Pinnacle Sports Kalymnos 2014 Tour – Pt 2

headerimage_kaly2014_pt2The first week of the tour was all about the detail but the second week was all about the big picture. The wide open landscapes and seascapes are the canvas for our teams efforts this week on either side of Kalymnos and neighbouring island Telendos.

Everyone had their limestone techniques dialed in this week and started tackling the big 40 metre pitches and some of the tufa and stalagtite delights of the island.

All in all it was a great trip this year. Thanks to an awesome, motivated crew, there was a lot of personal bests and a heap of new skills and technique improvements. Thanks again to everyone who came along this year, you guys were great, would love to see you all back next year and bring your friends :)

Next we head off to Yangshou, China. Still a few places left so if you are interested check out the Pinnacle Sports Expedition section of their website.

et1Sometimes there is a bit of a walk in to get to the crag but there is always a reward at the top

et2Colin using some delicate footwork to make his way up a high angle 40 metre slab pitch

et3Peta giving the thumbs up at the anchors. In the background you can just make out the coastline of Turkey.

et4Leanne and Sarah in a race to the top on either side of this odd pyramid like crag formation

grotta1An early start to beat the crowds into the Grande Grotta gives a unique view of the sun rising on the nearby island of Telendos, framed by the stalagtite “teeth” of the cave.

grotta2Min looking for options on the far side of a huge tufa fin.

grotta3Colin looking for a wide bridging move on his project for the day, Cyclops 6c

telendos1Waiting for the ferry to head home from a day at Telendos there is always time for a good goat selfie or two.