Combat*** E3 5c
[Combat 3, 3 kb]12m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An extremely fine and challenging pitch that doesn't let up from the very start. Start below the hand-crack of Oesophagus. Move up twin thin cracks to the overhang and boldly swing up and right along a flake to the arete. Move up the arete, peg on the right, before traversing a short way left to the foot of a wide crack. Power up the crack and headwall past a thread to positive holds and a bolted belay above. Abseil off or finish up easy ground above (as for pitch 2 of Combined Ops). © ROCKFAX

FA. P.Littlejohn 1971

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs.

Photo: Combat 3 © Mike C
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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/15

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 07/Mar/15 with Andy

side runner in oesophagus... made it to the flake, got scared and backed off!
dbrooks - Lead dnf - 01/Feb/15 with Alex

A southern version of the The Vikings
edinbed - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14

Lee_Meaden - Lead RP - 15/Aug/14 with Luke Robinson

lawsy_boy1 - Lead - Aug/14

kennythescot - Lead RP - Aug/14

Really good climbing! Had 3 solid goes at seconding throughout the day! Worked the top section and got each move right. Will be back to lead it.
Ben Russell - 2nd dog - 26/May/14 with Tom Newberry

Got foot stuck in niche and had to hang to get it out!
Derek Ryden - Lead dog - Apr/13 with David Coley

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2013 with Colin

Nick Biven - 2013

rustaldo - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/12 with Tom Hinch

Would be a lot easier second time round......
John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Justin Timms

Mr Powly - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/12 with Ian B

burto - Lead β - 22/Mar/12 with tom powell

checked the peg on abseil after an ascent 27/11/11; it is not reliable: bends and creaks alarmingly with significantly less than body weight (a good tug) Go carefully!
Toby Dunn - Lead - 05/Oct/11 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/11 with Toby

Fell off top section about 9 months back. Felt fine today.
Bristoldave - Lead RP - 22/Jul/11 with nick

Painful start but fun!
Duncan Turner - 2nd - 11/Jun/11

1 fall at crux, missed obvious foothold. Gutted!
richardr - Lead dog - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - 30/May/11

Missed a jug near top. 2nd go.
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 28/May/11 with Tom Thorne

Neil Adams - 2nd dog - 26/May/11 with Jim Higgins

One rest at the thread. Shame. Pumpy.
jameshiggins - Lead dog - 26/May/11 with Neil Adams

feilx - Lead rpt - 21/May/11 with Heather

AlexD - 2nd dog - 21/May/11 with Heather, Felix

Legs - 2nd dog - May/11 with Macca

adam cooper*super* - Lead β - 08/Dec/10 with jack folland

Bristoldave - Lead dog - 18/Sep/10 with nick

mark schramm - TR dog - 08/Sep/10 with Dave C

Two falls. Strenuous crux.
Bobby Gilbert - Lead dog - 07/Aug/10 with Katherine Sydney

nick arding - Lead rpt - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - May/10

Popkids - TR dog - 27/Mar/10 with Nolan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/09

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

chris j - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/09 with Ben Bradford

Jack_F - Lead RP - 20/Aug/09 with Adam copper *super*

tom169 - TR rpt - 09/Jun/09 with Laura

climber sim - 2009

Oh yes!
Justin T - Lead RP - 01/Sep/08

alaan - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Aly

Justin T - Lead dog - 08/Aug/08 with Crispin

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08

chris j - Lead RP - 17/Oct/07 with Jerome

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

sebrider - 2nd - 2007 with Roby Rudolf

feilx - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Seb

bronsonite - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/06 with Alex Cannon

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Ben1983 - Lead dog - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/04

sadams - Lead - 20/Jun/98 with Andy Long

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 04/May/98 with Jason Lloyd

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/May/96

leadmat - Lead - Jul/95

tuftynick - Lead - 1995 with ben winston

kristian - 27/Feb/94

pmot - TR O/S - 1994

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Jun/85

Steve Bell - 1979

Simon cook - 1978

Simon cook - 1974

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Chris_barr, justplatinum

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