Kalymnos Arginonta

The bright red walls of Arginonta contain many outstanding climbs that are spoilt only by the popularity of the crag. With so many classic lines in the 6a to 6c range, it is perhaps no surprise that so many people flock to this climbing mecca. The arrival of the sun after midday on the right hand side forces everyone into the little space on the left hand side, making it feel crowded and detracting from the high quality of the routes. The message is clear. Arrive early and leave early.

Greece - Kalymnos
Rock Type
Number of routes
South West
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
12 No mercy 6b+ 25m

Big polished holds lower down, fingery moves higher up

13 Merci 6b+ 25m

Same start as No mercy, then direct

17 Free Style 6a+ 28m ***

Excellent sustained and never too steep climbing

19 Boerhok 6b 25m Gold

Steep climbing with very good hold, that keeps you on your toes right until the top

21 Barba Yorghos 6c+ 25m ***

A good climb that pulls through the tufa roof to two long reaches to very good holds.

22 Anna Maria 6b+ 25m ***

Steep sustained climbing to a long move for a big flake. Excellent but polished

26 Sex in the city 7a 20m

Fingery moves on the lower wall to reach a big hold, then easier

27 Papou 5c+ 20m **

A pleasant climb right of the fence, that trends up steeply at the start to slabby climbing higher up

69 And now for something... 5c+ 18m ***
70 Climate change 6b+ 20m **
71 Albi Bak 7a+ 25m **
72 Code Quantum 7a 20m **

A polished tufa followed by large pockets, with nice moves between them

73 Red Sea secrets 7a 30m **

A hard tufa followed by a technical wall. Excellent.

74 Fire Wall 7b 25m **

Two hard crux moves. Long reaches and getting very polished

75 Primal 6c+ 30m **
76 Klausis 6a 30m ***
77 Papadopoulos 6b+ 30m **
78 Birds without arms 5c+ 25m **
79 Birds without arms extension 6b 30m **
80 Lemmy for president 6a+ 30m ***