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Straightforward but still excellent! Climb left of the massive tufa chandeliers which offer unique rests. © Rockfax

FA. Henry Bartu, Andreas Odermatt, Urs Neu, Andrea Neiger Apr/2001

dclarkson 19/Oct Lead β

Do not climb this in the sun it definitely adds a grade, great tufa climbing.

AlexanderWilliams 19/Oct Lead dog

Tried once and got half way before a swarm of three hornets came out to meet me. Asked to get lowered immediately hahaha! Another time I will try again. Felt great to half way point. Good holds on tufa.

arthur_de_briton 18/Oct Lead dnf

Rested and didn’t get to the final hanger

eoindaly2 15/Oct Lead O/S
Leeknox 08/Oct Lead β
Angussmart 07/Oct Lead
with tiff, kieran, lee
OllyDewhirst 05/Oct Lead β
DubyaJamesDubya 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Ian Smith
charliethorneycroft 23/Sep TR dog
dranoel 08/Sep Lead RP

Tufa-tastic, got it on 2nd go.

with Eugenio, Vito
phillipwright 06/Sep Lead β
joe1joe1joe2 06/Sep Lead β

Amazing and classic Kalymnos climbing on tufas, stalactites and of course, the a sit down rest.

Simon Alden 05/Jun Lead dnf
with John Codling
Hidden 01/Jun Lead dog
Tala A 20/May Lead dog

Tough move at the top, harder for short people I reckon. Pleased I got to the top, good tufa climbing.

pbertera 09/May Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May Lead
Mozer 30/Apr Lead O/S
with John Bullock
Moondance 28/Apr Lead O/S
with Paul B
davidrblakeman 25/Apr Lead β

Nearly did not make it committing

with Ralph wilkinson
RFWilkie 25/Apr Lead RP

Hard at the top!

robertmichaellovell 20/Apr Lead
with The Geordies/Mackems
dryvita 19/Apr Lead β

first ever outdoor 6c flash. bottom felt steady but top second was desperate and had to scamper head first into the cave for a rest or would have dropped it before the chains. amazing route!

with John Hanley
Linc 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Kay
Captainjoey ?/Apr Lead
sidge ??/2017 -
tash 06/Nov/16 Lead RP

Absolutely brilliant. Too many options at the top though! Swim at Arginonta beach afterwards.

with ali k
samkat 01/Nov/16 Lead dog
rurp 25/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Kids took the swing, weeeee

with emma rowland, ben rowland
Chris wilson 21/Oct/16 Lead
with Mark C, Joan
JamesWilliams 19/Oct/16 Lead O/S
adamre12 19/Oct/16 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/16 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Oct/16 Lead O/S
chris85 ?/Oct/16 Lead dog

Not my style

RKirke 29/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Stroppy 29/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Sam Husband 29/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Awesome 3Dness, despite appearance from ground probably only 6b+

with Woger, Ed
Derek Ryden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Glorious route. DNA but easier and possibly even better. Loads of knee bars keep it within the grade. Skipped the last bolt.

with Steve mishtu
wilchivs 05/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Easier for the tall through the crux tufa I think. Nice route.

Mathias Willerup 01/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Tim Wilkinson
Haerzi 18/May/16 -
jamie_bkc 17/May/16 Lead
Dave Turnbull 16/May/16 Lead RP

Absolutely unique to Kalymnos. Hands off rests and only the last few metres are 6c. If you've watched someone or are told some beta it would make it much easier.

with Jane Turnbull
Stickle Tarn 06/May/16 Lead G/U
JLS 02/May/16 Lead β

Potentially, very difficult at the top if you go the wrong way... Thankfully I was second in line for this one and saw the beta.

with Koon
Koon 01/May/16 Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 01/May/16 Lead β

Warm up route, was happy to send such a cool climb as my first climb of the day! Jim had placed the QD's which made it a bit easier thankfully. I must learn to knee bar properly!

