40m.

Rockfax Description
A stunning route that looks most unlikely from below. Great moves on perfect rock low down and a romp to the chains. © Rockfax

FA. Kaspar Ochsner Apr/2003

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Dave Musgrove 5 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: One of the very best bolted wall climbs I've ever done! Long, improbable and on immaculate rock. I would agree with the local grade of bottom end 6c. It's not technically too hard but you need a 6c mentality to believe its possible. Brilliant.
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βeta: One of the very best bolted wall climbs I've ever done! Long, improbable and on immaculate rock. I would agree with the local grade of bottom end 6c. It's not technically too hard but you need a 6c mentality to believe its possible. Brilliant.
Nic 4 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: If you take a belay at the start of the climbing proper, a 30m rope will get you to the belay and back (or at least to "a" belay - if there is any more climbing above this (a fixed 'biner) then I wouldn't bother, it looks like a cheese fest). Very good climbing, reminiscent of the best of Cuttings at Portland, and not at all travelled. The local guide gives it 6c, with which I wouldn't disagree!
βeta?
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βeta: If you take a belay at the start of the climbing proper, a 30m rope will get you to the belay and back (or at least to "a" belay - if there is any more climbing above this (a fixed 'biner) then I wouldn't bother, it looks like a cheese fest). Very good climbing, reminiscent of the best of Cuttings at Portland, and not at all travelled. The local guide gives it 6c, with which I wouldn't disagree!
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idselerier@gmail.com 5 Jun -
Hidden 12 May Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May Lead
Hidden 2 May Lead O/S
riff156 2 May Lead O/S Amazing route possibly 2nd best this trip
Amazing route possibly 2nd best this trip
lucybradbury 27 Apr Lead O/S I'd convinced myself this was a slab, once I got over the fact it wasn't it was well bon
with GeorgT
I'd convinced myself this was a slab, once I got over the fact it wasn't it was well bon
with GeorgT
GeorgT 27 Apr Lead O/S Send teeam
with lucybradbury, Kalymnos 2019
Send teeam
with lucybradbury, Kalymnos 2019
zoe.louise94 26 Apr Lead dog
CRead 25 Apr Lead O/S Amazing
with Issy Budd
Amazing
with Issy Budd
Hidden 25 Apr Lead RP
mrteale 25 Apr Lead rpt Retro flash.
Retro flash.
Teappleby 25 Apr Lead O/S Bloody hell that was hard work, humidity had me seeing double on the belay, good old heat.
with Kalymnos 2019, Olga Kondrashova
Bloody hell that was hard work, humidity had me seeing double on the belay, good old heat.
with Kalymnos 2019, Olga Kondrashova
Rocky 22 Apr Lead dog Really close to getting this on the flash although I got psyched out by the layback section. Turned out it was not really a true layback section as was fine. There is a couple of thin moves after this but then pulley to the top.
with Kaly Crew 2019, remus
Really close to getting this on the flash although I got psyched out by the layback section. Turned out it was not really a true layback section as was fine. There is a couple of thin moves after this but then pulley to the top.
with Kaly Crew 2019, remus
Paddy Bos Coe 20 Apr Lead RP I loved this. Fantastic! Get on it quick before it gets too polished! Lovely
I loved this. Fantastic! Get on it quick before it gets too polished! Lovely
Hidden 10 Apr Lead O/S
Pierre Cadman-Bosse 8 Apr Lead β Hard for the grade and not great
Hard for the grade and not great
ChrisCon1991 ?Apr Lead O/S
Edlambeth 31 Oct, 2018 TR dog First time trying to climb at this grade, very nice route, more polished than expected.
First time trying to climb at this grade, very nice route, more polished than expected.
Edlambeth 31 Oct, 2018 TR dog Second attempt, came though a section I fell at before, the top is very nice too, I think if I was more fresh I could top this clean.
Second attempt, came though a section I fell at before, the top is very nice too, I think if I was more fresh I could top this clean.
Hidden 15 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
jackob 14 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
RosieGann 11 Oct, 2018 TR dog Felt precarious...but really good at the same time. Decided not to give it a go on lead.
Felt precarious...but really good at the same time. Decided not to give it a go on lead.
JamesWilliams 11 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Oct, 2018 Lead β
Stroppy 5 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
mikespooner 5 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
Hidden 1 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
tinydancer 1 Oct, 2018 Lead RP second shot. got too flash pumped on the crimps on first attempt trying the techy traverse.
second shot. got too flash pumped on the crimps on first attempt trying the techy traverse.
noah 30 Sep, 2018 Lead RP Cool route. Had a go the day before, just after kerveros but was still too pumped. 1st go today
with HB RP
Cool route. Had a go the day before, just after kerveros but was still too pumped. 1st go today
with HB RP
Depadua 27 Sep, 2018 Lead β
with Rebecca Zammit
with Rebecca Zammit
Hayley loves climbing 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 21 Sep, 2018 Lead Awesome jug hauling! Loved it.
Awesome jug hauling! Loved it.
