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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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 :
5th to 11th of April
18th to 25th of April
3rd to 9th of May
17th to 23th of May
31st of May to 6th of June
14th to 20th of June
28th of June to 4th of July
12th to18th of July
26th of July to 1st of August
9h to15th of August
23th to 29th of August
6th to 12th of September
20th to 26th of September
4th to 10th of October
18th to 24th of October
1st to 7th of November
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
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
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.»
To Be Further, You Have To Train
Everything is training.
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
Well Over Your Feet
Develop Your Mental Wings For Improving Your Performance
«The brain is the most important muscle for climbing»
Rational and Irrational Fears
CLIMBING PERFORMANCE TRIAD
Poor Mental Control Can instantly Sabotage Your Physical and Technical Abilities
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
SPORT CLIMBING HAZARDS
Observe Proper Safety Techniques and Be Aware of Hazards
Onsight, Flash, Project
Quickdraws, Clipping, Freedom
Key Element to Climb at Your Limit
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.