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Routes in Gerakios - Upper Cave/Rainbow Wall

Amra S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ergo S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lola S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Super Mami S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zavara Katranemia S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: A. Theodoropoulos, G. Kopalides
Page Views: 111 total · 8/month
Shared By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 15, 2017
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, Jason Halladay

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Description [Edit]

This amazing line tackles the middle of Upper Cave just left of the large cutout housing the 5.9, Native.

Begin with the tricky and strenuous slab before reaching larger holds and stalactites at the base of the roof. Some longer pulls deposit you at a pod where there is opportunity to rest before a taxing and sequential headwall climbed on edges and undercuts.

Keep it together through the headwall as it kicks back to vert and the holds get smaller. Clip the chains and take in the view.

Location [Edit]

Straight up the middle of Upper Cave.

Protection [Edit]

Bolts to lower-offs.

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Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
This is what Kalymnos climbing is all about. Good candidate for first "8a" Apr 20, 2017
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
 
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
 
This route is pretty good, but it is surely soft like Kalymnian cheese. Apr 20, 2017

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