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Batman Wall  


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Description 

Batman Wall is the first developed wall at Fairy Caves, of which 13 original bolted lines exist. There are new climbs now and the rest are variations. There is a roof section, but most climbers start at the lip of the roof, where the climbs are vertical to slightly overhanging. The limestone is smooth but well pocketed, with curious knobs to pull on. All climbs are, therefore, stick-clip starts (ie."Batman" starts), except "Two Egg Bacon Burger" that starts on a column reaching the ground. So, don't forget your stick clip and a Grigri for hoisting!

There are no crowds to worry about, just your new local climber friends who all climb on Sunday. Locals love to watch, and they are your biggest annoyance, as sometimes they ask too many questions and the young locals party and play loud music on some weekends. Watch out for glass at the bottom of climbs. Parking is right at the climbs.

There is afternoon sun September thru April, otherwise its in the shade.

Getting There 

From Kuching, hire a taxi or drive south from Kuching past the airport toward Bau (30 minutes). Eat there and buy water and snacks as there is no food/drink at the caves, but sometimes at the cave entrance, there is a vendor on weekends. Follow signs for Fairy Caves at the turnoff for Bau (go straight) and turn right after 15 minutes to a sign-posted road to Fairy Caves. Batman Wall is 200m down on the right. Park there.

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