Main Overhang

2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
 7c+

Adjacent Routes
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17m. The original route of this wall. There is a particularly thin sequence of moves above the little roof. The gear comes from assorted ages.
FA. Rob Gawthorpe 1984

USER COMMENTS

7c+ and not particularly good !!
Mick Johnston - 04/Feb/02

7c+ and pretty good
Steve - 21/Feb/02

an all time classic but in need of some new bolts and a new belay
andy - 01/Jun/02

what could possibly be "not particularly good" about it. so it eases considerably at two-thirds height, but a fantastic sustained sequence to there. brilliant climbing, friendly-ish holds and standard 7c+.
joe le sage - 05/Aug/02

Utterly brilliant face climbing.
andy farnell - 23/Feb/04

Grim moves! Was polished when I did it in 97 so must be in a state by now?
Goi - 29/Mar/04

Surely this must be 8a - easily as hard as Toadall Recall?
mark hetherington - 17/Sep/06

I managed to pull the crucial pencil layaway hold off on Sunday and it shattered into many pieces so not possible to glue back on! Still possible at the same grade or maybe slightly harder using the tiny and very sharp crimp to the left?
mark hetherington - 06/Nov/06

Managed to do this on Sunday without the infamous pencil hold. Still feels more like 8a to me with the new sequence. Very sustained to the half-height easing with a crimpy crux.
mark hetherington - 14/Nov/06

Is pretty tough for 7c+. I wouldn't flinch an eyelid if it got 8a.
PS - 26/Apr/07

Since the pencil layway has gone it's a much harder move, very tough crimping on a small edge for the crux. Probably 8a now, feel's harder overall than New Age IMHO.
andy farnell - 02/Jul/07

Savage; definitely harder than NAT.
toby - 06/Jul/07

"kalymnos 8a" pleasant 7c+, climbers with a whiff of technique can throw laps whilst still wearing their t shirts, easier for the short, NOT 8a!! ever, too much hot air around and not enough sends IMHO, (if i can do it it can't be)didnt even need to extend the belay with a bumbly sling
peter chadwick - 08/Jul/07

Ignore the comment's in Pete's name as he didn't write them. But we all know who did...
andy farnell - 06/Aug/07

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