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Rock Climbing around Southern Kalymnos

The rock climbing in southern and central Kalymnos is the least developed area in terms of rock climbing, though there is plenty of scope here to develop new crags and routes. The climbing here is much quieter and hence feels a little more remote than the rest of the island.

Rock climbing areas in southern Kalymnos

No Crag Name/Sector Total No of Routes Number of routes in grade range
Up to 5c+ 6a to 6b+ 6c to 7a+ 7b & over
1 Austrians 10 0 3 2 5
2 Monastery 25 4 11 9 1
3 Saint Photis 60 3 22 12 23
4 Pythari 10 3 5 2 0
5 Vlychadia 8 4 4 0 0
7 Psili Riza 31 0 3 9 19
8 Prophet Elias 7 0 2 4 1
9 Dodoni 16 4 9 3 0
10 Aghios Mamas 8 0 5 2 1
6 Saint George 10 2 6 2 0
11 Vathy 11 1 3 3 4
12 Cross 1 0 0 1 0
13 E.T. 27 0 13 6 8
14 Milianos 65 11 28 23 3
15 Je T' Amie 47 23 15 6 3
16 Julian 19 16 3 0 0
17 Rockland 33 6 8 9 10

Map of the rock climbing areas in Southern Kalymnos

Map of the rock climbing areas in Southern Kalymnos

The 8th edition of the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook published in 2018All of the above information has been extracted from the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook, which details 66 separate crags and 3,400 routes. This guidebook can be bought from our shop.

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Click on the images above to view a larger photograph, showing the excellent rock climbing to be found on the island of Kalymnos.

Rockfax Kalymnos rock climbing guidebookThe comprehensive guidebook for Kalymnos is the 8th edition of the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook published in 2018. This Kalymnos guidebook is produced and published by local climbers with some of the profits contributing to the island’s bolt fund.  The guidebook includes a unique scratch code that allows you to download an app of the guidebook for both iOS and Android devices.

A Rockfax Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook has also been produced.  Buy both of these rock climbing guidebook for Kalymnos from our shop. 

For information on getting to Kalymnos, the best time of the year to visit, and the type of equipment required go to the Kalymnos Logistics page.

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The 8th edition of the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook published in 2018

The definitive Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook,published in 2018 is available to buy from our shop.