28m.

Rockfax Description
Quite popular in a 'love it or hate it' way. It tackles the slabby pillar between the caves. An easy start leads to a precarious middle section over a slight bulge and sustained moves left. © Rockfax

FA. Andrea di Bari Team Oct/1997

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Chris the Tall 20 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: 28m sustained slab IS my idea of fun! Excellant route with crux in the upper half. Opinion of the team was that this was close to 6b.
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βeta: 28m sustained slab IS my idea of fun! Excellant route with crux in the upper half. Opinion of the team was that this was close to 6b.
Martin Bennett 25 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: A concencus of 6 climbers habitually leading 6a to 7a reckon 6a+ is the right grade for Nausicaa Nausicaa, bearing in mind other 6a/6a+ climbs on the island
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βeta: A concencus of 6 climbers habitually leading 6a to 7a reckon 6a+ is the right grade for Nausicaa Nausicaa, bearing in mind other 6a/6a+ climbs on the island
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ChrisLeigh19 17 Oct Lead Hated it honestly, got lost and had to down climb a couple of times to find the right way. Felt very thin and hated the holds. Not the best warmup, Angus even fell off it!
Hated it honestly, got lost and had to down climb a couple of times to find the right way. Felt very thin and hated the holds. Not the best warmup, Angus even fell off it!
Mick King 29 Sep Lead dog Got to the crux, was rocking up and with my head close to the rock managed to bump my helmet and this knocked me off!. Swung back on and continued to top in one, but obviously can't claim the lead. Very sustained, even with this "rest". Good tester!
with Gary Woodburn
Got to the crux, was rocking up and with my head close to the rock managed to bump my helmet and this knocked me off!. Swung back on and continued to top in one, but obviously can't claim the lead. Very sustained, even with this "rest". Good tester!
with Gary Woodburn
AlonsoDundee 29 Sep Lead O/S
damiengiret 9 Jun -
Lorcan Quinn 24 Apr Lead dog Not for the faint hearted!!
Not for the faint hearted!!
boulderben 17 Apr Lead dog
chalkywoods 17 Apr Lead O/S Sooo polished. I think I hate it
Sooo polished. I think I hate it
GeorgT 11 Apr Lead O/S maybe it was my soft shoes, but this felt absolutely at the top end of 6a+ and didn't give up in technicality even when at the chains.
with Kalymnos 2019
maybe it was my soft shoes, but this felt absolutely at the top end of 6a+ and didn't give up in technicality even when at the chains.
with Kalymnos 2019
Kayface42 10 Apr Lead O/S Had to work hard for the onsight. 2 sketchy moves above and across from previous clip with no hands or feet. In new shoes. In the rain. Never again.
with Linc
Had to work hard for the onsight. 2 sketchy moves above and across from previous clip with no hands or feet. In new shoes. In the rain. Never again.
with Linc
mimic 5 Apr TR β Did not like it...
Did not like it...
davidliu 5 Apr Lead O/S
mike reed 4 Dec, 2018 Lead rpt Great technical climbing but seriously, upgrade this to 6b. Soon!
with Josan, monster cafe!
Great technical climbing but seriously, upgrade this to 6b. Soon!
with Josan, monster cafe!
dranoel 2 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Eloise Horsfield 18 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt
derekb 8 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
John sealey 5 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt
Carnie Lisa 22 Sep, 2018 2nd β Delicate!
with Dan Verge
Delicate!
with Dan Verge
Dandan 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Super thin for the grade but never desperate
Super thin for the grade but never desperate
Hidden 30 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 11 May, 2018 Lead O/S Hard for the grade, but good
Hard for the grade, but good
Emil Heydari-Waite 4 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Jake Chapman ?Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
dranoel 30 Mar, 2018 Lead dog
with Lemmy Ng, Agnes Kwan
with Lemmy Ng, Agnes Kwan
Hidden ??, 2018 Lead dog
Hidden 18 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
kevin stephens 3 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S Excellent, intense route finding
with John Sealey
Excellent, intense route finding
with John Sealey
Hidden 22 Sep, 2017 Lead dog
johnm 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 19 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S No hand holds, bring slab shoes or suffer.
No hand holds, bring slab shoes or suffer.
Hidden 20 Nov, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Oct, 2016 Lead
eoinb 16 Oct, 2016 2nd
Ed Booth 10 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Cheeky for grade.
with Anna Booth
Cheeky for grade.
with Anna Booth
climber130887 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
teamvix 7 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S A footwork test piece! Not a single jug on the whole thing. Use the rests when you get them as it is unrelenting and requires a calm head. Pretty happy with the onsight, felt high in the grade, and I love slabs.
with Adam
A footwork test piece! Not a single jug on the whole thing. Use the rests when you get them as it is unrelenting and requires a calm head. Pretty happy with the onsight, felt high in the grade, and I love slabs.
