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Slideshow (30 photos)

Adirondacks (map)
 

Pete's Farwell: Nikos starting on the third pitch

Eldorado Canyon (map)
 

Lucie and "The Greeks" pose for the camera

Fruita (map)
 

Nikos climbs from the road on the lower section of Zippy Da Do Da

Nikos climbs another hill on the lower section of Zippy Da Do Da

Golden, Colorado (map)
 

An early morning with "The Greeks" (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

 

Nikos, Fanni, and Tom standing on driveway discussing routes

Lumpy Ridge (map)
 

Relaxing after climbing Fat City/Cheap Date; note the "Texas-sized" rack (Easterners!)

Meteora (Greece) (map)
 

Travels in Greece

 

The gang hanging around the campground in Kastraki

 

Duett: Nikos preparing to lead the first pitch

 

Duett: Nikos following the crux of Duett

Es geht auch ohne!: Nikos rapping off the top

 

Es geht auch ohne!: Jim and Nikos on the last route before leaving the beautiful Meteora

Ouray (map)
 

Skylight: Nikos at the second belay in an ice cave

 

Tangled Up in Blue: Jim and Nikos at the bottom of the gorge, preparing to climb

 

Tangled Up in Blue: Nikos topping out (Copyright Nikos Kopidakis)

Pinecliffe (map)
 

Frenzy: Nikos moves through the upper corner on jams and layback moves

Frenzy: Once high in the corner, Nikos moves leftwards through the roof to the belay station

 

Nikos holds up lunch

 

Waiting out some rain

 

Nikos rushes across the Tyrolean on return from the Secret Crag

RMNP (map)

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Nikos at the Pizza Pan Belay

 

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Nikos arriving at the first belay; the Petit Grepon gets sun very early in the morning, much earlier than Sky Pond

 

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Nikos somewhere on the lower face

 

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Jim leading the crux pitch, looking down at Nikos at the belay ledge

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Nikos leading the final pitch to the table-sized summit of the Petit Grepon

 

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Nikos fiddling with stuff on the summit

 

South Face of the Petit Grepon: Nikos triumphant on the summit

 

South Face of the Petit Grepon: A very exposed rappel from the summit leads into the notch

 

Bivying at Sky Pond (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

Vail (map)
 

The Fang: Fanni stands around while Nikos and Jim get changed in the road