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5.6 TR TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
5.6 TR - 1 TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Heel Thyself V1-2 5
Island, The V0 4
Onion Roll V7 7A+
Scoop, The V0+ 4+
Spider Web V1- 5-
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Type: Boulder, 10 ft
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Shared By: Alex M on Jun 1, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The name, "Bat Cave", comes from how much time you spend hanging under this problem. A sit start on the right inside the "cave" has good holds and easy feet for the first several moves. Work your hands to the left and you feet high right till you're almost horizontal. Then you can either reach high over the bulge for some blind holds or work further left for some tough skinny crimps. Topping off this one is hard but fun, make sure you have a spotter and good pad. Also a good warm up for the Onion Roll (V7), found just down the hill.


As soon as you drop into the traverse wall, follow a trail left (downhill) and it is the first, obvious, overhanging boulder.


Spotter and pad.


Chris K
Summit County CO
Chris K   Summit County CO
Yo, Alex!

Nice post, man. This problem is called "The Scoop" in the local guidebook. This is a fun little problem. I'm all for Swan Mountain bouldering being put up on here, and I bet some long time locals there have some established lines/names. Either way, I say start putting stuff on here and then if anyone knows the actual name or what not, you can just modify it. There's a V3 from the guidebook also I can show you. Jun 12, 2010