Elevation: 6,197 ft
GPS: 32.931, -107.234 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Aug 26, 2009
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

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.

Getting There

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.)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 18
Crystal Mess
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Blue Falcon
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Metallic Gray
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
The Oracle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Scorpion Queen
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Dynamic Duo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Mega Man
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Super Hero
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Silver Surfer
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
The Bat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crystal Mess
 18
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Blue Falcon
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Metallic Gray
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
The Oracle
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Scorpion Queen
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dynamic Duo
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mega Man
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Super Hero
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Silver Surfer
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Bat
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Anthony Stout
Albuquerque, NM
Anthony Stout   Albuquerque, NM  
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. Jan 5, 2011
Scott Hunt
Golden, CO
Scott Hunt   Golden, CO
Very active bees nest up and left of Scorpion Queen. They seemed very agitated when we approached. They were not out in the morning but very much so later. Not sure if they were the africanized variety but be careful. Nov 28, 2017