Kastor*** 6c+
[Kastor, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The classic of the crag featuring some superb steep blob climbing. A hands-off rest is possible in one of the holes but the effort of getting your leg in probably makes it more trouble than it's worth. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Kastor © John2
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This climb is in 200 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

First go.
marclloyd77 - Lead RP - 18/Mar/15 with Juliette, Richard Sanford

1st RP after messing up the hand sequence and losing balance on the footwork on the onsight. Could have flashed, but great fun climbing anyway on big holds with a couple of long moves to keep it interesting.
Nick Sherring - Lead RP - 18/Mar/15 with Paul Borland

mhawk - Lead G/U - 17/Mar/15 with Kai Ren Ong

LucasHarazin - Lead β - 22/Nov/14

JulesV - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/14 with Shauna

jess - Lead β - Oct/14 with neill

mikedevcole - Lead dog - 28/Sep/14

jakk - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Andy Chambers - Lead RP - 19/Sep/14 with Danijela Simanic

Embarrassed to say that I fell off the crux move twice!!! 2nd red point, not happy!!! But it was really hot and sweaty, honest!!!
Mike Owen - Lead RP - 11/Sep/14 with Elaine Owen

Frances Bensley - Lead RP - 04/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/14

Tom92 - Lead RP - Sep/14

Onsighted. Nice route some reachy moves.
joe1joe1joe2 - Lead O/S - Sep/14

Yeah, clean second go.
J1_TOV - Lead RP - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/14

One wrong hand meant a take but right back on and all easy(ish) going.
J1_TOV - Lead dog - 31/May/14

jonti - Lead rpt - 25/May/14 with simon ward

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/14

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

shut down
ClemB - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14

Flash and warmupflashpump. felt easy for 7a with the bomber knee bar.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Shaun Humphreys

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Ben Talbot

4th go over 2 days, (nearly got it second go with Cal, but the sun set) was just a really long throw is the middle for me! First 7a, really chuffed!
Teappleby - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14 with Dawn Brinkman, Lawrence Beesley-Peck

Gus - Lead - 17/Apr/14 with ben rouse

Very chuffed. First 7a, touched the chains onsight putting quick draws in but couldn't clip them. Had a rest and got it clean later.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14 with Tom A

Hidden - TR rpt - Apr/14

aidanb - Lead RP - 26/Mar/14

Swsloper - Lead RP - 21/Mar/14

Naomi Kyan - Lead RP - 21/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Feb/14

Climbed with Lloyd and Ben. Still a lovely route. Climbed many times before.
mike reed - Lead rpt - Feb/14

!! So happy about getting this in one !! Completely my style indoor boulder problem in it's style, on a mild over hang.
mr_cf - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Oct/13

Clean redpoint on second attempt but failed to clip the chains
adrian perera - Lead dog - 05/Oct/13 with David Liu, alek kumar

alek - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Adam Booth, Adrian Perera, David Liu

davidliu - Lead β - 05/Oct/13 with Adrian Perera, Alek Kumar

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13

Hamfunk - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Ruth, Colin McK, Keith, Stuart C, Andy

_m.cox_ - Lead β - 01/May/13 with Tom Harrison

yan hawkins - Lead RP - 01/May/13 with mikey j

tom harrison - Lead β - May/13

3 Names - Lead β - 30/Apr/13 with Alain Hosley

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Apr/13

claudia Hesleden - Lead - 30/Apr/13

Pippa - Lead RP - 29/Apr/13 with Jamie Thornley

Martin Grenfell - Lead β - 29/Apr/13

mountain_jay - 2nd - 29/Apr/13 with Pippa Froggatt

Easy in the grade, jug pulling leads to a knee bar rest before the finish.
Qisheng Xie - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13 with Aaron Clifford

Absolutely amazing climb, My first 7a on-sight, very my style, super soft compared to other short 7a's on Kalymnos
GrahamGiles - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13 with Joe Taylor

Need to train those overhangs.
marcb - Lead dog - 18/Apr/13 with Ed Ratcliffe

The Grist - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13 with Alan Barnes

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13 with Tom Doldon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Leona, Sky

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Carter - Lead β - 07/Apr/13 with Ed

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Apr/13

Tom Smart - Lead dog - 06/Apr/13

crabby2009 - Lead RP - 06/Apr/13

Bargate_Champ - Lead - 06/Apr/13

Fantastic route. Knee bar is not to bad to get into if a little logic is applied.
womblesi - Lead RP - 05/Apr/13

rxmac - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13

Gus - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/13 with whiters

Aaron.Clifford - Lead β - Apr/13 with Qisheng Xie

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Kirsty Kerr

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

galerito - Lead RP - 08/Dec/12

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/12 with julie carroll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/12

belay bunny turned bad - Lead RP - 31/Oct/12 with loundsy

tomB - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/12 with Juliette

Laurence Everitt - Lead β - 24/Oct/12 with Ruth Buckberry

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/12 with Libby

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Alison Banwell

matiamallia - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/12 with pawelgregorczyk

pawelgregorczyk - Lead RP - 20/Oct/12 with matiamallia

mic_b - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Heidi

Third attempt
Derek Ryden - Lead RP - 24/Sep/12 with Dan Kalymnos

2nd redpoint today. Tough!
R8JimBob88 - Lead RP - 24/May/12 with Laura

Sooooo close. Bolt to bolt first and felt good, first redpoint got me to be lower off but I couldn't clip it. Second redpoint saw a stupid mistake which cost me a fair sized fall! Will get easily next go
R8JimBob88 - Lead dog - 16/May/12 with Jay

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with David Rose

Lee Proctor - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Dave Flux

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Heather Ogston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/12

Bisset - Lead RP - 26/Apr/12 with Paul Jackson

matiamallia - Lead dog - 20/Apr/12

Climbed in thug style! Would like to repeat using toe hooks and knee bars. As good as it looks.
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/12 with rehan

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 16/Apr/12 with Esther Bott

1st redpoint attempt!
BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12

next time!
CRiddiford - Lead dog - 11/Apr/12 with Nick

mwatson - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12

first 7a, fantastic fun route
pete1993 - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12

Nick1812P - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12

Cool route, cleared my hangover pretty fast! Mike did first, clips in.
thomasadixon - Lead β - 10/Apr/12

dctarrant2000 - Lead β - 04/Apr/12 with Polly Tarrant

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Apr/12

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Aaron Lines - Lead rpt - Apr/12 with jim, Dan

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/11 with Pete Shepard

cayteye - Lead RP - 25/Oct/11 with stephen pearson

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Oct/11

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Oct/11

Twisty - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with Byron Buck

wilsonmackenzie - Lead β - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/11

trevor macalonan - Lead dnf - 02/May/11 with Tim

timharrison - Lead dog - 02/May/11 with Trevor Macalonan

ewen - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11

tom rookes - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Probably the best route I did all week! The holes are deffintately worth a kneebar if you are short! I got a comfy hands off rest for about 5mins before my leg started hurting. Quality moves on great rock, absolute classic!
EliotStephens - Lead RP - 15/Apr/11

Amnesia flash; was on this once last year. 7a in guide and I must say that that to me it's not the easiest of the grade on the island.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 03/Apr/11 with Jen

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

myoung - Lead β - 23/Oct/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/10 with Anna

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/10

Phill Mitch - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/10 with Pete Brown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10

Graham Iles - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/10 with Mary French

2nd go overall. Top route to end the trip on.
catt - Lead RP - 27/Sep/10 with Morgan Woods

2nd go
Dougie Harvey - Lead RP - 19/Sep/10 with Morgan Woods, George, Iain Cattanach, Richie Pardede

First potential 7a onsight. Not very hard if it is 7a. Probably 6c+
georgel - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with dougie

MonkeyDawson - Lead - 23/Aug/10 with Liz Brooker

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/10

Third go on a blazing hot day. Given 7a in the current guidebook.
TonyB - Lead RP - 09/Nov/09 with Anni

Gus - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/09

Rife with tendonitus, should have done this frst go.... fought through and got it third go...end of climbing that day and an enforece rest day required the following day! Cracking route! Awesome knee bar rest!
ANC - Lead RP - 15/Oct/09 with Neil Adams

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Oct/09

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Angus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/09

Hidden - Oct/09

Will go back for - theoretically easy...but I didn't have the endurance...great climb to be able to flash/onsight though! Good holds, great moves...just watch out for the Hornets!
rubben - Lead dog - Oct/09

nealh - Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - Oct/09

d_meacher - Lead RP - 13/Sep/09 with Owen Tweedy

tweedcore - Lead RP - 13/Sep/09 with Duncan Meacher

DavidR - Lead dog - 23/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Got it second go.
DavidR - Lead RP - 23/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

Hidden - 22/May/09

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

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Apr/09

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead dog - 01/Apr/09 with Jon Freeman

sonnenstern - Apr/09 with Andy Marshall

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

sat on rope at leg rest
matt.woodfield - Lead dog - Apr/09

Sgt. Vest - Lead dog - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

CharlotteGarden1 - Lead RP - 2009 with James Garden

DannyK - Lead RP - 20/Oct/08 with Katie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08

Ace route short and hard
Dangerous Dave - Lead β - 16/Oct/08 with Dan Richardson

1st go after failed onsite. 7a in 2008 guide.
andyinglis - Lead RP - 07/Oct/08 with mal meach

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/08

I was very pleased to get up this one.it looks and feels steep,great stuff.
Phill Mitch - Lead β - Oct/08 with peter and dean greenwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/08

DannyK - Lead dog - 24/May/08 with Katie

DannyK - Lead dog - 23/May/08 with Katie

marky - Lead rpt - 16/May/08 with Sharon

stuc - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/07

elmihu - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/07 with lucy

marky - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

quality all the way - utter pleasure but please: never 7a!
ksjs - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with goosebump

Hard climb, wish I could have spent longer on it! p.s. theres a HUGE HORNETS NEST IN THE BOTTOM HOLE!!!!!!
smallerrich - Lead dog - 06/Sep/07 with Rich Moss

Ramon Marin - Lead β - 13/Apr/07 with Steve Ahern

Castleclimber - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Marte Loefman

Chris(cface!) - Lead β - 2007 with Vanias

tjekel - 2007

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 27/Oct/06

keefe - Lead - 08/Oct/06 with Tansy

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/06 with KM

Excellent short route, blew onsight by slapping wildly and getting pumped trying to get knee bars in. Cruised it second time with beta!
Chad123 - Lead dog - Oct/06 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/06

Realy glad to have got this....no prep just straight up (with beta from the year before).
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 29/Sep/06 with Nick

Jake Shaw - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/05

future rp project
Morgan Woods - Lead dog - Oct/05 with James Clarke

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

whispering nic - Sep/05 with The Wife

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/04

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - 2004

skygodley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/02 with SarahM

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Seymore Butt - Oct/01

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
surfede, danielbla, RFWilkie, najki_2000, SamStokes

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