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Kalymnos Rock Climbing Camp: Beginner and Intermediate

Kalymnos Rock Climbing
Kalymnos Rock Climbing
Kalymnos Rock Climbing
Kalymnos Rock Climbing

Discover the gorgeous climbing routes of Kalymnos and improve your technique on this 1-week rock climbing camp!


7 Days


Open To Everyone

First Time


* Enjoy some of the most aesthetic routes on Kalymnos.

* Learn how to efficiently move on rock.

* Build confidence and have fun with new friends!

* Have fun on the island, swimming and kayaking.


Kalymnos is a beautiful remote island in the Dodecanese and the perfect rock climbing getaway. It is home to some of the most aesthetic climbing routes and limestone crags in a relaxed holiday atmosphere with welcoming Greek hospitality!

On this 1-week rock climbing camp, beginner and intermediate climbers will enjoy some time in the sun and out on the rocks improving their movement repertoire and mental approach to climbing.

The climbing camp will consist of 5 sports climbing days in some of the best crags in Kalymnos: Kasteli, Afternoon, Simplegades, Telendos (Lambda), and School.

What you will learn:

⦁ Technique for more efficient climbing: back-step, drop-knee, high step, gaston, inside flag, outside flag, toe-hook, heel-hook, smearing.

⦁ Proper footwork to maximize your efficiency on the rock.

⦁ Choosing the right climbing gear for your needs and how to use it safely.

⦁ Belaying on top rope and learning how to set a correct top-rope yourself.

⦁ How to lead climb and lead belay.

⦁ Correct communication practice at the crag between the belayer and leader.

⦁ Making good use of climbing guidebooks.

⦁ Cleaning the routes to safely retrieve your gear.

⦁ Footwork on slabs, vertical walls, and overhangs (steep walls).

⦁ Learning how to rest during the climb.

⦁ Route reading: Establish your climbing plan & find the right beta/solution for the entire route.

Why climb with us?

We are a fun group of passionate people, who travel around the world (most of the time in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey) to experience the joy of climbing, to learn more about ourselves, other people, and other places.

Doru, the main instructor of the camp has 32 years of experience, starting with 1985 (Alpinism) and 1995 (Sport Climbing). In Sport Climbing, he has climbed routes up to 8a and on-sighted 7b+. He started to teach/coach sports climbing and bouldering back in 2013.

Valentina, the younger coach, has been climbing passionately for the past 17 years and loves spending a few months each year on the rock faces of Geyikbayiri/Turkey, Kalymnos/Greece, and Frankenjura/Germany. Valentina has sport climbed hundreds of routes up to 8a (9+/10- UIAA) and is continually looking for the next challenge. Her aim is to instill the love of climbing in her students.

Climbing is all about having fun with friends out in nature, on the rocks, stepping out of your comfort zone in order to discover your strengths, weaknesses and values! Climbing will bring a big smile to your face, a spark in your eyes, and many amazing memories.

Enjoy a unique rock climbing experience and perfect your skills on this 1-week camp in Kalymnos. Contact us today and we will be happy to start planning this adventure with you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Quickdraws

Price details


5 days of Rock Climbing Coaching with 2 experienced instructors, authorized by FRAE (The Romanian Climbing Federation)

Group equipment (ropes, quick draws, etc.)

Not included:




Individual equipment (harness, shoes, helmet)


Day 1: Welcome to Kalymnos!

We will meet at the hotel, gather as a group for dinner and get to know one another. We will discuss individual climbing backgrounds, abilities, weaknesses, and goals for the upcoming week.

Day 2: Warm-up

We start off by climbing some warm-up and easier routes, to get accustomed to the type of rock, the friction, and the type of holds. We will review safety essentials (tying in, belaying, top-roping, or leading).

Day 3: Technique

Climbing and focusing on acquiring good technique. All climbing techniques will be presented and we will thoroughly discuss them together.

Day 4: Rest and Fun

We will take you sightseeing to some of the best areas in Kalymnos, enjoy a nice lunch on a wild pirate beach, and simply relax.

Day 5 to 7: Climbing, climbing and more climbing!

We will focus on your route reading skills, improving your technique, and building confidence!

Day 8: Farewell!

Time to say goodbye, at least for now!


Equipment you will need to bring

All gear is included.

About the guide

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Rock Climbing Instructor

We are 2 certified rock climbing instructors from Romania who wish to share our passion for rock climbing and the outdoor!

We organize Rock climbing holidays & courses- in Greece, Spain, Turkey , Germany, Romania - as well as gym courses in Bucharest.

Our first climbing students were our own friends (back in 2010) and then many more friends came along on our trips. We discovered that we enjoy teaching just as much as we love climbing and then started to dream of ways in which we could meet new people and have fun alongside them, enjoying their first experiences on the rock as if they were our own!

We have created Abc Climbing in 2017 and have been sharing our love and knowledge of climbing since!


English | Romanian

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