Wonderful week in Kalymnos

Many thanks for this wonderful week in Kalymnos. Simon is really nice and choosed everyday some great spots. I gained a lot of climbing skills, made great improvement and felt really safe.
Many thanks to Myriam for all the help and informations prior the trip.
Can’t wait to come back!!

Maeva R., France, Mai 2023

Fun, encouraging and professional at the same time

Simon is a great climber and teacher who knows Kalymnos like his back pockets. He was fun, encouraging and professional at the same time. But most importantly, he’s a genuine guy who really seems to care about the people he’s interacting with, and tries his best to help everyone. Thanks to this course, I was able to improve my technique and manage my fear of falling. Thank you once again Simon and Myriam for the great week, and all the best to your family!

Laura M., Finland, May 2023

Thanks so much Simon, it was epic

I can’t recommend Simon highly enough. We just did a 5 day course in a group of 8, the group contained all levels of ability from complete beginner, to more experienced climbers; we felt like a little family by the end of it. Simon planned each day of the week to make sure there was something for everyone, slowly building the difficulty as we got better. He has been working in Kalymnos for 15 years and knows the island inside and out; he knows the best ‘secret’ spots to take the group where you often have the climb to yourself. Simon is a fantastic coach, he will quietly but thoroughly watch each climber, and then suggest small improvements in techniques that make a HUGE difference in your climbing ability. I was one of the complete beginners, on day one I was struggling with 4A, by the end I was completing 5C+. Thanks so much Simon, it was epic.

Simon L.T.,UK , September 2023


I can’t recommend him highly enough

Simon ran an excellent program. He had the ability to provide an experience that met the varied climbing ability of the group. His knowledge of the area meant that he optimised the shade, route selection and the crowds to ensure that everyone was engaged. He improved our climbing technique and skills through timely and specific advice. Most importantly he was friendly and engaged at all times. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Chris White, Australia, September 2023

Simon is a great guide on all levels

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, France, April 2022

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Don’t miss the chance to climb with Simon!!

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!

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

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 thoroughly enjoyed spending a week climbing with Simon

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!!

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

Recommend IMHO

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.

Adrian Chriris – October 2021
Amazing experience with Simon

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!!

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

If you need a climbing guide or instructor on Kalymnos look no further than Simon.

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

I can highly recommend any type of climbing with Simon

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

Can‘t wait to repeat the course!
Had a great time climbing with Simon and my group. We went to some of the coolest spots on the island and climbed some super nice routes. Simon finds a nice mix of letting you climb as much as possible and making sure that everyone feels safe. Can‘t wait to repeat the course someday!
Nedim F. – 1st September 2021
Simon is a fantastic guide and teacher – I progress a lot in one week

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

His passion for teaching and climbing are outstanding which makes the course an unforgettable experience

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

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

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

I highly recommend this course for all climbers from all levels who seek to improve their climbing with a highly skilled professional.

I took a five-day climbing course with Simon in Kalymnos: after a year and a half away from gyms and cliffs, I wanted to refresh the foundations, get back to shape without injuring myself and overall develop the practice in outdoor climbing.
Simon gave us simple and efficient advice on training outdoor technique in and outside of the gyms, he spotted on day one the areas where I needed improvements and we consistenly worked on it.
In each session we discovered new routes in different locations with different challenges in incredibly beautiful settings.
Simon has a very personal approach to training helping you to find the balance between comforting and challenging yourself. And he delivers his messages with a such a disarming humour, it brings a lot of fun in the learning process!
I gained a lot of confidence from this week, a full training program to improve my climbing and I am already planning the next course with him.
I highly recommend this course for all climbers from all levels who seek to improve their climbing with a highly skilled professional.

