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YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Fred Beckey, Wes Grande, Jack Schwabland, 1948.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 8, 2006
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Climb the chimney on the right side of Jello Tower. Step across then right to a wide crack to the top.


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The first pitch of Midway (5.5) starts in the corner and climbs the chimney.
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By Steve Wolford
Aug 23, 2009

This is a great traditional free solo.

By Ed kelly
Jul 30, 2013

A fun historic climb. Pretty straightforward climbing with mostly good pro. I thought the direct version was a little better. At least when I was there it was impossible to hear your partner on the final pitch, even splitting it into 3 pitches trying to avoid just that issue. So have a plan in place. Beautiful view, very cool if the salmon are running and you can see them in the river 100's of feet below you.

By rohanbk
Sep 8, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

The crux of the first pitch comes near the top where you need to transition from a really nice ledge to stemming between two walls with polished holes. It took me a couple mins to psyche myself up, but I was able to get a tiny cam into one of the horizontal cracks before being able to reach and clip a piton wedged in one of the cracks. Fun climbing!