The ultimate in climber coaching workshops with five days of coached climbing and one day of rest on the island of Kalymnos, Greece.
The rock of Kalymnos is top-quality limestone. It is a little sharp in places, but free of choss (aka rotten, loose rock). There is nothing monotonous about climbing on Kalymnos: there is a great variety of rock, with slabs, walls with delicate moves, pumpy routes with pockets and stalactites or tufas on overhanging rock and roofs. In some respects the rock resembles that of Thailand, only a little sharper. Many visitors have described the equipping of routes on Kalymnos as “the epitome of sport climbing.” At the moment (2014) there are 80 sport crags – mainly west and south facing – with approximately 2300 routes ranging from F4a to F9a, although there are quite a few project routes which are expected to exceed 9a. All have an athletic, steep and challenging sport climbing character and are equipped in a sensible and friendly manner using stainless steel bolts (climbkalymnos)
We cater for all climbing abilities on this holiday, so that you can choose the best coaching to meet your goals. Whether your goal is 6a or 8a we have designed an intensive, but well balanced learning journey of fully coached climbing sessions to give you the best chance of hitting your goal!
With the lowest coach to climber ratio anywhere of 1:4 or less you can be assured of our full attention. On arrival you will have a one to one analysis session to discuss your pre-joining paper and goals with your coach, plus again each evening you will have a one to one post climb video analysis session with your coach. You will be fully coached for 5 days, with a rest day in between, by a performance climber coach on the sports crags along the coast near to the town of Masouri. During the workshops your climbing will be continuously assessed and coaching will be given to help you reach your goals.
The Jurassic Climbing Academy team always stay at Tatsis Apartments in Masouri where everything is available within your apartment including WiFi and all apartments face Telendos Island and the sea. We also recommend The Oasis Hotel next door.
Each morning we meet at The Glaros Bar where you may have breakfast before we leave for the days workshop. Each evening we meet at Ambiance Cafe-Bar where you may enjoy a drink while you have your one to one post climb video analysis session with your coach. From here we arrange a table for the group at one of the local fantastic restaurants where you may enjoy some of the suburb Kalymnian cuisine.
On rest day we arrange a day out to see the sights including the port of Porthia with it’s cafe’s and shops, the picturesque town of Rena and maybe the dolphins if they are about. Or you are free to do your own thing if you prefer.
Dates – 14th May 2016 until 21st May 2016
Total Cost – £350
– Climber to coach ratios of 1:4 or less
– You must be able to lead climb and belay safely
– Great for those climbing F5a and above on single pitch sport routes
– You must have completed our health assessment, ability and goals forms
– We recommend Tatsis Apartments and The Oasis Hotel for your stay
– We recommend Wildside Climbing Shops for your climbing equipment
– We recommend Ibiscus Supermarket for your general supply, food and snacks
If you would like to book this workshop please submit your details below and a member of our team will contact you shortly.