7-Day Intermediate/Advanced

Rock Climbing Course On Kalymnos

Improve And Learn Outdoor Climbing On Some of The Most Beautiful Sport Routes in The World.

Are You an Intermediate / Advanced Climber?

Intermediate Climbers

Climbers comfortable at level 5b/c (5.9) to 6a/b (5.10b), or indoor climbers who have never climbed outdoors and climbers wishing to improve their climbing skills.

Advanced Climbers

For climbers comfortable at level 6b (5.10c) to 7a/b (5.12) who want to push themselves and achieve something new.

 

THE SCHEDULE OF YOUR WEEK

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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.).

ARRIVE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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It’s the end of your retreat, feel free to leave whenever you want. The transfer is to be organised by your own means.

DEPART

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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

 

UPCOMING COURSES IN 2022

Every three weeks, from May to November, a 7-day climbing course is scheduled. It starts on Monday and ends on Sunday with 6 days of climbing and 1 rest day.

If your availabilities are not compatible with the dates below, I will organize a customised course for you with your dates.

Please contact me for any information or reservation.


Nine courses are planned for intermediate and advanced climbers :

  1. 16th to 22th of May

  2. 6th to 12th of June

  3. 27th of June to 3rd of July

  4. 18th to 24th of Jully

  5. 8th to 14th of August

  6. 29th of August to 4th of September

  7. 19th to 25th of September

  8. 10th to16th of October

  9. 31st of October to 6th of November

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Intermediate Climbers

Become A Perfect Belayer To Keep Your Partner Safe

The leader gets all the glory, but the belayer’s job is just as important.

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BELAYING A LEADER

Stable Stance, Ready To Stop a Freight Train

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THREAD THE TOP-ANCHOR AND LOWERING

Thread the Rope and Remove Quickdraws

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CATCHING A FALL

Belayer Must Be Alert and Ready to Catch a Fall at any Moment

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CLIMBING COMMUNICATION

Good Communication is Essential in any Human Partnership

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.»
Arno Ilgner

Advanced Climbers

To Be Further, You Have To Train

Everything is training.

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WARM-UP

Get the Blood Pumping, Engage Your Muscles

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IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE

Kneebar, Twist-Lock, Opposing Force, Hook, Undercling, Gaston

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WORK YOUR WEAKNESS

Quiet Feet, Rhythm and Momentum. Smooth Move and Relaxed Body, Pace, Steady Breathing

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BALANCE

Well Over Your Feet

Develop Your Mental Wings For Improving Your Performance

«The brain is the most important muscle for climbing»
Wolfgang Güllich

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FEARS

Rational and Irrational Fears

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CLIMBING PERFORMANCE TRIAD

Poor Mental Control Can instantly Sabotage Your Physical and Technical Abilities

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VISUALISATION

Foster a Peak Performance Zone

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BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE

Stretch Your Comfort Zone, Pre-climb Rituals, Control Stress and Tension, Positive Talk

Enjoy Moments Of Friendship And Make Memories On Kalymnos

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ATMOSPHERE

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CAMARADERIE

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BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE

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BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE

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SPORT CLIMBING HAZARDS

Observe Proper Safety Techniques and Be Aware of Hazards

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CLIMBING STYLE

Onsight, Flash, Project

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LEAD CLIMBING

Quickdraws, Clipping, Freedom

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RESTING

Key Element to Climb at Your Limit

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 

JONAS

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 .

MIKE

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.

 

LET'S START SOMETHING AMAZING

Organise Your Adventure and Experience Kalymnos.