Type: Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
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A fascinating climb on the right side of Batman Rock. The long approach suggests that one ought to do other routes as well. Hike around Checkerboard Rock, then scramble up to the Base of Batman Rock. Go east, through a chimney, and look for where the long roof band is broken by a prominent notch, forming a short, overhanging right-facing corner about 150 feet up.

The route begins down and right of the notch, below a dead end crack that does not reach the ground (not to be confused with another crack to the right which harbors a tree). The first pitch is stimulating for the grade.

P1-climb up into the crack, climb it, and make a delicate ascending traverse left when it ends (5.8 with intermittent pro), to a belay directly under the notch. ~140 feet.

P2-turn the roof, exciting 5.9 with excellent protection, and continue more easily to the top of the Dome. ~140 ft.


Standard rack.