Kalymnos, Greece

Kalymnos GreeceSikati Cave

April 22 – 28, 2018


Chicks is headed to Kalymnos, the island paradise in the Aegean Sea. The climbing crags of Kalymnos are known as the epitome of sport climbing. There are 80 sport crags with approximately 2300 routes from easy to insanely hard. The rock of Kalymnos is top-shelf quality limestone, it doesn’t get much better than this. You’ll find a wide variety of climbing styles on the grey slabs, vertical walls with delicate pockets, and overhanging pumpy routes with stalactites and tufas (think candle wax drips that you pinch and squeeze your way up). There is nothing monotonous about climbing on Kalymnos. This crazy 3D rock climbing adventure will make you feel like a kid again.

KalymnosThe Kalymnos program is open to all levels of climbing ability. We welcome climber’s who are at a climbing plateau, or for those looking to move to the next level and start pushing the higher grades. We encourage climbers who top-rope, and lead climbers of all levels to join us. Gym climbers will find this to be a great place to transfer their skills to the real rock. The variety of rock routes can offer any climber a fantastic week of climbing. No matter what grade you climb, our guides provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere for you to explore your abilities and expand your comfort zone whether on top rope or on the sharp end.

The Schedule is to climb 5 days, and have 1 rest day for you to explore the island and check out the cultural sights.  You will be responsible for your own airfare, ground transportation, lodging and food during the program. But don’t worry Chicks is here to help you with the logistics and planning.

To help arrange your Kalymnos Travel plans, Chicks has a personal travel agent to help you iron out all of the travel details. It will make your trip from home to Kalymnos as easy as possible and your Chicks Guides will be there with you every step of the way. Contact Erin Rountree at etravel@cox.net or (208) 788-2870.

What’s Included:

  • 5 days of guided climbing
  • 4:1 Climber to Guide Ratio
  • Chicks Chalk Bag by Krieg Climbing
  • Sponsor Gift Bag

What’s Not Included:

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Ground Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Trip Insurance **required
  • All Meals
  • Guide Gratutity

**Chicks requires you to get a travel insurance policy that includes global rescue insurance for our international trips.  You will need this so that you are covered for medical evacuation expenses in case of an emergency.


PRICING:

5 days of guided climbing  – $1799


TRAVEL & LOGISTICS:

Travel Information

What to Bring


PROPOSED ITINERARY

DAY 1: SUNDAY APRIL 22:

Arrive on the island of Kalymnos. Take a taxi to your accommodations and get settled in. Plan some time between your arrival and the meeting so you can buy your food supplies.

2:00 pm: Kick off meeting/orientation (location to be determined).

DAY 2: MONDAY APRIL 23

7:00 am: Breakfast on your own. Get geared up for the day

8:30am – 5:30 pm: Head out to the climbing area, about a 5-30 minutes, depending on the area.

7:30 pm: Meet for dinner at one of the local restaurants.

DAY 3: TUESDAY APRIL 24

7:00 am: Breakfast on your own. Get geared up for the day.

8:30am – 5:30 pm: Head out to the climbing area, about a 5-30 minutes, depending on the area.

7:30 pm: Meet for dinner.

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY APRIL 25

Rest – this is your day to chill out, visit old churches, sight see and visit the Pirate Beach.

DAY 5: THURSDAY APRIL 26

7:00 am: Breakfast on your own. Get geared up for the day.

8:30am – 5:30 pm: Head out to the climbing area, about a 5-30 minutes, depending on the area.

7:30 pm: Meet for dinner.

DAY 6: FRIDAY APRIL 27

7:00 am: Breakfast on your own. Get geared up for the day.

8:30am – 5:30 pm: Head out to the climbing area, about a 5-30 minute, depending on the area.

7:30 pm: Meet for dinner and closing ceremony.

DAY: SATURDAY APRIL 28

7:00 am: Breakfast on your own. Depart for home.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: 

All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all programs, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

***Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well. For all your travel insurance needs, please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.