niki 5a
    Irox Kiriaki 5a
    Irox Evoula 4c
    Irox Evdokia 5c
    Irox Sevasti 4b
    Irox Memories of Dorothy 5a
    Irox Mo An 5a
    Irox Anastasia 5a+
    Irox Evangelia 5b
    Irox Menesis 6b+
    Irox Dionesis 6b+
    Irox Ingleton 6b+
    Irox White Rose 6a
    Irox Yorkshire Pudding 6c
    Irox Hollenfieber 7a+
    Irox Swordfish 6b+
    Irox Solefish 6a+
    Irox Xymox 6c
    Irox Magma 6c
    Irox More Than Mode 7b
    Irox The Magic Circle 6a+
    Irox Kyprios Angel 7a+
    Irox Helvetix 7a
    Irox Sally’s boat trip 3c
    Irox Primerov 3c
    Irox Captain Jack 4a
    Irox Pantelis Sea Jump 5b+
    Irox Cuobo 7c
    Irox Aphrodite 8c+
    Irox Irox 8a+
    Irox Marmornei 7c+
    Afternoon Bye Bye Doc 6c
    Afternoon Jana’s Kitchen 6b
    Afternoon Asklipios 6c
    Afternoon Panakia 6c
    Afternoon My long Holiday 6c
    Sea Breeze Melomakaronas 6c
    Sea Breeze Plastic Surgery Disaster 7b
    Sea Breeze Art in the Air 7a
    Sea Breeze Vromikos 6c
    Sea Breeze Βoulderhoelle 6b+
    Sea Breeze Hazouli 6b
    Sea Breeze Hazouli ext. 6c
    Sea Breeze Me Ponai 6c
    Sea Breeze Rockout 6c
    Sea Breeze Loubis’ Angels 6b
    Sea Breeze Brave a New world 5c+
    Sea Breeze Divine Comedie 7a
    Dolphin Bay Salted Joint 7a+
    Dolphin Bay Too Fat for Tufas 6a
    Dolphin Bay Roufos 6a
    Dolphin Bay Lavraki 5b
    Dolphin Bay Smineri 5b
    Dolphin Bay Kavouras 6a+
    Dolphin Bay Kalymnian Lightning 6b+
    Dolphin Bay Barbouni 6b+
    Dolphin Bay Blooming 5b+
    Dolphin Bay Iris Production 5b+
    Dolphin Bay Flipper 5c
    Dolphin Bay Palamida 5c+
    Dolphin Bay Koutsoumoura 5c+
    Dolphin Bay Tsipoura 5c
    Grande Grotta Monahiki Elia 6a+
    Grande Grotta Taz 6c
    Grande Grotta KalyPige 6c+
    Grande Grotta Priapos 7c
    Grande Grotta Super Priapos 8a
    Grande Grotta Trela 7a
    Grande Grotta Elefantenhimmel Part 1 5a
    Grande Grotta Elefantenhimmel 7a
    Grande Grotta Aegialis 7c
    Grande Grotta Zawinul Syndicate 7c+
    Grande Grotta Afrodite 7a+
    Grande Grotta DNA 7a
    Grande Grotta Ivi 7a+
    Panorama Rastapopoulos 6c+
    Panorama Aegean Sea 7a+
    Panorama Cigarillo 7a
    Panorama Where is my Mind? 7b
    Panorama Panselinos 6b+
    Panorama Carpe Diem 6b
    Panorama Carpe Noctem 6c+
    Panorama Commandante Marcos 7a
    Panorama Joggel + Toggel 6c+
    Panorama Tuefeli 7b+
    Panorama Chnosi Family 7a
    Panorama Boomerang 6c+
    Panorama Mecki Messer 7a+
    Panorama SteinPilz 7a
    Panorama Neptun kl 6c
    Panorama Neptun kl ext. 7c
    Panorama Michis Hohlenfleber 4c
    Panorama Bye Bye Felix 7a
    Panorama Reptil 7a+
    Panorama Mind Boggle 7b+
    Panorama Gwundernasse 6c
    Panorama Russel Paradies 7a+
    Panorama Kopakabana 7b+
    Panorama Kopakabana Ext 8a+
    Panorama Manou Tchao 7c
    Panorama The Call of the Ktulu 7b+
    Panorama Joggel + Toggel Ext 1 7b+
    Panorama Joggel + Toggel Ext 2 8a+
    Panorama Super Carpe Diem 7b+
    Panorama Papacostopoulos 8a
    Spartan Wall Organizer 4b
    Spartan Wall Mega Burger 4c
    Spartan Wall Strange Little Girl 4c
    Spartan Wall Insomnia 5b+
    Spartan Wall Dimarhos 5a
    Spartan Wall Tigryonak 5b
    Spartan Wall Dulces Suenos 5a
    Spartan Wall Poupakis 4c
    Spartan Wall Yo Yo 5c
    Spartan Wall Hibiscus Market Part 1 6a
    Spartan Wall Ojos de Brujo 8a
    Spartan Wall Hibiscus Market 8b+
    Spartan Wall Titantrope 8c+
    Spartan Wall Guest dj 9a+?
    Spartan Wall The Beginning at the End 7b+
