Certified climbing instructor
Simon Montmory is a certified climbing instructor living on Kalymnos.
After nearly 10 years of mountaineering in Chamonix, Simon decided to dedicate himself to rock climbing.
In 2005, after one year intensive training, he got the french national sport’s instructor certificate for rock climbing (BEES escalade).
He has been exploring the crags of France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and China. He 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 Simon to settle here from his 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. Simon has opened many new routes both in Kalymnos and Telendos and in Leonidio, from 4 to 9a. Simon climbs 8a on-sight and red-point up to 8c. He did most of the routes of the island and always has new projects to red point! Now he climbs bare-foot, without chalk and knee pads, up to 8b.
Simon also organise climbing courses and personalised coaching in the Verdon gorges (France) and in Leonidio (Greece) In Leonidio he works as well as climbing consultant for the Municipality, for routes maintenance, safety and development of the climbing tourism. [metaslider id=3506]
“I love being surrounded by people who love their jobs, who actually turn their passions into ‘way of being’! Simon Montmory is exactly that, a great climbing coach not only for his focus on security and technique but also for his passion for climbing and nature! Thank you Simon for yet another great climbing trip and see you in Kalymnos at the end of April. A bientôt.” Eirini Rapti