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[Steep, juggy climbing on the lower section of Ivi (7b), Grande Grotta, Kalymnos, 3 kb]A curious pitch which no-one knows much about, but the climbing is good featuring another hands-off rest where you need it. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Steep, juggy climbing on the lower section of Ivi (7b), Grande Grotta, Kalymnos © Brian H
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This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with mum

Plenty of rests if a little painful. One very wet hold which was a little disconcerting.
migs493 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/14 with RS

Ri - Lead - 06/Apr/14

Ri - Lead - 06/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Apr/14

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

Ri - Lead - 04/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Oct/13

second go
Michael Allday - Lead RP - 10/Oct/13

Hidden - Oct/13

Cool, 7a+! Great fun. Very similar to DNA by all accounts.
JKinsella - 27/Sep/13

4 attempts. To be continued....
alek - Lead dog - 12/May/13 with Laurence Everett

First RP. I love 4 pound Lonsdale kneepads, almost as much as the knee bars on this route.
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Alek Kumar

yan hawkins - Lead β - 03/May/13 with _m.cox_

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13

Awesome overhang tufa stamina test. Use the straddle to full effect.
Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 24/Apr/13 with Aaron Clifford

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Elaine Owen

rxmac - Lead RP - 06/Apr/13

mic_b - Lead β - 03/Apr/13 with Ian Fidd

Ian Fidd - Lead β - 03/Apr/13 with mic_b

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Apr/13

Favourite of my kalymnos trip. Steady tufa pulling with a crux sequence about half way. Could be slightly better bolted. Onsightable if you can squeeze for long enough.
Pankake - Lead RP - Apr/13 with Qisheng Xie

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Mar/13

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

Gus - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/12

Derek Ryden - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/12 with Dan Kalymnos

Callum_Johnson - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/12 with Dayni_

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/May/12

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Tom Harrison

Jay81 - Lead β - 27/Apr/12 with Tomar

Fredrik Nyberg - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/12

7a+ in 2010 guide, the old grade of 7b seemed more appropriate to me. Much more technical than DNA. RP 3rd go.
Quiddity - Lead RP - 14/Apr/12 with Curious Yellow

putting clips in, will do next time
CRiddiford - Lead dog - 08/Apr/12 with Jonny

mwatson - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

thomasadixon - Lead β - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Apr/12

put the draws in. 3 rests. what. a. route. you go out as far as you go up. each hold you could lose your arm in, how did it feel so hard. best sport route I have ever been on by some margin.
benkelsey - Lead dog - 02/Apr/12 with JRae, Anna, Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead dog - Apr/12

Aaron Lines - Lead dog - Apr/12

7a+ great fun!
Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Gordon Jenkin

Brilliant, brilliant route. Think i got 5 kneebars upto 2/3 height, then sprint for the top.
Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11 with Anais

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

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

should have onsighted. Another grotta monster classic!
Tris.w - Lead RP - 11/Oct/11 with sash.c

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/11

2nd go
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 07/Sep/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

RdC - Lead RP - 07/Sep/11

wilsonmackenzie - Lead β - 07/Sep/11

Nicolas Duboust - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 18/May/11 with Tom Harrison

fantastic climb!!!
con321 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Apr/11

steve.warrington - Lead RP - 27/Apr/11 with Paul Walters

ewen - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11

Billg - Lead β - 10/Apr/11 with Alan Rosier

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

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

This is the foundry main wall but much much longer, fantastic!
skygodley - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with SarahM

Brilliant - 1st 7b, 2nd go.
chris_j_s - Lead RP - 20/Oct/10 with James McCartan

dan gibson - Lead RP - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/10

Loads of knee-bar rests so no harder than DNA I think. Great fun climbing through some really steep terrain on generally massive holds!
martroberts - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10

nearly onsightable!
phil64 - Lead RP - Nov/09 with rachie

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

Clips in then 1st redpoint.
andyinglis - Lead RP - 16/Oct/09 with Angus N Clark

Neil Adams - Lead dog - 16/Oct/09 with Angus

enjoyed it all the way heaps of rests (knee bars , heel hooks etc) found the chain hard to clip though.
mux - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/09 with Damian the Canadian

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/09

DavidR - Lead dog - 20/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/May/09

2nd go, kneebar-tastic!
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - May/09 with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin

marcpontin - Lead RP - May/09 with steve

jfreeman - Lead β - 08/Apr/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead dog - 08/Apr/09 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - Lead β - Jan/09

La Mont - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08

o/s, placed quick draws on lead. hardest to date, less rests than d.n.a.I am amazed with the rock and how nice it is to climb on.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with peter and dean greenwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/08

mickersd - Lead RP - Jun/08

marky - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Sharon

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

elmihu - 06/Oct/07 with lucy

elmihu - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with lucy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Sep/07

pumpy but with good rests including a seat! v enjoyable physical climbing but too easy for 7b?
ksjs - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/07 with goosebump

bencarpenter - Lead β - 12/Sep/07 with Alan Higham

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Kyle Nystad

Hidden - 2007

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 26/Oct/06

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

Completely brilliant :) Found it much, MUCH harder than DNA. The holds are great, but the climb requires more upper body strength for lots of long, lock moves, and the 'rests' on the route aren't nearly as good. Got it on my 1st red-point, but only by the skin of my teeth!
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead RP - 30/Sep/06 with Morgan Woods

hardest redpoint to date....felt more sustained than DNA.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 30/Sep/06 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/04

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Style of ascent

Lead92 of 101 (91.1%)
Followed2 of 101 (2.0%)
Unknown7 of 101 (6.9%)

'Climbed'10 of 101 (9.9%)
clean O/S36 of 101 (35.6%)
clean β12 of 101 (11.9%)
clean rpt1 of 101 (1.0%)
clean RP25 of 101 (24.8%)
dogged14 of 101 (13.9%)
dnf3 of 101 (3.0%)