Certified Climbing Instructor
Passionate climber & teacher
Simon Montmory is a certified climbing instructor (French National Diploma), passionate climber and teacher. He loves his work and to share his passion and experience with climbers from all levels. He always looks for innovative coaching approach to help them to improve their climbing ability and gain confidence on the rock, find the balance between comforting and challenging themselves. Always with a high level of energy and enthusiasm!
His passion started 25 years ago with mountaineering in the Alps around Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Since then he travelled all around the world to the most impressive sport climbing destinations (China, Spain, Italy, Canada, South France, Greece).
In 2008, he got his climbing instructor diploma, the highest and most specialized qualification in France for climbing instructors.
In 2009, he 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 join his courses and coaching sessions to take avantage of his experience to improve their rock climbing skills, to learn, train and have fun! He knows the island intimately and choose the perfect routes for each climber.
As a climber, Simon onsights until 8a and redpointed up to 8c. He is also an active route setter, the author of over 300 routes on Kalymnos, Telendos and Leonidio area.
Simon also organises climbing courses and personalized coaching in Kalymnos but also in 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.
Certified Climbing Instructor – French National Diploma
– BEES Escalade, équivalence DEJEPS “escalade en milieux naturels”
-Delivered by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Popular Education and equivalent to a university degree.
-Renew every 6 years