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Trella*** 7a

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[Hands off rest on Trella, 2 kb]35m. One of the most amazing routes you will ever find up some incredible ground on outrageous rock formations. The climbing is relatively straightforward but the position is itimidating and the route is not to be underestimated. A 70m rope is needed to lower-off and the pitch can only be cleaned by someone following it, not as you lower off. Clear the deck of people before you climb it. Photo page 5. © ROCKFAX
Not so straightforward since the big tufa fell off! Now solid 7a.

Photo: Hands off rest on Trella © Martin Rogers
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This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Found some good rests en-route, fell at the last clip. By far the best route I did in Kalymnos
Chris Joyce - Lead dog - 08/Apr/14 with Doug miller

Ri - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/14

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 29/Nov/13 with Dan Gibson

Not a good warm up! Made a bit of a hash of it.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 21/Oct/13

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/13

Fantastic. Draws already in
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/13 with Rod White

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/13

This is solid 7a after the stalactite fell off. Much harder than DNA, for example.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/13 with Brian McAlinden

meribur - Lead β - Oct/13

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Little badger

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/13 with Shelly

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 02/May/13

Pippa - Lead dog - 01/May/13 with Jamie Thornley

mountain_jay - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Pippa Froggatt

Brilliant steep climbing! One of the routes of the trip
martroberts - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/13 with Elaine Owen

matiamallia - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/13 with galerito, pawelgregorczyk

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13 with JRAL

Repeat for warm up
marky - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13

Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with julie carroll

Fredrik Nyberg - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/12 with Libby, Felix

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with tom maidwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12

Steve Hillier - Lead dog - 16/May/12 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Steve Hillier, David Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/12

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

Fran S8 - Lead β - 07/Apr/12 with john nightingale

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Apr/12

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

tom harrison - Lead - Apr/12

Had done 9 years ago
shark - Lead β - 26/Oct/11 with Toby Foord-Kelcey

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/11

keefe - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/11 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with karen dalzell

Just didn't have the endurance. No hard moves, just too pumped to keep going
wpgaudin - Lead dnf - 08/Oct/11 with Adrian Berry

Amazing! 7a
mark_wellin - Lead β - Oct/11

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with dave gary

mux - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/11

7a in guide book is about right.
RdC - Lead RP - 11/Sep/11

wilsonmackenzie - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

ChrisCSC89 - Lead β - 11/Sep/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

Ian Ash - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/11

fell first go came down rested and sent it second go 7a in the guide book :D
con321 - Lead RP - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Billg - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Will Calvert, James Kauntze, Alan Rosier

Failed onsight, embarrassingly mostly because I found it exposed and slightly run out. Did it fairly easily on toprope to clean it.
jgustafsson - TR RP - 08/Apr/11 with Jen

Eetu - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10 with Riikka

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Oct/10

Milnes - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/10 with Stacey

Onsight attempt. Unfortunately made one mistake but climbed the rest without too much trouble. :-( What a route though, magnificent!
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 20/Oct/10 with Nicola Bishop

Just a fantastic route
skygodley - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with SarahM

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Anna

Glenn Sutcliffe - 18/Oct/10 with Mike Waters

Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Tim Rankin

SarahM - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with Skygodley

Quite pumpy...good kneebarring helps. Tricky move under the former tufa.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Kaly 2010 posse

Greenman28 - 23/Sep/10

lanky_bastard - 2nd dog - 18/Sep/10

Flashed having belayed Lisa on it, outrageously pumped at the top despite the many good rests.
AlistairB - Lead β - 18/Sep/10 with Lisa

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

stargazer85 - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

second go. Given 7a in the guidebook after the stalactite broke in 2007.
TonyB - Lead RP - 13/Nov/09 with Anni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09

2nd to clean it for pete, steeper than it looks
reapey - 2nd - Oct/09 with phil

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/09

Seconded (badly) 3 years ago, when the big stalactite was in place. On-sight lead (without the stalactite) on the same day as a clean lead of DNA. A great day!
DavidR - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

Hidden - Lead dog - May/09

marky - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Sharon

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

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 29/Mar/09 with Jon Freeman

La Mont - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

CJEFF - Lead - Oct/08 with John Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/08

Since big stalagtite fell off we thought it was worth 7a,be careful to keep right as a 7b+ shares the same bolt(not in the guide!) then heads off left into hard ground.AS of October 09.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with peter and dean greenwood

Jon Garside - Lead O/S - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/May/08

odox - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

The most beautiful route i've ever climbed!
Castleclimber - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Marte Loefman

Hidden - 2007

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 20/Oct/06

Before the big tufa broke.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/06 with KM

Awesome route through some impressive terrain, almost as exciting to second, good lead by the missis.....
Chad123 - 2nd O/S - Oct/06 with Emily

DavidR - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/06 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06

gonzo_ls9 - Lead dog - Apr/06 with nol

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

whispering nic - Sep/05 with The Wife

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/04 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/04

One of my favourite routes on Kalymnos. Simply superb. Like 'swimming' through an overhanging sea of tufas, stalactites and other huge formations. Plenty of no-hands rests to get rid of the pump (and to enjoy the view!)
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Great climb. 60m rope just long enough!
andy_pemberton - Lead - Oct/98

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Style of ascent

Lead92 of 109 (84.4%)
Followed6 of 109 (5.5%)
Toproped2 of 109 (1.8%)
Unknown9 of 109 (8.3%)

'Climbed'16 of 109 (14.7%)
clean O/S64 of 109 (58.7%)
clean β8 of 109 (7.3%)
clean rpt3 of 109 (2.8%)
clean RP6 of 109 (5.5%)
dogged10 of 109 (9.2%)
dnf2 of 109 (1.8%)