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Description

Climbing next to a beach! Even though you pass a very dirty beach on the approach (which could be much cleaner if anyone collected some bottles) "The Beach" is clean. So pack your shorts and bikinis! The rock quality is good but doesn't live up to the high standard of the island so far. Most routes here were equipped between 2009 and 2014 and especially the hard routes haven't seen as much traffic. So mind the possibility of falling rock!

In the shade after 13:00.

Approach

Starting at the very steep concrete road near Skalia village (37.0415, 26.9481) drive upwards to and past the col (About 250 m asl). After the 5th and last hairpin turn on your way down, you reach a gravel path to the left (37.0515, 26.9572). There's room for scooters to park next to the concrete road. You will often times see a lot of them already standing there, as this is the same spot as for Secret Garden.

Walk down the gravel path for 30 meters and take a left turn onto the narrow, gently descending path north-west. After reaching "the trash beach" (If you want to feel better about it take a big trash bag with you and collect some bottles) continue to the left along the shoreline. Walking time: 20 minutes.

Ethic inherited from Kalymnos

  • PREPARE to leave nothing behind (trashbag, etc).
  • Use your own gear for toproping. Use fixed gear only for lowering. (See first section of guidebook for details.)
  • Minimize single-use plastic. No recycling on the island (yet).
  • Use established paths and close gates behind you.
  • Consider a donation to the rescue team (red boxes).

Routes

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Located 50m to the left of the main wall, behind the ruins on the beach.

Set: Thomas Jekel, Sandra Jekel & M Hensel, 2014

Set: Thomas Jekel, Sandra Jekel & M Hensel, 2014

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2013

Set: Joachim Friedrich & Gunter Hommel, 2013

Set: Thomas Jekel & Sandra Jekel, 2011

Set: Ute Friedrich, Joachim Friedrich, Gunter Hommel & Antje Lehmann, 2013

Set: Thomas Jekel & Sandra Jekel, 2011

Set: Zio Tibia, 2009

Warning Flora and Fauna: Birds nesting in the route to the left ...

Set: Zio Tibia, 2009

Set: Zio Tibia, 2009

Set: Zio Tibia, 2009

Set: Zio Tibia, 2009

Set: Zio Tibia, 2010

Set: Zio Tibia, 2009

Set: Zio Tibia, 2011

Set: Zio Tibia, 2010

Set: Zio Tibia, 2012

Set: Zio Tibia, 2012

Set: Zio Tibia, 2013

A short slab on good rock but with a technical crux.

Set: Zio Tibia, 2013

Set: Falk Heinicke, Cathleen Heinicke, Anett Riemer, I Haberstreit & S Haberstreit, 2012

Set: Christine Fiedler & Falk Heinicke, 2018

Set: Christine Fiedler & Falk Heinicke, 2018

Located 50m to the right of the main wall, behind a big boulder.

Set: Zio Tibia, 2013

Set: Zio Tibia, 2013

Warning Fixed Gear: Missing hanger & old rusty quicklinks

Set: Hannes Webhofer & Elena Ovchinnikova, 2014

Set: Hannes Webhofer, 2014

A nice traverse and crack. Not so easy to remove the quickdraws, though.

Set: Zio Tibia, 2013

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Selected Guidebooks more Hide

Author(s): Aris Theodoropoulos and Katie Roussou

Date: 2023

ISBN: 9788898495207

A comprehensive guidebook describing all the rock climbing, and sport climbing at Kalymnos, covering over 4,200 routes ranging from F3a to F9a.

Author(s): Chris Craggs

Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781873341384

A selective guidebook from Rockfax covering the rock climbing and sport climbing on the Aegean island of Kalymnos, describing over 2,800 routes.

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