Hidden 21 Sep, 2018 Lead
mike reed 22 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
with Carolina
with Carolina
Alexey 20 May, 2018 TR dog
Hidden 8 May, 2018 Lead O/S
TwofoZeus 18 Oct, 2017 Lead Greasy hands made for a hard mantle onto the resting ledge (i.e. fell) All the moves are fine, everything works and the final section is easy to rest every step of the way
Greasy hands made for a hard mantle onto the resting ledge (i.e. fell) All the moves are fine, everything works and the final section is easy to rest every step of the way
Charlie Zephyr Booth 5 Oct, 2017 Lead dog
Hidden 5 Oct, 2017 Lead
Pete Wimbush 3 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Ed Hart, Bob Conley
with Ed Hart, Bob Conley
Bob Conley 3 Oct, 2017 Lead Super climbing. Found it a bit trickier than I was expecting. Maybe should have warmed up more but got pretty pumped.
with Pete Wimbush, Ed Hart
Super climbing. Found it a bit trickier than I was expecting. Maybe should have warmed up more but got pretty pumped.
with Pete Wimbush, Ed Hart
soundboy 24 Sep, 2017 Lead dog
AlexRenshaw 2 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Pete Shepherd , Tim Raffle
with Pete Shepherd , Tim Raffle
Hidden 1 May, 2017 Lead O/S
John 'B' Hutchinson 1 May, 2017 Lead β
robertmichaellovell 16 Apr, 2017 Lead
with Steve Hillier, Doug Sharpe
with Steve Hillier, Doug Sharpe
JHiley 29 Oct, 2016 Lead dog
with Krzysztof
with Krzysztof
Hidden 26 Oct, 2016 Lead dog
stevelismore 19 Oct, 2016 TR Too hard for me!
Too hard for me!
Greg Cunningham 19 Oct, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 2 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2016 Lead dnf
MayaKeen 25 Aug, 2016 Lead RP
with stp
with stp
Dave Turnbull 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S One of the best. Huge wall. Very steep bulge, rest ledge, then steep wall on square cut holds. Go for it with good footwork and a fingery pump
with Jane Turnbull
One of the best. Huge wall. Very steep bulge, rest ledge, then steep wall on square cut holds. Go for it with good footwork and a fingery pump
with Jane Turnbull
derekb 29 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Simon - Washington, D.C.
with Simon - Washington, D.C.
PaddyN 22 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Alastair R 5 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Clare
with Clare
katiet 9 Nov, 2015 TR dnf
Hidden 4 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
AJM 20 Oct, 2015 Lead β
with Alex1
with Alex1
jo86 11 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Steve Shorrock 9 Oct, 2015 Lead dog
with katiet
with katiet
dickypips 6 Oct, 2015 Lead RP
with Daniel
with Daniel
Hidden 30 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Marti999 24 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Matt Ridgeway
with Matt Ridgeway
Frances Bensley 16 Sep, 2015 Lead β
with Alice Bensley
with Alice Bensley
LucasHarazin 27 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
D.Russell 19 May, 2015 Lead O/S
mshorter 19 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with D.Russell, tom, erika
with D.Russell, tom, erika
rurp 8 May, 2015 Lead O/S Fantastic
with Mailee
Fantastic
with Mailee
alexbooker87 2 May, 2015 Lead RP
with MrBIond
with MrBIond
MrBIond 2 May, 2015 Lead O/S
mrteale 30 Apr, 2015 Lead dog
dbrooks 24 Apr, 2015 Lead β excellent route, something different for Kalymnos... loved it!
excellent route, something different for Kalymnos... loved it!
Kipper-Phil Smith 21 Apr, 2015 TR dog one rest totally brilliant route
one rest totally brilliant route
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 18 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
catrin289 18 Apr, 2015 Lead β Great way to end the trip.
Great way to end the trip.
Trisha Murphy 14 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with afrosam
with afrosam
afrosam 14 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
madeleine 7 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S Great technical wall. Looks so unlikely from the ground but the holds are all there. Pumpy crux and one random wet hold.
with Ri
Great technical wall. Looks so unlikely from the ground but the holds are all there. Pumpy crux and one random wet hold.
with Ri
Ri 7 Apr, 2015 Lead β
Dandan 7 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor ?Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
JulesV 5 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with SV
with SV
JulesV 5 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with SV
with SV
Hidden 25 Oct, 2014 Lead β
mic_b 25 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with heidi m
with heidi m
DorsetGareth 21 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Good.
with Wise
Good.
with Wise
Dougie Harvey 16 Oct, 2014 Lead RP
with Mark Littlewood, Finlay Wild
with Mark Littlewood, Finlay Wild
HakanT 3 Oct, 2014 Lead RP
Hidden ?Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
galerito 29 Jun, 2014 Lead RP
Hidden 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 May, 2014 Lead O/S
tom russell ?May, 2014 Lead O/S
Fergus Cuthill 24 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
nickb1 24 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
annep11 24 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 24 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Ian Broome 23 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Brilliant route
Brilliant route
Swsloper 24 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
mike reed ?Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Great pitch :)
Great pitch :)
mark20 27 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Oct, 2013 Lead rpt
Derek Ryden 17 Oct, 2013 Lead dog Too scared to fall off.
with Rod White
Too scared to fall off.
with Rod White
Hidden 12 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Ali 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Jack Shewring 5 Sep, 2013 Lead RP Great varied route with a thin crux thats hard to believe is possible at first try.
