So break down the Crucifix for us.
The first part of Crucifix is forty foot of French 8a climbing. It is roof climb which has a mixture of hand jams, thin hand jams, an offwidth pod and cruxy finger crack section which leads to a poor rest.
Then you hit the crux section which is 30 foot of 9a climbing. It is all fingers, monos, the odd ring jams, some finger locks and one crucial edge! Whilst the hands are bad but manageable, the main issue is the lack of good footholds. Tom and I were actually thinking of adapting some rockshoes to create some winkelpicker climbing shoes which would enable us to get some purchase from the splitter crack! I reckon on its own, the crux section would rank as a V14 boulder problem.
Once you have completed the crux section, you are halfway through the route! The remainder of the route is a lot more adventurous in style with varied climbing at around 8b sport but it has a very droppable move right at the end!
You were able to be quite specific on your training for Century Crack - how have you prepared for the Crucifx?
The Crucifix is very different and much harder than Century so Tom and I have had to change our training slightly. Tom and I are both really good at training for endurance projects but Crucifix has such hard climbing, we have had to change up with more power sessions and developing finger strength.