Kalymnos Island intermediate rock climbing course

Let Simon, a rock climbing instructor, guide you through the spectacular island of Kalymnos. You will improve your skills in this activity thanks to this 8-day course for intermediate climbers. Spoiler: you will climb classic crags such as Arginonta and Grande Grotta!




Trip Duration

8 days

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip




    If your rock climbing skills need improvement and your inner climber needs to build more confidence, this 8-day intermediate course in Kalymnos Island, Greece, is exactly what you are looking for.

    First of all, you will be able to witness a breathtaking scenario and then climb it. The rock faces in this part of the planet are really amazing and will make your heart race and your soul elevate. Second of all, you will learn techniques that will take your abilities to the next level.

    The instruction will go through the following topics:

    • Top-rope & lead climbing
    • Build confidence lead climbing
    • Get a solid outdoor climbing experience
    • Coaching and training to improve your technique
    • Safe lead belaying
    • Basic safety skills
    • Understanding of outdoor risks
    • On-sight climbing & Red-point

    How will it work? Our starting point will be a spectacular crag called Odyssey, where you will take your first steps on stalactites. In the evening, we will enjoy a tasty dinner, trying out the specialties at a shepherd’s or fisherman’s restaurant.

    On the following days we will climb other beautiful crags, like the orange walls of Poets and Kalydna, Telendos, with its astonishing view of the Aegean Sea, the red rock of Arginonta and Grande Grotta, the real star of this trip.

    You can find a detailed itinerary below this description. However, the schedule can be modified according to the weather conditions and in order to find the best orientation of the crags (sun, shade, etc).

    Keep in mind that you will need some experience in rock climbing and to be physically fit to take this course. The course is aimed at improving your climbing technique, building a solid outdoor climbing experience, gaining confidence lead climbing and enjoying a selection of the best routes of Kalymnos

    If you want to see immaculate waters from above and you feel ready to improve your rock climbing technique, book this trip now!

    If you think you need to learn more before you call yourself an ‘intermediate’ climber, I have a beginner’s course as well.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    585 EUR

    Group of 2
    585 EUR

    Group of 3
    585 EUR

    Group of 4
    585 EUR

    Group of 5
    585 EUR

    Group of 6
    585 EUR

    Group of 7
    585 EUR

    Group of 8
    585 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Groups of 2 to 6 people. The price does not include climbing shoes.


    • Day 1Arrival at Kos or Kalymnos Airport
    • Day 2Climbing Odyssey

      We will evaluate your existing safety and climbing skills, and take our first steps on stalactites. After climbing this beautiful crag, we will have dinner at a local restaurant.

    • Day 3Climbing Poets/Kalydna

      We will learn efficient techniques, balance and footwork whilst climbing this breathtaking spot.

    • Day 4Climbing at Telendos Island

      We will continue to improve our skills with an incredible view of the sea.

    • Day 5Rest Day

      We can spend the day relaxing at the beach or practicing our second favorite activity: kayaking, scuba diving or biking.

    • Day 6Climbing Arginonta

      We will climb this red rock facing the sea.

    • Day 7Climbing Grande Grotta

      We will get to our main goal of the course: Grande Grotta, a massive overhang and a mandatory stop-off point for climbers.

    • Day 8Departure

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Kos or Kalymnos Airport

    More info

    A climbing day lasts around 7 hours, usually from 9 AM to 4 PM.


    About the Guide


    After nearly 10 years of mountaineering in Chamonix, I decided to dedicate myself to rock climbing.

    In 2005, after one year intensive training, he got the french national sport’s instructor certificate for rock climbing (BEES escalade).

    I have been exploring the crags of France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and China. I finally decided to set up his climbing school in the island of Kalymnos (Greece). The beautiful landscapes, the endless sunshine and the vast climbing potential of the island convinced me to settle here from my first visit.

    Since then, climbers from all over the world came to share his passion and to take avantage of his experience to improve their rock climbing skills. I have opened many new routes both in Kalymnos and Telendos from 4 to 9a. I climb 8a on-sight and red-point up to 8c. I did most of the routes of the island and always has new projects to red point!



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    What People are Saying about Simon Montmory


    It was all perfect! We have great climbing days in Kalymnos!
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    Hi, simon was outstanding and the route was perfect- heady, mix of climbing style, exposee in certain parts but not too hard. Can you please send me the name of the route, and it would be great if simon could WhatsApp those pics to +16465916848 also thanks !
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    Joshua Bradbury
    We climbed with Joe and he was amazing! Very knowledgeable about climbing, kept us calm and was very encouraging for our first climb. We are thankful for the skills we learnt and next time we are in Kalymnos we will be seeking Joe\'s assistance again. Thank you very much!
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