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Routes in Spartacus

3 Stripes S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Aphrodisia S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Astree S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chariots of Fire S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Daniboy S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Gladiator S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Harakiri S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Kerverias S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Kerveros S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Le 13eme Travail d'Hercules S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Les Amazones S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mon Batchounousougounoudoudou S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nabuchodonosor S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Neska Politika S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pygmalion S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Spartacus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tzatziki Vikiki S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Vangelis Connection S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 115 ft
FA: Klaus Schwarz, Markus Stofer, 2004
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Shared By: Top Rope Hero on Oct 23, 2011
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There are times in your life when it all falls away; the bills, the screaming kids, that raging case of projectile herpes. Times when nothing matters in the universe but you and your quest for godhood.

If climbing in Kalymnos is one of those times where you forget even your own blistering VD—much less your kids—then you should have your doctor run some lab tests. The paint chips might finally be kickin' in.

Still, losing yourself to oblivion on "Aphrodisia" is quite excusable. HOW this climb only rates two stars in the guidebook defies all rational explanation; this thing is better than chunky gingers in lycra.

Reach up and slot the undercling masquerading as a cave. Stem. Clip. Now breath and enter the bliss. Mean but perfect cuts will lift you out of your dreary life and off the deck until you're fighting that French wanker on your left (on Les Amazones) for the same, chalked-spooged tufa pipe. Just at that time when he lectures YOU about proper Euro ethics, launch right—there's some perfect, perfect slots hidden on the right side of that other tufa pipe, the one you've been molesting with your right foot. Jug up 'n' right on spectacular tufa jugs. After the orgasm, send the bulge, clipping if you can manage it—sacking up and running it out if not. Seemingly easy ground to the anchors, until you realize you SHOULD have read this posting, shaken out after the bulge, and gotten it ALL back before attempting the very steep, very sequence-y top out.


Sandwiched between "Les Amazones" and "Nabuchodonosor" on the ramp at Spartacus right. Clearly marked in red; or just look for that Jersey-sized undercling viewable from low-earth orbit.


A dozen-ish draws and a Kodak to capture the moment when you realize this shit is free and that you can do it until your arms fall off. Finish on a two-bolt/two-'biner anchor.



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