Oesophagus Top 50

2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
 HVS 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< Combined Ops < Combat  |  Sarcophagus > Green Mantle >>


The curving hand-crack just right of the corner provides a stern test of jamming technique. Well protected. Gain the overhanging crack and push on to a rest in the roof capped niche. Pull out right and climb up and left to join the finishing corner of Sarcophagus.
FA. B.Biven 1962

USER COMMENTS

The climbing is much more enjoyable than it looks from the ground. Exhausting stuff.
Davros the Psyched - 01/Jul/05

One for the peak raiders - once you're in the crack any competent grit climbers will be home & dry, unfortunately a little bit slippy getting up to the crack...
chris j - 08/Jul/05

More usually, the finish is pull right out of the niche and move up and right to the Combined Ops bolt/peg belay.
chris j - 21/Oct/05

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