Bat Crack on The Vampire (5.11a), Tahquitz Rock
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tony grice
Nov 16, 2006
Bat Crack on The Vampire (5.11a), Tahquitz Rock
What's the name of the bolted lead to the climber's right? Jun 6, 2008
C Miller   CA  
The bolts to the right are on The Count (5.11+ A0). Jun 7, 2008
This shot is from the ledge at the start of "The Cheat" way to begin The Vampire. Maybe Todd led the crack below, and kudos if he did, because if you do not climb the Vampire from its base...well...better head on back, because adding that section changes the climb significantly. Todd is in the perfect hands, but this pinches down, and the feet get glassier as he moves up. The .10c crux above is moving into the wide crack, and the lone bolt on this pitch is found to the right, just below where the crack widens. If you do the climb from the base, you may have taken on a good pump by this point, and that adds spice to the rest of the pitch. Starting fresh here makes what lay ahead a lot easier, but the climb is fantastic either of the best medium length free climbs one will ever do. Mar 6, 2014

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