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Birthday Boulder TR 
Birthday Chimney T,TR 
Birthday Crack T,TR 
Bowing to the Undercling T,TR 
Caesarian Tower T,TR 
Caesarian West Face TR 
Chester's Chimney T,TR 
Doublemint T,TR 
Flux Capacitor Crack T,TR 
Flying Delorean T,TR 
Great White Hope T,TR 
Horner's Corner T,TR 
Left Twin, The T,TR 
Mitzvah T,TR 
Phallacy of Symbolism, The TR 
Right Twin, The T,TR 

The Left Twin 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 21, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: The Left Twin (6) and The Right Twin (7)

Description 

The Left Twin follows the shallow inside corner up to the small overhang. Once at the overhang either climb to the right and finish in the nook shared by The Right Twin, or climb the obvious outside corner to the left using ledges and cracks.

Protection 

Standard Rack


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The sun finally hits this wall around 2pm here in mid-July but braved the 20 degree raise in the tempeture to get this one in on lead.  7-17-11.
The sun finally hits this wall around 2pm here in ...

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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 15, 2003

I went here a few weeks ago with my sister. It was an easy hike (we had a dog) and lots of good anchors for TR. Its always nice to find an area where we both can be challenged. If you start left of the left twin, you can make it a bit more challenging. There are plenty of ways to make any of the easier climbs on Birthday rock more difficult.
By roger fritz from rockford, IL
From: Rockford, IL
Oct 23, 2011

A couple loose blocks at strategic/crux locations. Be careful, but I truly think they have been loose for decades! One is a diagonal shaped block about half way up and is great for a lie-back. The 2nd one is toward the top and is about 1 to 1-1/2 foot tall little tower. It should only be used for a pull straight downward. An outward pull may lever it down on your belayer!
By Mike Sohasky
May 30, 2012

Led this route this past weekend. Shallow gear running down the middle seam, but good/small horizontal ledges to the left of the crack 25 feet up for secure feet. Easier led than Right Twin. But worth time to climb it.
By Bryan Keller
From: Madison, WI
Sep 24, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

This route felt like a 5.6 to me. There was no move on par with the difficulty of the crux of, say, Peter's Project or Birthday Crack to give it the 5.7 rating. I would even go so far as to say that this climb felt easier than Brinton's Crack and Pine Tree Step Across because the moves here were so obvious.
By Joe "Big Boi" Osterman
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jun 18, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The gear on this route is a bit tricky. Brass micro offsets and ball nuts were clutch for protecting this route. The movements aren't too difficult but its definitely not an easy lead.
By Austin Pethan
From: Madison, WI
Jul 28, 2013

This route takes passive gear great. Bring a #2 or #3 C4 to place in the horizontal half way up.