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Lower Grotto Wall
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Before There Were Nine S 
Coldfusion T 
Cryogenics T 
Engagement, The S 
Espresso Love S 
Grotto Wall Traverse T 
Headless Crankin' Chicken S 
Headless Franken Chicken S 
Insurrection S 
Knuckle Head, The S 
Mad Arab T 
One for the Road S 
Pea Brain S 
Scene of the Crime S 
Space Sluts in the Slammer S 
Stage Fright S 
Stand By Your Van T,S 
Stranger Than Fiction T,S 
Tarzan S 
Twin Cracks T 
Under Pressure S 
Under Pressure - Extension S 
Unknown 13b? S 
Victims of Fashion T,S 
Wire and Fire T,S 
YQ T,TR 

Espresso Love 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: claramie on Sep 2, 2013

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Description 

Espresso Love is a great line on the right side of the Lower Grotto, following bolts up a black streak.

Scramble up to the first bolt, get the second clipped then make tough moves left of the bulge. Blindly clip the 3rd bolt out right. Continue up easy ground to the ledge. Alien here in the flake or do a move to the jug and clip the fourth. Climb the flake right of the 4th bolt (maybe there is a kneebar to be had). Clip the 5th and traverse left under the roof. Climb up through a few more clips to the chains.

Location 

This is the next bolted line right of Wire & Fire (on the right side of Lower Grotto Wall).

Protection 

Sport route with 8 bolts (if memory serves, check for yourself and/or take more). You can also get a yellow-red Alien before the 4th clip if you want.


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