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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 8-day course for intermediate climbers. Spoiler: you will climb classic crags such as Arginonta and Grande Grotta!

Duration8 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Description

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:

  • 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.

More info

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

Meeting point

Kos or Kalymnos Airport

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Itinerary

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


About the guide

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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!


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Sep 20, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

EUR 722 per traveller

Sep 27, 2020 - Oct 02, 2020

EUR 722 per traveller

Oct 18, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020

EUR 722 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 722 each

Group of 2

EUR 722 each

Group of 3

EUR 722 each

Group of 4

EUR 722 each

Group of 5

EUR 722 each

Group of 6

EUR 722 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Groups of 2 to 6 people. The price also includes climbing gears.


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