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Twin Cracks 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: H. Carter, C. Vogel, 1968
Season: fall, summer, spring
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Submitted By: Mike C. Robinson on Mar 1, 2007

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Follow the cracks.

Description 

The crux is at the top of the two parallel cracks under a roof to traverse right (crux), then pull onto a face onto a ledge to bolted anchor P1, belay. Then up to the top of the Lower Grotto Wall belay P2.

You can rap from the anchors with a single 60m rope.

Location 

This is easy to find, the two "twin cracks" left of Cryogenics.

Protection 

Trad, well-protected, bring some long runners though.


Photos of Twin Cracks Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bustin' the crux moves.
Bustin' the crux moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke on the eponymous (had to look that word up--I...
Luke on the eponymous (had to look that word up--I...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading up Twin Cracks.
Leading up Twin Cracks.
Rock Climbing Photo: Protecting the crux at the roof.
Protecting the crux at the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the juggy hang to the ledge. The chains ar...
Pulling the juggy hang to the ledge. The chains ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steep, juggy pulls to the anchor.
Steep, juggy pulls to the anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: Carl P in the Twin Cracks.
Carl P in the Twin Cracks.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tracie cleaning Twin Cracks.
Tracie cleaning Twin Cracks.

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By Carolyn
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 13, 2009

Great route. High quality. This route had it all: jams, stemming, jugs, and a spicy traverse. Great to new leader, good gear the whole way.
By tony1
Feb 13, 2011

Yes, I remember thinking that traverse was a little spicy for 5.8. Very fun.
By Evan J
Nov 9, 2014

Retrieved BD Camalot - if it is yours, pls contact me through MP.

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