Laurence74 28/Apr/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead β
Stu Lightford 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Superb climbing all the way!

alexspurling 06/Apr/16 Lead O/S

No clue what you're supposed to do at the crux. I went right and did some desperate reaching in order to clip and then finish the route.

robertmichaellovell 02/Apr/16 Lead
with Bex, Ben, Ash
Hidden ?/Apr/16 Lead RP
dom94 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt

After trying this many many times two years ago and finally getting it, but still finding it desperate, I totally cruised it this year, mega happy to know I've improved!

amccann 25/Mar/16 Lead β

Cool moves then one awkward, shove your shoulder in move to get established in the top groove (it was later shown that you can avoid this by climbing right and up instead of into the groove)

Jake Young 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Kalymnos 2016
Teappleby 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt


with Kaly2016
JHiley 09/Nov/15 2nd dnf

Couldn't climb the big tufa, hauled up on the rope to get the quick-draws.

with Krzysztof
Pat-H ?/Nov/15 Lead
williap 28/Oct/15 Lead dnf

After two attempts I couldn't (didn't) make the crux move at the second top clip...dammit! Revenge will be sweet

AJM 27/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Carlo Delogu 26/Oct/15 Lead dnf
Mat Welsh 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Fun 6c tufa / stalactite climbing

with Emily J
abbeywall 09/Oct/15 TR dog

Great to try climbing these incredible tufas. Found the moves below the last clip pretty tough. Noticed the next guy doing it getting a side on seat rest on the tufa half way up

with FM
Hidden 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Stuart William ?/Oct/15 Lead RP

2nd go. Was a little tentative on the first lead - probably should have got the onsight as there are enough rests.

Hidden 16/Sep/15 Lead RP
CMcBain 28/May/15 Lead O/S

Putting draws in, felt pretty solid, plenty left in the tank although probably made the last move much harder by going left.

with Team Kaly
chris_woodsy 15/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/15 Lead β
Hidden 15/May/15 Lead β
Constant Solo 01/May/15 Lead O/S

Absorbing climbing. First solid 6c onsight.

Sarah Statham 01/May/15 2nd dog
with Mike
sdht ?/May/15 Lead RP
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead
dbrooks 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S


with shaun, Gareth
nige 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Gareth Scott, ewan mccallum
Trisha Murphy 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
afrosam 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Anna Maykova 05/Apr/15 TR dnf
with Ian
Ian MK 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Anna
Will Mortimer 03/Apr/15 Lead dog

Interesting but very intimidating climbing

Jack J Keogan 02/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/15 Lead
shaunnorfolk ??/2015 Lead O/S
LucasHarazin 27/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/14 Lead dog
LittleEm 31/Oct/14 TR dog
Hidden 31/Oct/14 Lead β
KeenClimber 18/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead β
BicycleBradley 17/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Far too hot in the sun to finish; beautiful climbing though

Tomar 17/Oct/14 Lead rpt
KeenClimber 13/Oct/14 Lead dog
ollie_e ?/Oct/14 -
Mike Owen 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Jon_Warner 22/May/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route with a committing finish.

with Jenni
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead β
derico 16/May/14 Lead β
with Jonny
TomJ 16/May/14 Lead dog
with Jimmy
Hidden ?/May/14 2nd β
Dawn_K_B 20/Apr/14 Lead RP

Tried it a few times with Tom on the 16th, the crux at the top took a while to figure out. Came back with Ben and worked it on top rope a bit, before sending it. First 6c, thanks for the long belay Ben!

Teappleby 20/Apr/14 Lead RP

First 6c.

JemG 20/Apr/14 Lead dog
with dawn Brinkman
shaunhumphreys 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Richard_Lowe 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Steep and pumpy!

benkelsey 13/Apr/14 Lead β

Think I tried this last year? end of the day - felt harder than it shoulda

with Shaun Humphreys
Adam Matthews 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead dog
Naomi Kyan 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/14 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Mar/14 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Mar/14 Lead β
Will Mortimer 05/Mar/14 Lead dnf
benkelsey ??/2014 Lead rpt

To put the draws in for dawns project send. good effort!

with Dawn
Hidden 02/Nov/13 Lead β
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead
Lenny 09/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Pete
Charlie Zephyr Booth 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with dave armstrong, tim millen, martin broadhurst, martin smith
Hidden ?/Oct/13 -
L.miura 29/Sep/13 Lead dog
with Julie Carroll
Hamfunk 17/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Really nice route!

redpointillist 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead dnf
Phil PBC 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with tym white
Pippa 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
mountain_jay 30/Apr/13 2nd
Martin Grenfell 30/Apr/13 Lead β
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead rpt
marcb 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Overhanging jug haul, not something I'd usually on-sight.

with Ed Ratcliffe, Matt Marshall
Matt Cooke 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Leona, Sky
vyl20 11/Apr/13 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 09/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Richardson, Alex Hallam
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
mike reed ??/2013 -
Julie Carroll 22/Nov/12 Lead RP
with Helen Gibson
dan gibson 06/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll, helen gibson
Helen Gibson 05/Nov/12 Lead dog

almost got the on sight, but last hold eluded me! hugged the top mushroom, not particularly relishing the fall, as hadn't clipped last bolt (couldn't reach and then too awkward to stop and clip) first 'big-ish' fall for me, as normally down climb and take! Progress has been made!

