I'm a certified climbing guide.
(French national diploma)
I will manage your retreat: transportation, supervision and provide good tips for dinner and discovering the island.
More than 3500 routes spread over 144 sectors.
For a few hours or a few days, I will offer you courses suited to your needs.
Enjoy 6 days of climbing on Kalymnos for beginners with a small group of like minded individuals. The focus of the trip is learning the essential techniques of rock climbing. There is an opportunity to do a boat trip of the surrounding islands, meet the local dolphins, climb over the sea (deep water solo). There is also scheduled free time to experience the beauty and the culture of the island.
This 6 day trip is best suited for indoor climbers looking to take their skills outdoors and intermediate climbers who are comfortable at grade 5 (5.9) and 6 (5.11a). You will improve your technique and mental aspects of climbing. I will teach you everything you need to know to ensure your safety and gain confidence climbing on the cliffs of Kalymnos.
This trip is for climbers of an advanced level 6b (5.10c) to 7a (5.11d). Push yourself and achieve something new! After an analysis of your current climbing I will offer advice and tuition for your improvement. You may wish to focus on aspects such as correcting weaknesses, reading and memorising routes, optimising grip and the flow/rhythm of climbing or speed.
Dates of 6-Day Courses in 2020
Number of courses
A unique experience
Learn and have fun on a selection of the most beautiful routes of Kalymnos
“After 2 weeks on the island with friends, I climbed one more week with Fred. In this week, 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 and most importantly, he is a really nice guy to spend your time with. Highly recommended!”JonasParticipant of 5-day course in June 2019
“One week climbing with Fred was a great experience!CosimaParticipant of the 6-day intermediate course of July 2019
When you are on the rock with him, you immediately notice what an experienced climber and instructor he is and what a pleasure he has in sharing his profound knowledge. He perfectly responded to my abilities and wishes, taught me new aspects of climbing and enabled me to make new experiences (Deep water soloing, multipitching). He prepared me so well that I always felt safe!
But Fred was so much more than a climbing instructor! Due to his likeable nature it is also a great pleasure to have a beer with him. He seems to know everything and everyone on Kalymnos. He introduced me to the best places to climb, eat, drink and meet great people.
Thanks to Fred I took home new knowledge, experiences and a lot more confidence in the field of climbing AND the full Kalymnos experience! Thank you again so much for that, Fred! I am really looking forward to see you again on the wonderful island Kalymnos!”
“Fantastic day out with Fred! If you have an interest in climbing and are looking for a fun and exciting day advantage you will have an excellent time! I booked a day of sport climbing last year in July. I learned so much; new climbing techniques, a new knot, how to belay safely and how to clip for leading much more efficiently. He made the lesson fun and light hearted, going just at my pace. I felt completely safe and confident in everything he was teaching. I can't recommend enough! Thanks Fred!”DemiParticipant of July 2018
“Fred was an amazing instructor and facilitated a great day of climbing for my husband and me! We met for coffee to talk about our experience levels of climbing and what we were hoping to get out of the day. He found us a great crag that both my husband (a 5.12+ lead climber) and myself (a 5.9 top rope climber) could enjoy. He prioritized safety and taught me new techniques that will help in my climbing and belaying for years to come. 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. I would definitely recommend Kalymnos Climbing Adventure!!”Jennifer and DavidParticipants in June 2018
“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!”NikkiParticipant of the September 2018 trip
“Great climbing lessons!! Thank you Fred for fun and safe routes and advice! Lots of different routes that was great for us begginers!”NikiParticipant of 4 day lesson in June 2017
“Merci beaucoup Fred, pour tout ! Pour ta pédagogie durant les séances d'escalade, pour ta bonne humeur, pour ton enthousiasme, pour nous avoir fait découvrir tous les restos délicieux, les paysages à couper le souffle ! Ce voyage n'aurait jamais été aussi génial sans toi. I will be back!”SarahParticipant of the July 2017 trip
“Déjà dis et redis mais encore un immense merci pour tout Fred. Ce séjour en ta compagnie était parfait. Au plaisir de te revoir!”FrédéricParticipant of the September 2018 trip
“Très bon encadrement et plein de découvertes en escalade mais pas que... le tout dans un cadre exceptionnel ! Merci Fred”RaphaelleParticipant of the August 2017 trip
“Super encadrement, pédagogie au top, une patience à toute épreuve et toujours de bons conseils pour les à-cotés (resto, Bar, autres activités...) merci Fred c'était parfait !!! (I'll be back)”JeanneParticipant of the August 2017 trip
Coaching and Guiding Session on Kalymnos
My services can also be booked by the day for selected activities. You can book on for a session of your choice and discuss/plan your perfect day.