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Esmerelda 

WI4 M6-7

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch
Consensus: WI4 M6-7 [details]
FA: Pete Takeda
Season: all winter
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Mar 5, 2004

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Awesome route, lots of fun!

Description 

Route is right of Misery in the Belfry, the small area above Spiral Staircase. Great route to be introduced to roof mixed climbing. Also at the end you climb around the curtain....

Protection 

4 bolts, 2 screws.

Addendum: Per Erik W: as of 11/20/11, the 3rd bolt is ready to pull out of the rock.


Photos of Esmerelda Slideshow Add Photo
"Zak, you don't have an ice screw..." &q...
"Zak, you don't have an ice screw..." &q...
Takeda doing the stellar 'climb around the curtain...
Takeda doing the stellar 'climb around the curtain...
Graham on Esmerelda.
Graham on Esmerelda.
Mike moving to the curtain.
Mike moving to the curtain.
Brian working out the start.
Brian working out the start.
Yoga master Mike.
Yoga master Mike.
Not as fat as normal but climbable and fun. Watch ...
Not as fat as normal but climbable and fun. Watch ...
My first leashless mixed climb, these boots are no...
My first leashless mixed climb, these boots are no...

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By Anonymous Coward
Dec 5, 2004

I thought this route was called Bats, lots of fun nonetheless.
By David Carter
From: Denver, CO
Jan 12, 2015

As of 1/11/2015, the 3rd bolt has not been replaced and remains (potentially) hazardous. The bolt casing is visible, and both the bolt and casing wiggle - this is not apparent when climbing up from below as the bolt faces downward. As commented by Erik W. in 2011 - caution advised.
By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 4, 2015
rating: WI4 M6-7

This route is short but packs a lot of fun! Really good when the ice is fat, as the curtain is at least a body length wide and you get to do a sweet, pumpy traverse. Bolts seemed okay, but I didn't test any.
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