    Spartan Wall Harlem Nights 7b+
    Spartan Wall Spartakiada 6c+
    Spartan Wall Spartakiada ext 7b+
    Spartan Wall Kurva 7a
    Spartan Wall Kurva ext 7b
    Spartan Wall Probleme Mineur 6b
    Pescatore Mafalda 6b
    Pescatore Issili 6c
    Pescatore Plaka 6c
    Pescatore Tequischiapan 7a
    Pescatore OTR 7a
    Pescatore Zorba’s Restaurant 7a+
    Pescatore Padelis 7b+
    Pescatore Aboneros el Chilli 7b
    Pescatore Y Viva Pancho Villa! 7a
    Pescatore Queen Potha 8a+
    Pescatore Aegena 8a
    Pescatore Il Y Avait de Laure Dans Ma Vie 8c+ ?
    Pescatore Amores Perros 7c+
    Pescatore Zoidis 8a
    Pescatore Scooter fun 8a?
    Pescatore Miltiadis 7b
    Lambda Stafel 6b
    Lambda lambda 6a+
    Lambda Lambda Capital 7a+
    Lambda Meiggeren 6a
    Lambda Progressive Rock Part 1 6a
    Lambda Progressive Rock Part 2 6c
    Lambda Progressive Rock Part 3 7b
    Lambda Dom 6b
    Lambda Fiirhelzer 6b
    Lambda Arbzug 6b+
    Lambda Gerwitscht 6c
    Lambda Chardonnay 7a+
    Lambda El Alamein 6c
    Lambda Marinelli 4b
    Lambda Hotel Simi Basement 4c
    Lambda Hotel Simi 6b+
    Lambda Schwjieschwanzerrected 6b+
    Lambda Flauschi 6b+
    Lambda Rolfi 6b
    Lambda Hermetje 6b
    Odyssey Marci Marc 7c+
    Odyssey Nadir 8b+
    Odyssey Amphora 7b
    Odyssey Sirene 7c
    Odyssey Inti Raymi 7b+
    Odyssey Sardonique 8a
    Odyssey Inti Watana 8b
    Odyssey Boom Boom 7c+
    Odyssey Revolousionarios 9a
    Odyssey Gora Guta Goutarak 8c+
    Odyssey Tupac Amaru 9b?
    Odyssey Pindaro 7c+
    Odyssey Los Koucos 8c
    Odyssey Morfeas 6b+
    Odyssey Morfeas Plus 7b+
    Odyssey Las Galinas 8a
    Odyssey Kulturistika 7b
    Odyssey Arugliopoulos 7c+
    Odyssey Nafsika Nafsika 6a+
    Odyssey Mon Amur 6a
    Odyssey Island Highway 6c+
    Odyssey Gigante la Babina 6c+
    North Cape To proto moro mou 5c+
    North Cape Seal 5c
    North Cape Hantch 7a+
    North Cape Reize 7a
    North Cape Polar star 6b
    North Cape Nordic Walking 6a
    North Cape North Light 6a
    Palace Kartoffelacrep 5b
    Palace Lampen Laden 6a
    Palace Leda 7a
    Palace Saia 6b+
    Palace Ifaistos 7a
    Palace Totta 7a+
    Palace Silvia (Melis) 6b
    Palace Room 13 7b
    Palace The Roof is on Fire 7a
    Palace Ballroom 5c
    Palace Mia’s Place 6a+
    Palace King Suite 7a+
    Palace Balcony 6c
    Iannis Sevasti 7b
    Iannis Themelina 7b+
    Iannis Super Themelina 7c+
    Iannis Racomelo 8b
    Iannis Tufa King Pumped 7b+
    Ivory Tower Siderwinder 6c+
    Ivory Tower Sunrise (part 1) 7a
    Ivory Tower Kafe (part 1) 7a+
    Ivory Tower Anafylactic Shock 7c+
    Ivory Tower Lactic Shock 7c
    Ivory Tower Poker Face 5a
    Ivory Tower Arthur 5c
    Ivory Tower Deletime 5b
    Ivory Tower The silent way 7c+
    Ivory Tower Dream Line 7b
    Ivory Tower Dream Line ext 7c
    Ivory Tower Ivory Tower 8a
    Ivory Tower Ultimo Bucco 6b+
    Ivory Tower Fuga del Guy 6c
    Olympic wall La bite ne fait pas le moine 6c
    Olympic wall Le bite ne fait pas le moine ext 7a+
    Olympic wall Kalynette 6b+
    Olympic wall Saphir 6c
    Olympic wall Sextoys 7a
    Olympic wall Telendos 7a+
    Olympic wall Kalyty 7b
    Olympic wall Yamas 8a+
    Olympic wall Hogo Fogo 7c
    Olympic wall Hellas Rodeo 8a
    Olympic wall Limonadovy 6b+
    Olympic wall Defence d’ y Voir 5c+
    Olympic wall Erotik Market 6b+
    Olympic wall Il Movimiento Sexi 6a
    Olympic wall Toutouille 6b
    Telendos South Face Wild Country 6a+
    Telendos South Face Wings for life 6a

