Kalymnos, Greece: A rock climber’s paradise: Join this Sept!

Breathtaking views, giant cliffs and sea-side ambiance has made Kalymnos island in Greece a climbers’ paradise. The finest limestone crags in addition to innumerable slabs, big walls, overhangs, and tufas of all grades and styles attract climbers from across the globe. Even if you are new to climbing, or haven’t even tried it yet, this has to be a must visit destination in your bucket-list. Keep reading to know why:

 

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Kalymnos is a rocky island immersed in Aegean sea, cooled by it’s light breeze and surrounded by a splendid sea – KALYMNOS rock climbing guide

This offers pleasant temperatures to climb and warm water to go swimming making it a perfect getaway to unwind and relax as well. Its a perfect getaway with your family as well where you climb finest routes and have delicious greek food by the sea.

The locals here have been very supportive to climbers and hence there is safe environment,  good accommodation and peaceful climbing during the trip.

 

Routes:

There are over 2300 sports routes for the delight of a beginner as well as a pro. These routes have very short approaches and there are too many classic routes lined up next to each other

 

Crags Routes Grades
ET 9 6a – 7b
Ghost Kitchen 35 5b – 7b
Grande Grotta 58 4a – 8a+
Local Cave 11 6c+ – 8a+
Odyssey 114 4c – 9a
Saint Photis 40 5b – 8b+
Secret Garden 32 6a – 8a+
Sikati Cave 14 4a – 8b
Spartacus 21 6a – 8a
Telendos – Glaros 19 5a – 8c
Telendos – Pescatore 25 5b – 8a+
Telendos – Inspiration 8 5b – 7b+
Telendos-Lamda 34 4b – 7b+

 

 

Reaching Kalymnos:

Book a flight to Athens, Greece and further flight to Kos island followed by a short boat ride and you’ll be at Kalymnos.

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Best time to climb:

Although year round climbing is possible, September- October and April- May are best.

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Climing:

Many climbers explain Kalymnos as “the epitome of sport climbing.”

Here, you get to climb on the top quality limestone. There are no loose or rotten rocks on routes. You can climb on a variety of rock ranging from slabs where you do delicate and balanced moves. There are many pumpy routes with pocket holds. Its also fun to climb the tufas and stalactites on overhangs and roofs. The rock is sharper sometimes too.

 

 

This feels interesting right? Here is a chance to head to Greece this September with Inzpiring Horizons who pride themselves with world class, high impact, life changing experiences in a fun,  safe and relaxed environment. They have it all planned for you right from flights to acommodation, climbing gear and instructors, cars for internal travel.

All you have to do is take leave from work or studies from 15-25th September 2016.

 Inzpiring Horizons was founded by Mishtu Tiwary, having Indian roots and based in UK. She has been rock climbing for about 10 years in UK, USA, Canada, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, Greece and is highly experienced in organising adventure trips to different parts of the world.

About this trip, Mishtu says, “Our climbing instructor is a local Kalymnian climber who has also been the Greek national climbing champion. He is a sponsored climber by Moon, Red Chilli and several other brands.”

 

She explains that the clients who come NEED NO EXPERIECE in climbing or they can be very experienced climbers coming with a goal to achieve a certain grade.

 

In this 10 days trip, you will not only be climbing but also have endless options for exploring the culture and places in and around the picturesque Kalymnos. It is world famous for sea- sponge diving. Apart from that, you can go for yoga, trekking, kayaking, caving, swimming or just lounge by the beach!

There are also too many forts, monasteries and museums for those with interest in history.

Click here for more photos,  information and bookings.

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