Twin Cracks* VS 4b
[Twin Cracks, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
From the cave, bridge the steep cracks, left then right. © ROCKFAX


FA. Hugh Banner 1960

Photo: Twin Cracks © Arin S
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 141 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

tiga271 - Lead - 12/Jun/15 with Mel

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/15

Difficult exit from the cave, but bomber gear
gpcomps - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with miketong

Within my range for a lead I think.
miketong - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Greg Partridge

Tim Harper - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with James Lewis, NTU

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

Jlewis01 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Tim harper

TomYates - Lead - 19/Apr/15

JulianB - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Andrew Gilmartin

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Apr/15

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/15

alanblyth - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/15

A bit strenuous getting over the lip if you get your hands mixed up (which I did). Otherwise fairly easy route, it just needs a bit of 3D thinking!
jsmcfarland - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/15 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14

An exciting route worth 2 stars, partially because its difficult to read & IMO harder than grade suggests! Surely the only 4b moves here are left avoiding direct attack of twin cracks. I bet many will fall going for hand jams up right hand crack, so protect crux! My 2nd thought it was a VS 4c with very hard precarious bridging moves! I think its a hard 5a move for short or those unable to spread legs wide. Anyway... I read it wrong, went off to the right, ended up on 5b/c moves & fell. Open air below so no impact with both cracks protected! Carried on and lead to the left, so i'm claiming an onsight! Cheeky? ...fell of 5b, adjacent route!
Pixie-SshAndy - Lead dog - 12/Jul/14 with Anni, Zoe Pickering

AnniH - 2nd β - 12/Jul/14 with Zoe and Andy

danm - Lead - 12/Jul/14

giuly - Lead - 26/Jun/14 with Xose' Portela

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Wendo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Green, crap too.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Matt250 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

derekwwl - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/14 with matthew williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Couldn't manage to bridge the cracks - too far apart for me!
splat2million - 2nd dnf - 09/Mar/14

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13

One thrutch wonder.
Pike - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Marc

Right-hand crack? Used the left more. Possibly off route?
max_chan - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Richard Williams

Mostly pre-placed gear after Adam backed off
Chris Manasseh - Lead - 12/Sep/13 with Adam Galluzzo

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/13

might have gone off route!!
Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Rob S

went off route and ended up on the finish of busy day
dr_botnik - Lead - 03/Sep/13 with Paul Hy

Awkward move round the bulge to gain the upper cracks - a bit of a shredder route
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Mark Bell, Cragtyke

use your feet
cragtyke - 2nd - 10/Jul/13 with Mark B, Ross

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/Jul/13

andy.smythe - Lead - Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Pile of crap. Went off route to the left and then up to get stranded for about an hour before managing to escape.
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Lee Ironmonger

Ali Mortazavi - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Rita

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

Pero - Lead O/S - 11/May/13

kcollender - Lead - 05/May/13

Went off route, too far left
David Robinson - Lead - 03/May/13 with Steve Drake

Steve Vincent - Lead - 03/May/13

jtree03 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Brother Al

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Vincej - Lead - 2013 with Nevil

runestone - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Liz, Jeff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Sep/12

chubbyclimber - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Steve

GrahamHP - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with JanePhillips

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Saw a lot of people fall from this before i tried so was pretty nervous but its easy if you bridge.
Iron Face - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

gavster2405 - 15/Sep/12

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Steve Wilson

gazfellows - Lead - 12/Aug/12 with Lara, Nic

Adrianw - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Mr Blood, Natalie Wilson

Alex 74 - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with iain

Marcin78 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rafal

Merlin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Phil Chalkley

LardClimber - Lead - 27/May/12 with Nic Dynes

minaturechris - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Leelogs - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Chris Gardner

Chubbs - 2nd - 03/May/12

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Jo

hotfeet - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Nice positions.
Alkis - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Nigel Bond - Lead - 04/Oct/11 with Bern Hardman

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 04/Oct/11

Andrew Martin - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Ruth

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/May/11

Tricky last move before easy ground.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Steve Cunnington

More interesting than it first appeared.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Lisa M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

mattk - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Gaz

five - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with AV

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Reds - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Ian Redfern

pabbage - 2nd - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Apr/10

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Dan Simmonds

DaNo123 - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with Hanzler

tigertim - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/10 with James Noble

Hidden - Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Sep/09

Joemanglerocks - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Paul Barber

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

Becky E - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with David Fisher PCC

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09

tinyali - 2nd dog - 02/May/09 with Imo Furlong

b.hayley - Lead dog - 19/Apr/09 with alfredo

Alfredo - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with Ben H

Pretty strenuous bridging over the roof but great fun!
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Ed Arnett

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/08

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Ripper, luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/08

markbenton - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with ggawthrope

Great route.
bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08 with Rob Peppit

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

gw66 - 2nd - 25/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/08

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Jaime

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/07

Wet!
Piers Harley - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Chris Grimble

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Chris FitzHugh

tight rope over the overhang
hang_about - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/07

Hodge - 2nd - 22/Apr/07 with Craig

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/06

adam carless - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

arin78 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/05 with Mark

My Gravity - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Simon S

rob k - 2nd - 22/Apr/05

Different Steve - Lead - Mar/04 with Pete Krug

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/May/02

ChrisJD - 2nd - 12/Apr/87

mikej - Lead - 12/Oct/69 with E

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hard HVS0 of 33
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easy HVS0 of 33
hard VS1 of 33
VS26 of 33
easy VS5 of 33
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HS0 of 33
easy HS0 of 33
hard 4c1 of 32
4c2 of 32
easy 4c3 of 32
hard 4b17 of 32
4b9 of 32
easy 4b0 of 32
hard 4a0 of 32
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