Greece·September 17 - 22 2022

KALYMNOS CLIMB

6 days climbing and exploring the limestone paradise of Kalymnos

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Overview

Sun, sea, mouth-watering fresh food and quality limestone: this is what springs to mind when you hear 'climbing in Kalymnos'. Over the past couple of decades, this Mediterranean paradise has become a world-renowned sport climbing destination, and today you’ll find over 3,400 routes of all styles and grades interspersed with scintillating beaches and quaint traditional villages. Why not discover all of this yourself, and join us for 6 days of climbing (and chilling) on this beautiful island? You’ll be accompanied by a certified guide who will show you around some of the island’s best crags, and help you develop your climbing skills and techniques - no matter whether you’re a beginner or aspiring pro.

Local Partners

Meet our local partner in Kalymnos

Giovanni

Giovanni

Giovanni is a certified Alpine guide with a passion for travel and love of mountain sports of all varieties. He particularly enjoys discovering new walls and cliffs, especially in the Mediterranean marine areas where he grew up.

The Experience

6 days climbing in the limestone paradise of Kalymnos

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DAY 1

Arrive and Settle In

Arrive in Kalymnos, meet your guide and fellow Mapo Tapo travellers and settle into your accommodation. If you have some time to spare, why not take some time to visit one of the island’s stunning beaches?

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DAY 2

First Climb

After an energising breakfast, it’s time to get climbing! For your first taste of Kalymnos climbing, we’ll head to Kastelli, a peaceful seaside crag boasting 4 sectors with incredibly varied climbing.

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DAY 3

Aginonta and Chill

Now that you’ve started to find your feet a little, we’ll venture to Aginonta for some incredible climbing on red rock. This crag is home to a good variety of different climbing styles, and boasts many quality routes for beginner and intermediate climbers. After this, spend the evening as you prefer: head for a refreshing swim, or a beer in a local bar.

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DAY 4

A trip to Telendos

It’s time for an adventure! Today we’ll head to climb on the nearby small island of Telendos, which boasts unforgettable views of Kalymnos. The island has seen quite a lot of route development over the past few years, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style.

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DAY 5

Secret Garden and Grande Grotta

For our final climbing day, we’ll head to Secret Garden, a crag situated in a remote and wild area in the north of the island, boasting exceptional climbing on tufas and stalactites. In the afternoon, we’ll pay a visit to the iconic ‘Grande Grotta’ to finish your trip with a bang!

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DAY 6

Departure

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. The final day of the trip is reserved for you to pack and head home at your leisure.

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

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Over 3,400 top quality routes, from delicate slabs to tufa-filled overhangs

If you’re a climber, then chances are that you’ve heard of Kalymnos. One of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, Kalymnos boasts everything you’d expect to find in this area - sun, beautiful sea, friendly locals, delicious food, a relaxed atmosphere - with the added bonus of some incredible climbing! While the island’s climbing overwhelmingly consists of limestone sport routes, it’s far from monotonous: with over 3,400 routes to choose from, you’ll find anything from delicate slabs to the massive overhangs of Grande Grotta, crimps, tufas, stalactites, pockets… To top it all off, the routes are generally very well equipped and span a good range of grades: half of the island’s routes are below 6b, but you’ll also find over 700 routes 7b and up.

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Basecamp

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John Galouzis Studios

John Galouzis Studios

You'll be staying in a pleasant studio apartment situated just a short walk from the town of Masouri, in the north-west of the island. With comfortable bedrooms, a shared kitchen/ living room, and terrace with incredible views over Telendos, it's the perfect base for a climbing trip. There's even free wifi - though we're sure you'll be too busy climbing to need this.

John Galouzis Studios

John Galouzis Studios

You'll be staying in a pleasant studio apartment situated just a short walk from the town of Masouri, in the north-west of the island. With comfortable bedrooms, a shared kitchen/ living room, and terrace with incredible views over Telendos, it's the perfect base for a climbing trip. There's even free wifi - though we're sure you'll be too busy climbing to need this.

John Galouzis Studios

John Galouzis Studios

You'll be staying in a pleasant studio apartment situated just a short walk from the town of Masouri, in the north-west of the island. With comfortable bedrooms, a shared kitchen/ living room, and terrace with incredible views over Telendos, it's the perfect base for a climbing trip. There's even free wifi - though we're sure you'll be too busy climbing to need this.

John Galouzis Studios

John Galouzis Studios

You'll be staying in a pleasant studio apartment situated just a short walk from the town of Masouri, in the north-west of the island. With comfortable bedrooms, a shared kitchen/ living room, and terrace with incredible views over Telendos, it's the perfect base for a climbing trip. There's even free wifi - though we're sure you'll be too busy climbing to need this.

John Galouzis Studios

John Galouzis Studios

You'll be staying in a pleasant studio apartment situated just a short walk from the town of Masouri, in the north-west of the island. With comfortable bedrooms, a shared kitchen/ living room, and terrace with incredible views over Telendos, it's the perfect base for a climbing trip. There's even free wifi - though we're sure you'll be too busy climbing to need this.

What's Included

What's Included

4 days of climbing

certified climbing guide

5 nights' accommodation

Climbing equipment (except shoes and chalkbag)

1 dinner

What's Not Included

Flights

Meals (except 1 dinner)

Climbing shoes and chalkbag

Transport (the group will rent a car on arrival - we can help organise this)

Anything not mentioned in the 'What's included section'

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

No minimum level is required for this trip as you will be accompanied by a certified guide and Kalymnos boasts crags for all levels. All you need is a passion for the outdoors and adequate fitness to spend 4 days climbing.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Rock climbing is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not to go outdoors alone.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section

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KALYMNOS CLIMB

Greece· September 17 - 22 2022· 6 days

FROM$752/pp