Kalymnos sports climbing rebolting project completed in Greece

The rebolting project of a massive number of sport climbs on the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Telendos has been completed.
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Alexandros Istatkof rebolting the climbs at Kalymnos, Greece
Aris Theodoropoulos archive

Announced in April 2015 and backed by EU funding, the approved program set out to rebolt 250 existing routes and add a further 100 new climbs. During the winter months the team, led by expert local climber Aris Theodoropoulos, worked tirelessly and the results have exceeded all expectations: 297 routes have been partially or fully rebolted across numerous sectors in Kalymnos and Telendos, and 100 new routes have been added, predominantly to two brand-new crags. Published below is the list of rebolted routes, using stainless-steel glue-in bolts (316L, 12mm) and V-type anchors, while information about the new crags will be published as soon as these crags are safe to climb.

Te current guidebook, published in September 2015, lists over 2700 routes and it's worth remembering what Theodoropoulos stated a year ago: "No doubt this rebolting program is a very good thing for Kalymnos, but it will only help to rebolt about 10% of the total routes. And the fact is that funds for rebolting are almost non-existent. Now, more than ever, we must work for the longevity of Kalymnos; besides correcting the routes in need, future climbing development must be done the right way to ensure that Kalymnos remains one of the safest family climbing destinations in the world."

The rebolting team: George Kopalides, Claude Idoux, Alexandros Istatkof, Dimitris Titopoulos
Helping the rebolting team: Paschalis Alexandris, Dimitris Dovellos, Stylianos Xanthakis, Panormitis Platsis
The rebolting project was overseen by Aris Theodoropoulos.

For further details about this, and other, initiatives visit climbkalymnos.com

17/05/2005 - Kalymnos rock climbing in Greece
Rock climbing on Kalymnos in Greece is simply a dream come true! Awesome limestone crags, stunning routes, a relaxed holiday atmosphere, the warm Aegean sea to dip into after a hard day on the rocks, legendary Greek hospitality and cuisine...


Kartoffelacrep 5b
Lampen Laden 6a
Leda 7a
Saia 6b+
Ifaistos 7a
Totta 7a+
Silvia (Melis) 6b
Room 13 7b
The Roof is on Fire 7a
Ballroom 5c
Mia’s Place 6a+
King Suite 7a+
Balcony 6c

Ewa 6b
Dodo 6a+
Rock Shrimps 6a+
Sharp Things 5c
Strange Tree 5c
Red Spot 5c
Beaver’s Bolts 5a
Faron 5c
Jolli 5b+

Ziwi 6a
Ercole 6a
Centauro 5c+
Pegaso 5b
Teseo 5b+
Black Snake
Argonauti 5b+
Argonauti ext 6a
Scacco 5c
Pares 6a
Deimos 6a+
Phobos 6c
Small Fish
Caronte 4c+
Arianna 5a+
Rocos Di Cantalos 7c
Rocos Di Cantalos ext 8a+
Orgasme Mineral 7b+
Orgasme Mineral ext 7c+
Kalymnostrobe 8a
Kalymnostrobe ext 8b
Takopoulos 8a
Giorgio de la jungle 7c
Giorgio de la jungle ext 9a
Mammifere Vibes 8a+
Mammifere Vibes ext 9a

Melomakaronas 6c
Plastic Surgery Disaster 7b
Art in the Air 7a
Vromikos 6c
Âoulderhoelle 6b+
Hazouli 6b
Hazouli ext 6c
Me Ponai 6c
Rockout 6c
Loubis’ Angels 6b
Brave a New world 5c+
Divine Comédie 7a

Salted Joint 7a+
Too Fat for Tufas 6a
Roufos 6a
Lavraki 5b
Smineri 5b
Kavouras 6a+
Kalymnian Lightning 6b+
Barbouni 6b+
Blooming 5b+
Iris Production 5b+
Flipper 5c
Palamida 5c+
Koutsoumoura 5c+
Tsipoura 5c

To Proto Moro Mou 5c+
Seal 5c
Hantch 7a+
Reize 7a
Polar Star 6b
Nordic Walking 6a
North Light 6a

Marci Marc 7c+
Nadir 8b+
Amphora 7b
Sirene 7c
Inti Raymi 7b+
Sardonique 8a
Inti Watana 8b
Boom Boom 7c+
Los Revolucionarios 9a
Gora Guta Gutarak 8c+
Tupac Amaru 9b?
Pindaro 7c+
Los Kukos 8c
Morfeas 6b+
Morfeas Plus 7b+
Las Galinas 8a
Kulturistika 7b
Arugliopoulos 7c+
Nafsika Nafsika 6a+
Mon Amur 6a
Island Highway 6c+
Il Gigante e la Bambina 6c+

La Bite Ne Fait Pas le Moine 6c
Le Bite Ne Fait Pas le Moine Ext 7a+
Kalynette 6b+
Saphir 6c
Sextoys 7a
Telendos 7a+
Kalyty 7b
Yamas 8a+
Hogo Fogo 7c
Hellas Rodeo 8a
Limonadovy 6b+
Defence d’y Voir 5c+
Erotik Market 6b+
Il Movimiento Sexi 6a
Toutouille 6b

