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35m. One of the most amazing routes you will ever find up some incredible ground on outrageous rock formations. The climbing is relatively straightforward but the position is itimidating and the route is not to be underestimated. A 70m rope is needed to lower-off and the pitch can only be cleaned by someone following it, not as you lower off. Clear the deck of people before you climb it. Photo page 5.


superb. We just reached the ground on our 60m rope on the stretch, the team after us didn't quite make it...
flapper - 15/Sep/03

Probably the best sport route I've ever done.
We borrowed a 70m rope from Steve at the Glaros bar.
john alcock - 27/Oct/03

A 60m rope (but no less) and a little common sense will get you down.
If you think the tufas on Trella (Madness) are wild, then try the Ghost-Kitchen sector, where they are simply insane!
Roger Austin - 23/Apr/04

Stunning - one of the best of the many 3-star routes on Kalymnos, and that is saying something!
Nick Smith - 19/Sep/04

Nice and was liberally covered in blood when i climbed it. Not mine though. Lots of bizarre rests and a stunning position.
Tim Bertenshaw - 03/Oct/05

I didnt climb this route but ended up on it after going seriously off route on monahiki elia. It was a worthwhile off route trip though, amazing tufas. Incidentally you will now find a mallon on the bolt which is at around 28m, so you can lower off this on a 60 if you're prepared to trust your life on one bolt, (I also put a clip on the bolt below but someone took that, fairplay!)

The most fun off route epic i've ever had!
Ben Burfoot - 18/Oct/05

Can be cleaned on the lower as wee saw it done twice in succession,but not recommended.
Simply outstanding,one of the best routes ever
andybirtwistle - 04/Nov/05

Simply the most amazing route I have ever done. Believe the hype!
Ben Stokes - 22/May/06

What an amazing route! One of the best (sport) routes I have done! Managed to borrow a 70 m rope from some nice guys. You need it. I hope the bif tufa a never breaks off....
Heike - 23/Oct/06

Amzing route, lives up to the hype and is much better than routes like DNA for instance, better variety and position. Don't know why everyone borrows a 70m rope, it worked fine with my 60m (at least 50cm to spare!!), though you need someone to second and clean rather than lower and clean. Enjoy.....
Chad Harrison - 24/Oct/06

Well it WAS all of the above until the large tufa snapped off very recently! Full information can be found on UK Climbing:
Keith Morgan - 27/Jun/07

Another football sized lump of tufa broke off at the first band of tufas when the leader ass slammed it during a fall. Probably didn't make the route any easier.
Adrian Pollard - 01/Dec/08

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