Kalymnos is a magical place for us climbers. Thousands of bolted routes with gnarly tufa rock stalactites on perfect limestone walls, that rise for hundreds of feet up from the azure Mediterranean. Where pomegranate, mandarin and olive trees grow in your backyard and goats steal your lunch when you aren't looking. It's a place that beckons me to return time and time again. Check out our quick compilation of time-lapses from various super fun climbs!
They say don't look down...
So I looked up instead... and the view was just as fantastic!
This is one of the best climbs I've ever been fortunate enough to get on
- Priapos 7c / 5.12d
A gorgeous ferry ride between Kalymnos and it's little sister the island of
Telendos - also home to many epic rock routes.
The view from Telendos to Kalymnos
Heading up for a day of multi pitch climbing on Telendos North Face - 6b+ / 5.10d Mom on pitch three...
A little rest day yoga on the beach, and another chance to try out some of the great tasc PERFORMANCE clothes we tested out on the trip!
The Agios Savvas Monastery overlooking the Mediterranean
More multi-pitching fun
Looking over towards Telendos after a day of climbing
Checking out Pothia, the beautiful capital of the island on a rest day
Belaying on pitch 3 of "Massalia" 6c / 5.10c above the Grande Grotta
Mom leads up some more fun climbing through weird and gnarly rock features
Mom gets a well deserved no-hands rest on "Dafni" 6c+ / 5.11b/c
A fun stemming line between tufas at the Secret Garden, 7a+ / 5.12a
The sun sets behind a twisted old olive tree
Enjoying the perfect rock on "Ixion" 7a / 5.11d
Evil vampire cats! Watch out, they are all over the island and will jump in your lap as you are eating to steal your dinner! Mwhahahaa!
Obviously pink pants look better and make you climb harder!
A couple of goats enjoy the view from an ancient necropolis site. Sikati cave - a climber's fantasy world. It's like a meteor hit the earth here and melted the rock into dripping stalactites and molded tufa features, to create some of the most fantastic routes on the planet!
Playing peek-a-boo on another funky no-hands rest climbing at Ghost Kitchen
Cheers to delicious sangria made from 2 € bottles of Greek wine, to a month and a half of hauling ourselves up gorgeous limestone, and to another unforgettable Kalymnos sunset!