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Bat Face 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom Hanson, Rob Hanson, 1987.
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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Tara Reed leading Bat Face.

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Description 

This is a very nice line on the main, East-facing wall. A good variety of climbing - pockets, cobbles, and edges to get you up this fun route. It is a good one to warmup on.

Protection 

5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.


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Tara on Bat Face.
Tara on Bat Face.
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Ben on Batface, Castlewood, enjoying the warm Nov. weather.
Ben on Batface, Castlewood, enjoying the warm Nov....
Ben on Batface, higher up.
Ben on Batface, higher up.
Sara giving a worthy effort on this climb, but I still wish I would of had some earplugs for all the grunting, moaning, and complaining out of this fiesty, little, Tasmanain devil girl.
Sara giving a worthy effort on this climb, but I s...
The Megalomaniacal Potentate of F#&*ness on Batface.
The Megalomaniacal Potentate of F#&*ness on ...

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By Sean O'Dell
Apr 29, 2002

Everyone in your party should have a blast on this one. The "official" 10a line is right on or to the left of the bolt line. However, taking a line to the right of the bolts is a separate route that goes at 9 to 9+ and is also high quality stuff. So many variations exist from the same TR on this face that you could easilly spend a few hours trying them all.
By Luc Gruenther
Nov 5, 2002

I recently added 2 short chains to the anchors so that you can toprope and lower off this route without having to hike to the top to retrieve gear. I wasn't able to contact Tom Hanson to get his permission. If anyone has a problem with my addition, please let me know (email blueskiesluc@hotmail.com). I would suspect that the climbing community will appreciate being able to lower off this sweet route.
By Darin Lang
Mar 6, 2003
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Probably the best route at this grade (5.9+) at the Wood.

Not 10a by CWC standards. It's all subjective anyway.
By Sean O'Dell
Jun 3, 2003

If you ask me, those chains are a score. Thanks, Luc.
By Darin Lang
Jun 3, 2003
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Agreed. The chains are a welcome addition, Luc.
By Tom Hanson
Oct 20, 2003

Luc, the chains are a most welcome addition. Back in the early days, many of the routes were equiped without chains or decent lowering anchors. Many of the routes were subsequently retro-equipped with good lowering anchors. Batface should have been properly equiped but never was. Everone will appreciate the cost and labor of your efforts. Thanks!

Tom
By Dave J
May 9, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun route!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 7, 2013

Thanks for your time and effort, Luc.