Louie Groove

2 Stars
 E1 5b

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8m. The shallow blank groove is a good test of footwork; small wires protect. Precarious but quite low in the grade.
FA. John Yates 1968


Not sure exactly where the "small wires protect" last bit of gear was a bomber side runner at "around" 2/3rds height. Gripping.
Alex White - 28/Jul/03

Top route, top moves are inspiring but couldn't find any placements for "small wires"!
Tim Rook - 17/Oct/03

Definitely a wonderfully gripping top. I don't know about small wires - I got a large nut at 2/3 height, and a size 3 microcam in the corner when standing just above the ledge. Still makes the top feel much harder than it is.
Pythonist - 17/May/04

Placements for small wires are in the crack on the left hand wall. If they hold let us know.
The top section is thin.
Martin - 08/Jul/04

E1 done as in the photo. The 'small wires' are in the Arete on the left and are bomber. HVS done this way.
Dave Garnett - 09/Jul/04

They hold.
EarlyBird - 10/Oct/05

Easy for the grade.
Stephen Robinson - 16/Apr/07

Did this a couple year ago. Agree that its easy for the grade. Hardest moves probably 5a. Did feel scary before doing the top part as the last bit of gear i could place was about halfway and coming off wouldnt have been pleasant. A bit short but a fun climb nonetheless!
Mickmcmanners - 29/Sep/08

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