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

AJM 24/Oct Lead β
with Chris Foster, Alex Gaastra
Hidden 24/Oct Lead RP
Andrew1 22/Oct Lead
merlin138 17/Oct Lead RP
Matt Fry 13/Oct Lead β
Richard Fletcher ?/Oct Lead
Josh Lewis 19/Sep Lead RP

Had to thug it due to a sore finger - brilliant but short. 1st RP.

Hidden 16/Sep 2nd
wilchivs 16/Sep Lead dog

Two attempts at the crux move then figured it and plodded through the rest of it. Nice little route, certainly bouldery.

rubben 19/May Lead O/S

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

with Bonita Norris
mshorter 17/May Lead β
with Dougie, tom
Hidden 30/Apr Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Apr Lead RP
krasavenko 16/Apr Lead β

helps to have small fingers to use the undercut

M_Robinson 08/Apr Lead RP
henry.jeffreys 07/Apr Lead RP
raymondlinklater 07/Apr Lead RP

Psyched to have got this on our last day!

JamieSparkes 06/Apr Lead rpt

Terrible first route choice

with Clement Hutin
Will Mortimer 03/Apr Lead RP
raymondlinklater 01/Apr Lead dog
Hidden ?/Apr Lead RP
Mat Welsh ?/Apr Lead O/S
with Emily J
Juliette Edwards 16/Mar Lead dnf
LucasHarazin 13/Nov/14 Lead RP
LucasHarazin 06/Nov/14 Lead dog
keefe 20/Oct/14 Lead O/S
mikedevcole 30/Sep/14 Lead dnf
jakk 18/Sep/14 Lead β
Harry Thorpe 02/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Anushka
Tom92 ?/Sep/14 Lead RP
jackappleby 22/Jun/14 Lead dog

Very powerful crux.

with Rowan
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Jon_Warner 22/May/14 Lead RP

Good, shortlived bouldery section.

with Tom Jordan, Jenni
derico 10/May/14 Lead β


with Jonny
Stoney Boy 09/May/14 Lead RP
with Nick Conway
fall-line 02/May/14 Lead RP

Bouldery, hard crux.

with Liam Ingram, Nick
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead β
Oliver Tilbury 30/Apr/14 Lead β
Pathological_Climber 30/Apr/14 Lead dnf
jamiefoxen 22/Apr/14 Lead dog
with jamie sparks
Teappleby 21/Apr/14 Lead RP

Lots of goes (like 12) over 2 days, finally managed to make the crux go, with some weird beta. really happy.

ChrisBrooke 20/Apr/14 Lead RP

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...

with Keeley Scholes
Liam Ingram 20/Apr/14 Lead RP

Second go.

with Nick Bryan, Anne Peale
annep11 20/Apr/14 Lead RP
JamieSparkes 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

more like a boulder problem with an extended top out. Pulling on the clip at the crux would make it about 6b+

alexmcmillan 19/Apr/14 Lead RP
Laramadness 18/Apr/14 Lead RP
with RF
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Talbot
alexmcmillan 17/Apr/14 Lead dog
Calum Wadsworth 15/Apr/14 Lead RP

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.

pete1993 15/Apr/14 Lead RP

got it on the 5th or 6th go when i found a much better hold to use after the undercut, pretty frustrating

shaunhumphreys 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Adam Matthews 07/Apr/14 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Apr/14 TR dnf
Ri 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S
nickb1 ?/Apr/14 Lead RP

Boulder problem

Will Mortimer 07/Mar/14 Lead

Got past the crux first time, had to rest once after it though, too pumped!

emilyrobyn ?/Mar/14 TR
pawelgregorczyk 09/Jan/14 Lead RP
with matiamallia
mr_cf 31/Oct/13 Lead RP
Michael Allday 10/Oct/13 Lead
rachhunt 06/Oct/13 Lead RP

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.

davidliu 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Ali 19/Sep/13 Lead RP

Second go after messing up crux on the onsight

Hamfunk 15/Sep/13 Lead RP
Frances Bensley 15/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 12/May/13 Lead RP

RP(a lot). Tried on 4 separate days on 3 different trips. I really find the crux sequence hard.

alek 12/May/13 Lead RP


Tamsyn ?/May/13 TR dnf
a13x 27/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Adam Jeffs, James Stokes
adamjeffs 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead RP
GrahamGiles 25/Apr/13 Lead RP

an intense reachy boulder problem (V4) separates fantastic jug pulling, watch out for the wet slippery ledge just before the crux

with pav low
UnkArl 24/Apr/13 Lead dog

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.

with Ralph
AlexBush 12/Apr/13 Lead dog

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.

