Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Joe Bryson, Mike McCormick
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Shared By: joe bryson on Oct 7, 2011
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Name comes from a Bat encounter on the First Ascent.
Pitch 1-Clip bolt for crux. Thin crisp edges lead to lower angle terrain. Trend up and right to 2 bolt anchor. 80ft. 5.10+
Pitch 2- Climb straight up into minor right facing corner. Great climbing and great gear lead to a 2 bolt anchor. 90ft. 5.9.
Rap with one rope.


On the wall between "Rat's Ass" and "Unfinished". More specifically between the routes "Integration By Parts" and "Child Prodigy"


Gear to #1 camalot. extra TCU's


Columbia, SC
rock-fencer   Columbia, SC
Gear was thin and questionable above the horizontal above the bolt in my opinion. P1 is good face climbing for a bit then eases up considerably. P2 is some of the best 5.9 slab at the glass with bomber gear! Nice work on putting it up.

For just a 5.9 feel, i think climbing P1 of Windwalker into P2 of Bats ass would be a great linkup.

In retrospect i'm unsure if we started in the correct place. Clipped the first low bolt left of the left facing mini corner that is left of windwalker. Oct 9, 2011
joe bryson
joe bryson  
It sounds like you were right on. After doing the hard moves at the bolt a long horizonal is reached with good gear. Another steep pull gets you standing onto the horizonal. There is a good blue TCU in an eyebrow at chest level and a #00 TCU at eye level. A really cool hand traverse on positive hand holds/thin feet leads to a stance with bomber medium stoppers in a vertical crack. Above there are a couple of shallow TCUs to anchor. Oct 10, 2011
Columbia, SC
rock-fencer   Columbia, SC
we got in a good grey and a shitty red C3. Guess the blue tcu was better than the red c3, cause the c3 was crappy. Oct 10, 2011
Karsten Delap
North Carolina
Karsten Delap   North Carolina
I broke a key hold off with my foot today in the crux. Half of it is left. Jul 23, 2015
Andrew Mauldin
Anderson, SC
Andrew Mauldin   Anderson, SC
In the "Location" it says Bat's Ass is between "Integration By Parts" and "Child Prodigy". Could more info on these routes be posted? Feb 28, 2017
Adam Kunis
Adam Kunis   Athens
Don't let the broken hold deter you from getting on this route! Fun cruxy face climbing on p1 to a fun slabby second pitch Sep 10, 2017
Mason M
Mason M   Carrollton
Heads up for a wasp nest in the crack just above the first set of anchors! Sep 4, 2018