Organizer 4b
Mega Burger 4c
Strange Little Girl 4c
Insomnia 5b+
Dimarhos 5a
Tigryonak 5b
Dulces Suenos 5a
Poupakis 4c
Yo Yo 5c
Hibiscus Market Part 1 6a
Ojos de Brujo 8a
Hibiscus Market 8b+
Titantrope 8c+
Guest Dj 9a+?
The Beginning at the End 7b+
Harlem Nights 7b+
Spartakiada 6c+
Spartakiada ext 7b+
Kurva 7a
Kurva ext 7b
Probleme Mineur 6b

Bye Bye Doc 6c
Jana’s Kitchen 6b
Asklipios 6c
Panakia 6c
My Long Holiday 6c

Monahiki Elia 6a+
Taz 6c
KalyPige 6c+
Priapos 7c
Super Priapos 8a
Trela 7a
Elefantenhimmel Part 1 5a
Elefantenhimmel 7a
Aegialis 7c
Zawinul Syndicate 7c+
Afrodite 7a+
DNA 7a
Ivi 7a+

Rastapopoulos 6c+
Aegean Sea 7a+
Cigarillo 7a
Where is my Mind? 7b
Panselinos 6b+
Carpe Diem 6b
Carpe Noctem 6c+
Commandante Marcos 7a
Joggel + Toggel 6c+
Tuefeli 7b+
Chnosi Family 7a
Boomerang 6c+
Mecki Messer 7a+
SteinPilz 7a
Neptun kl 6c
Neptun kl ext 7c
Michis Hohlenfleber 4c
Bye Bye Felix 7a
Reptil 7a+
Mind Boggle 7b+
Gwundernasse 6c
Russel Paradies 7a+
Kopakabana 7b+
Kopakabana Ext 8a+
Manou Tchao 7c
The Call of the Ktulu 7b+
Joggel + Toggel Ext 1 7b+
Joggel + Toggel Ext 2 8a+
Super Carpe Diem 7b+
Papacostopoulos 8a

Siderwinder 6c+
Sunrise (part 1) 7a
Kafe (part 1) 7a+
Anaphylactic Shock 7c+
Lactic Shock 7c
Poker Face 5a
Arthur 5c
Deletime 5b
The Silent Way 7c+
Dream Line 7b
Dream Line ext 7c
Ivory Tower 8a
Ultimo Bucco 6b+
Fuga del Guy 6c

Sevasti 7b
Themelina 7b+
Super Themelina 7c+
Racomelo 8b
Tufa King Pumped 7b+

Poet’s Corner 5c
Ione 7a+
Ibria 6b+
Anacreonte 6a
Alcman 6c
Licimnio 6c
Alceo 6c
Pindaro 5a
Sapfo 6a+
O’ Brothers 6b+
Mustass 6a
Saxonia 6a
Omero 7a
Styx 6a+
Iris 6b+
Damocles 6a+
Kavafis 6b+
Minos 7a

Popi 5b
Maria 5a+
Iason 5b
Niki 5a
Kiriaki 5a
Evoula 4c
Evdokia 5c
Sevasti 4b
Memories of Dorothy 5a
Mo An 5a
Anastasia 5a+
Evangelia 5b
Menesis 6b+
Dionesis 6b+
Ingleton 6b+
White Rose 6a
Yorkshire Pudding 6c
Hollenfieber 7a+
Swordfish 6b+
Solefish 6a+
Xymox 6c
Magma 6c
More Than Mode 7b
The Magic Circle 6a+
Kyprios Angel 7a+
Helvetix 7a
Sally’s Boat Trip 3c
Primerov 3c
Captain Jack 4a
Pantelis Sea Jump 5b+
Cuobo 7c
Aphrodite 8c+
Irox 8a+
Marmornei 7c+

Mafalda 6b
Issili 6c
Plaka 6c
Tequischiapan 7a
OTR 7a
Zorba’s Restaurant 7a+
Padelis 7b+
Aboneros el Chilli 7b
Y Viva Pancho Villa! 7a
Queen Potha 8a+
Aegena 8a
Il Y Avait de Laure Dans Ma Vie 8c+ ?
Amores Perros 7c+
Zoidis 8a
Scooter Fun 8a?
Miltiadis 7b

Stafel 6b
Lambda 6a+
Lambda Capital 7a+
Meiggeren 6a
Progressive Rock Part 1 6a
Progressive Rock Part 2 6c
Progressive Rock Part 3 7b
Dom 6b
Fiirhelzer 6b
Arbzug 6b+
Gerwitscht 6c
Chardonnay 7a+
El Alamein 6c
Marinelli 4b
Hotel Simi Basement 4c
Hotel Simi 6b+
Schwjieschwanzerrected 6b+
Flauschi 6b+
Rolfi 6b
Hermetje 6b

Wild Country 6a+
Wings for Life 6a


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