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Verdon Gorge 1-Week Climbing Course

Spend 5 days perfecting your rock climbing skills and explore a wide variety of routes in the stunning Verdon Gorge on this comprehensive course. Practice techniques such as top rope, lead climbing, and belaying, and work on mental, and rhythmic aspects that will make you more confident on the rocks!

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5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Work on your rock climbing technique on a comprehensive 5 day course.
  • Explore some amazing rock climbing routes in the Verdon Gorge.
  • Learn mental and physical strategies to improve your climbing.


At an altitude of 1000 m, Verdon Gorge is a beautiful summer climbing destination to tackle amazing routes in the fresh shade. On this 5-day course, we will explore different techniques and work on perfecting both the body and the mind while on the rocks.

The objective of this course is to improve your skills, to help you build confidence in lead climbing, and to build upon your rock climbing experience. This is an ideal program for all 6a climbers and up, and it is not necessary to have prior lead climbing experience or multi-pitch experience to join. We will work together to polish your technique and help you raise the bar. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • Mental aspects

  • Efficient movement

  • Rhythm and rest

  • Breathwork

  • Prevention of injuries

  • Planification of a personalized training program

  • Top rope and lead climbing

  • Falls and belaying

You can find a day-by-day overview of the itinerary below. And if you’re interested, I look forward to hearing from you so that we can start planning this great rock climbing course in the Verdon Gorge that will both train you and give you the chance to explore the amazing climbing routes of this truly stunning destination!

Or, if you prefer, you can also join me on a shorter 2-day multi-pitch course in Verdon.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

Price details

Prices includes 5 full instructed climbing days, all climbing gears and all information you need to organize your stay.


Day 1: Analyze your climbing, work on your technique.

Day 2: Train foot balance, rest strategies, rhythm.

Day 3: Train breathing, mental aspects.

Day 4: Rest

Day 5: Work on mental strength, lead climbing.

Day 6: Send your project.




The village of La Palud-Sur-Verdon offers a large choice of accommodation for all budgets: guesthouse, hotels with pool, campings.

Meeting point

La Palud-Sur-Verdon (04120), South of France 2h drive from Marseille Airport 2h drive from Nice Airport Access Closest airports: Nice & Marseille* The closest train station (TGV: high-speed train): Aix-en-Provence TGV* By car: A51 – Exit Manosque or Vinon sur Verdon / Then D9 towards Valensole * It is necessary to rent a car to drive to the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon (2h)

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!


Greek | French | English


Kalymnos, Greece

What people are saying about Simon Montmory

Michelle Riley


October, 2022

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!

Stephanie Houle


June, 2022

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Jake Sims


June, 2022

Had a great day, with our guide Simon, would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a good guide to learn any of your climbing needs

Simina Marca


October, 2021

Amazing experience, great guide! Wholeheartedly recommended.

Melissa Agudelo


September, 2021

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August, 2021

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.

Natalie Herrett


November, 2020

We had Mattias for our first day who was amazing, such a cool guy, made the day fun and enjoyable and we learned a lot from him. On our second day we had Tania who was an excellent teacher, very patient and definitely recommend both of them.

Hannah Ruile


October, 2020

We've had a great time climbing with Tania. Yoga in the evenings helped to calm our minds and focus on meditative strategies on the crag. All in all wonderful!



August, 2019

It was all perfect! We have great climbing days in Kalymnos!

Asger Eller


August, 2019

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.

Nick Bryant


August, 2019

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 !

Joshua Bradbury


September, 2018

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September, 2018

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!

Eirini Rapti


April, 2017

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.



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