Titan Towers – a New Sector in Kalymnos

Following on from the fun of equipping and climbing Eterna last year, I returned to Kalymnos in October ’15 to focus on equipping routes on an unclimbed set of towers bordering the approach to the South Face on Tolendos.

Joining me again was Gordon Jenkin and together we established 6 new lines ranging from F5 to F7b.

These routes were equipped using titanium resin bolts and Hilti RE 500 premium epoxy.

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Carrying in hardware on the first day with the distinctive peaks of Titan Towers in the distance.

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Establishing new lines in a location with fantastic energy and people.
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The prominent corner lines of Titan Towers make this an unusual crag for Kalymnos.

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Firing up Clash of the Titans F6c+ *** on the First Ascent. A superb 35m pitch blasting up the major arete line on the left side of the crag.

Telendos – Titan Towers Picture topo v2-0

The Goods! Topo by Gordon Jenkin & Francis Haden

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