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Esplanada 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: equipped by Mike Snyder 2001, FA M. Wendling
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Aug 3, 2007
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Description 

Esplanada involves multiple sequential cruxes and varied climbing, never letting off much. Starts off with steeper pocket cranking and ends with techincal crimpy slab climbing. Great moves - once you've read the line correctly.


Location 

Esplanada begins in the shallow dihedral in the middle of the wall. It is between Dances With Cows and Slim Jim.


Protection 

8 bolts to anchors.



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By EldoFiend
From: WY
Apr 12, 2010

One of the best sport routes I have ever been on. It is pretty dang hard though.

By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
Jun 28, 2010
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

What!? 12c? are you kidding me? this sets a new standard for FCR sandbags. Dang!

By FC John
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 18, 2010
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

Felt AT LEAST one (maybe 2) letter grade harder than EKV. Super sequency!

By stefan96
From: Boulder, Co
Jul 29, 2011
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

Felt hard, almost as hard as hellion.

By Mike Snyder
Administrator
Jul 17, 2012

For the record, this route was installed, cleaned and tried by Mike Snyder in the Fall of 2001 as the first route put up in the French Cattle Ranch. A broken hold and the onset of winter shut down the send. Matt Wendling did the FA the following Spring apparently unaware that the route was still a project. I would have given it 13a had I been successful in opening it myself. In classic Wendling fashion he snaked it and sandbagged it at 5.12c. The current grade seems to be a compromised consensus.