Louie Groove

1 Stars
Technical
 E1 5b

Adjacent Routes
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8m. The shallow blank groove is a good test of footwork and balance. Sweetly precarious and low in the grade.
FA. John Yates 1968

USER COMMENTS

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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