This entry is simply to improve clarity. The challenge in organizing a database is that there can be multiple ways to look things. In reality, Lightning Rock, Bat Flake, and Batman Pinnacle are really one contiguous piece of rock with 3 distinct summit structures. Thus, some confusion has arisen within the database to make for 2 entries for the route, Robin's Secret. These will be consolidated and route(s) on this portion of the massif will be moved here.
The approach is the same as for Lightning Rock & Batman Pinnacle. Hike from the Lumpy parking area west towards the old Twin Owls parking area ~0.6 miles. Take the right fork up towards Batman Rock/Checkerboard/Batman Pinnacle/Lightning. Probably 3/4 the way to Batman Rock, there is a signed fork that goes left towards Checkerboard/Lightning Rock/Batman Pinnacle. Take this below Checkerboard. Continue west, then go up a less distinct trail up talus to the base. The beginnings of Lightning Rock, Bat Flake, and Batman Pinnacle are contiguous. There is usually a water streak between Lightning Rock & Bat Flake. ~50-60 minutes to approach.
Featured Route For Bat Flake
Robin's Secret 5.10c CO : Lumpy Ridge : Bat Flake
A quality route on good solid rock. A combination of steep slab/low angle face and crack climbing to a true summit. Two solid stars.I'm posting this on behalf of Chuck Graves. The description and ratings are his, but I've cleaned up the wording a bit.There are only 2 climbs on Bat Flake, and it's not likely there will be many more. Rather than entering Bat Flake as a new rock, I'm posting this under Lightning Rock, because, to me, Bat Flake, although hanging off of Batman Pinnacle, is more a par...[more] Browse More Classics in CO