Combined Ops Area

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Trad
Lots of sun!
Level
5 mins
Sheltered

The first sighting of the main climbing area is on the right after passing the rather gloomy North Face. The path ends at some slippery rock steps that descend to the entrance of Pixies Hole cave which is barred off in order to protect bats. On rounding the buttress the impressive Combined Ops arete is revealed; open and light and in complete contrast to the rather grim cold and polished ambience of the Pixies Hole Cave Area. Guidebook page 6.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Logic
A fine route with two excellent pitches. The line of the first pitch is very obvious. The start is a little slick but things...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E1 5b
2
Gagool
Intense and sustained moves. Start as for Logic.1) 5b. Climb to the peg at 5m as for Logic. Traverse left to the base of a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E1 5b
3
Gagool Direct
A good first pitch with thin gear at the start.1) 5b. Start just left of Logic at a small left facing corner and climb...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E2 5c
4
Combined Ops Top 50
A fantastic line and with climbing to match. Start just right of the arete.1) 5b. Traverse leftwards to the arete and then...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E2 5b
5
Combat Top 50
A brilliant and committing climb which really packs it in from the word go! Start 5m left of the arete of Combined Ops1)...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
6
Oesophagus Top 50
The curving hand-crack just right of the corner provides a stern test of jamming technique. Well protected. Gain the...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
HVS 5b
7
Sarcophagus Top 50
The huge multi-roof capped corner provides the line for this tremendous outing. Polished to a high sheen which makes things...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
VS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Wogs
    "Chris Hurlock c.hurlock@harbourchallenge.co.uk Great climb polished at the b..." 15/Dec top50

    Twang
    "This was HVS in the Nick White CC guide. E1 seems fair now the peg has gone and ..." 22/May top50

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
    "short, desperate, insecure, awkward, but still strangely enjoyable." 26/Aug

    Wogs
    "Rock is in a bad way, polished to a high sheen in the bottom half of the route." 09/Aug top50

    Mortality Crisis
    "There are two directs on this. Most obvious- go straight from the peg at the top..." 22/Apr

    The Spider
    "Peg on first pitch has been chopped through the eye. Makes the pitch bolder as t..." 04/Oct top50

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