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Year-round, but the best seasons are spring, summer, and fall
Athens, Greece is a one hour flight away, while the island of Kos has the closest major airport (30-40 min ferry)
Beginner to advanced
If you’ve earned the notches in your rock shoes, you know the hype around Kalymnos — this Aegean rock climbing oasis hosts over 4,000 fantastic single and multi-pitch routes, including some of the greatest sport climbs in Europe. With Olympus-quality limestone, well-bolted routes, and a wide variety of crags for all skill levels, it’s also the picture-perfect setting for advancing your journey from climber to crusher. Your instructor has been seasonally based in Kalymnos since 2004, meaning he knows how to find just the right route you need, as well as some hidden gems to help you steer clear of the crowds. Plus, nothing gets you as motivated to reach the top as the promise of local delicacies and epic Mediterranean views. Find out why you should head to Kalymnos for the best sport climbing in Greece from Emily Cole, avid sport climber and founding member of Crux Crush.
Advance your climbing on well-bolted routes with solid, grippy rock
Over 4,000 single and multi-pitch climbs for all levels of learners
Idyllic Mediterranean views, fantastic Greek delicacies, and perfect summer weather
Kalymnos Primal Climb offers over twenty-five years of international experience in leading courses, instructing and teaching skills in all types of alpine situations and climbing disciplines. Natural movement, expert custom-tailored instruction, honest real-world fitness, rediscovering play, trusting yourself, and exceeding limitations are some of the goals that the guides of KPC strive for!
It was amazing with Joe! We were a couple from Austria and for the first time on Kalymnos. Firstly, we wanted to book only one day a climbing teacher, but it was a perfect match with Joe 😉 – so we decided to spend 6 days with him 😀 Joe is not only an excellent climbing teacher – but he is also a great buddy, coach, friend, and teacher! We will come back for sure to spend great climbing days with Joe.
I was climbing Kalymnos with Joe for two weeks. And it was a great time. The climbing group was made up of a wide variety of participants in terms of age and ability. And I was very impressed with how Joe was able to respond to the wishes and climbing goals of each individual. My climbing technique has improved enormously and I enjoy climbing even more. I can only recommend his deep and broad knowledge.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Kalymnos, Greece, please refer to Discover Greece or the Greek National Public Health Organization.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun retreat, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Kalymnos has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Kalymnos has loads of routes to spend the day or advance your skills on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best-hidden gems the area has to offer.
All group climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
All private climbing equipment can be rented in Kalymnos. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Rock climbing courses in Kalymnos can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To get to Kalymnos, most people fly into Athens International Airport, Greece, and then fly to the island of Kalymnos just an hour away. Once you get there, you can rent a car or motorbike to get to your accommodation.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.