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Rock Climbing on the island of Telendos, Kalymnos

The island of Telendos is only a 10 minute boat trip from Myrties jetty.  The island has seen a lot of recent development in terms of opening new crags and routes. Many of these routes are in caves and face east making them ideal to visit during the summer.

Rock Climbing Areas on the island of Telendos, 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 Three Caves 29 3 13 6 7
2 North Face 2 0 2 0 0
3 St. Constantine 69 2 32 18 17
4 Miltiadis 30 19 7 4 0
5 Eros 20 0 8 8 4
6 Irox 39 17 8 9 5
7 Glaros 19 3 5 3 8
8 Pescatore 36 3 14 10 9
9 Lambda 40 14 18 7 1
10 Princess Canyon 27 0 6 10 11
11 Crystal cave 14 0 1 2 11
12 South Face 15 0 7 1 7
13 Inspiration 19 3 3 5 8
14 Snow White 17 6 6 4 1

Map of the rock climbing areas on the island of Telendos, Kalymnos

Map of the rock climbing areas on the island of Telendos, Kalymnos

All 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.