Midshipman

3 Stars
Reachy
 E2 6a

Adjacent Routes
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12m. From a jug, climb leftwards to a thin crack then continue up the centre of the wall until under the capping overhang. A long reach from jams, and a rounded exit, overcome the final roof. Great climbing which is well protected throughout.
FA. Len Millsom 1963 (finishing on the right) Gary Gibson 1982 (direct)

USER COMMENTS

Too tough for me! very pumpy and the crux at the top.great moves though and good gear.
mark s davies - 07/Jun/03

A classic line and not 6a. It needs stamina a stedy approach and an ability to reeeeach at the top, well protected with friends if you have strength to place them!!
JK - 22/Oct/04

As morpho as they come - purely and entirely dependent on reach. I presume the grade is an average - 5b if you can reach, 6b(+?) if you can't. I couldn't (5'8"/+1), which was a pity as the rest of the route was good steady fun =/.
Fiend - 11/Nov/06

As morpho as they come - purely and entirely dependent on reach. I presume the grade is an average - 5b if you can reach, 6b(+?) if you can't. I couldn't (5'8" / +1 AI), a pity as the rest of the route was good, steady, fun.
Fiend - 11/Nov/06

If that comment went through twice, it's not my fault, the page wasn't displaying it.
Fiend - 11/Nov/06

I lead this with someone elses gear prep placed and no practice and it felt like a straight forward E2 5c. Breaks are good, gear is all there and moves are OK if you use your feet well. Top out was OK too for a change, didn't bother with gear over the top.
Simon Shaw - 12/Mar/07

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