7-Day Beginner Rock Climbing Course On Kalymnos
Come Enjoy New Experiences During a Week Long Course, Learn Rock Climbing on Kalymnos One of The Most Beautiful Greek Island.
Are You a Beginner?
Beginners With No Experience Of Climbing.
If you have experience climbing indoors, go to the intermediate rock climbing course (click here).
THE SCHEDULE OF YOUR WEEK
Arrive on Kalymnos, Pothia port, and make your way to your chosen accommodation (see «How to get to Kalymnos» in Useful info). We highly recommend you stay in Masouri or Myrties as these areas are closest to the crags and most convenient for your stay (shops, restaurants etc.).
4-5 hours of climbing typically in the morning (see What you will learn). The rest of the day relax at the beach, discover the surrounding villages, enjoy your evening with Greek cuisine etc.
DAYS 1 AND 2: CLIMBING
We go to Vathy and climb over the sea, it's Deep Water Solo… unforgettable! Unless you are Alex Honnold you will probably end up in the sea, so be prepared to swim!
In option, we could board for a sea trip. In the vicinity of the island’s fish farms, dolphins are regularly present, jump into the water to try to observe these playful mammals.
DAY 3: DEEP WATER SOLO
As any physical activity, it's important to manage rest.
This day would be the occasion for you to rent a scooter or a car to visit the island. I'll give you tips on the nicest places to visit. You could discover some remote beaches to chill.
DAY 4: REST DAY
Get back into the rhythm with 4 to 5 hours of climbing. Progress at your own pace on the island’s many routes! One day will be dedicated to climbing on Telendos, the iconic island in front of Kalymnos.
DAY 5 TO 7: CLIMBING
It’s the end of your retreat, feel free to leave whenever you want. The transfer is to be organised by your own means.
After or before your course, it’s possible to discover multi-pitch climbing over one or two days. I can offer to guide you or teach you to become autonomous on multi-pitch. The number of participants is limited to 4.
OPTIONAL: ONE OR TWO DAYS OF MUTI-PITCH
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Become Familiar With Methods For Safe Ascents
«You can have all the tools in the world, but if you don’t believe in yourself, it’s useless.»
Keeping Your Partner Safe
Outfiting for the Climb
Bringing The Rope to Life
Climbing with the safety of an Overhead Rope
Master Verticality: Dance On The Rock
Climbing is a rewarding combination of adventure and gymnastics: finding the best handholds, placing your feet confidently, moving efficiently, using good technique.
Efficient Climbing Require Good Footwork
Use the Lightest Possible Grip to Make the Moves
Adapt to the Rock
A combination of Gymnarstics, Vertical Dance and Full-on Monkey Manoeuvre: Find Your Style
Enjoy Moments Of Camaraderie And Make Memories On Kalymnos
AGEAN SEA NEARBY
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I managed to improve my climbing, much faster than I otherwise would have done. Fred is a great instructor, has a professional attitude and a thorough knowledge of the island. He works on a personal level with your goals and aspirations .
Me & a friend were complete beginners to rope climbing, Fred made us feel completely at ease & took us to some great beginners routes. I really felt like my climbing had improved hugely after a couple of lessons with him! Thanks Fred!
JENNIFER & DAVID
Fred was an amazing instructor and facilitated a great day of climbing for my husband and me! He is friendly, experienced, and positive and will create the day based off what you want it to be! We felt like we were hanging out at the crag with a friend.