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Bat Crack Left 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Tim Camuti on Oct 22, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Great Chimney Area (Left). Click for High Resoluti...

Description 

Climb the arete at the mouth of the Bat Cave aka Great Chimney. Hug the twin cracks on each side of the arete, then break left for thin hands and fingers through the vertical and slightly overhung finish. Supposedly there is a no-hands rest here.
Warning- slimy and appropriately named, there may be bat guano in this crack.

Location 

Left side of the arete at the mouth of the Great Chimney aka Bat Roof. About 15 feet left of Unconquerable pillar.

Protection 

TR from above with a careful setup- bring a second line or rope to descend to the two bolt anchor. Alternatively, lead with gear to 1 inch.


Photos of Bat Crack Left Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of Buck's Bar Dome (Main Area) and Great ...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of Buck's Bar Dome (Main Area) and Great ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Marilyn works out the jams on Bat Crack Left.
BETA PHOTO: Marilyn works out the jams on Bat Crack Left.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stemming past the crux of the bat crack.
Stemming past the crux of the bat crack.

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By Justin Johnsen
Administrator
Jan 21, 2013

The foot jams on the final crack section are surprisingly solid, I could see finding a no hands rest up there.
By Darshan Ahluwalia
From: Petaluma, CA
Jul 11, 2016

One star in my book, for there are bats in the crack as well as lots of bat guano at the base and on the holds (one flew out when my friend seconded). It smells, too. Short crux, which can be climbed around by stemming. Still felt like 5.10 when stemming.

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