Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Escaping Spring: 3 Weeks in Kalymnos

I've been putting this post off. Basically because to cover 3 weeks of such packed-in fun in any detail would be a mammoth task. Instead here's a few of the most memorable moments, favourite photos,(many more on Facebook), and a route list. If you haven't been to Kaly, go, you won't be disappointed.

Fun things:

  • Getting hammered (by the rain) in a freak thunderstorm, and retreating to a cave just in time to watch Tom Jordan get soaked. Good effort on his part!
  •  Mopeds
  • Sharing a foot-long baby tuna.
  • Actually getting up something in Grande Grotta
  • Going fast on mopeds
  • Getting 3 people on a single moped
  • Getting a moped confiscated for putting 3 people on it.
  • Onsighting my first 7a, long overdue.
  • Belaying Tom get his first 7a
  • Belaying Jenni flashing 7a+ 
  • Watching Jonny put his finger up a kittens bum
  • Getting a fungal infection from a kitten.
  • Watching Patty attempt to get up pre-9am, and drink Greek coffee
  • Jonny and Patty's moped stunt gone wrong
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Swimming in the sea
  • Taking a boat to Sikati
  • Ice cream
  • Sunsets with Jenni :)
  • Burvill's  unbreakable grin
  • A great group of 11!

Tick List:

Climb nameGradeStylehttp://ukc2.com/log/arrowd.gif
Crag name
Kulturistika7b **Lead RPOdyssey
Polipitis7a+ ***Lead RPIliada
Sickle7a+ ***Lead RPKalydna
Island in the Sun7a+ ***Lead RPOdyssey
Adolfahaut7a+ ***Lead RPSecret Garden
Ballos7a+ ***Lead RPSecret Garden
Elizabeth7a+ ***Lead RPThe Beach
Aphrodite7a+ **Lead RPGrande Grotta
Chnosi Family7a ***Lead RPPanorama
Elefantenhimmel7a **Lead RPGrande Grotta
Ioli7a **Lead O/SThe Ghost Kitchen
Thimari7a **Lead RPThe Ghost Kitchen
Sam suffit7a *Lead RPSecret Garden
Satyros6c+ ***Lead RPOdyssey
Dafni6c+ ***Lead O/SThe Ghost Kitchen
Remember Wadi Rum6c ***Lead O/SThe Ghost Kitchen
Island Highway6c **Lead RPOdyssey  
Kaly Nikhla6b+ **Lead rptKalydna
Mikrotera Kalamarakia6b+ **Lead βOdyssey
Clyde6b+ *Lead O/SOdyssey
L'uomo che non credeva6b *Lead O/SAfternoon
Ekavi6a+ ***Lead O/SIliada
Poly Retsina No Good6a+ ***Lead O/SOdyssey
Gefahrliche Brandung6a ***Lead O/SKastelli
Piccolo diavolo6a **Lead O/SKastelli
Hocla6a **Lead O/SKastelli
Kalo Taxidi6a *Lead O/SAfternoon
Blu6a *Lead O/SAfternoon
Antilohos5+ **Lead O/SIliada
Gonegli kiz (Sunshine girl)5+ **Lead O/SKastelli
L'amico Ralph5+ *Lead O/SAfternoon
Elefantenhimmel P15 *Lead O/SGrande Grotta

A couple of photos:

Emporios, Super Chill
27th Birthday Present - Elizabeth 7a+
Tom on Ixion, classic 7a

Telendos at night

The whole group on the way to Sikati before the sea sickness set in!


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  2. Just found this! What a gem of the interweb! Good stuff Warner, Very good stuff!!

    Looking forwards to sharing some fun times with you again brother :-)
    Bubbles/Burvill! x