Mickey Mouse

3 Stars
 E3 6a

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A wonderful and hugely-impressive route with two completely differing pitches. If the second falls off the top wall they will land in Brittany! Start beneath the big leaning cracks in the side of the huge groove of Buccaneer.
1) 5b, 20m. Ascend the cracks in the left wall and thug up to the fault-line, passing a large poised block. Belay on a ledge to the left.
2) 6a, 25m. Climb a curving crack on the left to a niche. Gain the roof above, then move out left with difficulty to reach the sensational wall above (peg). Move up and left to an exit corner as for Sinbad.
FA. Brian Snell, Richard Crewe, T.Tanswell 8.2.1975,FFA. Arni Strapcans, Gordon Jenkin 1.1979


Wonderful. Top pitch cunningly sneeks round the side of the roofs and so is more technical than stenuous.
stone - 27/Jun/01

Brlliant route. First pitch is even steeper than it looks! It's a good traditional pitch. Second pitch is easy 5c but absolutely fantastic. Just do it.
Mike Raine - 15/Jun/04

Excellent route, did it in one long pitch (and got a lot of drag)
felix - 22/Jan/07

Interesting comments and votes here; didn't feel like 6a to me either (thankfully!) but it was hard enough to commit to blind holds over the roof (good rest before doing so though). 1st pitch deceptively hard but a great belay ledge.
ian bryant - 12/Mar/07

A Great climb, although the difficulties on the second pitch are too short for it to be a brilliant one. A good 5c sequence all the same with a 6a move at the end.
scott ellwood - 28/Jul/08

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