|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 300'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||Mike Neri & others 1976|
|Submitted By:||Luke Clarke on Jun 15, 2003|
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By Clint Locks
Aug 4, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The first pitch is indeed consistent and, I found, very 9 in places. The second pitch is cruxy for about 12 feet and the move left out of the crack is not that well-protected. Fun stuff.
Once you've arrived back at the base of the climb, ***if you have a 60 mtr rope,*** shoot up the dihedral just left (noted as "the alternate .7 start" for Hand Jive) for another good 80 feet of climbing. You can use the same slings you used for P1 of Hand Jive to rappel back down.
The descent, as far as we could tell, is boulder hopping down Batman, past the west side of the Batman Pinnacle, then 2 rappels to the ground. Careful getting to the first one. It's a little sketchy. Take the left-most option to get there. You can see the beginning of the second pitch of Batman and Robin (5.6) to your left at the rappel station, (a huge block with slings and 2 rap rings).
By Ross Philip
From: Boulder, Colorado
Sep 25, 2012
|A double-zero Mastercam placed in the horizontal crack at the top and just left of the dihedral on the 2nd pitch helps calm the nerves for the face moves up and left out of the dihedral.|
By Mitch Musci
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 20, 2013
|A short but quality line...definitely an overlooked classic. Killer hands in a steep corner on P1 lead to a small, open book corner on P2...the gear and holds are better than they look from below. Don't miss this one if you are up at Batman!|