Aphrodite** 7a
[Strong Stu on Aphrodite 7a, Kalymnos, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
The shortest route here but perfect climbing on large jugs except for an intricate crux at half-height. Easier for those with long arms. © ROCKFAX

FA. Fritz Amann, Herman Erber Oct/2001

Photo: Strong Stu on Aphrodite 7a, Kalymnos © Colin Edwards
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This climb is in 175 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Had to thug it due to a sore finger - brilliant but short. 1st RP.
JoshuaLewis - Lead RP - 19/Sep/15 with ZoŽ Clegg

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/15

Two attempts at the crux move then figured it and plodded through the rest of it. Nice little route, certainly bouldery.
wilchivs - Lead dog - 16/Sep/15 with Liv Pearson

First route of the trip - 4.30pm, no one in the cave...perfect sunset! I love kalymnos! Is this 7b in guide? Thought it was a tough little number - fun though
rubben - Lead O/S - 19/May/15 with Bonita Norris

mshorter - Lead β - 17/May/15 with Dougie, tom

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Apr/15

helps to have small fingers to use the undercut
krasavenko - Lead β - 16/Apr/15 with Adam Russel

M_Robinson - Lead RP - 08/Apr/15 with Phil Skurok

henry.jeffreys - Lead RP - 07/Apr/15 with Raymond Linklater

Psyched to have got this on our last day!
raymondlinklater - Lead RP - 07/Apr/15 with Henry Jeffreys

Terrible first route choice
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/15 with Clement Hutin

Will Mortimer - Lead RP - 03/Apr/15 with Jack J Keogan

raymondlinklater - Lead dog - 01/Apr/15 with Henry Jeffreys

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/15

Mat Welsh - Lead O/S - Apr/15 with Emily J

Juliette Edwards - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/15 with marclloyd77

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 13/Nov/14

LucasHarazin - Lead dog - 06/Nov/14

keefe - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/14

mikedevcole - Lead dnf - 30/Sep/14

jakk - Lead β - 18/Sep/14

Harry Thorpe - Lead dog - 02/Sep/14 with Anushka

Tom92 - Lead RP - Sep/14

Very powerful crux.
jackappleby - Lead dog - 22/Jun/14 with Rowan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/14

Good, shortlived bouldery section.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 22/May/14 with Tom Jordan, Jenni

derico - Lead β - 10/May/14 with Jonny

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 09/May/14 with Nick Conway

Bouldery, hard crux.
fall-line - Lead RP - 02/May/14 with Liam Ingram, Nick

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Apr/14

Oliver Tilbury - Lead β - 30/Apr/14

Pathological_Climber - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/14

jamiefoxen - Lead dog - 22/Apr/14 with jamie sparks

Lots of goes (like 12) over 2 days, finally managed to make the crux go, with some weird beta. really happy.
Teappleby - Lead RP - 21/Apr/14 with Jem Greenway

Put the clips in with two rests. Then after a good rest and a Mars Bar got the RP first go. Felt relatively easy. Should try more sport climbing...
ChrisBrooke - Lead RP - 20/Apr/14 with Keeley Scholes

Second go.
Liam Ingram - Lead RP - 20/Apr/14 with Nick Bryan, Anne Peale

annep11 - Lead RP - 20/Apr/14 with alexmcmillan, Liam Ingram

more like a boulder problem with an extended top out. Pulling on the clip at the crux would make it about 6b+
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Fergus Cuthill

alexmcmillan - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14 with Anne Peale

Laramadness - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14 with RF

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ben Talbot

alexmcmillan - Lead dog - 17/Apr/14 with Max Scherer

If going by the guide book grade it would be my first 7a+ got it 4th and last attempt. Not the most amazing route in the world.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead RP - 15/Apr/14 with Pete B, Nick P, Tom A

got it on the 5th or 6th go when i found a much better hold to use after the undercut, pretty frustrating
pete1993 - Lead RP - 15/Apr/14

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with benkelsey

Adam Matthews - Lead RP - 07/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dnf - 06/Apr/14

Ri - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/14

Boulder problem
nickb1 - Lead RP - Apr/14

Got past the crux first time, had to rest once after it though, too pumped!
Will Mortimer - Lead - 07/Mar/14

emilyrobyn - TR - Mar/14

pawelgregorczyk - Lead RP - 09/Jan/14 with matiamallia

mr_cf - Lead RP - 31/Oct/13

Michael Allday - Lead - 10/Oct/13

An easy 7a+ possibly just due to its short length. Once through a v4 boulder problem type crux move, the rest of the route is straightforward and enjoyable. Loved it.
rachhunt - Lead RP - 06/Oct/13

davidliu - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13 with Adrian Perera, Alek Kumar

Second go after messing up crux on the onsight
Ali - Lead RP - 19/Sep/13 with Quiddity

Hamfunk - Lead RP - 15/Sep/13 with Colin McK, Keith, Stuart C, Andy

Frances Bensley - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/13

RP(a lot). Tried on 4 separate days on 3 different trips. I really find the crux sequence hard.
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Ruth Buckberry, Annie Rose Clarke, Alek Kumar

alek - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Laurence Everitt

Tamsyn - TR dnf - May/13

a13x - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13 with Adam Jeffs, James Stokes

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/13

an intense reachy boulder problem (V4) separates fantastic jug pulling, watch out for the wet slippery ledge just before the crux
GrahamGiles - Lead RP - 25/Apr/13 with pav low

