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Routes in The Grasshopper Wall

Blue Light Special S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Bro Job S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Dances With Cows S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Escape From the Pod S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Esplanada S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hot Dog S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Kielbasa S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Little Smokey S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sugar Mama S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Super Mama (Direct) S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: equipped by Mike Snyder 2001, FA M. Wendling
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Aug 3, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder

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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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Michael Schmenk
Sandy, UT
 
Michael Schmenk   Sandy, UT
 
Definitely one of the best routes I tried in Ten Sleep. The finish is so epic. Aug 28, 2017
michalm
Boulder, CO
 
michalm   Boulder, CO
 
Hardest sport 12d I have tried. I had to do a weird high-step balance to clip the last bolt around my knees from some shitty holds.
The movement is fun until near the top but then the holds get really sharp. The moves are also more desperate and thrutchy and the climbing and rock are less aesthetic in my opinion than Blue Light Special next door. Jul 5, 2017
Heard the clipping hold for the last draw broke a couple days ago. It was a decent right hand crimp. To be determined...... Jul 15, 2015
Mike Snyder
Cody, WY
Mike Snyder   Cody, WY  
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. Jul 17, 2012
stefan96
Boulder, Co
  5.12d
stefan96   Boulder, Co
  5.12d
Felt hard, almost as hard as hellion. Jul 29, 2011
FCJohn
Fort Collins, CO
  5.12d
FCJohn   Fort Collins, CO
  5.12d
Felt AT LEAST one (maybe 2) letter grade harder than EKV. Super sequency! Aug 18, 2010
Jonathan Siegrist
his truck
  5.12d
Jonathan Siegrist   his truck
  5.12d
What!? 12c? are you kidding me? this sets a new standard for FCR sandbags. Dang! Jun 28, 2010
EldoFiend
WY
 
EldoFiend   WY
 
One of the best sport routes I have ever been on. It is pretty dang hard though. Apr 12, 2010