REI Community
Horsepoo Canyon
Select Route:
Bat Karma S 

Bat Karma 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Jim Thornburg
New Route: Yes
Season: Year round
Page Views: 3,805
Submitted By: jimi thornburg on Mar 14, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (15)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Steven Roth hiking the second ascent of Bat Karma.

Closes at dusk, and most parking areas are self-paid MORE INFO >>>

Comments on Bat Karma Add Comment
Show which comments
By jimi thornburg
Mar 14, 2014

9 bolts up a gently overhanging face to a two-bolt chain anchor. Excellent rock and sustained moves on nice edges on the headwall.

Stay clear of the giant, clever-shaped block to the right of the first bolt. It is loose and has bats behind it.
By Steve Montesanto
Mar 15, 2014
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Stellar climb, iron rock in the business section of the climb. The moves are very French and sustaaaaaiiiiined, with a circus move thrown in for good measure.
By sulli
From: Lake Tahoe, Ca
Mar 15, 2014

Whats a french move? I mean no disrepsect, I just havent heard that before.
By sara pax
From: western mass
Nov 20, 2016

This is a really great route. Thanks for putting it up Jim!

A hold that Jim uses in his FA video broke off and I wasn't able to locate it. It was a wiggly little ping pong ball size rock loosely wedged in a horizontal crack. If you go for the horizontal now, you're gonna go flying (still recommended actually). The sequence is a little different, but no harder. (See @1:30 or so in the video). My belayer just happened to get the send on an Iphone, so I figured I'd share.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About