Kalymnos is one of the most popular sport climbing destinations in the world. Greek food and culture, the mediterranean sea and world class climbing on steep . May 3, Kalymnos must be one of the world’s best known sport climbing This new Rockfax guidebook covers all the climbing in the usual Rockfax style – huge . bolt fund for the area associated with this guide then please click here. Simon Montmory is a certified climbing guide (French National Diploma) living on the island of Kalymnos, the world famous climber’s paradise. He provides.
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Your login works with all Adventure Projects sites. We’re part of the REI Co-op family, where a life outdoors is a life well lived. Sign Up climbihg Log In. Connect with Facebook or. Erik Olson on Jan 21, Admins: Luke BertelsenJason Halladay Sunday. Powered by Dark Kalynos. Many of the routes feature tufas and are steep, but there is also an array of pockets, thin vertical climbing and LOTS of moderates on the lower angle grey limestone.
There is something for everybody with grades from 5a to 9a 5.
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With some exceptions, the bolting is generally close together and safe, with particular attention paid to the first three to avoid deck potential. The atmosphere is quite different here than other locales, the climbers tend to be a little older and tend to travel as couples as opposed to a place like Guid.
For all the information you need to get climblng Kalymnos and have a great time, see the ClimbKalymnos. Kalymnos had a reputation for ‘vacation grades’ for the most part although the recent guides did a nearly wholesale downgrade. Because of this, many of the grades painted on the rock will be higher than that of the guide.
You will note a substantial increase in difficulty on humid days or when the rock seeps a little, so be weary of your desire to downgrade any further, you may have just had good weather. Getting There [Updated Nov ] During the summer months up to about Nov 1st, Europeans have the option to fly diretly to Kos island from many major cities. Folks making a ,alymnos journey in will likely find climblng most convenient to fly to Athens then grab one of the many flights to Kos on Olympic or Aegean.
Once in Kos go to the town of Mastahari and grab the ferry to the Kalymnos port town of Pothia. Take the bus from there to Massouri or wherever you are staying for a couple Euro, or 15 Euro cab There is usually one late ferry to accommodate the last flight into Kos from Athens.
If for whatever kaly,nos you miss it, ckimbing are plenty of hotels to grab in Mastahari walking distance from the ferry.
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guid Take ferries between islands all the way from Athens. This will be more expensive and take a long time but you may enjoy several of the islands on the way in. Santorini or Crete would be well worth a stay.
You can also fly to Istanbul for kalyymnos tourism then fly to Bodrum Turkey and take the ferry over to Kos Kalymnos is much closer to Turkey than to mainland Greece. Many of the island-island ferries and flights start to disappear but connections to Athens are still frequent.
Tourism is basically over for all the islands except Kalymnos Food Beta [Updated ] There are many places to eat in Massouri, some better than others but all are worth trying. The climber hangout seems to be Fats mostly due to the location at the end of town, closest to climbing, and can fill up quickly. Water can be obtained at spring inside a small stone hut right on the main street, down from Fats.
There’s a supermarket in Panormos on the way to Pothia with much better prices.
The Pirate Bar in Emporios is awesome. Coffee and espresso is mostly instant. The exception is at the climbers nest and Glaros.
The proprietor at Glaros is a suckubus. Go there to try climbibg make him smile as a challenge.
Fani Market has great bread but it sells out quick. The dominant reason that people do not climb as much in the winter is simply because the tourism season has died and many kaymnos the amenities in Massouri have shut down gulde Nov 1st and less direct flights are available from the rest of Europe. That said, there will still be a few restaraunts and at least one market open. Since most Kalymnians live and work at the same place, their studios usually remain available all winter so lodging should not be an issue.
The update includes over 2, routes and the Android or iOS gkide see below. The Kalymnos Rock Climbing Topo app is a great app with loads of beta and route information. All proceeds from the sale of the app go to the Glaros Bolt Fund to fund replacement and new hardware for Kalymnos routes.
Gear Beta Rope 60m rope: This will give you access to many routes but you will be limited. This is highly recommended and gains you access to most routes.
Still – tie a knot in the end as there are many rope stretchers even for a Talendos is now boasting routes requiring ropes of this length, and some on Kalymnos. Many big extensions will be easier with this. You do not need to bring a stick clip. Bring a few slings and longer draws to get around tufa features and depressions that cause rope drag on these long routes.
Quickdraws 18 to 20 quickdraws will have you covered. Many of the steeper routes have perma-draws in-situ. Leaver biners Do not leave quick-links and try not to leave biners.
The environment permanently freezes quick links shut, and perhaps biners as well on less popular routes. You can rap or lower directly on a single cold shut if that was used. Kneebar pads This place is kneebar heaven. You may want one or two of these if you’re going to push your grade or be climbing above 5.
Durable pants will be sufficient on many routes.
The kalymjos often assume you’re taking the rests into account. On the stalactite routes you’ll also want a shirt on as you’ll get creative back rests, headlocks, chicken wings, threadthroughs, laydowns, rodeos etc. Rock Boulder Aid Ice Mixed 3rd 4th 5. Classic Climbing Routes at Kalymnos Mountain Project’s determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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Keegan Dimmick Winchester, VA. Any Americans on here that climbin give me travel and lodging info for Kalymnos.
I want to hear from people that have actually been there, not what you might have read on the net. Keegan, I spent a month there in fall It’s a climging place, nice rock, chill scene, and at least then fairly cheap.
We stayed at the Fatolitis Studios in Massouri. Has a pool, it’s own little private beach, and is nice. We paid 25 euros a night.
You can walk or take a short scooter trip to the grocery in Massouri; it’s a 20 minute scooter ride to Pothia. This was before kalymnoss airport on Kalymnos opened. Keegan, My wife and I went there in September of 07 for our 1 year anniversary.
We took a ferry from Pothia the main port for Athens and stayed at the Melinda’s Apartments.
They were great and cheap even though Kalymnos is becoming more and more touristy. We toured some of the other Greek islands and overall we just loved Kalymnos the most.
The climbing is all really accessible and most climbs have their name painted on the bottom of the climb.