After a few weeks in Kalymnos, Greece, I decided Eros is my favorite route- clean moves, small pockets and one tufa blob rest. It's not your typical Kalymnos climb, no voyaging up and around big stalactites, using strangle holds, struggling like you're wrestling a pig... For those routes I think it would help if climbers called out beta in wrestling terms... "Do a figure-four armlock to a cobra clutch!" I just climb and climb and find I've been circling one stalactite. Oh, and I wanted to showcase this techno grabber knee pad I stumbled into before leaving the States. I was inspired by Steph Davis writing in a blog how she'd used a homemade pad for way too long when a professional version was just a trip to the post office away. I took the opposite message and decided if she'd used a rubber rag on her knee for her apprenticeship, I should too. My cousin helped me saw the sole off some clearance junior climbing shoes and epoxy them to a McDavid sleeve. It actually works pretty well, apart from the glue not sticking and having to compensate with duct tape.