Jaklyn Huynh – July 2021

Simon is a great teacher and person
26 avril 2019

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

5th February 2018
Simon is a true Kalymnos pro – he knows everything about climbing on the island
Simon is a true pro and knows everything about Kalymnos. I was 110% satisfied. He took us to all the best areas and routes for our level, and most important he is a really nice and funny guy! During the course Simon identified my skill level and weaknesses very precisely and pushed me to my limit (and over it). Highly recommended if you’re enthusiastic about climbing, if you want to push yourself, and if you want to have fun!
Eirini R.
26 april 2017

“Simon is a great coach, very flexible and truly a joy to spend climbing days with. I saw great improvements on my technique but also overall philosophy of climbing.

Being able to speak so many languages makes it so easy to go along with international friends.”

Asger E.
Février 2016

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.

May 2015

Great one day climbing experience!

We spent a day climbing with Simon on 21 May 2015. Working with Myriam to set up the appointment with Simon was very easy. Simon showed up right on time at 0830 at the Philoxnia Hotel to take myself, my 26 year old daughter and my 22 year old son up a trail behind the hotel for some of the best climbing in the world. Simon challenged my experienced children with some difficult climbs with excellent instruction. His climbing skills are outstanding, after my kids struggled with a difficult climb called DNA that Simon had set, Simon proceeded to climb it barefoot and then also down climbed the same route. He was also very patient with my lack of climbing ability. I was especially impressed with his safety protocols. As I said, we started at 0830 and at 1700 Simon was still willing to guide and instruct us longer. Simon is an outstanding climbing guide, and I highly recommend his services to create a memorable experience.

Anna, Oskar, Mia & Morten
July 2014

Thank you very much for 2 fantastic days climbing with you. We enjoyed it all of us.

Nicolas R.
April 2014

Excellent climbing instructor

I climbed for three days with Simon in April, 2014. He is careful and professional, and possesses detailed knowledge of Kalymnos climbing sites. Simon is an extremely accomplished climber, but also an excellent teacher, with an innovative approach to teaching climbing techniques and a contagious enthusiasm for climbing! I climbed alone with him, but know that he can also teach groups.

Serena L.
3 feb. 2014

“I hired Simon for a week in 2012 for my first ever experience of Sport climbing. I had the most amazing week and now go back to Kalymnos every year. Simon taught me everything I needed to know about Sport climbing and gave me huge amounts of encouragement, confidence and local knowledge. Sadly, on my return trips, I have never climbed quite as well as I did with Simon tutoring me! I would strongly recommend Simon to anyone. His knowledge of the island is unparalleled – and he is an incredible climber too.”

Fay M.
August 2013

An exceptional experience you have to try!

We are friends of and from there we learned about the Kalymnos Climbing.
The climbing on Kalymnos is famous for the wildly overhanging, the finest limestone crags, offering a huge range of climbing on slabs, big walls,overhangs and tufas to suit every level and style. It’s an ideal place to discover climbing or improve your own technic.

So, even if you are beginner, intermediate or advanced you’ll find the right course for you. All courses are tailor made to suits your level and requirements. A great way to experience the thrill and adventure of rock climbing, under the close supervision of a certified climbing guide.

The truth is that the first time I climbed I was instantly hooked and what a workout I got. My arms are starting to look more toned and I am super excited about it. I just feel amazing after I climb!
While I was up on the face of the rock, it was such an incredible experience!

It’s a nice facility with a good number of routes for all levels. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Simon Montmory is a certified climbing instructor, a passionate climber and an amazing person! All year he runs 5 days climbing courses, private tuition and multi-pitch.

For booking, information, photos, videos, prices and upcoming Kalymnos climbing camp check out the site


Very informative!

Laura S.
July 2012

Personal climbing coach and guide

Kalymnos climbing guide, Simon, was most excellent and professional in every way. My husband and I spent five days with Simon and learned so much. Throughout the 5 days we each increased our ability to lead by 2 grades. Simon brought us to all of the classic climbs, in the shade, during the hot summer month of July. None of our time was wasted searching for climbs or shade. The guiding company aided in the arrangement of our stay, rest day activities, dinning decisions, and of course our daily beach destination. Kalymnos is an amazing place to climb and Simon is an amazing teacher and an incredibly gifted climber. We hope to return soon!!