Kalymnos is the exotic dream destination of all the climbers.
It became famous after the “The North Face Kalymnos climbing festival” and since than, climbers from all over the world come here to climb on its perfect limestone. One week to sail around the island and to climb on many renowned crags while experiencing the true, wild and uncontaminated Greece. Evidence of the dodecanese culture are still visible today, witnessed by the fishermen, the monasteries and the local tavernas that we will encounter during the tour.
Wake-up and dive from the boat! Than sip a hot coffee under the morning sun while preparing the back-pack for the day...than climb, swim, sail and repeat, making sure not to loose the daily aperitif by the amazing Kalymnos’ sunset.
Meeting point is in Kos marina (check-in after 18:00).
Accommodation and organization of the boat for the week.
Welcome dinner in a typical Greek taverna in Kos old town.
Sailing to Telendos and star to climb.
We will be among those few lucky climbers that could get to climb on Telendos’ island since is only reachable by sea! The crag is perfect to get back in the climbing mood and there are routes of all grades to warm up for the week. Amazing view on Kalymnos.
We will drop the anchor in Arginonta’s beautiful roadstead.
Arginonta’s bay alone offers more than 1000 sport climbing routes, starting from grade 4 up to 9th grade so…get crazy!
One day is not enough for Arginonta so we will spend the morning exploring new crags trying to check-out as many free ascents as we can on the guide book.
Sailing trough the dolphin’s bay, we will move on to the yet unexplored north coast of Telendos where some recently bolted crags will give us the “sharp touch” to end the day (super grippy rock!).
It’s time to put to the test the sailing skills learned by the crew so far. We will sail towards Sykati Cave, one of the most incredible climbing spots on the island as well as a wonderful natural harbor where drop the anchor and spend the day. Moreover, the crag called “The beach” will be at a “swimming distance” from the boat, ideal for climbing until the sunset when a BBQ on the beach could kick-in.
A nice climbing crag characterized by long pitches on red limestone. Here we like to climb until dark and end the day at the local taverna where typical greek food and fish are cooked wonderfully and served at the terrace right on the sea.
The quiet fjord acts as a natural harbor ideal to spend the night on anchor.
Today it will be the “climbing right from the sea” day. In Vathis' roadstead we will find two gorgeous spots: one cave perfect to do some deep water solo and a cliff with bolted pitches where the belayer will have to do his job while floating on the dingy!
In the afternoon sailing back to Kos (we must return to Kos marina by 18:00).
Disembark in the morning before 9.00 a.m.
Minimum number of 5 participant is required.
The daily program can be unquestionably changed due to safety reasons by the skipper.
On land the Mountain Guide will lead the tours and make the decisions to guarantee the safety of the group.
Day tours are not mandatory. Each member of the crew is free to decide at which one to take part.
If this is your first time on a sailing boat and you don’t know what to expect, here is a brief summary of the most important things and rules you should know:
The crew will be composed by the Skipper, the Mountain Guide and 5/9 guests.
Good physical shape and mastery of the ski touring technique and gear.
The Mountain Guide will be there to supervise the climbing and to help all the climbers to improve their skills. No matter what your climbing level is, the tips of a professional guide will always be a precious gift to bring back home at the end of the tour.
Rigid suitcases are forbidden!
Please use a suitcase that can be easily folded and stored once empty. It is important to save space onboard.
Double size bed or bunk bed. Accommodation will be sorted and arranged by and among guests.