- 5 instructed climbing days
- Learn and train lead climbing
- Learn and train lead belaying
- Build confidence lead climbing
- Coaching and training to improve your technique
- Get a solid outdoor climbing experience
- Outdoor climbing safety skills
- Become an autonomous climber
- Lots of fun!
A tailor-made program according to the level and objectives of the climbers
Here is a suggestion:
Arrival at Kos or Kalymnos Airport
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.
Poets/Kalydna – Learn and train efficient climbing techniques and skills, build confidence,
balance & footwork, enjoy climbing with view on Telendos!
Telendos island – Practice your climbing skills and enjoy climbing above the sea!
Rest day. Possibilities of kayak, bicycle, scuba diving, beach…
Arginonta: climb on the red rock of Arginonta with the blue/turquoise sea. Train, build
your confidence and enjoy superb and colourful climbing routes!
Climb next to Grande Grotta, the symbol of rock-climbing in Kalymnos and red-point your
Dinner at the port with homemade food, fresh fish and view on Telendos!
A climbing day is around 7 hours, generally from 9am to 4pm.
This schedule can be modified according to the weather and different orientation of the crags, in order to be in the sun or the shade, etc.
Climbers from 5c
No outdoor climbing experience required
No lead climbing experience required
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 6 persons
- 8 – 13 May (3 spots left)
- 29 May – 3 June (4 spots left)
- 24 – 29 July (4 spots left)
- 31 July – 5 August (4 spots left)
- 11 – 16 September (4 spots left)
- 9 – 14 October(4 spots left)
- 23 – 28 October(4 spots left)
How to get to Kalymnos
Closest Airports: Kalymnos and Kos*
*From Kos Airport: Regular ferries from the port of Mastichari (Kos island) to Kalymnos.
– Restaurant: a complete meal (of delicious greek cuisine and generous portions). From 10€
– Cook yourself: most of the accommodation have kitchenette and there is always a minimarket at a walking distance from your room.
Kalymnos offers you different choice of accommodations, according to your budget and number of persons.
– Studios or B&B : from 25 euros/night for 2 persons. Facilities: private balcony with seaview, full equipped kitchen, bathroom and WIFI.
– Hotel: from 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.
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Simon is a great guide on all levels: *climbing with the ambition to give everyone techniques to progress and have fun, he also adapts to everyone’s levels and desires. *He is a great guide also on a human level thanks to his patience and his kindness. Do not hesitate to come and climb with him in Kalymnos, he knows the different sectors perfectly and will be able to take you to the best places in complete safety.
Myriam is very keen that the stay goes well by being available and responsive to respond to all our requests.
Again a big thank you for this week of exceptional climbing in a fantastic place, we really want to come back
Claire & Vincent, April 2022
If you want to improve your climbing, explore the best that Kalymnos has to offer, and have some laughs and meaningful conversations along the way, Simon is your guide!
Brooks – October 2021
The course was amazing! I learned a lot, had a really good time and met interesting people. Simon is the best instructor for climbing on the island and kind and good man! I will come back for another course for sure!
Guy H. – October 2021
Terrific climbing guide that ensures everyone is able to climb their best and enjoy their time on Kalymnos! Make no mistake, Simon is a teacher and will spend time teaching technique if you’re taking a course. Highly recommend.
Lorenzo Mah – October 2021
I strongly recommend you reach out to Simon and Myriam if you are considering a climbing trip to Kalymnos. Simon and Myriam are incredibly professional, prompt in all communication, and very friendly. As a climbing guide and instructor, I found Simon to be thoughtful, approach-able, and genuinely interested in my development as a climber. And, he brings a very high level of energy and enthusiasm to every day! I thoroughly enjoyed spending a week climbing with Simon and plan to return with my two adult children for the next adventure (or “surprise” as Simon likes to phrase it!).
David Mik – October 2021
A FIVE Star Plus experience!! For those that want a wonderful climbing experience in an amazing locale Simon is the “go-to” guide!
James Brandt – October 2021
We have booked a group course for 3 days and 2 days private coaching to practice additional technique and multi-pitch. The communication with Myriam and Simon was just stellar, they were very helpful, quick to response and agile in making adjustments to our training when needed. In addition they provided useful information in general for kalymnos and not just climbing specific. e.g were its recommended to stay in kalymnos so its close to the meetup and information on local labs that do covid tests. The coaching itself was very good, Simon is super nice, very knowledgeable about climbing and most importantly he has a passion to teach and share his knowledge. He pushed us to try hard, identified points to improve and gave us pointers on how to further improve our climbing back home. Overall we have enjoyed climbing in Kalymnos with Simon, our confidence and technique of climbing on real rock definitely improved. Definitely Recommend IMHO.
Amazing experience with Simon. A very experienced and friendly person. He has a good understanding of analysing his students climbing skills and provided insightful tips on improving ones skills.
Sagar S. – October 2021
Don’t miss the chance to climb with Simon!! My wife and I spent 4 days with him and treasured every moment. He’s a true gem: an incredibly skilled climber, a very effective teacher, and also a wonderful, warm-hearted human being with a great sense of humor who is a joy to be around. He will find your growth edges as a climber and push you to develop them. He knows the Kalymnos climbing like the back of his hand — helped create the guidebook and is bolting new routes all the time. If you want to improve your climbing, explore the best that Kalymnos has to offer, and have some laughs and meaningful conversations along the way, Simon is your guide!
Brooks Barron – October 2021
Brought four friends for a five day intermediate climbing course with Simon. If you need a climbing guide or instructor on Kalymnos look no further than Simon. You will not regret it. He is motivational (no chalk, no shoes!), knowledgeable, experienced and great fun to be with. We all had an unforgettable time and learned a great deal.
Malcolm Greenhill – September 2021
Due to the pandemic I very spontaneously booked a trip to Kalymnos and Myriam was an amazing help for organising the whole trip. Always happy to help and super quick in her answers. The rock climbing course was really great. You can feel from the very first minute that Simon really loves what he is doing, which directly translates into his teaching. It’s was very inspiring to see someone so passionate about their occupation. In total, I can highly recommend any type of climbing with Simon. I myself hopefully will be back to Kalymnos soon! Thanks you Myriam & Simon. Stay healthy
Ingo W. – September 2021
This was amazing, Simon is a fantastic guide and teacher. We discover a lot of different spots on the island and all of the advice were relevant. I progress a lot in one week and I am more motivated than ever to improve my climbing skills. It was also a really nice human experience, all of the people were really nice !
Marc J. – September 2021
I had an incredible week with Simon while the intermediate climbing course. His passion for teaching and climbing are outstanding which makes the course an unforgettable experience. Thanks to him I improved my climbing/belaying skills and learned many new exercises to train further at home.
Simon Hartmann – September 2021
Originally we booked with Simon for a five day course but due to circumstances we had to shorten our stay on Kalymnos.. Myriam and Simon could not have been more accommodating. Our two days of climbing were fantastic. Simon knows the island intimately and chose perfect places with just the right amount of challenge. He can teach to all levels and is knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. If you want to improve your technique or just take the first steps whatever your age with a good humoured guy Simon is your man. Many thanks to Simon, Myriam and their family for making some treasured memories
Gary S. – August 2021
What an incredible experience! we improved so much within few days we could never have expected. Simon is a great teacher and person, so pleasurable to spend our holiday this way. Thank you and see you soon!
Afroluxanthi L. – April 2019