Thursday, December 2, 2010


Ok, so I quit my job and went to Greece. Went with Pat and spent all of October in Kalymnos, the new world destination sport climbing area. Kalymnos is marked in red below:

It seemed like it took forever to get there. We drove Boone to Charlotte, flew Charlotte to NYC and NYC to Athens. Then had to spend the day and a night in the airport and got a flight from Athens to Kos then a ferry ride to the island and a taxi to where our flat was located. We would have gone into Athens to see the sights but the locker fees to hold bags were outrageously expensive and we had already blown a few hundred dollars on overweight baggage fees.

Our first day we took a nap, unpacked a little, and rented a scooter to see the island and get the lay of the land. We spent the first days going to places that you could not walk because we only had limited days with the scooter. One area and route that really stuck out to me when riding around the island was Eros 7b+ at Arhi. What an amazing route and great into to Kalymnos.

Early on in the trip Pat and I decided that we were going to sample as many routes in as many areas as possible, we would stick to the three try limit rule. This gave me a chance to brush up on my rusty on-sight skills and I spend the month on-sighting 5.12s.

We did spend a lot of days at Oddessy moving from one side of the area to the other. Here is a video Pat made of Orion 7c+:

Jessa Goebel, Orion 7c+, Kalymnos, Greece from Pat Goodman on Vimeo.

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