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

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Hidden 15 Aug TR dog
rohanpawlowski 15 Aug TR dnf
EllieWoods 15 Jul TR O/S
with James Hannant, petecallaghan
with James Hannant, petecallaghan
Hidden 25 Jun TR dnf
Hidden 25 Jun TR O/S
Hidden 3 Jun TR dog
Jamie Skelton 25 Jul, 2018 Lead dog Fell on last move gutted
Fell on last move gutted
Rob Houston ??, 2018 -
hornbywill 28 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S A bit of faff at the start then committed
with Adrian Parsons
A bit of faff at the start then committed
with Adrian Parsons
felixwilkins 10 May, 2017 Lead O/S
i_a_coops 23 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
with Mark
with Mark
petecallaghan 22 Aug, 2016 TR dnf Made the traverse from the start of Oesophagus OK: heel hook to keep control moving onto the flake. Desperate swinging on the flake get onto the arete. Didn't have the power above the wide crack, but found a knee bar rest
Made the traverse from the start of Oesophagus OK: heel hook to keep control moving onto the flake. Desperate swinging on the flake get onto the arete. Didn't have the power above the wide crack, but found a knee bar rest
andy_pemberton 22 Jun, 2016 Lead So good. Only been 19 years since I last tried it, when I didn't get past the big flake at the start. No really hard moves, but it does keep on coming!
So good. Only been 19 years since I last tried it, when I didn't get past the big flake at the start. No really hard moves, but it does keep on coming!
Stuckey 21 Apr, 2016 Lead
Brian H 6 Mar, 2016 TR rpt
alice fuller 10 Jun, 2015 TR O/S greatmoves
greatmoves
Hidden 29 May, 2015 Lead dog
Hidden 27 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
ferdia 7 Mar, 2015 2nd
Andy Moles 7 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
dbrooks 1 Feb, 2015 Lead dnf side runner in oesophagus... made it to the flake, got scared and backed off!
with Alex
side runner in oesophagus... made it to the flake, got scared and backed off!
with Alex
Davebryant ??, 2015 Lead RP Led on pre placed gear for the first 3rd of the route
Led on pre placed gear for the first 3rd of the route
FATBOYFAT ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 1 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
Lee_Meaden 15 Aug, 2014 Lead RP Would make a tough and daunting onsight. Solo'd until joining Combined Ops as wasn't sure runners in Osesophagus were in/ would provide protection. Pumpy & sequency in and out of top groove
with Luke Robinson
Would make a tough and daunting onsight. Solo'd until joining Combined Ops as wasn't sure runners in Osesophagus were in/ would provide protection. Pumpy & sequency in and out of top groove
with Luke Robinson
lawsy_boy1 ?Aug, 2014 Lead
kennythescot ?Aug, 2014 Lead RP
Derek Ryden ?Apr, 2013 Lead dog Got foot stuck in niche and had to hang to get it out!
with David Coley
Got foot stuck in niche and had to hang to get it out!
with David Coley
kingholmesy ??, 2013 Lead O/S
with Colin
with Colin
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
rustaldo 25 Jun, 2012 Lead dnf Fail.
with Hinchrn
Fail.
with Hinchrn
John Mcshea 3 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Would be a lot easier second time round......
Would be a lot easier second time round......
burto 22 Mar, 2012 Lead β
with tom powell
with tom powell
Mr Powly 22 Mar, 2012 2nd dog
with burto
with burto
Toby Dunn 5 Oct, 2011 Lead 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!
with Sophie Nunn
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!
with Sophie Nunn
Sophie Nunn 5 Oct, 2011 2nd dog
Bristoldave 22 Jul, 2011 Lead RP Fell off top section about 9 months back. Felt fine today.
with nick
Fell off top section about 9 months back. Felt fine today.
with nick
richardr 11 Jun, 2011 Lead dog 1 fall at crux, missed obvious foothold. Gutted!
1 fall at crux, missed obvious foothold. Gutted!
Duncan Turner 11 Jun, 2011 2nd Painful start but fun!
Painful start but fun!
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 Lead RP
Hidden 30 May, 2011 Lead β
Ed Babs 28 May, 2011 Lead RP Missed a jug near top. 2nd go.
Missed a jug near top. 2nd go.
Hidden 28 May, 2011 2nd
jameshiggins 26 May, 2011 Lead dog One rest at the thread. Shame. Pumpy.
with Neil Adams
One rest at the thread. Shame. Pumpy.
with Neil Adams
Neil Adams 26 May, 2011 2nd dog Hard!
Hard!
feilx 21 May, 2011 Lead rpt
AlexD 21 May, 2011 2nd dog
Legs ?May, 2011 2nd dog
with Macca_7
with Macca_7
Hidden 9 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
adam cooper*super* 8 Dec, 2010 Lead β
with Jack_F
with Jack_F
Bristoldave 18 Sep, 2010 Lead dog
with nick
with nick
Hidden 8 Sep, 2010 TR dog
Bobby Gilbert 7 Aug, 2010 Lead dog Two falls. Strenuous crux.
Two falls. Strenuous crux.
nick arding 15 May, 2010 Lead rpt
Hidden ?May, 2010 Lead RP
Popkids 27 Mar, 2010 TR dog
with Nolan
with Nolan
Hidden 28 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
pezzerrr 18 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
chris j 8 Oct, 2009 Lead rpt
with Ben Bradford
with Ben Bradford
Jack_F 20 Aug, 2009 Lead RP
with Adam copper *super*
with Adam copper *super*
twm 9 Jun, 2009 TR rpt
climber sim ??, 2009 -
Justin T 1 Sep, 2008 Lead RP Oh yes!
Oh yes!
alaan 25 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Aly
with Aly
Justin T 8 Aug, 2008 Lead dog
with Cusco
with Cusco
eddy-on-the-rocks ?Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
with not seconded
with not seconded
chris j 17 Oct, 2007 Lead RP
with Jerome
with Jerome
Hidden 11 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
sebrider ??, 2007 2nd
with Roby Rudolf
with Roby Rudolf
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
feilx 12 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
with Seb
with Seb
bronsonite 2 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Alex Cannon
with Alex Cannon
Marti999 ??, 2006 Lead
Ben1983 ?Jun, 2004 Lead dog
Hidden 21 May, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 -
sadams 20 Jun, 1998 Lead
with Andy Long
with Andy Long
Mark Kemball 4 May, 1998 2nd
with Jason Lloyd
with Jason Lloyd
Roget 4 May, 1996 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
leadmat ?Jul, 1995 Lead
tuftynick ??, 1995 Lead
with ben winston
with ben winston
kristian 27 Feb, 1994 -
pmot ??, 1994 TR O/S
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1990 2nd
with Rob H.
with Rob H.
Derek Ryden 26 Nov, 1989 Lead β
with Ewan, Mark Lee
with Ewan, Mark Lee
Hidden ?May, 1986 Lead G/U
Hidden 13 Jun, 1985 Lead β
Steve Bell ??, 1979 -
Simon cook ??, 1978 -
Simon cook ??, 1974 -
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