with Adam
simon32000 4 Oct, 2016 Lead
Anne_S 25 Sep, 2016 Lead dog Enjoyable. 1 fall with a sloppy foot match :(
Enjoyable. 1 fall with a sloppy foot match :(
Hidden 22 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Eva 22 Sep, 2016 Lead RP
Hidden 12 May, 2016 Lead dog
TomJ 1 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with Sarah
with Sarah
Dizz 24 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with peri
with peri
Hidden 21 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
mike reed 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Jake Young 1 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Kalymnos 2016
with Kalymnos 2016
amccann 20 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
polivmi1 ??, 2016 -
adcat ??, 2016 -
LucasHarazin 15 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
Pat-H ?Nov, 2015 Lead
JLS 19 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S I'd hate to be pushing my grade on this one. A good trad style head required.
with Koon
I'd hate to be pushing my grade on this one. A good trad style head required.
with Koon
Koon 19 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Very sketchy on tiny holds.
with JLS
Very sketchy on tiny holds.
with JLS
K Farrell 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Gripping! This really doesn't let up at any point.
Gripping! This really doesn't let up at any point.
buzby78 14 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Jess
with Jess
Hidden 3 Oct, 2015 Lead dog
steph.b88 ?Oct, 2015 Lead β
Hidden ?Oct, 2015 Lead
SGD ?Oct, 2015 Lead O/S I like slabs...and this felt desperate! very good but very tough.
with vholmes
I like slabs...and this felt desperate! very good but very tough.
with vholmes
jess ?Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with buzby
with buzby
danbirkby 19 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with ChrisH
with ChrisH
Hidden 14 Jul, 2015 TR O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
Liam Ingram 14 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 Lead
GridNorth 16 Oct, 2014 -
pawelgregorczyk 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
mr_cf 21 May, 2014 Lead rpt
apollo18 21 May, 2014 Lead O/S Route finding was tricky. Climbing itself is fine if you can use your feet. Nice route.
Route finding was tricky. Climbing itself is fine if you can use your feet. Nice route.
Matt Ray 21 May, 2014 Lead
Oliver Tilbury 29 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Pathological_Climber 29 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S Anti-Kalymnian.
Anti-Kalymnian.
Phil PBC 26 Apr, 2014 Lead
with Danny brown
with Danny brown
annep11 18 Apr, 2014 Lead dog In the rain, in a hurry to get the clips back. Would have been much more fun if dry.
with Suzy
In the rain, in a hurry to get the clips back. Would have been much more fun if dry.
with Suzy
Hidden 22 Oct, 2013 Lead
Hidden 21 Oct, 2013 Lead
Hidden 21 Oct, 2013 2nd
cayteye 14 Oct, 2013 Lead dnf awful last move- polished
with alex messenger
awful last move- polished
with alex messenger
Hidden 13 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
coffeepot 3 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S Paul had set up this route so i could top rope it and save the snap gates. I couldn't get my screw gate undone at the top and i got stuck. Helpfully some climbers nearby climbed upto me with a knife. Alec was able to undo my screw gate after a couple of attempts. I was free. Scary moments being stuck at the top of the crag. Very grateful to my rescuers!
with jelaby
Paul had set up this route so i could top rope it and save the snap gates. I couldn't get my screw gate undone at the top and i got stuck. Helpfully some climbers nearby climbed upto me with a knife. Alec was able to undo my screw gate after a couple of attempts. I was free. Scary moments being stuck at the top of the crag. Very grateful to my rescuers!
with jelaby
alek 3 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
jelaby 3 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S Not sure how you can have a 6a+ with no holds on it at all, but this is it.
Not sure how you can have a 6a+ with no holds on it at all, but this is it.
rachhunt 2 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S Very sharp slabby rock route. Be prepared to be nursing sore finger tips the following day. Not a difficult route as there is so much to chose from in terms of holds, but sustained and with a couple of high feet moves.
Very sharp slabby rock route. Be prepared to be nursing sore finger tips the following day. Not a difficult route as there is so much to chose from in terms of holds, but sustained and with a couple of high feet moves.
D J Williams 10 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Tamsyn ?May, 2013 TR O/S
a13x 18 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dan Robinson
with Dan Robinson
Mike_Hayes 11 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 11 Apr, 2013 TR O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2013 Lead
Motown 9 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Scary! Not your usual positive Kalymnos climbing.
with Jo Day
Scary! Not your usual positive Kalymnos climbing.
with Jo Day
Anastasia 8 Apr, 2013 Lead dog Hated it.
Hated it.
Hidden 7 Apr, 2013 2nd dog
sdavies141 29 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
stuc ??, 2013 -
Hidden 30 Oct, 2012 Lead
John Nuttall 14 Sep, 2012 2nd
with Elisabeth
with Elisabeth
GuitarGenius92 13 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ruth Lawson, Murray Lee Brown
with Ruth Lawson, Murray Lee Brown
Brendan 8 May, 2012 Lead O/S Really sustained and technical for the grade.
Really sustained and technical for the grade.
