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Midway Direct 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: TM Herbert, Eric Bjornstad, R. Neufer, 1960.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 8, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down Midway to the South Face Tower and th...

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Climb straight up the dihedral, after the step across, then move left on to exposed face. From a ledge, several variations, to the top are possible.


Pro to 2".

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Rock Climbing Photo: Michelle topping out on Midway Direct
Michelle topping out on Midway Direct

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By Adam Volwiler
Jun 20, 2011

Stepping from Jello Tower is really fun. I thought the first pitch up to the top of Jello Tower was a bit stiff for 5.6 but it protected well by just sliding a #4. Great route.
By vancewalstra
May 18, 2016

totally stiff for a 5.6. Pretty sure this was a Becky route which explains the stiffness. Great climb though! It can just be overwhelming when someone is a 5.6 trad climber and they get on one of Becky's old routes to be welcomed with more challenge than anticipated. I did that first pitch when I first started trad and I was intimidated... Throw some strong howling winds through that OW in the corner and yea. I'd say be confident on 5.7/8. Then again, maybe it was just the wind.

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