Island in the Sun*** 7a+
[Gordie climbing Island of the Sun (I think), 3 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
Steep climbing between the tufas lead to a small cave rest. Finish with some hard moves up the very steep wall above. © ROCKFAX

FA. Karsten Oelze Oct/1999

Photo: Gordie climbing Island of the Sun (I think) © Richard Horn
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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

vertigo - Lead RP - 08/Oct/15 with Tom M

Good tufa climbing with a couple of hard sections and otherwise steady going
Mat Welsh - Lead β - 27/Sep/15 with Julie C, Emily J, Pete Dicko

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/May/15

TomJ - Lead dog - 08/May/15 with Jen, Jon_Warner

chakrit - Lead O/S - 03/May/15

climbing was very nice up until my foot slipped whilst pulling slack to clip with the rope wrapped round my leg.... not ideal
krasavenko - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/15 with Ben F

LucasHarazin - Lead β - 03/Nov/14

Should have got it first attempt not third! Thwarted by not knowing where to go and a foot slip.
FelixPeterken - Lead - 30/Oct/14 with AndrewP

bik - Lead RP - 08/Oct/14

a little project
Braintax - Lead dog - Oct/14

jess - Lead O/S - Oct/14 with neill

2nd go,tricky middle section, nice secuence at the crux
galerito - Lead RP - 10/Aug/14

1st RP. Sequence on the tricky side for 7a+.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 22/May/14 with Tom Jordan, Jenni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - May/14

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Apr/14

Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 03/Apr/14 with Graham Giles

Jon Garside - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Becky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/14

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/13 with julie carroll

PeteH - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Brian McAlinden

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Helen

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 03/May/13

One fall. Need to red point now.
Mark Grist - Lead dog - 15/Apr/13 with Alan Barnes

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

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

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Apr/13

Carter - Lead dog - 08/Apr/13 with Ed

vyl20 - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/13

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

tom106 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/12 with dannyb

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/12 with tom maidwell

willsm11 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Ben Davison

dan ely - Lead β - 04/Sep/12 with may

Callum_Johnson - Lead dog - 03/Sep/12 with Dayni_

Really good!
AlistairB - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Lisa

mux - Lead rpt - Jul/12

Jay81 - Lead RP - 01/May/12 with Tomar

Naomi Kyan - Lead RP - 01/May/12

Amazing route
Tris.w - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/12 with Naomi

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12

MDowson - Lead dog - 11/Apr/12

ewen - Lead RP - 07/Apr/12 with clare-dev

tom harrison - Lead - Apr/12

Hidden - 2012

mike reed - 2012

1st RP
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 11/Oct/11

Put clips up then did it first go. Very nice route
wilsonmackenzie - Lead RP - 05/Sep/11

RdC - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11

2nd go
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

NDD - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

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

timharrison - Lead dog - 28/Apr/11 with Trevor Macalonan

Didn't spot undercling on crux, and narrowly fell off in a fairly spectacular inverted fashion. Annoyed.
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 07/Apr/11 with Jen

Kev Little - Lead RP - 2011

One of the best routes in kalymnos
John Henry Wynn - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/10

Milnes - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/10 with Stacey

skygodley - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/10 with SarahM

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Oct/10

2nd go
Dougie Harvey - Lead RP - 22/Sep/10 with Morgan Woods, George, Iain Cattanach, Richie Pardede

Got this 2nd go after some useful beta. Brilliant climb
georgel - Lead RP - 22/Sep/10 with iain

tuukka - Lead β - 01/Jan/10 with Marjut

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

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Neil Foster

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Oct/09

Gus - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Really pleased with this one! Awesome route. Quite widely spaced bolts.
DavidR - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/May/09

Hidden - TR - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/08

IceBun - Lead RP - 14/Oct/08 with Dan Richardson

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08

Holiday RP project for this trip. Some brilliant tufa climbing, an excellent rest then a steep and strenuous crux. A classy route. 3 times working it then it went 3rd redpoint (but 1st after finally sussing my crux sequence).
catt - Lead RP - 02/Oct/08 with Morgan Woods

Phill Mitch - Lead β - Oct/08 with peter and dean greenwood

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Sep/08

Easy first section leading to a very powerful move over the bulge.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/08 with Iain

quite technical bridging up the lower tufa and quite powerful pulling through the bulge. good but not a patch on Lucky Strike IIRC (or maybe i was just tired?)
ksjs - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with goosebump

Jake Shaw - Lead O/S - 2008

keefe - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Tansy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

3rd redpoint, should have been 2nd, arse!!
Chris(cface!) - Lead RP - 2007 with Vanias

Really fun route
martroberts - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/06

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/06 with KM

mux - Lead - Jul/06 with Austrian Girl ?..

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead β - May/04

Hidden - 2004

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
LisaA, RFWilkie

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