The International Kalymnos Climbing Festival will be held on May 22-26, 2009, on the scenic and tranquil island of Kalymnos, Greece.

International Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2009

The event will be organized by the Municipality of Kalymnos. Climbers of all abilities and from all countries are welcome to attend the event.

Fotostrecke: International Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2009

Fotos: © Nicolas Smalios

The island of Kalymnos has incredible limestone routes of all difficulties, both single and multi-pitch, at a variety of angles from delicate slabs to super-steep caves covered with with stalactites. A majority of the routes are based around the village of Massouri with approches ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. For other areas you may need to rent a car or scooter.

The 5.15 slaying, Czech superstar Adam Ondra has confirmed that he'll be coming to this year's event.

Schedule of Events

Friday 22nd May
morning: free (Arrivals – Free settling in)
Evening : 7 pm – Welcome buffet & briefing.
8 pm – Presentation by Adam Odra

Saturday 23rd May
morning : free climbing
Evening : Bouldering & Dyno Comp.

Sunday 24th May

morning  : Free ride rally
Evening : 8 pm – Presentation by Claude Remy

Monday 25th May
morning : 9a demo by the Champs!
Evening : Goodbye party and awards

Tuesday 26th May
all day   : Enjoy the Rocks!