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.
Just left of Gemini Right. Obvious thin finger-crack.
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.
|Comments on Gemini Crack - Left
|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.
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.