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Routes in Grande Grotta

Aegialis S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Aphrodite S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
DNA S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Elefantenhimmel (pt. 2) S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Fun de Chichunne S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Happy Girlfriend S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ivi S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kalypipe S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Massalia S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Monahiki Elia S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Priapos S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Taz S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Trela S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tufantastic S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Zawinul Syndicate S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Type: Sport, 115 ft
FA: Yan Ghesquiers, Philippe Pellet
Page Views: 2,006 total · 23/month
Shared By: Jeremy Henderson on Jun 17, 2011
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, Jason Halladay

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Description

The best way to describe this climb is that it is overhanging 3D syfi climbing with hard moves in between good no hands rests. You feel like you are in some alternative universe. When you look up the route you see endless stalactites and blobs. Also if you want a better idea what the features are like, google the ancient Greek good Priapos. Enjoy

Protection

19 bolts

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Jim Lawyer

  5.12d
Jim Lawyer    
  5.12d
There is nothing I would consider “hard” (or bouldery) on this route. You can knee-bar everywhere, and there are several sit-down rests where you can shake out forever. The difficulty come in stringing it all together, and choosing the easiest line through an overwhelming and confusing forest of tufa. Often the easiest line is *not* the bolt line, and there is chalk everywhere. The route overhangs more than 100’.

I believe this route—and those like it on the island—are truly special and define Kalymnos climbing, and why people should come here to climb. Mar 18, 2018

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