Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall) Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Correct me if I'm wrong. 1) Two Face 5.8 2) Silver...
This is the large "slabby" looking wall to the right of the Bat Cave. It faces more to the north than the Bat Cave does but not quite as north as Gotham City so it catches sun in the early afternoon. The cliff is at least 200' tall and routes will be 2-3 pitches in length. There are a couple of routes on this wall courtesy of Lance Hadfield.
The wall is not as "slabby" as it appears and while an easier line or two may exist, much of the climbing will probably be in the 5.11 and 5.12 range.
Administrator's Description (submitted by Marta Reece)
The bulk of the wall is the first west-facing face to the right of the Bat Cave. The routes on this main section, from Silver Surfer
to The Oracle
, get sun starting in the early afternoon. Two shorter south-facing walls are also included under the heading of Superhero Wall. One goes to the left from Two Face
, in the corner, to the 5.7 Catwoman's Claw
easily recognizable as a string of large huecos. This part, sometimes also called the Villain Wall, is still some distance to the right of the Bat Cave proper. The wall directly right of Bat Cave is the Trojan Wall (Right of Bat Cave)
. The rock on the Villain Wall is slabbier, sharp and hard, generally solid, and for the most part provided with small features. Even though it faces south, it does not get sun until late morning when the routes come out of the shade of the main wall one at a time. The south facing section to the right of the main part of Superhero Wall, starting with Metallic Gray
, does get the sun all day long.
The new trail deposits you on the far right side of this wall at Scorpion Queen
and Crystal Mess
. From the end of the road, switchback to a short scramble up the lower cliff (dogs will need help here). Go up a fairly steep trail which will soon take you to the left. Don't go so far left as to get off the south-west facing slope you are on, but rather look for a switchback to the right. (Even if you are heading for the Bat Cave, it's best not to continue on the trail going left, as it gets very loose toward the top. Traversing under the rock is preferable.)
Climbing Season For the Bat Cave Area area.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall):
Dirt Day 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 100'
Two Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 90'
The Oracle 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Mega Man 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Mystique 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Super Hero 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 2 pitches
The Bat 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 95'
Featured Route For Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
On the FA of the first pitch on what is probably t...
BETA PHOTO: 8) Metallic Gray 5.9 (most of first pitch cut off)
By Anthony Stout
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jan 5, 2011
The route numbering is an estimate based on the photo and the climb descriptions. Please let me know if there are any errors and I would be happy to fix them.