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Bat Flake Rock Climbing 

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This entry is simply to improve clarity. The challenge in organizing a database is that there can be multiple ways to look things. In reality, Lightning Rock, Bat Flake, and Batman Pinnacle are really one contiguous piece of rock with 3 distinct summit structures. Thus, some confusion has arisen within the database to make for 2 entries for the route, Robin's Secret. These will be consolidated and route(s) on this portion of the massif will be moved here.

Note, Kimball's 1986 guide doesn't list these routes. Rossiter's 1996 guide lists these under Batman Pinnacle. Gillett's 2001 guide lumps all these routes under the category - Lightning Rock, Bat Flake, Batman Pinnacle.

Bat Flake is a ~200 foot chunk of rock between Batman Pinnacle and Lightning Rock. Its summit is difficult to access except for routes up the less-than-vertical, south face. Two routes and one additional variation are documented to ascend this face. It may be possible for routes to ascend the east, west, or north faces of this summit.

Getting There 

The approach is the same as for Lightning Rock & Batman Pinnacle. Hike from the Lumpy parking area west towards the old Twin Owls parking area ~0.6 miles. Take the right fork up towards Batman Rock/Checkerboard/Batman Pinnacle/Lightning. Probably 3/4 the way to Batman Rock, there is a signed fork that goes left towards Checkerboard/Lightning Rock/Batman Pinnacle. Take this below Checkerboard. Continue west, then go up a less distinct trail up talus to the base. The beginnings of Lightning Rock, Bat Flake, and Batman Pinnacle are contiguous. There is usually a water streak between Lightning Rock & Bat Flake. ~50-60 minutes to approach.

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Weather station 1.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the second bolt. Bat Flake, 11a, goes diag...

Robin's Secret 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Colorado : Lumpy Ridge : Bat Flake
A quality route on good solid rock. A combination of steep slab/low angle face and crack climbing to a true summit. Two solid stars.I'm posting this on behalf of Chuck Graves. The description and ratings are his, but I've cleaned up the wording a bit.There are only 2 climbs on Bat Flake, and it's not likely there will be many more. Rather than entering Bat Flake as a new rock, I'm posting this under Lightning Rock, because, to me, Bat Flake, although hanging off of Batman Pinnacle, is more a par...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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