Kalymnos Balcony Helvetia

Excellent tufa climbing in the caves above Arhi. The rock is sometimes sharp and crumbly, although with traffic this has improved a lot.

Greece - Kalymnos
Rock Type
Number of routes
Range of Routes
6a - 7c
After 12 noon
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick


01 Memory 6c 30m

The tufa is climbed on spaced bolts

02 Chäpi 7c 40m

The big impressive tufa

03 Milo 7a 25m

The wall to the right of Chäpi

04 French kiss 7a 30m


05 Swiss kiss 7a+ 30m

Strenuous, Slippy climbing behind the hanging stalactite and then left up the easier, but still strenuous, rough pocketed wall. 

06 Welcome to the Pleasure Dome 7c 30m
07 Grüne Feigen 7c 30m
08 Rapunzel 7b+ 25m
09 Mr Souvlaki 7c 30m
10 Chinosis Zange 7c+ 30m
11 Perfect stranger 7a 25m

An excellent sustained route with a noticeably harder move in the middle

12 M40 7b 35m

A long route with superb sustained climbing through the bulge and up to the large tufa

13 Fracaso 30m

Not recommended

14 Waiting foreva 8a 25m
15 Streetfight 6b 25m
16 Patsamama 7b+ 20m
16e Patsamama extension 30m

Project. 8b?

17 The end of Mythos 6c 25m

A jug parade with a thin flake, climb it with feeling!

18 In the beginning was Alfa 30m


19 Season of the witch 6c 30m

Pleasant climbing with some steep and sharp climbing through the bulge and a tricky finale

20 Kalo taxidi yiayia mou 6b+ 30m

Nice climbing with a long move at the top

21 Batsi makria mas 6a 25m
22 Ikariotissa 6a+ 25m

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