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Kerveros*** 7a

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[Neil Foster on Kerveros, Spartacus, Kalymnos, 2 kb]30m. Superb, steep tufa climbing which is much more solid now that it has had some traffic. © ROCKFAX
Tufa and pocket fest, but intimidating for the grade. Very popular but slightly polished.

Photo: Neil Foster on Kerveros, Spartacus, Kalymnos © Steve Monks
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This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Did the new extension which is 40m and probably 7b+ with one hard to read bouldery section- makes a great route even better!
marky - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/14

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

One of the best 7a on the island!
matiamallia - Lead RP - 10/Jan/14 with pawelgregorczyk

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/13

dave657 - Lead dog - 12/Oct/13 with Alys

alek - Lead β - 07/Oct/13 with David Liu

davidliu - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with Adam Booth, Alek Kumar

RP on 2nd go
Leiko Miura - Lead RP - 28/Sep/13 with Peter Dickinson

Climbed to put the draws in for Diane. Ended up a successful RP.
Richard_Lowe - Lead rpt - 23/Sep/13 with Diane Lowe

2nd go. Another Kalymnos classic.
Diane Lowe - Lead RP - 23/Sep/13 with Richard Lowe

Really good. Fell off 2nd to last bolt going into the undercut due to extreme pump.
Rachel Somerville - Lead dog - 16/Sep/13 with Ros M

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13

Hidden - TR - 16/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/13

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Ross Mathers

Thunderthighsontheloose - TR dnf - 16/Apr/13 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Elaine Owen

Failed on the onsite, got 1st redpoint.
Cat G - Lead RP - Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Mar/13

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/12 with julie carroll

First rp. Awesoe route. Dont think polish a big problem.
Si dH - Lead RP - 21/Oct/12 with Richard Popp

3 Names - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12

First red-point attempt. Fantastic route, a classic
Richard_Lowe - Lead RP - 26/Sep/12 with Diane Lowe

Hidden - Lead dog - Sep/12

AlistairB - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/12 with Lisa

Misread the crux and didn't have time for another go before I had to run for the ferry. Gutted!
Brendan - Lead dog - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/12

Naomi Kyan - Lead RP - 19/Apr/12

1st Rp . 3 stars
Tomar - Lead RP - 19/Apr/12 with "Brosky"

One hard move 1/3 of the way up. Polish isn't a problem on this.
Tris.w - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Tomar

Jay81 - Lead RP - 16/Apr/12 with tris

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12 with Esther Bott, Ken Tranter

tom harrison - Lead - Apr/12

mike reed - 2012

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/11 with andre hedger

1st RP Awesome climb
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 15/Oct/11

Straight after gladiator. 2 rests.
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 12/Oct/11

Liam FLeming - 07/Oct/11

Wicked and hard for the grade I think. How anyone can get an onsight of this I don't know, in constant use for the 2 days we were there.
mark_wellin - Lead β - Oct/11

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with dave gary

Fell at the chains on flash...
RdC - Lead RP - 31/Aug/11

very good!
westyb3 - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Alan Sarhan

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Apr/11

steve.warrington - Lead RP - 17/Apr/11 with Ros Frugtniet

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

clairejane - Lead - Mar/11 with gav

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/10 with Aaron

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/10 with loundsy

Feels a bit run out but great moves.
skygodley - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with SarahM

SarahM - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Skygodley

Rainy day, about the only steep route I thought I could onsight. Didn't warm up, got spanked! Should go back and have a go at the redpoint
mrtom - Lead dog - 17/Oct/10 with Laurence Weil

2nd go. Amazing!
chris_j_s - Lead RP - 17/Oct/10 with James McCartan

Milnes - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/10

Attempted the onsight - missed the knee bar and got pumped.
lanky_bastard - Lead dog - 26/Sep/10

The extent of the beta was that there was a kneebar somewhere up there but still, not a real onsight! Very nice route.
AlistairB - Lead β - 26/Sep/10 with Lisa

got this 2nd go. Felt like a nightmare on the first attempt and then much easy when you know how
georgel - Lead RP - 23/Sep/10 with richie

dougs1232 - Lead dog - 12/Sep/10 with George, Iain Cattanach, Richie Pardede

Spartacus cave. Awesome.
whistler - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Anna

craig d - Lead O/S - May/10

jgustafsson - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Jen

Seymore Butt - 2010

nealh - 2010

tuukka - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/09 with Maija

Tried to onsight
TonyB - Lead dog - 12/Nov/09 with Anni

phil64 - Lead O/S - Nov/09 with rachie

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

Should have got this onsight, but pleased to get it 2nd go.
kevg - Lead RP - 12/Oct/09

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

Hidden - Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - Oct/09

thomasburley - Lead RP - Oct/09 with Garth

d_meacher - TR dnf - 09/Sep/09 with Milly Randall

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/May/09

One aborted attempt on 19 May 09, and then a clean lead on first attempt on 29 May 09.
DavidR - Lead RP - 29/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

DavidR - Lead dnf - 19/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/May/09

marcpontin - Lead O/S - May/09 with huw

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09

Fantastic sustained route. 1 bolt to bolt to put clips up, RP clean on 1st attempt. (Lead bolt to bolt and 2TRs on 9th apr.)
Quiddity - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09 with Curious Yellow

jfreeman - Lead β - 02/Apr/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Hidden - Jan/09

La Mont - 2009

Cleaned on 2nd attempt. 1st clean 7a.
DannyK - Lead RP - 18/Oct/08 with Katie

The best route I did all week
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Dan Richardson

IceBun - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with John Wilson

DannyK - Lead dog - 13/Oct/08 with Katie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/08

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/08

khawk - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08

First 7a onisight, this route is amazing. And its spelt Kerveros methinks
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/08 with Gerry

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/May/08

marky - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

lovely climbing, sustained, no crux.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/07 with goosebump

Ramon Marin - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/07 with Steve Ahern

Hidden - 2007

keefe - Lead - 09/Oct/06 with Tansy

Awesome route, three good rest points along the way. Got very pumped and took 30 minutes to on sight the route including 3 visits to the chains and back to the last clip!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Emily

Backed off, couldn't do the fingery pocket moves going left to the big tufa.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/06

Nearly got the flash but couldn't pull through to the chain.....easy finish is to go left and clip from the big hanging tufa.....really good climb with lots of variety....pockets tufas etc.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 26/Sep/06 with Dave

Dave Musgrove - Lead RP - 13/Oct/05 with Paul Clarke

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Vicky Munn

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/05

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

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/05

martroberts - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/04

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

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Style of ascent

Lead112 of 128 (87.5%)
Followed4 of 128 (3.1%)
Toproped3 of 128 (2.3%)
Unknown9 of 128 (7.0%)

'Climbed'15 of 128 (11.7%)
clean O/S51 of 128 (39.8%)
clean β4 of 128 (3.1%)
clean rpt7 of 128 (5.5%)
clean RP29 of 128 (22.7%)
dogged15 of 128 (11.7%)
dnf7 of 128 (5.5%)