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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Boris Girardin, Claude & Yves Remy, 2006
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Submitted By: Top Rope Hero on Oct 22, 2011

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Still clipping for glory despite a sudden and viol...


When they start making the sex robots, the moves on this one climb are what Thai designers will refer to when programming the "Khao San" happy finish. In fact this climb...this climb is why you endured 37 sleepless hours in transit in-between fat people and wailing children on Fred Airways.

Shake off that zombie jet lag, forget the fact that you out-stink the goat poo, and put on your cape: It's time to fly, people.

Launch up magnificent, mammoth cuts until you take the exit for crimptown. Look up and stretch/leap/teleport to that perfect plunging horse cock of a tufa, 37 miles above you. Never mind that the tip is wet. Grab it. Love it. Mount it. Clip. Then spend the next 20 meters pawing overhung jugs so big, so perfect that Pamela Anderson had them bronzed as inspiration for her next augmentation.

When you clip the anchors, squealing with joy, remember the hoard of lazy sport wankers at Arhi who sour graped the idea of trudging up to Galatiani because there just wasn't anything "good" up here. You and your noodle arms now know better.


Left side of cave, on top of a blocky limestone pedestal. A small launching pad has been walled off, but it's probably easier/better to belay on the lazy-boy just where the path drops off.


Many draws. Much sack. Steel tendons.

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Matt Nance delivers a seminar on smooth as a part of his larger lecture series on how to be cool as a climber.
Matt Nance delivers a seminar on smooth as a part ...
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Allison Fritz contemplates the you-know-what.
Allison Fritz contemplates the you-know-what.
Nymfi on the wide.
BETA PHOTO: Nymfi on the wide.
C'mon, Fi, grabbit. You know you wannit.  <br /> <br />Fiona Coupland reaches for glory, reaches for "the member" on "Nymfi," Galatiani. <br /> <br />Meanwhile our Top Rope Hero comes unglued at the thought of ANOTHER Pulitzer squandered because some knob on the next climb over forgot to pull his rope.
C'mon, Fi, grabbit. You know you wannit. Fiona C...
Anybody seen a tufa 'round here?
Anybody seen a tufa 'round here?
"Gerry" Geraldine Taylor giving lessons on perfect pinch praxis. Fiona Coupland giving lessons on composition and color (or "colour" as she would say it).  <br /> <br />Photo by Fiona Coupland
"Gerry" Geraldine Taylor giving lessons ...

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By RyanO
From: sunshine
Nov 3, 2013

By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 22, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

What RyanO says!! Of eight days climbing on Kalymnos this trip, this is the standout. Just wow.

Also, this route description here is brilliant!
By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
May 17, 2014


How I miss Kalymnos...