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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 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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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.


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


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 28 E6 6b

What!? 12c? are you kidding me? this sets a new standard for FCR sandbags. Dang!
By FCJohn
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 18, 2010
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 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 28 E6 6b

Felt hard, almost as hard as hellion.
By Mike Snyder
From: Cody, WY
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.
By Natalie Rose
Jul 15, 2015

Heard the clipping hold for the last draw broke a couple days ago. It was a decent right hand crimp. To be determined......
By michalm
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 5, 2017

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.
By Michael Schmenk
From: South Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 28, 2017

Definitely one of the best routes I tried in Ten Sleep. The finish is so epic.

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