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Espresso 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Louie Anderson
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Submitted By: David Wang on Jun 12, 2006  with updates from Benjamin Chapman

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Leading Espresso

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Description 

"Espresso" is the long and impressive arete and face at the far left side of the Java Wall. There is a large loose looking block protruding from the face at the base. Begin climbing the short steep face, right of the block, to an easy slab section. From here, continue up the arete and make a short traverse left, to pull onto a shelf above the bulge. Follow the left line of bolts (Cappuccino goes straight up) on edges and small pockets on the gently overhanging wall. "Espresso" is one of the best long moderates at Echo Cliffs.

Protection 

12 bolts, 3 shut anchor


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By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Nov 26, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The 2 shuts at the top of this route are fairly worn from people lowering and / or top roping off them.

Route info: 10-12 bolts. Fairly solid rock. The line starts at the extreme left of the java wall below the ramp. Two bolts lead up and onto the ramp. Follow the bolts up to the arete and crux bulge. The crux bolt's hanger is a bit loose (seemed fine though). Pull through this bulge clip a bolt then follow the bolts diagonally left. The route straight up is cappuccino (5.11c). The final part has good holds and feet, but is slightly overhanging causing it to be the enduro crux.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 12, 2009

The two anchor shuts are worn, but a new 3rd shut was added in April of 2009. There are currently 3 shuts at the anchor. The route consists of 12 bolts and a 3 shut anchor.