Hidden 24 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2012 Lead dnf
josh1905 ?Apr, 2012 -
Anna duckett ?Apr, 2012 Lead
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 8 Nov, 2011 2nd
JonBray 26 Sep, 2011 Lead β
with chris_r
with chris_r
chris_r 26 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with JonBray
with JonBray
ChrisCSC89 4 Sep, 2011 Lead β
EliotStephens 11 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S deffinately a love or hate! some really interesting moves on the upper half! felt more like 6b though..
deffinately a love or hate! some really interesting moves on the upper half! felt more like 6b though..
Claire S-J 8 Apr, 2011 2nd dog scary!
with rob
scary!
with rob
Hidden 8 Apr, 2011 Lead dog
Eric Emanuel 4 Apr, 2011 Lead dog
with Sebastien Vidal
with Sebastien Vidal
Barry Kerslake ??, 2011 Lead O/S
with Bex
with Bex
marcduhig 31 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Andrew
with Andrew
cayteye 17 Oct, 2010 2nd
with tradguy
with tradguy
tradguy 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with cayteye
with cayteye
Hidden 12 Oct, 2010 Lead dnf
Hidden 12 Oct, 2010 2nd dog
Graham Iles 27 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Mark Holt
with Mark Holt
lanky_bastard 17 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
rockrat 14 Sep, 2010 Lead dog Tagged as F6a on the rock.
with Jemma Race
Tagged as F6a on the rock.
with Jemma Race
jonnybull ?Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
with Lizzie
MonkeyDawson 24 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden 26 Oct, 2009 Lead
embob 23 Oct, 2009 Lead Definitely suits my style of climbing! Nice, wandering line with delicate traverses.
with alik b
Definitely suits my style of climbing! Nice, wandering line with delicate traverses.
with alik b
Hidden 23 Oct, 2009 Lead
Phill Mitch 19 Oct, 2009 Lead β did this last year too
with Peter greenwood
did this last year too
with Peter greenwood
Rog Wilko 14 Oct, 2009 Lead Is this really 6a+? Struggled up with 1 p.a.
Is this really 6a+? Struggled up with 1 p.a.
Hidden ?Oct, 2009 -
tcfield 10 Sep, 2009 Lead
Hidden 26 May, 2009 Lead rpt
DavidR 26 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll ?May, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rhiannan
with Rhiannan
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 -
Hidden 4 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
jfreeman 3 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with simonr
with simonr
simonr 3 Apr, 2009 Lead β
mtamber ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Nov, 2008 Lead dog
Phil Murray 18 Oct, 2008 Lead rpt
DannyK 15 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Katie
with Katie
Swotson 13 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Diane Lowe 11 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jim
with Jim
Hidden 1 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ?Oct, 2008 Lead β
with peter and dean greenwood
with peter and dean greenwood
Russell Lovett 15 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S A realy unnerving climb for a bolted route. Felt like i was about to come off on every move never been so scared on a bolted climb in my life.
with andrew haigh
A realy unnerving climb for a bolted route. Felt like i was about to come off on every move never been so scared on a bolted climb in my life.
with andrew haigh
steve2006 ?Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2008 Lead
Phil Murray 16 Oct, 2007 Lead β Epic slab! Stressful...
with Liz
Epic slab! Stressful...
with Liz
Hidden 15 Oct, 2007 Lead dnf
ksjs 14 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S technical and small moves on a wandering line - not really my thing.
technical and small moves on a wandering line - not really my thing.
noelj 26 Aug, 2007 Lead β Sustained delicate and fun but with potential rope drag issues.
with Tej
Sustained delicate and fun but with potential rope drag issues.
with Tej
jl 19 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with pennyb
with pennyb
pennyb ?Aug, 2007 TR
with jl
with jl
Jake Shaw ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Oct, 2006 Lead dog
Hidden 25 Sep, 2006 Lead rpt
Morgan Woods 25 Sep, 2006 Lead RP
with Nick
with Nick
natzim 15 Sep, 2006 Lead dog Really unnerving moves on sharp rock at 4th last clip
with Beata Glajcova
Really unnerving moves on sharp rock at 4th last clip
with Beata Glajcova
alastair.norton ?Jul, 2006 Lead dnf
Richard Horn ?Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 17 May, 2005 Lead
with odox
with odox
dannyboy83 ?Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with Will Barbour
with Will Barbour
matiamallia ??, 2005 Lead O/S
tjekel ??, 2005 -
John Southworth ?Oct, 2004 Lead O/S
Al Evans 13 Sep, 2004 2nd
Chris the Tall 13 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
Andreas Christidis 1 Sep, 2004 Lead
with Alex P., Jon S.
with Alex P., Jon S.
Hidden ?Sep, 2004 Lead β
Hidden ?Sep, 2004 Lead
Brian Birtle ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 May, 2004 2nd
Hidden ?Apr, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2003 Lead
Martin Bennett ?Apr, 2003 -
with MT
with MT
skygodley 6 Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Nov, 2001 Lead
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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
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Votes cast 41
Style of Ascent
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