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Verdon Gorge Multi-Pitch Course

Join certified guide, Simon, on a unique multi-pitch climbing course in the stunning Verdon Gorge in Provence. This beautiful canyon carved by the Verdon River offers amazing climbing routes that you can explore and enjoy while perfecting your technique.

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Learn, improve and practice multi-pitch climbing skills in an amazing location.
  • Enjoy the stunning views and wilderness of the Verdon Gorge.
  • Discover the best multi-pitch routes for your level with a top guide.


The rock climbing routes in the Verdon Gorge are among the most spectacular in Europe. On this 2-day multi-pitch course you will have the chance to explore them in complete safety under the supervision of a climbing instructor. 

We will discuss all aspects of rock climbing together to help you progress including mental aspects, gesture, rhythm, and rest strategies. Additionally, you will acquire solid multi-pitch experience for future climbs.

This program is perfect for  5c/6a climbers who have already done some cliff outings, however, no multi-pitch experience is required. A good fitness level will be necessary too. Below, you will find a list of routes that we may explore during the course. 

Verdon Gorge climbing routes
  • L’ange Raphaël, 6a+, 220m

  • Eperon des Venellois, 6b, 280m

  • Petra Aliéna, 6b+, 180m

  • Une pincée de Ketchup, 6c, 280m

  • Une valse pour Manon, 6c, 230m

  • Série limitée 6c+ 300m

  • Enigma, 7a, 250m

  • Ayahuasca 7c 300m

Make sure to contact me if you wish to participate in this unforgettable Verdon Gorge multi-pitch climbing course. I look forward to guiding you!

Or, if you already have some multi-pitch climbing experience, you can join me on a 1-day guided climb in the Verdon region.

Price includes

- Guiding fee



The village of La Palud offers a wide choice of accommodation for all tastes and budgets: lodges, hotels, camping.

Meeting point

La Palud. Access nearest airports: Nice & Marseille* TGV station: Aix-en-Provence TGV* By car: A51 – Exit Manosque or Vinon sur Verdon / Then D9 towards Valensole * Necessary to rent a car to drive to the village of La Palud (1h45)

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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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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