The Kalymnos Climbing Course “Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing is the opportunity to enjoy the best climbs of Kalymnos under the supervision of a certified, experienced and passionate (!) climbing guide.

The camp is tailor-made to the level and objectives of the participants. It’s aimed to climbers who want to develop their outdoor rock climbing skills, progress in their level, acquire basic safety skills and spend nice holidays between rock and sea!

During 5 days, you will climb in the best routes of Kalymnos, develop your climbing skills, build your confidence and enjoy an unforgettable rock climbing experience!

Course Content

  • 5 instructed climbing days
  • Top-rope & introduction to lead climb
  • Build confidence lead climbing
  • Get a solid outdoor climbing experience
  • Safe lead belaying
  • Basic safety skills
  • Understanding of outdoor risks
  • Onsight climbing & Red-point
  • Coaching and training to progress in your level
  • Lots of fun!

Who

Climbers from 5b to 6b
Gym Climbers
Suitable for occasional climbers and anyone who want to learn and improve outdoor sport climbing.

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Maximum number of participants: 6 persons

 

Upcoming Kalymnos Climbing Courses

Calendar 2019

Spring 2019

  • 14th – 19th April : Intermediate – Improve your climbing skills (Fully booked)
  • 21st – 26th April: Intermediate – Improve your climbing skills (2 spots left)
  • 28th April – 3rd May: Intermediate – Lead climbing course (3 spots left)
  • 12th – 17th May: Intermediate – Improve your climbing skills (4 spots left)
  • 19th – 24th May: Intermediate – Learn to lead (2 spots left)
  • 26th – 31st May : Intermediate – Improve your climbing skills (2 spots left)
  • 2nd – 7th June : Intermediate – Improve your climbing skills (2 spots left)

Fall 2019

  • 9th – 14th September: Yoga + Climbing retreat (Fully booked)
  • 15 – 20 September: Yoga + Climbing retreat (4 spots available)
  • 22nd – 27th September: Intermediate – Improve your climbing skills
  • 29th September – 4th October: Intermediate
  • 6 – 11 October: Improve your climbing skills (4 spots left)
  • 13 – 18 October: Lead climbing course (4 spots left)
  • 20 – 25 October: Performance coaching (4 spots left)
  • 27 October – 1 November : Improve your climbing skills (4 spots left)
  • 3 – 8 November: Lead climbing course (4 spots left)

July/August 2019

Join us in Gorges du Verdon

November to March

Join us in Leonidio, Greece

Price

585 € / pers.

Price includes

  • 5 instructed/guided climbing days
  • All climbing equipment
  • Transport to the crag
  • Tailor-made program to improve your climbing
  • Lots of climbing in the best routes of Kalymnos
  • Lots of fun!

Price excludes *

  • Flight
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Personal insurance

*+/- 250 euros for 7 days accommodation, transport to/from airport and crags and food.

** We help you to organize your stay on Kalymnos and to book the accommodation of your choice.

Kalymnos Usefull Info

How to get there

Flight

Closest airport: Kalymnos and Kos (Olympicair, Aegeanair, Sky express)
Low Cost flights (Ryan Air and Easyjet) are available to Kos from end of March to October.

Ferry

From Athens (Pireus) to Kos or Kalymnos (Bluestar ferries)

Food

  • Restaurant: a complete meal (of delicious greek cuisine and generous portions) cost around 10-15 euros
  • Cook yourself: most of the accommodation have kitchenette and there is always a minimarket at a walking distance from your room.

Accommodation

Kalymnos offers you different choice of accommodations, according to your budget and number of persons :

  • Studios or B&B: from 30 euros/night for 2 persons. Facilities: private balcony with seaview, full equipped kitchen, bathroom and WIFI.
  • Hotel: from 30 to 45 euros/night, including breakfast. Facilities: private balcony with sea view, bathroom, safe deposit box, sitting room, refrigerators, WIFI, Satellite TV, air condition and swimming pool.
  • Apartment or house: ideal for family or group of friends, from 50 to 100 € / day.
    Facilities: private balcony with sea view, full equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom, washing machine, 2 bedrooms (or more), WIFI, air condition, TV.

All accommodations are at a walking distance of minimarkets, restaurants, scooter rental, cafes, shops, beach and part of climbing sectors.

* We help you to organize your stay on Kalymnos and to book the accommodation of your choice.

Itinerary / Highlights

The program of the climbing camp is tailor-made to the level and objectives of the climbers. The low ratio instructor-climber allows a personalized program to improve your climbing skills according to your experience.

A climbing day is around 7 hours, generally from 9am to 4pm. This schedule is adapted to the weather and different orientation of the crags, in order to be in the sun or the shade, etc.

Here is an example of a Kalymnos Climbing Camp-Intermediate program (can be modified according to the weather and the level of participants) :

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kos or Kalymnos Airport
  • Day 2 : Odyssea. Evaluation of your existing safety and climbing skills, develop your skills further, your first steps on stalactites!
    Dinner with the climbing group at the local shepherd’s restaurant under Grande Grotta or at the port at the local fisherman’s restaurant.
  • Day 3 : Poets/Kalydna – Learn and train efficient climbing techniques and skills, build confidence, balance & footwork, enjoy climbing with view on Telendos!
  • Day 4 : Telendos island – Practice your climbing skills and enjoy climbing above the sea!
  • Day 5 : Rest day. Possibilities of kayak, bicycle, scuba diving, beach…
  • Day 6 : Arginonta: climb on the red rock of Arginonta with the blue/turquoise sea. Train, build your confidence and enjoy superb and colourful climbing routes!
  • Day 7 : Climb next to Grande Grotta, the symbol of rock-climbing in Kalymnos and red-point your project! Dinner at the port with homemade food, fresh fish and view on Telendos!
  • Day 8 : Departure