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Telendos Island Rock Climbing 

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Telendos from the Iannis sector


Telendos is a small island that sits off the northwestern shore of Kalymnos. The island was part of Kalymnos until the mid 6th century A.D., when an earthquake collapsed the land bridge. Telendos is free of roads and has a very sleepy feel.
There are a variety of crags on the island, caves, vertical walls, and even a long adventurous climb to the top of the north face. The Three Caves sit above the small town and are easy seen from Armeos, Masouri, and Myrties. With crags on all sides of the island one is sure to find the aspect they are looking for.

Getting There 

There are many ferries (small fishing boats really) that leave from Myrties jetty many times during the day. The boat ride is about 10 minutes and ends at the sleepy hamlet of Telendos. From here you can either walk to the crags, or take a boat that drops you off at the base of Irox sector. The boat to the crags takes just a few minutes and leaves the hamlet at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00, with return trips at 17:00, 18:00, and 19:00. Captain Yiannis charges 3 euro each way.

Climbing Season

For the Kalymnos area.

Weather station 17.6 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Telendos Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Telendos Island:
Wings for Life   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 9 pitches, 825'   South Face : Multipitch routes
Wild Country   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 9 pitches, 870'   South Face : Multipitch routes
Magma   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   Irox
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Featured Route For Telendos Island
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Wild Country.

Wild Country 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : Greece : ... : Multipitch routes
Pitches are as followPitch 1 30 m 5a Easy slab (skip bolts to link) Double bolt anchor.Pitch 2 30 m 5a Easy slab to nice belay ledge Double bolt anchor.Pitch 3 30 m 6a Move up and right on some balancy moves on a little bit of sharp rock. Double bolt anchor.Pitch 4 30 m 5c Move up and left on easy slab. Double bolt anchor.Pitch 5 30 m 5c Varied climbing up to a double bolt anchor.Pitch 6 30 m 6a+ Move right from the anchor to some reach moves to the right and a few tough pulls on thin sharp ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Telendos Island Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset on Telendos
Sunset on Telendos
Rock Climbing Photo: another Telendos shot
another Telendos shot
Rock Climbing Photo: Captain Yiannis unloading the "medical gear&q...
Captain Yiannis unloading the "medical gear&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: Talendos as seen from Massouri
Talendos as seen from Massouri
Rock Climbing Photo: Telendos
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of sectors Irox, Pescatore, Glaros, and Ero...
A view of sectors Irox, Pescatore, Glaros, and Ero...
Rock Climbing Photo: The sign at the Myrties jetty showing the times of...
The sign at the Myrties jetty showing the times of...
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of Telendos from the town of Armeos.
A view of Telendos from the town of Armeos.

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