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Summary

One of the longest crags in the world, offering any style of climbing and difficulty.

Description

The big, west-facing cliff above Armeos and Masouri is home to many of Kalymnos' most famous crags like Grande Grotta, Odyssey and many more. When you stay in Masouri you can reach a lot of the sectors by foot.

Access issues

When you pass a gate on your approach close it behind you! Also try to stay on the established approach paths.

Approach

For the sectors Dolphin Bay to Iliada, see the individual approach descriptions.

For the crags between Jurassic Park and Zeus, there are two main access paths:

Sectors Ivory Tower to Zeus

Go uphill the steep concrete road (37.0002, 26.9388) at Sofranos/the Italian gelateria. This turns into a narrow approach path that ends between the cave of Iannis and the obvious roof of Poets.

Sectors Jurassic Park to Panorama

Follow the steep ramp at Hotel Philoxenia (37.0041, 26.9407) to a fence gate. Make sure it is closed after you went through! 15 minutes of scrambling from there, heading for the left pillar of the Grande Grotta.

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).

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Kasteli sector
35
666
22m
North Cape sector
89
231
24m
School sector
24
57
40m
1
Odyssey sector
113
4,031
22m
5
Olympic Wall sector
44
487
33m
3
Iliada sector
96
613
26m

Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
27
146
26m
1
Spartacus sector
30
1,240
36m
1
Afternoon sector
50
1,334
28m
24
2,248
36m
Panorama sector
67
1,670
34m
1
Stankill sector
26
151
29m
Ivory Tower sector
34
367
29m
1
Kalydna sector
64
851
37m
3
Iannis sector
31
891
28m
1
Poets sector
69
1,657
30m
Meltemi sector
32
16
26m

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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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