Had two goes at it but the queue of people breathing down our necks put us off. Hard crux move and much steeper than it appears. Need to work on my pinch strength. One to come back to.
UnkArl - Lead dog - 24/Apr/13 with Ralph

Tried to go for the redpoint 3 times after an attempt earlier in the trip had me feeling positive. Came off the crux 3 times.
AlexBush - Lead dog - 12/Apr/13

Tom Smart - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/13

crabby2009 - Lead β - 09/Apr/13

Bargate_Champ - Lead β - 09/Apr/13

womblesi - Lead RP - 06/Apr/13

AlexBush - Lead dog - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/13

felt strong on the crux with new beta
benkelsey - Lead RP - 03/Apr/13 with Remus Knowles

2nd go.
miastacey - Lead RP - 01/Apr/13 with Nick Warren

Hidden - Lead - Apr/13

Second go
seanwalsh - Lead RP - 30/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Mar/13

mic_b - Lead β - 28/Mar/13 with Ian Fidd

rxmac - Lead β - 28/Mar/13

1st RP
Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 27/Mar/13 with JRAL

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

Hard crux to a juggy finish
chris5198 - Lead RP - 2013 with Alex bush

Hidden - 2013

chiverstom - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/12 with Sam Keyne

matiamallia - Lead dog - 19/Oct/12 with pawelgregorczyk

steve.warrington - Lead β - 13/Oct/12 with Stuart Llewellyn

second ascent
Annie Rose - Lead RP - Oct/12

Nick1812P - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Apr/12

Lots of fun. Good powerful move off the undercut.
BeccaSnowden - Lead β - 14/Apr/12

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Arthur

Nick1812P - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

Nick1812P - Lead dog - 12/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012, Pete

hard if you're weak!
CRiddiford - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/12 with Lisa

mwatson - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/12

Second try. Just one bouldery move with jug pulling afterwards.
pmurdy - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12 with Adam S

Intricate crux is over selling, a nice bouldery move followed by enjoyable juggy climbing.
thomasadixon - Lead β - 08/Apr/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12

Second go.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12

dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/12 with Polly Tarrant

couldn't do the hard move, got so close just not enough power at the end of the day (rest day)
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/12 with Remus Knowles

one rest at crux once i found the sequence not too hard, wanted to try it again to get it clean but didnt have time.
HAJ Francis - Lead dog - Apr/12

First forray into the 7a grade, seemed tough!
cripper - Lead RP - Apr/12

Crap route. Second go
Tris.w - Lead RP - 15/Oct/11 with Jo stunt

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/11 with karen dalzell

kdalzell - TR dog - 12/Oct/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - 07/Oct/11

fildac - Lead dog - 23/Sep/11

Bloody short boulder route. Very nice moves though.
Twisty - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Byron Buck

2nd go
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 31/Aug/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

david taylor - Lead - 15/Aug/11

about ten tries over a few days struggled with beta on the crux at first.
Stuart trautS - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11

Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11 with Mike Lewis

really easy for the grade not complaining!!
con321 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11

ewen - 22/Apr/11

RAH - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

bad choice as a warm up !!
Billg - Lead dog - 12/Apr/11 with Will Calvert

stephenarnold - Lead - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

Adam Clifford - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Oct/10

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

John Henry Wynn - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

myoung - Lead β - 25/Oct/10

50% to Crux
Tony Adshead - TR dnf - 14/Sep/10 with Jody 'Lizard' Knight

Bugger of a crux move(Hmmmmm)next time clean! Worth the photos
thelizard - Lead dog - 14/Sep/10 with Dorset Climbing Group

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Sep/10

horrendous climbing. tethered myself to each bolt via quickdraw to harness but last push finished on my own!! so not clean but amazing experience at a 7a!!
Nathan Adshead - TR dnf - 14/Sep/10

whistler - Lead RP - 13/Jun/10 with Anna

Anna_wells - Lead - Jun/10 with pete

Stuart Johnston - Lead dog - May/10

tuukka - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Maija

one very hard move then coool runout to chain
phil64 - Lead RP - Nov/09

Too tired after doing DNA 15mins earlier. Short and hard, one for next time...?
ANC - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead β - 17/Oct/09 with Angus

Guidebook 7a+.... hard to grade when there is only 1 very hard move.
andyinglis - Lead β - 16/Oct/09 with Angus N Clark

Hidden - Lead - Oct/09

Gus - Lead - Oct/09

d_meacher - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/09 with Owen Tweedy

tweedcore - Lead dog - 14/Sep/09 with Duncan Meacher

Sgt. Vest - Lead dog - 03/Apr/09

La Mont - 2009

DannyK - Lead dog - 22/Oct/08 with Katie

Jon Garside - Lead O/S - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Sep/08

khawk - Lead RP - 22/Sep/08

Blew the onsight by an inch. Literally. Lowered off and blasted up it second go, one move wonder!!!
smallerrich - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/08 with Gerry

DannyK - Lead dog - 22/May/08 with Katie

marky - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead RP - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - 2007

JPGR - Lead dog - 19/Oct/06 with Yvette

catt - Lead RP - Sep/06 with Richie

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with The Wife

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Will Barbour

Kev Little - Lead dog - 2005

martroberts - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/04

StuM - Lead RP - 30/Sep/04 with Darren Hayes

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/May/03

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/02

Luke Gilbert - Lead RP - Sep/02 with Roger Ward

skygodley - Lead RP - 05/Jun/02

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