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Kalymnos Rock Climbing Course
Kalymnos Island Intermediate Rock Climbing Course
Kalymnos Island Intermediate Rock Climbing Course
Intermediate course with Simon Montmory
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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 course for intermediate climbers. Spoiler: you will climb classic crags such as Arginonta and Grande Grotta!




5 Days


Mar - Nov






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Based on 4 reviews


If your rock climbing skills need improvement and your inner climber needs to build more confidence, this intermediate course in Kalymnos Island, Greece, is exactly what you are looking for. We will enjoy 5 fantastic days of climbing.

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:

  • Coaching and training to improve your technique

  • Balance & Footwork

  • Rest strategies & reading the route

  • Breathing and mental strength

  • Top-rope & lead climbing

  • Safe lead climbing & belaying (optional)

  • Safety skills

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

Price details

Groups of 2 to 6 people.

PRICE INCLUDES: Guiding fees, 5 instructed climbing days (the trip lasts 8 days including arrival and departure days, Saturdays, and a rest day on Wednesday), all climbing equipment, all information to help you to organize your stay in Kalymnos.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Arrival at Kos or Kalymnos Airport

Day 2: Climbing 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 3: Climbing Poets/Kalydna

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

Day 4: Climbing at Telendos Island

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

Day 5: Rest Day

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

Day 6: Climbing Arginonta

We will climb this red rock facing the sea.

Day 7: Climbing 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 8: Departure


More info

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

Meeting point

Village of Armeos, Kalymnos island


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Aegean Plaza Hotel Kos Greece
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Poseidon Hotel and Suites Kos Greece
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Alexandra Hotel Kos Greece
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About the guide: Simon

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Rock Climbing Instructor

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 this trip



With benevolence, confidence and gentleness, Simon Montmory provides high-quality advice to make a leap forward in the practice of climbing, whatever your starting level. He showed a lot of patience in teaching me the safety techniques for belaying in outside routes and encouraged me to progress in levels which seemed difficult to me. You will live an extraordinary experience in this magnificent place located between sky and sea that is Kalymnos.



Simon is a great coach, very flexible and truly a joy to spend climbing days with. I saw great improvements in my technique but also my overall philosophy of climbing. Being able to speak so many languages makes it so easy to go along with international friends.



Absolutely awesome and motivating instructor. Knows the climbing areas of kalymnos like the back of his hand. He will see your weaknesses and hit you where it hurts...but in a good way.



The class with Simon was excellent, and I very much enjoyed and learned a lot. I also appreciate the prompt responses in communications, help with travel advice, and flexibility in daily itinerary. I would highly recommend this class to others!

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