Kalymnos Big Shadow

A big crag with a mountain feel about it and lots of potential for more routes up the orange walls. It is in the shade after about midday, and due to the long (for Kalymnos) walk in, you are likely to have the crag to yourself. 

Greece - Kalymnos
Rock Type
Number of routes
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Metralos 6a+ 30m **

A slab and broken groove. Good holdws

02 Cacou 6a+ 30m **

Another broken slab followed by a couple of tricky moves up the steep wall

03 Vicking 6a 30m **

Similar to the previous two routes

04 Directos 6b 35m **

The well left of the big cave

05 Grim 6b 35m ***

Goes just to the left of the cave. Same lower off as Cosi.

06 Grim extension 6c+ 50m Gold

The steep wall above Grim has large holds. To avoid rope drag it is best to belay from the top of Grim, which makes it a lot easier without the rope drag

07 Cosi 7a+ 40m Gold

The magnificent wall that starts at the right hand side of the cave, has large holds with nice moves between them on pockets, flakes and crimps.

08 Taupe the rope 7b 35m Gold

The superb wall right of Cosi

09 Rappen 7a 20m ***

The shorter overhanging wall to the right of the previous routes

Crags in Kalymnos