Spartacus*** 7c
[Clare Reading on Leonides, Spartacus, Kalymnos, 2 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
A classic of the area. The cruxy middle section involves reachy and powerful climbing although this can be by-passed by shorties using a carefully-positioned buttock. © ROCKFAX

FA. D & JB.Winkler, Michel Piola Aug/2002

Photo: Clare Reading on Leonides, Spartacus, Kalymnos © Neil Foster
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This climb is in 105 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Sep/15

easy 7b+, but gem route
galerito - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15

mshorter - Lead β - 18/May/15 with Dougie, tom, erika

chakrit - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with Gary

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Apr/15

Ri - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/15 with Madeleine

Hidden - Apr/15

Ticked second go - easy cave tufa lump climbing into a good crux and a pumpy, confusing!, vert headwall. Class !!
Mat Welsh - Lead RP - Apr/15 with Pete Dicko

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 08/Nov/14

lewiz - Lead RP - 24/Oct/14 with Artur Malczuk

Figured out the beta. Need a rest day for the RP. Probably middle of the grade 7b+ for me, definitely not upper end of the grade. Feel my beta is continually improving, so may even be soft when you work it a bit longer.
lewiz - Lead dog - 20/Oct/14 with Marek Pietrasz

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/14

Kyuzo - Lead β - Sep/14 with Emyr Rees

buzby78 - Lead rpt - 10/May/14 with Jess

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/May/14

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Kate

Oliver Tilbury - Lead RP - 03/May/14

tom russell - Lead β - May/14

3rd go. First 7b+!
Liam Ingram - Lead RP - 28/Apr/14 with Nick Bryan

nickb1 - Lead RP - 28/Apr/14 with liam ingram

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/14

4th go.
JamieSparkes - Lead RP - 21/Apr/14 with Fergus Cuthill, Jamie Foxen

jamiefoxen - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14 with Liam Ingram, Fergus Cuthill, jamie sparks

JamieSparkes - Lead dog - 17/Apr/14 with Fergus Cuthill, Jamie Foxen

Ri - Lead RP - 08/Apr/14

seanwalsh - Lead RP - 08/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Oct/13

Beta sandbagged by Karl
shark - Lead RP - 28/Oct/13 with Karl Telfer

Tried it a year ago. I had to dig deep to come out on top on this one.
Fredrik Nyberg - Lead RP - 24/Oct/13

RP1. Difficult to flash, lots of holds but which one is good? Found the move after the first crux more difficult. Midway hands free rest.
davidliu - Lead RP - 09/Oct/13 with Steve, Alek Kumar

1st RP
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 07/Oct/13 with Ellen Cobby

Felt really hard on my first go then was shown the right way by Jay bro and claimed it on my third RP with some grunting noises. This and Alfredo made my short but rewarding holiday in kaly
Tomar - Lead RP - 10/Sep/13 with "Brosky"

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Apr/13

adamjeffs - TR dog - 25/Apr/13

One bolt to bolt, got all the moves easily but ran out of time for a redpoint
Carter - Lead dog - 14/Apr/13 with Ed

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Elaine Owen

mic_b - Lead β - 04/Apr/13 with Ian Fidd

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Apr/13

3rd day of trying, 8th go, awesome route!
Cat G - Lead RP - Apr/13 with Andy Burr

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

Naomi Kyan - Lead RP - 03/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - May/12

woody8 - Lead - May/12

innes - Lead β - May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Apr/12

so good and possible for next time
CRiddiford - Lead dog - 07/Apr/12

mwatson - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/12

Nick1812P - Lead dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

tom harrison - Lead - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 2012

mike reed - 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Nov/11

JulesV - Lead O/S - Nov/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with keefe

7b+'s don't get much better. Was way too close to flashing this. Second go.
Tris.w - Lead RP - 14/Oct/11 with sash.c

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Oct/11

fildac - Lead dnf - 24/Sep/11

End of the day, felt pretty tired and hard!
NDD - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/May/11

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Alan Sarhan

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 19/May/11 with Tom Harrison

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with George Hartley

John Henry Wynn - 11/Nov/10

1st redpoint, 1 dog/1TR
DavidEvans - Lead RP - 02/Nov/10 with Helen Garrett

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Oct/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 28/Oct/10 with loundsy

First redpoint after dogging 3 times. Awesome route, think the 7b+ given in the new guide is about right, can't see how it'd merit 7c.
AlistairB - Lead RP - 24/Sep/10 with Cheehan

So nearly got this on sight! Almost unbearably hot though... Great route
whistler - Lead dog - 15/Jun/10 with Anna

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Crux took a couple of tries, but surely still must be very easy for 7b+.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - Mar/10 with Jen

Gus - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/09

4th go .. used a couple of under cuts to get around the big move at the crux. felt hard but better than a lunge.
mux - Lead RP - 31/Aug/09 with Damian the Canadian

Great route, used a heelhook at the crux, 2nd go. 7b/+
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - May/09 with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin

marcpontin - Lead RP - May/09 with steve

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Jan/09

La Mont - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Oct/08

Will get it next year. Superb
Dangerous Dave - Lead dog - 17/Oct/08 with Dan Richardson

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 16/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/08

2nd go today. great stuff: steep but straightforward climbing gains the crux and then an upper wall thats a bit meatier than Gladiator
ksjs - Lead RP - 04/Sep/08 with goosebump

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/07

keefe - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Tansy

elmihu - 06/Oct/07 with lucy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Got on 4th try over 2 days.....a bit wobbly at the crux but managed to pull through, shake out and stick with it for the top section.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 27/Sep/07 with David S

fell at crux 3 times, didnt hang around to work it out - people waiting. straightforward but sustained up to crux (good rest against big tufa).
ksjs - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/07 with goosebump

Redpointed after two 'inspection' climbs, F7b+ in the local 2006 guide.
bencarpenter - Lead RP - 14/Sep/07 with Alan Higham

Hidden - 2007

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/06 with KM

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/06

GT3 (twice) but too pumpy and painful for me.
Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - May/06 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - TR dog - May/06

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - May/05 with Dad

excellent, 2nd go
martroberts - Lead RP - 10/Oct/04

skygodley - Lead RP - 03/Jun/03

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JLS, BeccaSnowden, julesp, DavidR, Goonie

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