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Gemini Crack - Left 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Cal Swoager
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Submitted By: Jon St John on Jun 2, 2008

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Description 

This routes looks intimating compared to Gemini Right, but excellent protection and fun moves makes this a must-do. In my mind, there are two distinct cruxes, one down low, about 15 feet off the deck, and the second at the main bulge about 2/3 of the way up. The first crux is a delicate, balancy move, and the second is more mental as you surmount the bulge.

Location 

Just left of Gemini Right. Obvious thin finger-crack.

Protection 

Excellent protection. Mostly small-mid size cams/nuts, but you may want a 2 or 3 up top, as I recall. Shuts at top, shared with Gemini Right.


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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 6, 2008

The Cater guide may have Gemini Right and Left ratings switched. I found that the left route was much easier than right.
By DaveB
Mar 20, 2009

Both Cater and Thompson guides rate Gemini LEFT (5.10c), and Gemini RIGHT (5.10a). Last I did these routes, I agreed with their ratings and thought LEFT was more difficult.
By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Apr 15, 2010

Right is more awkward and tenuous, but the left is more powerful. I think, however, that both are harder than Maranatha.