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Bat Cave Traverse (Right to Left) V10 7C+
Heat Seeker V4 6B
Ninja Estrogen Tricks V6- 7A
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Ed Strang
Page Views: 234 total, 6/month
Shared By: Bradley Mark Edwards on Dec 2, 2014
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This problem was 6 months work for me, so I'm definitely emotionally attached to it, even if other folks aren't.

This problem starts on the right/center side of the Bat Cave on a HUGE jug. From there, match a heel, and move up some positive holds and out the roof to a positive rail. From there, match on some crimps, and make a big move to the obvious jug. I had to do this in a very dynamic way, but I've seen someone static it as well. From there, make a few easy moves before a big move to the sloping crimp below the iron flake. Top out...it's not as easy as I thought it would be.

Location

There's an obvious downclimb on the backside of the boulder.

Protection

Pads and spotters. The landing is good, but if you miss the swing, you could tumble down the hill.
Nick Reecy    
What a great problem, Brad! The best line at Late Bloomer, IMHO.

Just in case you didn't get enough of that spot. I was up there last week and noticed an untouched line that climbs about 15-20 yards left of this one. It looks equally impressive. Dec 21, 2014