Octana

3 Stars
 6b

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USER COMMENTS

Don't believe the three stars in the guidebook. This route is sooo bad, the only one in Kalymnos that I really hated. It reminded me of granite crack climbing but much worse and razor sharp. Avoid!
simm2000 - 18/Jun/05

dont get the above comment its totally classic and quite unusual for Kalymnos 6b, sustained technical and absorbing. Perhaps some people just dont get along with cracks
michael s - 11/Jul/05

I love cracks, but I prefer granite which can be jammed. Fingerjam Octana and kiss your skin goodbye.
simm2000 - 31/Jul/05

i did finger jam it and had no skin problems: it was great - the sharpness can be avoided. Jamming isnt confined to granite but familiarity with a rock type definatly makes it less painful - except of course for certain gritstone routes! I had more problems with sharpness on tiny crimps on places like Arhi - Dodoni and Poets.
mike S28 - 14/Nov/05

Much better than it appears, very different from any other route at this crag, almost like climbing at Craig Arthur. I used a jam for the last clip on the crack and found it OK.
jim jones - 05/Oct/06

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