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Lower Grotto Wall
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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'
Consensus:  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.


Location 

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


Protection 

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



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Bustin' the crux moves.
Bustin' the crux moves.
Luke on the eponymous (had to look that word up--I think it's correct) cracks.
Luke on the eponymous (had to look that word up--I...
Leading up Twin Cracks.
Leading up Twin Cracks.
Protecting the crux at the roof.
Protecting the crux at the roof.
Pulling the juggy hang to the ledge. The chains are to the right. You can lower from there, or you can continue to the top in one pitch.
Pulling the juggy hang to the ledge. The chains ar...
Steep, juggy pulls to the anchor.
Steep, juggy pulls to the anchor.
Carl P in the Twin Cracks.
Carl P in the Twin Cracks.
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.