Great varied route with a thin crux thats hard to believe is possible at first try.
dswansonlow 15 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Shelly
with Shelly
Hidden 5 May, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 26 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
tommurrell1 ?Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Tessa, Richard
with Tessa, Richard
dannyboy83 31 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
with Leona, Sky
with Leona, Sky
Luxulyan 27 Mar, 2013 Lead dog
with Tess Lyons, Tom Murrell
with Tess Lyons, Tom Murrell
Hidden 24 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
dan gibson 17 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
with julie carroll
Fredrik Nyberg 5 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke ?Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sam Taylor
with Sam Taylor
Hidden 30 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 30 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
tomB 26 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Juliette
with Juliette
Hidden 22 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Si dH 21 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S Nice route, first of the trip
with Richard Popp
Nice route, first of the trip
with Richard Popp
3 Names 14 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
DannyK 8 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Katie
with Katie
Hidden 2 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Richard_Lowe 26 Sep, 2012 Lead rpt Draws already in place. Lovely route on very clean compressed limestone
Draws already in place. Lovely route on very clean compressed limestone
Richard_Lowe 26 Sep, 2012 Lead rpt So good I led it twice!
So good I led it twice!
Wayne.Gaudin 13 Sep, 2012 Lead β Flashed after Charlie bolt to bolted. Rested in the upper groove with a hand jam until the pump passed.
with Charlie
Flashed after Charlie bolt to bolted. Rested in the upper groove with a hand jam until the pump passed.
with Charlie
Hidden ?Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2012 Lead
Steve Hillier 16 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 16 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Brendan 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Billg 7 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
with Bob Brewer
Hidden 7 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2012 Lead β
BeccaSnowden 16 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S Awesome! Pumpy, lovely holds, great view from the ledge!
Awesome! Pumpy, lovely holds, great view from the ledge!
thomasadixon 16 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Fran S8 15 Apr, 2012 Lead β
Hidden 12 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Naomi Kyan 3 Apr, 2012 Lead β
Hidden ?Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
nicolat ?Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Anna duckett ?Apr, 2012 Lead
Greg Cunningham ??, 2012 Lead rpt
with nigel birtwell
with nigel birtwell
Hidden 29 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
augustus trout 29 Oct, 2011 Lead dog Just tired but a great route.
Just tired but a great route.
UKB Shark 24 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S Takes an unbelievable line at the grade. Superb
with Toby Foord-Kelcey
Takes an unbelievable line at the grade. Superb
with Toby Foord-Kelcey
Hidden 23 Oct, 2011 Lead dog
embob 23 Oct, 2011 Lead Stunning compact rock at the start. Really had to fight for this, pleased to get it putting the clips in.
with alik b
Stunning compact rock at the start. Really had to fight for this, pleased to get it putting the clips in.
with alik b
Richard_Lowe 14 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S Draws already in. Fantastic lower half of the route on superb rock
Draws already in. Fantastic lower half of the route on superb rock
keefe 13 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
thomasburley 24 Sep, 2011 Lead RP
with DrGarth
with DrGarth
Hidden 16 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
fildac 2 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 11 May, 2011 Lead rpt Does wall climbing get any better than this? A big thunderstorm struck just after I'd done it. had to leave the draws in place overnight.
with Paul Farrish
Does wall climbing get any better than this? A big thunderstorm struck just after I'd done it. had to leave the draws in place overnight.
with Paul Farrish
jfreeman 21 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with ewen
with ewen
ewen 21 Apr, 2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??, 2011 -
with keefe
with keefe
DavidEvans 1 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
with Helen Garrett
Hidden 23 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Morgan Woods 16 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Tough and damp.
with Kaly 2010 posse
Tough and damp.
with Kaly 2010 posse
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
marky 2 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Sharon
with Sharon
Seymore Butt ??, 2010 2nd
with Spuz
with Spuz
Phill Mitch 23 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S looks unlikley at the grade, more like 8a to look at,but it dose go at 6c, have faith and be rewarded.Well worth doing if spartacus area is busy
with mick
looks unlikley at the grade, more like 8a to look at,but it dose go at 6c, have faith and be rewarded.Well worth doing if spartacus area is busy
with mick
La Mont ??, 2009 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Dave Musgrove 9 Oct, 2004 Lead O/S last day of our 1st trip to Kaly. We were short of time and energy to try another route and had enjoyed this so much we both did it twice!
with Nigel Baker
last day of our 1st trip to Kaly. We were short of time and energy to try another route and had enjoyed this so much we both did it twice!
with Nigel Baker
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High 6c
Mid 6c
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Style of ascent
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Toproped
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