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Elevation: 185 ft 56 m
GPS: 45.53901, -122.37472
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Walk past Red Wall, Bridge Cliff, and Spring Rock until the trail starts to go over some large boulders. On your left is the impressive Bat Wall. Lots of chalk and mostly hard routes on this fun wall.

Note that bolts on this wall have slowly amassed over time and the Portland Rock Climbs guidebook (Fourth Edition) does not have all of the lines listed here in its topos. There is also 2nd tier to the wall, so many of the routes listed here are actually begun from the anchors of other routes. Some lines also cut away into new territory or link into other routes. Below is an attempt to organize these routes from L to R and by level:

1st Level (L to R)
• Hanging Judge
• The Undercount (this is a direct start to Count Chalkula)
• Count Chalkula (cuts left from the midpoint of Dracula)
• Dracula
• Bela Lugosi (joins Dracula before the pod)
• Frightnight - 13d, this has two more commonly climbed 13a variations: From the 5th bolt cut left and finish on Bela (Frightlight) or cut right and finish on Bad Omen (Bitenight)
• The Haunting (cuts right across Bad Omen and finishes at Superstition anchor, a more logical finish is through Bad Omen)
• Bad Omen (Continue into Manson Family Reunion via linkup bolts for Manson Family Direct)
• Danse Macabre
• Bloodsucker (Continue for Full Blood Sucker)
• Bloodline
• Predator (Same finish as Bloodline)
• Vlad the Impaler (cuts left from midpoint of Superstition)
• Superstition P1
• Remain in Light (cuts right from near the top of Superstition, or more directly from Lost Boys by cutting left near the top)
• Lost Boys
• Mystic Void
• Well Hung
• Grave Digger
• Gold Arch
• Darkness Falls (cuts left from the midpoint of Dark Arts)
• Dark Arts
• Witching Hour
• Revenant
• Tombraider
• The Thirst (Overlaps with The Hunger for its start and finish)
• The Hunger
• Dark Shadows

2nd Level
• The Gallows (Starts from Hanging Judge anchor)
• Nosferatu (from Bad Omen anchor, cuts left from midpoint of Manson)
• Manson Family Reunion (from Bad Omen anchor)
• Sutured by the Vampress (from Bad Omen anchor, cuts right from midpoint of Manson)
• Vampyr (from Superstition P1 anchor, left line)
• Superstition P2 (from Superstition P1 anchor, right line)
• Epitaph (from Superstition P2 anchor)
• Natural Mystic (from Mystic Void anchor)
• Full Gold (from Gold Arch anchor)


There are also a number of popular link-ups on the wall. Those are listed here from L to R:
• Frightlight, 13- (Frightnight into Bela)
• Bitenight, 13- (Frightnight into Bad Omen)
• Bad Omen -> The Haunting -> Vampyr, 5.11+ (The most direct way to reach Vampyr, can be climbed in one pitch)
• Mystic Boyz / Mystic Pizza, 5.10+ (Mystic Void into Lost Boys)
• Well Digger, 5.11 (Well Hung into Grave Digger)
• Gold Digger, 5.11 (Grave Digger into Gold Arch finish)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bat Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 115
Superstition
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 98
Dark Arts
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Lost Boys
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 27
(Link-up) Well Digger
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Grave Digger
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 115
Dracula
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
The Thirst
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 37
Bloodline
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 55
Bad Omen
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 27
Manson Family Reunion
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Bela Lugosi
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 16
(Link-up) Bitenight
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Nosferatu
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 8
Count Chalkula
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 8
The Undercount
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Superstition
 115
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dark Arts
 98
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Lost Boys
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
(Link-up) Well Digger
 27
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Grave Digger
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dracula
 115
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Thirst
 17
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Bloodline
 37
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bad Omen
 55
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Manson Family Reunion
 27
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Bela Lugosi
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
(Link-up) Bitenight
 16
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Nosferatu
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Count Chalkula
 8
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
The Undercount
 8
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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