Type: Sport
FA: Tom Hanson, Rob Hanson, 1987
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a very nice line on the main, East-facing wall. There are a good variety of climbing - pockets, cobbles, and edges to get you up this fun route. It is a good one to warm-up upon.


5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.


Everyone in your party should have a blast on this one. The "official" 10a line is right on or to the left of the bolt line. However, taking a line to the right of the bolts is a separate route that goes at 9 to 9+ and is also high quality stuff. So many variations exist from the same TR on this face that you could easilly spend a few hours trying them all. Apr 29, 2002
I recently added 2 short chains to the anchors so that you can toprope and lower off this route without having to hike to the top to retrieve gear. I wasn't able to contact Tom Hanson to get his permission. If anyone has a problem with my addition, please let me know (email blueskiesluc@hotmail.com). I would suspect that the climbing community will appreciate being able to lower off this sweet route. Nov 5, 2002
Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
Probably the best route at this grade (5.9+) at the Wood.

Not 10a by CWC standards. It's all subjective anyway. Mar 6, 2003
If you ask me, those chains are a score. Thanks, Luc. Jun 3, 2003
Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
Agreed. The chains are a welcome addition, Luc. Jun 3, 2003
Luc, the chains are a most welcome addition. Back in the early days, many of the routes were equiped without chains or decent lowering anchors. Many of the routes were subsequently retro-equipped with good lowering anchors. Batface should have been properly equiped but never was. Everone will appreciate the cost and labor of your efforts. Thanks!

Tom Oct 20, 2003
Dave J
Dave J  
Fun route! May 9, 2011
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Thanks for your time and effort, Luc. Sep 7, 2013
Geoff U
Centennial, CO
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
Most of the route is casual, except the last move to above the chains. That is not 10a. Dec 12, 2016