Twixt Cradle and Stone, 5.10c and Plein Air, 5.11a Climber's Log

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 24, 2016 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

Twixt Cradle and Stone and Plein Air  Sucess!

I climbed this route approximately four times in late 2014 and early 2015. I FAed one of the variations (pitch 5) with Joe Allen, which is my favorite pitch on either route. I seconded Kenny Rathcke on the FA of the interesting roof pitch on the first variation off of Twixt. They eventually named this Plein Air and gave it a 5.11a rating although I think that might be for one of the upper pitches before it joins back in. The roof is some kind of physical and wide, a tough 5.10+ but not sure it is technical enough for a 5.11-. I took Steph Abegg up there in 2015 to shoot some fun photos of Joanne and Jorge on the main chimney pitch of Twixt. This is a good route and probably the best multi-pitch addition to Handren's 2nd edition guide released in 2016.

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