Bertie Hayes and I climbed this today and would suggest the following......
Pitch 1. 6b probably. Lovely, and the most solid pitch on the whole route, at least to the mid way anchor.
Pitch 2. 6c for the top section. The rest is adventurous and less than solid. There's a loose block poised to go at the top of the biggest hole. From the top hole to the belay is tricky and crumbly with bushes dotted about in some of the best holds.
Pitch 3. Might be 7a but felt like 7a+. 1st bolt is miles from the belay and really well hidden under a bush. 2nd bolt is miles again, after climbing up a very loose and dirty vegetated groove. Dangerous. The crux bolts are ok but the rock is a bit crumbly and the moves thin and hard. Above, the runouts return and as a general observation, this last pitch takes a poor line, ignoring some nice looking tufas to the right in favour of the dirty groove, and at the top it takes a razor sharp and over grown groove instead of a solid and good looking flake line to reach the anchor.
All things considered we feel this route would be best avoided, better still the bolts taken out of pitches 2 and 3, and those above the excellent 1st pitch lower off.
Kalymnian Cheese(6 posts) (4 voices)
Bertie Hayes and I climbed this today and would suggest the following......Posted 3 weeks ago #
And there was no cheese, the brochure said I would get free cheese.Posted 6 days ago #
If you have read the description ...
Three pitches. A serious route, in part on loose rock, for experienced climbers only. It links the three characteristic caves. A particularly impressive point is the narrow rock bridge close to the first cave. When climbing, make sure there are no other climbers below. A helmet is strongly recommended. Ropes: 1 x 60m plus another 50m or 60m rope for the abseil. Continue after the Perseo belay onto a vegetated slab (spaced bolts). The long and excellent second pitch leads through the caves and the third pitch covers steep ground via powerful moves
Yes, we have read the description. Thanks.
I posted this merely to let other climbers know that it isnt worth the effort.
And there was still no free cheese!!
Thank you for your description. I think it is very useful for climbers who want to do the route. I think the cheese is melted in the sun so you can´t find any free cheese.
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! It is duly noted.Posted 10 hours ago #
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