  8. Andy Hedgecock says:

    Hi Katie, cool be nice to see the list of whats been re bolted, excellent effort by the sound of things, looking forward to my trip this may : )

  9. Bruno says:

    nice … good thing ! see you soon mister “admin” 🙂

  10. Admin says:

    Hi Bruno and Andy; the rebolting work is about to finish within the next few days. A full account will be published shortly thereafter.


  11. Andy Hedgecock says:

    So Aris, can you let us know what routes have been done by the Re bolting programme???
    It would be very helpful to know as we are coming over for 6 weeks beginning 3rd May and we are going to donate 2 weeks to re bolting routes on behalf of Kalymnos, I’ll pm you on fb.

  12. Bruno says:

    “We will keep updating here on the rebolting progress”…???

    We are waiting, i think it is important to update the badbolted route reported in the guidebook! 🙂

  13. Andy Hedgecock says:

    Fantastic that the rebolting project is finally getting underway : )

    Maybe the guys doing the drilling may want to have a look at these videos on You tube

    Also not being picky but we do need to remove the old redundant stud from the routes to do this have a look at

  14. Bruno says:

    good new … (bad rockland’s routes rebolted) ! Make an update periodically

  15. Chris Craggs says:

    This is great news – excellent effort by all involved. I bumped into Aris today and already Great Canyon plus parts of Dolphin Bay and Grande Grotta have been rebolted.

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