KALYMNOS GREECE CLIMBING RETREAT
Join us for a week long adventure on the Greek island of Kalymnos! Kalymnos is a world class climbing destination known for its picturesque beachside climbs. Chill vibes and great food are the norm. The goal of this trip is to climb awesome routes, expand your culinary experience and meet likeminded people.
Join us November 2024
Some indoor climbing experience is recommended. Experience climbing outside is not required.
DAY 1 (TRAVEL DAY)
We will provide lodging for the night before the trip, please plan to arrive sometime in the afternoon. We will meet as a group in the evening for a welcome dinner.
DAYS 2 AND 3
For our first climbing days, we will all head out as a group and do some cragging. Our goal for the first day will be to get warmed up to the climbing and teach or review some baseline skills. On the second day we will practice anchor building, cleaning, rappelling and for folks who are interested we can talk about leading.
DAYS 4 - 7
For the main portion of the trip, we will cater to individual/group interest. We can focus on technical skills, work on pushing our movement and/or refine our mental techniques for climbing. Those who are interested will have the opportunity to break off in small groups and climb one of the multi pitch routes in the area.
DAY 8 (TRAVEL DAY)
Time to head home!
6 days of professional instruction by AMGA certified Rock Guides
Lodging in a shared house with other participants (We can work with you to accommodate upgrades)
Breakfast and Dinner each day during the trip.
Use of group technical equipment such as ropes, rack and quickdraws.
Transportation to and from the airport. We are happy to help in arranging this.
unch and snacks, however we can provide transportation to the grocery store
Meals on travel days
Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes, we can supply some rentals and are happy to work with you to make recommendations on what/where to buy)
DO PEOPLE USUALLY SIGN UP SOLO OR IN GROUPS?
A lot of people sign up alone. It can be intimidating to travel to a new place alone with a bunch of strangers, be assured a lot of folks are in the same boat. It is a great way to network and meet new people.
HOW MANY PEOPLE SIGN UP? WHAT IS THE TYPICAL DEMOGRAPHIC?
If a trip fills, we will typically expect around 4 - 6 people on a trip. We usually get a relatively even split of men and women. Historically, the average age has been mid 20's through mid 40's. Though we have had people of all ages sign up, even some in their 70's! Minimum age for this trip is 18.
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL EXPERIENCE LEVEL PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP HAVE?
This retreat is open to people of all experience levels, whether its your first time climbing outside, or are looking to break into 5.12. The low ratio on this trip will allow us to split up into small groups and cater to everyone's goals.
HOW MUCH WILL I GET TO LEAD?
We pride ourselves on providing solid instruction and giving people the opportunity to grow. While its certainly not a requirement for the trip, we are happy to mix in some instructional curriculum for those interested. Kalymnos can function as a great classroom, whether its your first time climbing outside, or your looking to lead multi pitch routes on your own!
HOW HARD DO I NEED TO CLIMB TO GET THE MOST OF THIS TRIP?
Kalymnos has classic routes at all grades. To get the most out of your trip, we would recommend that you should be able to climb 5.9 in a gym without falling. This shouldn't be viewed as a hard and fast rule, but will set you up with a good baseline to have a wide range of climbs within your grasp. Reach out to us if you are unsure if this retreat is a good fit.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
We have a strict cancellation policy. See our Terms and Conditions page for a more detailed outline on what this looks like. We highly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance.