Rockfax Description
A great pitch where a little craft and cunning goes a long way. © Rockfax

FA. Laurent Triay, Géraud Fanguin, Arnaud Catzeflis Oct/2006

FlavioL1989 25/May Lead O/S
nikolai17 19/May Lead dog

Got pretty close to flashing this thanks to great beta - had done all the hardest moves but just couldn't recover and started getting calf pump from the rests. 7a+ in the new guide which seems fair. The exact grade probably depends on how closely you stick to the bolt line - some of the comments below about it feeling more like 7a probably headed out right at a few points, as sticking to the bolt line seemed solid 7a+. Either way, climbing doesn't get much better than this - epic!

with Bruno
Billg 08/Apr Lead O/S
with Andrea Gregory
dom94 31/Mar Lead O/S

Soft 7a+?

with Louis
amccann 31/Mar Lead β

Pretty techy, with plenty of rests so there was only a couple of sections where I managed to get any pump going. 7a/+?

Jake Young 31/Mar Lead rpt

nice to repeat, strange climbing really quite enjoyed, seemed drier than last time, probably soft.

with Kalymnos 2016
Hidden 06/Nov/15 Lead O/S
cameron.rutherford 23/Oct/15 Lead O/S

7a+ in guide book. Probably 7a

holister 13/Oct/15 Lead RP

Should have onsighted but couldn't find a hold on the crux. Wikid route steady climbing up tufas.

with lee
datoon 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with K
khawk 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with DT
Bates 13/Oct/15 Lead RP

Really pleasant route

Emilysaladfingers 09/Oct/15 Lead RP

Bit of a head game for me for some reason! Brilliant long tech tufa romping. Some bolts a bit far out!

Hidden 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Mat Welsh 05/Oct/15 Lead O/S

OS'd on the warm-up. Really good technical tufa climbing, much less physical than some of the cave climbing in Sikati - gets 7a+ in the 2015 guide.

with Emily J
Hidden 05/Oct/15 Lead O/S
LucasHarazin 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead
Mike Owen 17/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 14/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Pathological_Climber 09/May/14 TR dnf

Last climb of the holiday. Utterly spent force.

adamjeffs 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with mum
shark 31/Oct/13 Lead O/S

cunning pays dividends

with Tom
meribur ?/Oct/13 Lead β
quiffhanger ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Kate
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead β
Mark Grist 19/Apr/13 Lead RP
Sam Simpson 19/Apr/13 Lead RP


Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead β
Tom Livingstone 12/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Richardson, Alex Hallam
dan gibson 05/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Garrouli 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
steve.warrington 17/Oct/12 Lead RP

RP 2nd GO

mike reed ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
willsm11 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Babsi, Phil Kaiser, Ben Davison
Hidden 10/May/12 Lead RP
Adam Booth 10/May/12 Lead RP

1st RP. Nice to do this one after screwing it up last year.

davidliu 10/May/12 Lead RP

2nd RP, very memorable route

Hidden 08/May/12 Lead β
westyb3 06/May/12 Lead O/S

Soft, good warm up on Awesome tufas.

with Heather Ogston
mwatson 18/Apr/12 Lead O/S
JRae 13/Apr/12 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Fran S8 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Adam Sells
thomasadixon 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Possibly beta? Ignored what I was told and went elsewhere though... Felt really scary for some reason, not sure why.

with Johnny
cayteye 28/Oct/11 TR dog
with stephen pearson
Liam FLeming 14/Oct/11 -
Gus 13/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 13/Oct/11 Lead dog

4th day in a row... goosed!!

marky 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S


with Sharon
rhoslynfrugtniet 27/Oct/10 Lead β

pumpy.. had to retrieve clips so was my warm up!

Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead dog
AshWH ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Roz F
MonkeyDawson 01/Sep/10 Lead

1 Fall! So close to getting it onsight!

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