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Nymfi

5.12b, Sport, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 3.8 from 8 votes
FA: Boris Girardin, Claude & Yves Remy, 2006
International > Europe > Greece > Kalymnos > Galatinani

Description

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.

Location

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.

Protection

Many draws. Much sack. Steel tendons.

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Allison Fritz contemplates the you-know-what.
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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.
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Does that mean...?
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Still clipping for glory despite a sudden and violent shift in true vertical. Fiona calmly slacks it out for "Gerry" amid the catastrophe.
[Hide Photo] Still clipping for glory despite a sudden and violent shift in true vertical. Fiona calmly slacks it out for "Gerry" amid the catastrophe.
Anybody seen a tufa 'round here?
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C'mon, Fi, grabbit. You know you wannit. <br>
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Fiona Coupland reaches for glory, reaches for "the member" on "Nymfi," Galatiani.<br>
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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.
[Hide Photo] C'mon, Fi, grabbit. You know you wannit. Fiona Coupland reaches for glory, reaches for "the member" on "Nymfi," Galatiani. Meanwhile our Top Rope Hero comes unglued at the thought of ANOTHER…
"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>
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Photo by Fiona Coupland
[Hide Photo] "Gerry" Geraldine Taylor giving lessons on perfect pinch praxis. Fiona Coupland giving lessons on composition and color (or "colour" as she would say it). Photo by Fiona Coupland
Nymfi on the wide.
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RyanO
sunshine
 
[Hide Comment] THat.was.AMAZING!! Nov 3, 2013
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] What RyanO says!! Of eight days climbing on Kalymnos this trip, this is the standout. Just wow.

Also, this route description here is brilliant! Apr 22, 2014
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] (Sigh...)

How I miss Kalymnos... May 17, 2014
Brian Stevens
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] This is the shittiest (literally) belay in Kalymnos. I think I'm just sour because my little T-Rex arms and short eskimo body couldn't figure out the crux, like, at all. Aug 1, 2017
Colin Brochard
Tahoma
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] Yea... best pitch I tried in Kaly, therefore, the best pitch I have EVER tried. Bouldery moves to get into the arching glory line of tufas above. Sustained, great movement, perfect rock, great line. Jan 18, 2018