Tom Smart 09/Apr/13 Lead dnf
crabby2009 09/Apr/13 Lead β
Bargate_Champ 09/Apr/13 Lead β
womblesi 06/Apr/13 Lead RP
AlexBush 06/Apr/13 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Lead rpt
benkelsey 03/Apr/13 Lead RP

felt strong on the crux with new beta

miastacey 01/Apr/13 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Nick Warren
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
seanwalsh 30/Mar/13 Lead RP

Second go

Hidden 28/Mar/13 Lead β
mic_b 28/Mar/13 Lead β
rxmac 28/Mar/13 Lead β
Tom Livingstone 27/Mar/13 Lead RP

1st RP

with JRAL
DeanT ??/2013 Lead O/S
chris5198 ??/2013 Lead RP

Hard crux to a juggy finish

Hidden ??/2013 -
AlexBush ??/2013 Lead dog
chiverstom 23/Oct/12 Lead dnf
matiamallia 19/Oct/12 Lead dog
steve.warrington 13/Oct/12 Lead β
with Stuart Llewellyn
Annie Rose ?/Oct/12 Lead RP

second ascent

Nick1812P 17/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Kalymnos 2012
Hidden 14/Apr/12 Lead dog
BeccaSnowden 14/Apr/12 Lead β

Lots of fun. Good powerful move off the undercut.

Jake Young 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Arthur
Nick1812P 14/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Kalymnos 2012
Nick1812P 12/Apr/12 Lead dog
with Kalymnos 2012, Pete
CRiddiford 08/Apr/12 Lead dnf

hard if you're weak!

with Lisa
mwatson 08/Apr/12 Lead rpt
pmurdy 08/Apr/12 Lead RP

Second try. Just one bouldery move with jug pulling afterwards.

with Adam S
thomasadixon 08/Apr/12 Lead β

Intricate crux is over selling, a nice bouldery move followed by enjoyable juggy climbing.

with Mike
Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Apr/12 Lead RP
Alex Winter 06/Apr/12 Lead RP

Second go.

dctarrant2000 03/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Polly Tarrant
benkelsey 02/Apr/12 Lead dnf

couldn't do the hard move, got so close just not enough power at the end of the day (rest day)

HAJ Francis ?/Apr/12 Lead dog

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.

cripper ?/Apr/12 Lead RP

First forray into the 7a grade, seemed tough!

Tris.w 15/Oct/11 Lead RP

Crap route. Second go

Liam FLeming 12/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with karen dalzell
kdalzell 12/Oct/11 TR dog
Liam FLeming 07/Oct/11 -
fildac 23/Sep/11 Lead dog
Twisty ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Bloody short boulder route. Very nice moves though.

with Byron Buck
ChrisCSC89 31/Aug/11 Lead RP

2nd go

with Nic, Ross, Wilson
david taylor 15/Aug/11 Lead
Stuart trautS 27/Jul/11 Lead RP

about ten tries over a few days struggled with beta on the crux at first.

Qisheng Xie 29/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Mike Lewis
con321 24/Apr/11 Lead RP

really easy for the grade not complaining!!

ewen 22/Apr/11 -
RAH 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Billg 12/Apr/11 Lead dog

bad choice as a warm up !!

with Will Calvert
stephenarnold 12/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Adam Clifford ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Robbie_Phillips ?/Nov/10 -
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead dog
belay bunny turned bad 28/Oct/10 2nd
with loundsy
John Henry Wynn 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
myoung 25/Oct/10 Lead β
Tony Adshead 14/Sep/10 TR dnf

50% to Crux

thelizard 14/Sep/10 Lead dog

Bugger of a crux move(Hmmmmm)next time clean! Worth the photos

with Dorset Climbing Group
Hidden 14/Sep/10 TR dnf
Nathan Adshead 14/Sep/10 TR dnf

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!!

whistler 13/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Anna
Anna_wells ?/Jun/10 Lead
with pete
Stuart Johnston ?/May/10 Lead dog
tuukka 02/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Maija
phil64 ?/Nov/09 Lead RP

one very hard move then coool runout to chain

ANC 17/Oct/09 Lead dog

Too tired after doing DNA 15mins earlier. Short and hard, one for next time...?

Neil Adams 17/Oct/09 Lead β
with Angus
andyinglis 16/Oct/09 Lead β

Guidebook 7a+.... hard to grade when there is only 1 very hard move.

Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead
Gus ?/Oct/09 Lead
d_meacher 14/Sep/09 Lead dnf
tweedcore 14/Sep/09 Lead dog
Sgt. Vest 03/Apr/09 Lead dog
La Mont ??/2009 -
DannyK 22/Oct/08 Lead dog
with Katie
Jon Garside ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/08 Lead RP
khawk 22/Sep/08 Lead RP
smallerrich 07/Sep/08 Lead rpt

Blew the onsight by an inch. Literally. Lowered off and blasted up it second go, one move wonder!!!

with Gerry
DannyK 22/May/08 Lead dog
with Katie
marky 14/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Hidden ??/2008 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Dec/07 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Oct/07 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
JPGR 19/Oct/06 Lead dog
with Yvette
catt ?/Sep/06 Lead RP
with Richie
whispering nic ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with The Wife
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Will Barbour
Kev Little ??/2005 Lead dog
martroberts 13/Oct/04 Lead O/S
StuM 30/Sep/04 Lead RP
with Darren Hayes
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead β
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/03 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Sep/02 Lead RP
Luke Gilbert ?/Sep/02 Lead RP
with Roger Ward
skygodley 05/Jun/02 Lead RP
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