Rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

Arginonta Valley step-by-step access. Please read and share!

June 1st, 2018

Just two years after it was equipped, Arginonta Valley is already one of the most popular crags on Kalymnos (shade all day & well-bolted, easy to mid-grade routes). Still, many climbers continue to jump over the wire fence to access the cliffs. This is quite a problem for the shepherd using the land. It is very important to access Arginonta Valley from the proper gate and path. The visual below should help make the proper approach path pretty clear …read more »

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How to make Kalymnos lower-offs last longer

April 15th, 2018

Worn carabiners at sector Arginonta Valley in 2018. Photo: Tom Eckert


[Originally posted on July 07, 2011] Do you feel safe lowering off a half-worn carabiner? No, neither do we. On Kalymnos, despite the best efforts to keep bolts and anchors in perfect shape, worn carabiners are a sign of overuse. Climb after climb, after thousands of ascents bearing all the load, even the heaviest-duty hardware will show signs of wear. However—there is a very simple way to help prolong the life of Kalymnos lower-offs. See below. …read more »


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 »


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