Kalymnos Island Climbing
Visit this climbing paradise with us to enjoy climbing, snorkelling, swimming and beach life in the climbing hub of Massouri and Myrties. We love this place! There is a truely fantastic diversity of routes at all grades and a charming holiday atmosphere on the islands where the rocks were once thought to a curse for locals but now bring much welcome tourist revenue to its shores.
The famous grande grotte is definatley worth a look whether you are able to tackle its main overhanging nest of stalagtites or not. The routes have a quality feel to them as a perfect day's rhythm develops with an early start and finish allowing time to enjoy the coast line and other gems on the island. The crags are a short walk from the accommodation.
Cost: £695 per person for a week
Cost: £350 per person for a long weekend
Want to boost your climbing prowess?
We will work with you on your climbing development, including training for lead climbing and coaching on personal climbing techniques and styles. The crags we use are perfect for all climbing levels so you can enjoy a great holiday and climb some excellent routes.
Rock climbing holidays will include bed & breakfast and an experienced guide(s) to ensure you get the absolute most out of your stay. Our guide/coach will get you to the crags and identify the most suitable routes for the climbing type and level for you.
Maximum ratio is 1:6
Included on week trips:
- 5 days climbing coaching
- 6 nights accommodation & meals as per food plan
- Airport transfers from Kos
- Photos of your trip
Included on long weekend trips:
- 2 days climbing coaching, meet us on the Island
- Evening meal
Flights, insurance, snacks, phone calls
Any additional transport or accomodation needed if you have to leave the group for a medical or fitness reason. If you would like extra days accomodation we can offer you contacts to arrang this as needed.
Climbers should be able to tie on and belay and climb French grade 4/5 competently. If you would like to improve your grade and technical skills in a supportive atmosphere and have a great holiday this is for you. Expect to want to recalibrate your climbing horizons and goals that you have set for yourself.
We recommend you have your own harness, climbing choes, chalk bag and belay device.
We will stay at the beautiful Hotel Grand Plaza or in an air conditioned appartment such as Pregos with close to the climbing access paths and town.
Are all former or current British climbing team members who are well known for their coaching prowess and experience in helping formulate training strayegy. Having climbed for over 20 years between us we have many tactics that can help relaxation on routes, prior to climbing and how to make the most of rests, both in terms of position and breathing.
Helping to maintain and develop climbing areas - OUR STORY
"In Ariege in the French Pyrenees we have developed a couple of crags and have contributed to the climbing community through the Rock Fax guidebook. We believe in working with locals wherever possible to preserve and maintain the crags and thier local environment and communities."
Dates also available in May, June and October 2018 and 2019 for groups of 4 or more climbers/people, please enquire. We can put something together for you, get in touch with the dates you want.
This is an approximate itinerary that we change to suit the group. Each day we welcome your feedback and can plan to help achieve our objective climbs.
" Kalymnos is a real paradise - we adore this place and are here to help you get as much out of it as possible".
Day 1 Arrival mid afternoon, early evening on Kalymnos in our hotel
Day 2 Belay / crag awareness refresher. Tips and tricks for onsighting with introducing slabs and walls. Style check.
Day 3 More single pitch climbing delights and honing body positioning and technique
Day 4 Rest Day - Swim, trail run, yoga on the beach, explore the islands rich culture, snorkle, the choice is yours
Day 5 Introduction to redpointing and working routes. Working on any things to improve
Day 6 Moving on steeper rock, or pulling it together on your chosen project.
Day 7 Departures - Morning transfer to Kos from Pothia unless you chose to fly from Kalymnos
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org OR +44 7951058053 for more information and booking
Climbing coaching testamonials
"I had a day with an instructor for a birthday present and I have to say it was the best thing I could have done. I went from VD to S by the end of my climbing holiday. I can highly recommend Anne Arran, she was friendly and really positive, which was great as I am a bit of a timid climber." Gemma, on UKC forum
"I had a day with Anne Arran when I felt I had hit a plateau, it was very worthwhile and I would recommend a day to anyone." Big Steve, on UKC forum
"You are the best climbing coach I've ever had" British Junior Team member
"Anne's relaxed but focused manner was good as was being 'made /encouraged' to try and re-try moves on harder routes I would not normally do"
"You did really well with them, thanks a lot"
"I enjoyed the training session very much, and so far I have found all the ideas and comments useful."
"Very good, really enjoyable"
"excellent, I learned loads"
"excellent for beginners as well as experienced climbers"
– comments from a women-only Masterclass in Ireland with Anne
"Charlie came back from Sheffield motivated, especially by Anne, for which I will be always grateful.". "The girl walked out to that final route and climbed like a true winner"
– comment from a parent of a British Junior Climbing Team training participant
"The most impressive aspect was John's ability to visualise the issues and problems through the eyes of a VS/HVS leader. Also he was acutely aware of everything that went on during a climb - noting the slightest hesitation or fumble, without necessarily drawing attention to it at the time." D Holden, London
"We had the pleasure of climbing with and being guided by the extraordinary John Arran (who took us to the classics!), had really nice weather and saw the gorgeous purple heather in bloom. We didn't want to leave and hope to go back..." Karen Kreinman, USA
"Choice of venue on first day - finding dry rock on a very wet day in the Peak earns top marks! Avoiding 'information overload' - this helped me to focus on the main problems, without getting lost in too much advice on too many different things."
"Overall encouragement and the provision of a written summary and recommendations - very professional."
"Relaxed and amusing company"
– comments from coaching feedback forms