Here we are on The Greek Island of Kalymnos. Rob and Lizzie our good friends from Utah joined up with Terry and I for a very special week full of fun times and limestone sport climbing.
Kalymnos is stacked, so many crags with well over 3000 routes of all levels. The local climbers have done a fantastic job of keeping the routes in top shape with over 300 routes rebolted in 2016. Our house sits above the seaside town of Massouri with a fantastic view of the Agean Sea and neighboring Island of Telendos. Massouri is a small town with many great restaurants, multiple climbing shops, supermarkets, catering to loads of climbers from all over the world. Its truly and international climbing scene that is regarded as one of the best places to visit in the spring and fall climbing seasons.
The Kalymnos team of climbers – Art, Terry, Lizzie, and Rob. This was our second trip together and we all truly had a blast together.
The Kalymnos Island area has many climbing areas, but if you want more the nearby island of Telendos is also a popular day trip. It’s a quick boat ride and approach hike to a half dozen excellent venues.
The limestone is quite good. Pockets, tufas, edges, of all shapes and sizes. The rock can be slick on the popular routes but it really is holding up quite well.
The Greek Restaurants are excellent. The food is fresh and delicious, the service is amazing, and the price is right. Every few nights we break away from the home kitchen and treat ourselves to a nice meal in town.
Kalydna a fantastic crag pictured above. Rob on the send of a very technical route called Ixiom 7a.
The views are astounding. The Agean Sea with Telindos in the background from our climbing location.
Lizzie positively amazing, each day she brings the big smiles and happiness to the crags.
We are sad now that Rob and Lizzie have headed back to the States. Our times together were the best and we look forward to planning future trips together. Spain is on the list for next year!!!