Climbers from all over the world will take part in this year’s Climbing Festival of Kalymnos scheduled for October 5th, 6th
Since 15 years now, Kalymnos has become one of the world’s top sport – climbing holiday destinations. The rocky landscape and views of the endless Aegean of this locale afford enthusiasts a unique climbing experience unlike anywhere else. Added to the uniqueness of Kalymnos are the almost 2,500 well-equipped sport climbing routes laid out for every experience level.
Professional climber and dual
There are easy routes for beginners, extremely hard ones for the experts, and an endless array of possibilities in between. The area is noted for easy slabs, technical wall climbs, wild overhanging and climbs between stalactites. The majority of the routes are single pitch but several
Co-organized by the Prefecture of the South Aegean with Gold Sponsored by Elena Hotels, registrations for the event take place at the hotel on Thursday, and at Elena Village on Friday. The first climbing clinics kick off at 10 AM to get things rolling. The official schedule is here in English.
The goal of the Kalymnos International Climbing Festival is to boost the development of a unique tourist market leveraging the intensity of the sport of rock climbing. The festival is the perfect vehicle for Kalymnos to brand the island as an ideal destination for climbing and other sporting holidays.