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Bridger T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chasing Amy S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Double Trouble T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
First Blood T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Good Timer T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Humble Pie S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ignorant Pursuit T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Imperial Master S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Inca Roads T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Level Head T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Little Known Wonder T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mush Maker T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nimble Novice T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Nimrod's Nemesis T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Not So Easy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Render Us Weightless Roof T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Render Us Weightless/Ball & Chain--Direct Start T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Slacker T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Slashed T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sorcerer, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Switchback T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Twin Cracks T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown 5.6 T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown 5.6 (Left) T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown 5.7 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wild Child/variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Jun 16, 2010
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Unlike the other double crack climbs that work up a face between two pillars, Twin Cracks climbs two cracks that are fairly close together in a corner. Felt harder than the 5.6 rating, and much more difficult than it's neighbor - Double Trouble. Climb up easy, lower angled rock to a small ledge on the left side. Above this point, the climb is sustained with few rests. Jam up the two cracks - stemming options are limited. Great gear throughout.

Location

West end of the wall, climbs the double cracks just to the left of Double Trouble.

Protection

Large stoppers and cams to 4 inches (an old 4.5 Camalot is useful farther up). all of the way up - a #4.5 Camalot is useful higher up. There are some ratty slings hidden around a boulder at the top, but they were in bad shape with no rap rings. A better option would be to scramble to the top and walk off, or stay roped up and traverse to the anchors above Ignorant Pursuit. Not a good route to top rope.

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cnadel
Seattle, WA
cnadel   Seattle, WA
Also found this to be a tough lead for 5.6. The climbing is pretty straight forward but the protection is tricky and makes it feel more difficult. No anchors on top as of April 13, 2014 (which was an unfortunate surprise to me!) I equalized two stoppers above this for a directional, traversed over to the 2 bolt anchor 15 feet right, and belayed my second up to there. Apr 14, 2014
Breanne
Seattle, WA
5.8+
Breanne   Seattle, WA
5.8+
I felt like this route was a pretty stiff rating. I have been able to lead 5.8 crack other places and just about peed my pants a little bit on this one. If you are looking for an easy first lead it may not be the crack for you. Aug 12, 2010