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Gemini Crack - Rt. 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Cal Swoager, Ed McCarthy (May 1983)
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Submitted By: DaveB on May 20, 2007

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Gemini Rt. (5.10a) - New River Gorge, WV.

Description 

Great route! Challenging direct start (best), but also possible to traverse in from left to ledge. Fairly sustained finger crack, awkward flared pod (crux). Not many rests.

Location 

South Bridge Wall - left of Your Mother, Where Real Men Dare, Maranatha, Beginners Only....keep walking left along wall until two obvious face cracks appear together. Of the two (twin Gemini Cracks), this is the right one.

Protection 

Good pro. Small-medium nuts, cams, etc. Shuts.


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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Sep 4, 2007

Pretty hard for the grade (I thought). Really sustained and, like the book says, a little dirty, but quite fun.