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

ARRIVE

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 1 AND 2: CLIMBING

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.

DAY 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.

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DAY 4: REST DAY

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.

DEPART

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

OPTIONAL: ONE OR TWO DAYS OF MUTI-PITCH

After 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.

 

UPCOMING COURSES IN 2021

Every two weeks, from April 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 tailor-made course for you.

Please contact me for any information or reservation.


Seventeen courses are planned for intermediate and advanced climbers :

  1. 5th to 11th of April

  2. 18th to 25th of April

  3. 3rd to 9th of May

  4. 17th to 23th of May

  5. 31st of May to 6th of June

  6. 14th to 20th of June

  7. 28th of June to 4th of July

  8. 12th to18th of July

  9. 26th of July to 1st of August

  10. 9h to15th of August

  11. 23th to 29th of August

  12. 6th to 12th of September

  13. 20th to 26th of September

  14. 4th to 10th of October

  15. 18th to 24th of October

  16. 1st to 7th 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.

BELAYING A LEADER

Stable Stance, Ready To Stop a Freight Train

THREAD THE TOP-ANCHOR AND LOWERING

Thread the Rope and Remove Quickdraws

CATCHING A FALL

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

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.

WARM-UP

Get the Blood Pumping, Engage Your Muscles

IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE

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

WORK YOUR WEAKNESS

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

BALANCE

Well Over Your Feet

Develop Your Mental Wings For Improving Your Performance

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

FEARS

Rational and Irrational Fears

CLIMBING PERFORMANCE TRIAD

Poor Mental Control Can instantly Sabotage Your Physical and Technical Abilities

VISUALISATION

Foster a Peak Performance Zone

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

ATMOSPHERE

CAMARADERIE

BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE

BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE

SPORT CLIMBING HAZARDS

Observe Proper Safety Techniques and Be Aware of Hazards

CLIMBING STYLE

Onsight, Flash, Project

LEAD CLIMBING

Quickdraws, Clipping, Freedom

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.