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Bat's Ass 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Joe Bryson, Mike McCormick
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: joe bryson on Oct 7, 2011

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Following pitch 2 on a nice fall day!


Name comes from a Bat encounter on the First Ascent.
Pitch 1-Clip bolt for crux. Thin crisp edges lead to lower angle terrain. Trend up and right to 2 bolt anchor. 80ft. 5.10+
Pitch 2- Climb straight up into minor right facing corner. Great climbing and great gear lead to a 2 bolt anchor. 90ft. 5.9.
Rap with one rope.


On the wall between "Rat's Ass" and "Unfinished". More specifically between the routes "Integration By Parts" and "Child Prodigy"


Gear to #1 camalot. extra TCU's

Photos of Bat's Ass Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: BP. above the crux on 1st pt Bat's Ass.
BP. above the crux on 1st pt Bat's Ass.
Rock Climbing Photo: BP. on easy ground near 1st belay.
BP. on easy ground near 1st belay.
Rock Climbing Photo: Will above to crux!
Will above to crux!

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By rock_fencer
From: Columbia, SC
Oct 9, 2011
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Gear was thin and questionable above the horizontal above the bolt in my opinion. P1 is good face climbing for a bit then eases up considerably. P2 is some of the best 5.9 slab at the glass with bomber gear! Nice work on putting it up.

For just a 5.9 feel, i think climbing P1 of Windwalker into P2 of Bats ass would be a great linkup.

In retrospect i'm unsure if we started in the correct place. Clipped the first low bolt left of the left facing mini corner that is left of windwalker.
By joe bryson
Oct 10, 2011

It sounds like you were right on. After doing the hard moves at the bolt a long horizonal is reached with good gear. Another steep pull gets you standing onto the horizonal. There is a good blue TCU in an eyebrow at chest level and a #00 TCU at eye level. A really cool hand traverse on positive hand holds/thin feet leads to a stance with bomber medium stoppers in a vertical crack. Above there are a couple of shallow TCUs to anchor.
By rock_fencer
From: Columbia, SC
Oct 10, 2011
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

we got in a good grey and a shitty red C3. Guess the blue tcu was better than the red c3, cause the c3 was crappy.
By Karsten Delap
From: North Carolina
Jul 23, 2015

I broke a key hold off with my foot today in the crux. Half of it is left.

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