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Batwings Direct 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 17, 2004
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This is a direct variation to Batwings. Two bolts protect the start, but it is a little runout to the first bolt. I personally think the regular start to Batwings is a better start.

Join Batwings at the end of the right trending tarverse, and continue with that route.


Protection 

Draw, and SR for upper Batwings



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By Riley Rollins
Jul 15, 2011

The super insecure slab off the start makes you hate the route in the moment, but it's never that bad thinking back on it. Worth a go, and it just makes the upper dihedral feel that much sweeter once your in it away from the slab. Worth a go for sure!

By drock3
Sep 16, 2013

I've only done this start, and I think it's great. The spacing of the bolts lines up perfectly with the difficulty of the moves. I think this is a perfectly bolted start of a great climb. It's harder slab climbing, so get your head in the right mode to enjoy it.

Super fun.