Microbe

1 Stars
Technical
 HVS 5c

Adjacent Routes
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6m. Climb the thin crack with a useful pocket, passing a narrow overlap early on.
FA. Steve Bancroft 1975

USER COMMENTS

This description is also wrong, Microbe is the crack with the pocket in the centre of the wall. The route described here is a 5a problem.
Dave - 04/Jul/03

this is described as a 5a problem in the old definitive guide, but is more like 5b/c, and a bit rubbish.
jon stew - 01/Jun/04

the actual route with the pockets and stuff is one of the neatest little micros i've ever climbed.
Jon Stewart - 14/Jul/05

The starting hold was broken off by a rather stout chap whose strength was clearly not matched by technique. It's now slightly harder - more like V3 - but thankfully still climbs very nicely.
Jon Stewart - 10/Oct/10

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