Oesophagus Top 50

3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
 E1 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< Greenmantle < Sarcophagus  |  Combat > Combined Ops >>


The bending hand-crack in the overhanging white wall to the right of the corner of Sarcophagus is a great test of jamming technique and perseverance. Start beneath the crack. Photo on page 296. Gain the overhanging hand-crack and push on to a rest in a roof-capped niche. Pull out right and climb up and left to join the finishing corner of Sarcophagus.
FA. Barrie Biven, Jim Braven 7.1962

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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