Rockfax Description
The 'elephant heaven' roofs above are much better than the approach pitch, weave between the dangling legs and save a bit for the crux - clipping the chains. © Rockfax

FA. Kaspar & Ruth Ochsner, Felix Meier May/2001

Hidden 02/Nov/17 Lead β
Hidden 02/Nov/17 Lead dog
AJM 24/Oct/17 Lead RP

Fell off the clipping holds first off. Second go. Superb horizontal roof shuffling.

with Team Kalymnos 2017
mic_b 24/Oct/17 Lead RP
with AJM
pablosordo ?/Oct/17 Lead O/S
with alex
DYNOmight? 14/Sep/17 Lead dog

Crazy climbing through the roof stalactite hugging. Now I wouldn't normally register a climb I didn't send but I'll make an exception for this one because it's just amazing, funky climbing. Will go back to send it at some point. Warning though, very steep so very difficult to retrieve your QD's.

Hidden 01/May/17 Lead dog
Kris suriyo 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Linc 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Kay
tom_lewis89 ??/2017 Lead dog

Maybe work this route if I return - last few moves are powerful and pumpy!

Hidden 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
joshdownham23 24/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Elliot
Hidden ?/Oct/16 Lead O/S
suddy 11/Sep/16 Lead

Almost redpointed 2nd try but fell trying to clip stiff lower off biner. Should have put my own quickdraw in!

FergalM 11/Sep/16 Lead dog
with Dan, Jacob, Sud
dbrooks 10/Jun/16 Lead dog

Fell at the last clip, was more difficult to strip than climb!

jeddb 06/May/16 Lead RP

~3rd RP, fell twice trying to clip the chains

peetermans 04/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Mum
dom94 23/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Awesome climb, though the chains should be one bolt lower to create an incredible 6b/c.

amccann 23/Mar/16 Lead rpt


leopolian 23/Mar/16 Lead dnf

Got lost...

Dawn_K_B 23/Mar/16 Lead dnf

Great fun, got totally lost in the tufas. Jake's beta "reach out left", had no clue where left even was anymore! Sacked it but much enjoyment!

Jake Young 23/Mar/16 Lead RP

would be a better route as a 6b that finishes on the jug before the boulder problem top section.

with Kalymnos 2016
Teappleby 23/Mar/16 Lead dog

Had a go at the end of the day to strip it after everyone had been playing on it, hadn't done anything for a few hours so got flashed pumped and blew it! Although I couldn't help wonder that it would be a much better route if it finished one bolt lower clipped off the big jug and be 6b?

with Kaly2016
tom_drysdale 23/Mar/16 Lead dnf
Naomi.P 23/Mar/16 Lead dnf

Peer pressure meant I did the first 2 clips after part 1 before sacking it off! Would love to try again- looks so much fun!

with Leo H
CRead ?/Mar/16 Lead dnf
polivmi1 ??/2016 -
joshdownham23 24/Oct/15 Lead O/S
merlin138 17/Oct/15 Lead dnf

NOT a warm up...... Matt Fry!!

Matt Fry 17/Oct/15 Lead RP

Dropped last move on the onsight attempt! Probably not the best warm up in hindsight...

Hidden 01/Oct/15 Lead β
Hidden ?/Oct/15 Lead
Marti999 28/Sep/15 Lead β
wilchivs 18/Sep/15 Lead dog

Yep - it's that last move isn't it! First route of the day so wasn't expecting anything but to nearly onsight it only to drop the last move was a bit of a kicker. Never mind, good fun navigating through the stalactites!

DavidR 16/Sep/15 Lead G/U

Crux move got me. Had 3 goes and each time got to the crux but couldn't power through the key move (reaching up high to the left pinch). First go turned out to be the best.

Gloria 14/Aug/15 Lead dog
with Dimitra Makridou
climberchristy 03/Aug/15 Lead

Don't know how to log this. Onsight to touching chain but missed grab and came off. Chain in a ridiculous spot so clipping it becomes the hardest move on the climb.

with Al
lena.drapella 02/Jun/15 2nd dog
dannyboy83 02/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Lena
Hidden 30/Apr/15 Lead dog
MrBIond 30/Apr/15 Lead RP
mrteale 29/Apr/15 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Apr/15 2nd
krasavenko 16/Apr/15 2nd β
Hidden 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Will Mortimer 10/Apr/15 Lead RP
with alex rowe, Chris Joyce
Dandan82 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tomar
Kev Little 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/15 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Apr/15 Lead dog
LucasHarazin 06/Nov/14 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Nov/14 Lead RP
FelixPeterken 28/Oct/14 Lead RP

Third attempt. Awesome moves on huge holds through awe inspiring terrain. Last few moves are the hardest.

with AndrewP
Hidden 27/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Oct/14 Lead dog
arthur_de_briton 14/Oct/14 Lead dog
Bristoldave 23/Sep/14 Lead

Just couldn't quite clip the belay. Elected not to try for Redders

with eleri, Luke, Ali
Dan724 13/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Dan Ely
jakk 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
joe1joe1joe2 ?/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Felicity Forster
jackappleby 27/Jun/14 Lead RP

Incredible 3d climbing. Never been on something like this before. Mind boggling and awe inspiring.

with Rowan
Jon_Warner 22/May/14 Lead RP

30m of climbing through some outrageous terrain for a 1 move wonder!!! Hawaii 5-0 finish, better to skip the last clip.

with Tom Jordan, Jenni
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead β
TomJ 14/May/14 Lead dog
with Jimmy
Hidden 06/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead
Danhan 25/Apr/14 Lead dnf
with Kit, Nick
nickb1 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 20/Apr/14 Lead dog
annep11 20/Apr/14 Lead dog

