(Français) Ingo W.

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(Français) Marc J.

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Jaklyn Huynh

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.

Afroluxanthi L.
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!

Poppy X.
18 feb. 2018


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 greek-tourism.com 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!

July 2013
Something to remember
You must try climbing at Kalimnos Guide even though you never have climbed before. They will teach you everything you should know about it in a professional way. Kalymnos is an incredibly place to climb and we’ll return soon.
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!!

Frantisek C.
18 sept. 2011

“I have hired Simon first time when i started to climb and he provided me with great and safe intriduction into the outdoor sport climbing, teached me basics of safety on a wall and gave me a lot of usefull advises. Since then, I progressed in my climbing skills, however working together with Simon always …”