Deep Throat** E3 5c
50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An atmospheric route which follows the wide crack on the right-hand side (looking in) of the buttress. The bridging moves required on the route are a lot easier for tall people.
1) 5c, 25m. Climb the corner-crack and chimney to a break in the first roof. Move up to a rest then chimney out to a spike on the arete. Swing (or bridge if you are lanky) to a ledge up and right.
2) 5a, 25m. Climb the crack above, over the other two roofs. © ROCKFAX

FA. C.Heard, S.Lewis 16.6.79 16/Jun/1979

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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Mental ab in at highish tide, had to place about five runners to keep the rope in. I've done plenty of exciting abs but have to admit I was a bit intimidated by this one! The climbing up to the crux was mostly steady bridging but pretty exciting and often on damp rock. Great bridged rest above space below the crux, which was dry but tricky and committing (what's all that about a spike in the description?). Second pitch is not 5a as per the Rockfax! At least 5b - bridging, contortions and slimy jams. Went past an old bird's nest, yuk! Well protected though. Led it all in one 45m pitch. E2 climbing, E3 experience!
Misha - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Rachel

The whole experience was a bit of an adventure! I really don't know where the spike was too? Maybe we swung right before it rather than laybacking higher first? Laybacking would have been hard anyway as the crack was pure slime.
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Misha

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

nathanlee - 2nd - 20/Apr/14 with Rob Greenwood

mike mo - 2014

soph - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12

Fred_Richard - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with bill turner

Led the second pitch, got flash pump on the first overhang and had to go down to rest and get the big cam I'd already placed to use in that spot. Took me a long time to figure out the 2nd overhang but eventually lay backed it easily.
matthewjames - AltLd rpt - 18/Aug/11 with Tom Dixom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/08

morganator - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Neil McAdie

gforce - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with Jason

Bern - 2006

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2004

Billg - Lead O/S - Sep/01 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - 2nd - 1996

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

Mike Owen - 17/Aug/85 with Ian Carr

Brilliant route!
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 25/Apr/84 with Kenny Winkworth

Mark Kemball - Lead - 01/Apr/83 with Mark Roberts

steve L - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/79 with Charlie

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