Rockfax Description
A super climb and a s stiff proposition that links a series of stalactite 'dongs' with hard moves. Save a bit for the finish and watch the rope-drag. © Rockfax

FA. Yann Ghesquiers, Philippe Pellet Apr/2001

Dale Comley 30/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Too many jugs

Granitemuncher 20/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Overgraded, but fun as hell. very 3D

with Ben Frazer
pablosordo ?/Oct/17 Lead dog

Mega! Stripping the route was the hardest part

with alex
esther ?/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 06/May/17 Lead O/S

Ace, saved this every time I've been here but finally felt ready. Sooooo pumped!

Jack Delaney 30/Apr/17 Lead dog
with Emily Barnett
Patrick Hill 14/Apr/17 Lead G/U

Fell off eye balling the anchor too pumped to clip on the OS. Next go.

with Rach
Rockmonkey1977 12/Apr/17 Lead dnf

Just not in the climbing groove today... This style of climbing still seems alien to me but making progress. Took a couple of unnecessary rests enroute to the crux, moved through that with relative swiftness and then fell off not far above. Couldn't be assed boinking on the rope to get back on so came down. Need to try these climbs when I'm the right mindset as it's all felt physically doable but my headgame is letting the side down!

mike reed 05/Feb/17 Lead rpt

Why is it that some days you feel really good. Felt easy today, don't know why?!? Training training training! Next stop, Spain.

with Tine
Hidden 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/16 Lead O/S
a_hein 27/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Phenomenal! My first 7c onsight. Milked the rests for a Looong time! What a wild climb!

with Alastair Robertson
C coldwell-storry 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with jake Rodgers
Hidden 20/Sep/16 2nd dog
Derek Ryden 07/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Way too sustained for me and with a hard crux.

with Hazel findlay
Flavio 27/May/16 Lead O/S

What a monster of a route, second 7c! I almost dropped twice at the top past the scream-in-pain two hand jam 'rest' I managed to find. Make sure you get dibs on the first go as cleaning the gear is a right faff :) cheers Mike.

MichaelGallimore 27/May/16 Lead O/S

Such a long route! I climbed up a dead end sequence in one of the crux sections and when reversing the moves I looked down to see my foot on a bolt. Took my foot off and continued down climbing to the rest. Climbed to the top clean. Didn't feel like enough of a dab to render the route dogged in my eyes. Hardest route I've ever onsighed. Also hardest route I've ever had to clean!

with Flavio
mike reed 10/Jan/16 Lead rpt

Wonderful fitness test. Awesome route!

with paul hayes
Hidden 08/Nov/15 Lead O/S
joshdownham23 05/Nov/15 Lead dog
Aaron.Clifford 27/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Hardest onsight to date. Drained the life out of me. 10/10 would die again.

with Renna Clifford
Hidden 18/Oct/15 Lead
mhairi thorburn 18/Oct/15 Lead RP

2nd go

with Davy
khawk 17/Oct/15 Lead dog
DorsetGareth 25/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Got about a third of the way up.

with RocUp
dannyboy83 02/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Amazing adventure, with so many rests it felt easy, need to try the extension now

with Lena
mshorter 21/May/15 Lead RP

Probably should of got this first go, but didn't.

with Dougie, tom
Kris suriyo 01/May/15 Lead O/S
with Gary
Adam Lincoln 14/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Wilson Moir
LucasHarazin 07/Dec/14 Lead RP
LucasHarazin 06/Dec/14 Lead dog
Ally Smith 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ken
JulesV 28/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Didn't realise top third wasn't equipped so had to haul some draws up from one of the sit down rests.

marek.pietrasz 24/Oct/14 Lead β
mic_b 23/Oct/14 Lead G/U
with Neil Furness
Ed Booth 16/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Anna Pugh
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead dog
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 08/May/14 Lead O/S

First 7c onsight :)

with Kate
Hidden 28/Apr/14 Lead RP
jamiefoxen 26/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Best pitch of sport iv done. Fell off at chains on 4th go, made it on the 5th.

with jamie sparks
Hidden 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S
benkelsey 12/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Had a little play on in-situ draws. fell at the beginning of the main crux. had probably done more climbing than on DNA or Ivi but was still only half way.

with Alex Mccan, Shaun Humphreys
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Lead β
Ri 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Michael Allday 21/Oct/13 Lead

blew the onsight rite at the top what an idiot probably the best climb in kalymnos loved it

PeteH 12/Oct/13 Lead β

Still pumpy as anything despite multiple hands-off rests! Goes on and on...

with Brian McAlinden
Hidden ?/Oct/13 -
Hidden 19/Sep/13 Lead dog
_m.cox_ 03/May/13 Lead β
with Jo Stadden
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Mat Welsh ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S

First 7c OS, on my first day climbing in the cave - good moves between good(mostly) stalactite / tufa holds. Only found three rests being a novice Grotta climber, I've seen people since finding rests practically every clip, maybe this is why some climbers(or otherwise ego seeking serial downgraders) give it 'high 7b+' which might be understandable if you milk every rest possible ! Surreal, brilliant, big cave endurance climbing either way !

with Emily J
AlistairB 15/Sep/12 Lead dog

2nd go fell off by the last bolt, got a bit lost and a bit tired. What an outrageous route though, so glad I tried.

mwatson 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Outrageous route probably the best i've done

thomasadixon 08/Apr/12 Lead dog
skygodley 23/Nov/11 Lead RP

Why oh why am I so greedy, if I'd tried it on a fresh day, I'm sure I'd have got the on sight instead of second go!

with SarahM
sam_cox 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Intimidating amazing route. 7b+

with Toby Foord-Kelcey
Glenn Sutcliffe 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with keefe
Gus 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mux 30/Sep/11 Lead RP

Bloody good fun.

Ramon Marin 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Easy if you have the fitness and don't rush it. I took about an hour to tick it, remember that is graded with the rests. Pumpy as hell regardless, but easy to onsight

with dave gary
NDD 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Massive rests inbetween a couple of tricky bits. Soft.

westyb3 23/May/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant Climbing, soft in the grade. will defiantly go back for the extension.

with Matt Cox, Alan Sarhan
rhoslynfrugtniet 01/May/11 Lead β

such an amazing line! Nearly dropped the top, which after all that climbing would have been pretty annoying, but managed to flash it!

Billg 13/Apr/11 Lead RP

Amazing route crossing ground not normally found on 7c!!!.

with James Kauntze
dan gibson 17/Oct/10 Lead RP
with jacquie robinson
martroberts 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S

A tufa jockey's paradise!My first 7c on sight. Thanks for the 40 minute belaying marathon Nui :-) Sorry 35 of those minutes was in the sun!

Hidden 12/Oct/09 Lead O/S
marky 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Mega voyage at the grade!

with Sharon
jfreeman 08/Apr/09 Lead β
simonr 08/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Too pumped!

Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Eduardo Martinez ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Tried the extension os but rope drag too much on just one rope.

david potts 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Nat
Kev Little ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 12/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Awesome. 18 clips

with KM
keefe 10/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Tansy
Cailean Harker ??/ Lead O/S

7 mins 57 seconds

with westyb3
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