Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Louie Anderson
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Shared By: David Wang on Jun 12, 2006 with improvements by Benjamin Chapman
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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"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.


12 bolts, 3 shut anchor


Jordan Ramey
Calgary, Alberta
Jordan Ramey   Calgary, Alberta
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. Nov 26, 2007
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Recent reports indicate that the three shuts at the anchor are wearing pretty thin. Wish folks would stop TRing directly through the shuts. May 7, 2016
Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
Alex Bury   Ojai, CA
Thanks for the heads up regarding the lead bolts.

The anchor up top was updated three days ago, and I’m going to return soon to finish removing the old hardware. I’ll tighten up those lead bolts while I’m there.

Folks are welcome to reach out directly if you know of anything needing attention:
info@ojaialex.com. Dec 4, 2017
Professor Snax
Professor Snax   Atlanta
Classic for the area. The new confidence-inspiring anchor hardware is a most gracious addition (Thanks, Alex!). Apr 2, 2018
Does anyone know if leading this route with a 60 m rope will be fine. I know cappuccino is 100 ft according to its mtn project page but espresso looks a bit shorter on the topo. Thanks. Aug 2, 2018
brian burke
santa monica, ca
brian burke   santa monica, ca
60m rope is fine to climb this route Aug 4, 2018