Spectacular romp through the tufas, but the crux is no joke.

alexmcmillan 20/Apr/14 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 15/Apr/14 Lead dnf

The most bizarre thing I've ever climbed. Got lost in the forest of stalactites!

shaunhumphreys 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
benkelsey 12/Apr/14 Lead β

Had tried once 2 years ago. Sent putting the draws in. big move up to the chains. Totally outrageous climbing, Shaun and Alex woulda got lost without the draws to follow!

with Alex Mccan, Shaun Humphreys
Ri 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S


tom russell ?/Apr/14 Lead β
ukb & bmc shark 01/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Tom
Derek Ryden 19/Oct/13 Lead dnf

If the chains were 2m lower, this would be the best 6b in the world! Failed at very top. Should have gone for it....

with Glynne Andrew
Hidden 15/Oct/13 Lead O/S
quiffhanger ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
alek 12/May/13 Lead β
Hidden 12/May/13 Lead RP
GrahamGiles 25/Apr/13 Lead RP

Super steep pumpy climbing in between a couple no hand rests, then crank as hard as you can on the awful last move... Why would you put the chains there... would be an imense route if it finished on the bucket jug instead of the dodgy tufa pinch

with Joe Taylor
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead RP
The Grist 20/Apr/13 Lead RP
Mike Owen 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Serena Lambre 12/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Paul Watts, Alex Booker
Hidden 01/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with JRAL
dan gibson 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
Richard_Lowe 04/Oct/12 Lead dog

What is it with clipping chains? Failed at the very end after superb and very, very steep tufa wrestling. Is it ethical to grab the threaded sling left of the lower-off to make the clip?

DavidR 26/Sep/12 Lead dog

Fell at crux...but what a route. The top half is just spectacular. One of the most amazing routes I've climbed...just thrilled to be in amongst such phenomenal territory.

Hidden 26/Sep/12 Lead O/S
AlistairB 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Lisa
LisaA 26/Aug/12 Lead dog
steve.warrington 11/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead RP
westyb3 03/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Harrison
climbinmunkey 23/Apr/12 Lead RP

Refused to grab the chains on the first attempt and fell trying to pull up to clip. Grabbed them for the redpoint as this appears to be the form. Actually a 'grab' cord bolted next to the chains. Loved crawling through the roof elephants; the finish is well pumpy!

with Helen
JemG 04/Apr/12 TR dog

3D climbing:)Next easter this will be on my ticklist.Just need enough strength to that last move, which is so so reachy

with Caroline Riddiford
CRiddiford 04/Apr/12 Lead dog

last move's just a bit hard in comparison to the rest!

with Chris
llamaglama 03/Apr/12 2nd
with Jam
dctarrant2000 03/Apr/12 Lead β
with chris middleton, Polly Tarrant
Nick1812P 03/Apr/12 Lead dnf
with Kalymnos 2012
Hidden 03/Apr/12 Lead dnf
benkelsey 02/Apr/12 Lead dnf

lead up to the jug, got the pinch (rubbish) got it higher up, (loads better), got really scared and jumped off. first outdoor fall, so 3-d the climbing!!

with JRae, Anna, Remus Knowles
Hidden 02/Apr/12 Lead β
tom harrison ?/Apr/12 Lead
steve.warrington ??/2012 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Only pitch 1 (5a)

with Helen Garrett
sam_cox 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Crux top moves

keefe 14/Oct/11 -
Liam FLeming 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with karen dalzell
stingray_tara ?/Oct/11 TR dog
with Ben Smith, Jochen Bauer
Gus ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with mini pickles
mux 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
ChrisCSC89 01/Sep/11 Lead RP

2nd go

with Nic, Ross, Wilson
Twisty ?/Sep/11 Lead RP

Classic route. Hard to visualise HOW overhanging this route is until you climb past the clips and turn to clip- it is then that you notice the trail of draws hanging vertically, yet all at the same height.... hard to imagine... especially since you climb the hold thing perfectly upright! 3d climbing at its best!

with Byron Buck
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead dog
trevor macalonan 30/Apr/11 Lead dnf
with Tim
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead dog
Qisheng Xie 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Lewis
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd dog
RAH 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jgustafsson 13/Apr/11 Lead dog

Powered out on the last move; was running on times (end of fourth day on). Cool route though.

with Jen
Billg 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Will Calvert, James Kauntze, Alan Rosier
keefe ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
with keefe
AdrianP 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Riikka
Simon Caldwell 09/Nov/10 Lead

First pitch only (5a). Better than Rockfax suggests - the local guidebook gives it 2 stars.

with Carmen
Robbie_Phillips ?/Nov/10 -
Hidden 21/Oct/10 Lead RP
skygodley 21/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with SarahM
Russell Birkett 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Tim Rankin
IceBun 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with wilson and John
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
thelizard 14/Sep/10 Lead β

1st half only 5a, warm up climb

with Dorset Climbing Group
MonkeyDawson 25/Aug/10 AltLd
Stuart Johnston ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Pete Brown
andyinglis 10/Oct/09 Lead dog

Ran out of steam to do last powerful move

DavidR 20/May/09 Lead rpt

1st pitch only as a warm-up.

Hidden 20/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jfreeman 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
simonr 29/Mar/09 Lead β
La Mont ??/2009 -
marky 21/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Ramon Marin 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Ahern
Hidden ??/2007 -
whispering nic ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with The Wife
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead β
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