with Julie, dan
Hidden 25/Oct/12 Lead O/S
matiamallia 21/Oct/12 Lead rpt
galerito 21/Oct/12 Lead RP
DannyK 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
cayteye 14/Oct/12 TR β

I simply refused to let go when everything screamed out to me to let go. V happy with tr clean. Won't be leading this just yet- a but too out there right now.

with stephen pearson
cayteye 14/Oct/12 TR β
with stephen pearson
Hidden 09/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Dave Foster 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Si 2
Tomar 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Jay81 05/Sep/12 Lead β
with Tomar
R8JimBob88 22/May/12 Lead dog

Went for the onsight and got to the last two clips. Pretty sustained but straight forward with the crux being the top section. Might go back for it

with Laura
SGD 15/May/12 Lead dog

Pumpy, not my style. Got to the hard bit then blew it, didn't have the guns :)

with Dale
Steve Hillier 13/May/12 Lead rpt

Awesome climb, pumpy lower section, with crux higher at tufa rail, first 6c redpoint!

with Rose
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead β
Billg 08/May/12 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 07/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/12 Lead O/S
adrian perera ?/May/12 2nd O/S
Dale ?/May/12 Lead dog

Dam so close to onsight missed the good jug around the tufa. Top tufa climbing amazing formations. Did not have time for the red point I will be back

with stu
climbinmunkey 20/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Good fun with rests.

with Helen
pete1993 20/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 20/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
ewen 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Aaron Lines ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with jim, Dan
Dan Jenkin 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
JulesV ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/11 Lead O/S
kdalzell 13/Oct/11 TR dog
Liam FLeming 13/Oct/11 -
dpiddock 07/Oct/11 TR dnf
matiamallia 07/Oct/11 Lead dog
fildac 19/Sep/11 Lead O/S
trevor macalonan 29/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Tim
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead RP
steve.warrington 25/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
adrianj 20/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Ann Blandford
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ThomasB ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
etrillaud 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead
tjekel ??/2011 -
Hidden 26/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Marti999 18/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Phill Mitch 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Pete Brown
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
georgel 20/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with iain
catt 20/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with George
MonkeyDawson 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Will_Maxwell 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rafael Pena
Hidden 14/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
jgustafsson ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Jen
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
tuukka 29/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Maija
Hidden 24/Oct/09 Lead O/S
embob 16/Oct/09 2nd
with Alex
Hidden 16/Oct/09 Lead
llevick 14/Oct/09 2nd dog

fell at top. reachy

with .
Hidden 13/Oct/09 Lead β
ANC 13/Oct/09 Lead β

amazing and weird

andyinglis 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Straight forward for 6c, v nice though.

Neil Adams 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Angus
Hidden ?/Oct/09 -
KeithW 24/May/09 2nd dog
with Kev Bowser
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
DavidR 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
nicolat ??/2009 Lead O/S
nicolat ??/2009 Lead O/S
Catsjit ??/2009 TR dog
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead RP
IceBun 16/Oct/08 Lead O/S

draws in

with Nick Strange
Dangerous Dave 16/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Richardson
rubben ?/Oct/08 TR β


Phill Mitch ?/Oct/08 Lead β

I loved the wierd rock formations

with peter and dean greenwood
Morgan Woods 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant tufa line.

with Iain and Tim
Hidden 02/Apr/08 TR
Hidden 30/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ?/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
ksjs 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S

brilliant sustained tufa moves with a sit down rest and a tricky finish

bencarpenter 11/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Alan Higham
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 TR O/S
Ramon Marin 07/Apr/07 Lead dog
with Kyle Nystad
JPGR 23/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Yvette
Richard Horn 19/Oct/06 Lead O/S
martroberts 13/Oct/06 Lead O/S

great route!

Hidden 09/Oct/06 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2006 Lead
with Gil, Swinney
Dave Musgrove 26/May/05 Lead O/S
with Nigel Baker
Kev Little ??/2005 Lead O/S
thomasburley ??/2005 Lead RP
with Tracy G
Chris the Tall 21/Oct/04 2nd

Very steep, but possible to get a decent rest - whether this was on-route was subject to debate

Hidden ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Brian Birtle ?/Jun/04 TR O/S
andybirtwistle 31/May/04 Lead O/S
with Chris Sowden
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
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