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Keebler's Revenge S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Roe vs. Wade S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Uncle Remus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Welcome All S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Welcome Mat S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wing of Bat S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on May 17, 2002
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Please do not place any new bolts or fixed hardware at Table Mountain, and minimize our impact here. Climbing is open, with restrictions: private property. Details

Description

As mentioned in the rock description, Wing of Bat is right in the middle of the Welcome Wall. You can tell that the climbing goes up and to the right in a slight dihedral/crack to the first bolt, and from there continues straight up following a series of cracks. Route finding shouldn't be too difficult on this one.Fun climb with lots of large holds, lots of which you can either practice your crack technique, or use them as side-pulls. Some guides books have this as an 10a others as an 10b, after all 3 of us climbed it, we sorta looked at each other determined we agree with those who have it as a 10b. While I'm critiquing guide books, I'd also mention that we hardly say any bat shit or bats on the climb. So while some say the bat presence detracts from the quality of the climb, I say it was fun shit since we encountered no trace of bat infestation.Still, though, I'll remind you to keep an eye out for bats in some of the underclings you encounter.

Protection

6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. The guide books that I've seen don't have the correct number of bolts, besides that, Wing of Bat couldn't have any more straight-forward protection.

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John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
One clip about half way up is a little spicy Sep 28, 2014
coldatom
Cambridge, MA
coldatom   Cambridge, MA
A torrent of bat shit raining down at the final bolts.

Apparently others have had better experiences. Maybe the bat activity is seasonal (I was there in late July), but I can't believe they didn't call this climb Bat Shit Crazy. Sep 22, 2013
Chris Blanchard
Anacortes, WA
 
Chris Blanchard   Anacortes, WA
 
I elected to climb this route traditionally .. It felt harder than .10a but maybe that had to do with some dicey potential ankle breaking sections while being shat on from above. Literally had the stuff dripping down my back while my belayer was trying to hide under me. Jul 11, 2013
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Protection: 6 quickdraws and a rain jacket, ha! Jun 6, 2013
Luke.V
  5.10a
Luke.V  
  5.10a
More than bat guano you have some light rain (yes urine) from the friendly mammals in the cracks.

Overall fun route with a lot of underclings. Very well bolted and as far as lead climbing goes I'd say .10a. Jun 5, 2013
fivefun
  5.10a
fivefun  
  5.10a
Lots of poo in the undercling. Fortunately I let my buddies go first so when it came time to lead it I didn't get too messy. Well bolted. Apr 21, 2011
Jared-EMS
Sacramento, CA
  5.10a/b
Jared-EMS   Sacramento, CA
  5.10a/b
There was an amazing amount of bird & bat dropping everywhere. I'm looking forward to doing Welcome Mat this week & comparing the two. Jul 13, 2010
Tim Camuti
Placerville, CA
 
Tim Camuti   Placerville, CA
 
Very well bolted and anchored- all in a line with anchor directly above start. Anchors are a little high above ledge for 5'6". Jun 18, 2010
ShaunG Gregg
SF, CA
 
ShaunG Gregg   SF, CA
 
A little harder than it looks on the ground. Fun climb on solid rock. Didn't see any Bat guano. Dec 21, 2009
tallmark515
San Francisco
  5.10b
tallmark515   San Francisco
  5.10b
I concur, .10b. I remember one thought provoking move a few bolts up and a few committing 5.10 moves at the traverse up top. Overall fun route and a must do on the wall. Dec 21, 2009
caughtinside
Oakland CA
 
caughtinside   Oakland CA
 
That is all bat guano zeke. And you're stepping in it! Feb 20, 2008