Kalymnos – my last climbing holidays of 2016 have been at the end of October and brought me to that wonderful Greek island. The first adventure normally is to go from Kos (there is the airport) to Kalymnos by ferry. This time the sea was quite calm, so the adventure was left for the trip back to Kos.
My home for the next two weeks was a nice appartment at Masouri, vice versa Telendos with a beautiful view of the sunset nearly every evening.
The cracks are all good and there is a guidebook one can buy in one of the many climbers shops. Some of the cracks can be reached by foot, all cracks are reachable by scooter.
This time we mainly have been at Arginonta Valley, where they bolted a new crack. At the front quite easy, in the back a litte harder, steep, but with big jugs.
The other cracks we have been were E.T., Palace, Spartacus, Je t’aime, The Beach and Glaros at Telendos. It is fun to go to Telendos. You can take a small boat and they bring you nearly directly to the crack and they will pick you up in the afternoon again, everything for 5 € per person.
It was my third time there, but it will definately not be the last. Beeing there each time at the end of October, the climbing conditions have been good, with few up to no rain and about 20 °C to 25 °C.
It is even fun to swim in the sea. It is warm, sometimes calm but sometimes also wild with big waves.
For me Kalymnos is one of the best places for climbing I have ever been and so I am looking forward to go back there next autumn.