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.

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5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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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
  5.9+
Darin Lang  
  5.9+
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
  5.9+
Darin Lang  
  5.9+
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
  5.9+
Dave J  
  5.9+
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
  5.10c
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
  5.10c
Most of the route is casual, except the last move to above the chains. That is not 10a. Dec 12, 2016