7-Day Rock Climbing Course On Kalymnos
Improve And Learn Outdoor Climbing On Some of The Most Beautiful Sport Routes in The World.
WHAT KIND OF CLIMBER ARE YOU?
A person who has never climbed indoors or outdoors
Climber comfortable at level 5b/c (5.9) to 6a/b (5.10b), or indoor climber who has never climbed outdoors and climber wishing to improve their climbing skills.
Climber comfortable at level 6b (5.10c) to 7a/b (5.12) who wants to push himself and achieves something new.
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.).
DAYS 3: DEEP WATER SOLO
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. We will reach Vathy by boat and do DWS. We finish the trip by going to Pserimos, a small island located between Kos and Kalymnos.
DAY 4: DAY OF REST
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 5 TO 7: CLIMBING
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.
It’s the end of your course, feel free to leave whenever you want. The transfer is to be organised by your own means.
UPCOMING COURSES IN 2022
Seven courses are planned for intermediate and advanced climbers from May to November. Courses start on a Monday and end on a Sunday with 6 days of climbing and 1 rest day.
The group will be composed of a maximum of 6 participants.
If your availabilities are not compatible with the dates below, I will organize a customised course for you with your dates.
There are no specific dates for beginner climbers, contact me and I will organize a course at your convenience.
16th to 22th of May
5th to 11th of June
17th to 23th of Jully
8th to 14th of August
28th of August to 3rd of September
18th to 24th of September
30th of October to 5th of November
Please contact me for any information or reservation. As soon as you sign up you will receive a fully detailed email with recommendations and further info.
How to book the course?
Please fill in the booking form (here) to register your interest. To confirm your attendance you will be required to deposit 200 €. This amount is non refundable. If for any reason you cannot come, you will have a voucher for any other course.
What is included in the price?
5 climbing sessions and 1 Deep Water Solo session
Insurance for the climbing activity, I'm fully insured in professional liability (Contract Signed By MMA)
Transportation on the cliffs from Masouri
The equipment: harness*, helmet*, belay device, quickdraws, ropes, belay glasses, climbing shoes*
*It's better to use yours if you have
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Become A Perfect Belayer To Keep Your Partner Safe
The leader gets all the glory, but the belayer’s job is just as important.
BELAYING A LEADER
Stable Stance, Ready To Stop a Freight Train
CATCHING A FALL
Belayer Must Be Alert and Ready to Catch a Fall at any Moment
Communication is Essential in any Human Partnership
THREAD ANCHOR AND LOWERING
Thread the Rope and Remove Quickdraws
Improve Your Climbing Skills: Push Your Limit
«The best involve maximum, efficient effort with the body and no effort with the conscious mind—a state of relaxed concentration.»
SPORT CLIMBING HAZARDS
Observe Proper Safety Techniques and Be Aware of Hazards
Quickdraws, Clipping, Freedom
On sight, Flash, Project
Key Element to Climb at Your Limit
To Be Further, You Have To Train
Training is important but never forget the pleasure of climbing.
Get the Blood Pumping, Engage Your Muscles
WORK YOUR WEAKNESS
Quiet Feet, Rhythm and Momentum. Smooth Move and Relaxed Body, Pace, Steady Breathing
IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE
Kneebar, Twist-Lock, Opposing Force, Hook, Undercling, Gaston
Well Over Your Feet
Develop Your Mental Wings For Improving Your Performance
«The brain is the most important muscle for climbing»
CLIMBING PERFORMANCE TRIADE
Poor Mental Control Can instantly Sabotage Your Physical and Technical Abilities
Rational and Irrational Fears
Foster a Peak Performance Zone
BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE
Stretch Your Comfort Zone, Pre-climb Rituals, Control Stress and Tension, Positive Talk