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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA: ||Nate A./Jim Belcer|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||Nate A on Oct 1, 2004|
This route is on Batman Pinnacle and begins approximately 100 yards to the right of the standard start of Batman and Robin.
Pitch 1/5.9+vs: Look for a nice looking slab just left of a large, left-facing corner. Climb the slab and corner, getting gear when you can in the corner, and head straight up to crux cracks through a small bulge, small stoppers/RPs, then trend right to a nice, gravelly stance near a small tree under the large roof on the S.E. face of the pinnacle.
Pitch 2/5.10+s: Follow discontinous cracks heading towards the left side of the large roof, until you can crawl in to a leaning, chimney like feature, which turns into the large roof. Place a couple of good cams in the back and mantle up onto small edges where you can reach up and clip the lone bolt. Pull through a difficult section and run it out approx. 20' to a nice stance at the base of the pinnacle headwall, belay here. Finish up on Batman and Robin or descend off the rappells on the left.
Jim B. and I led this ground up, onsight, without the bolt on the first ascent. Note: There is a loose flake a couple of feet to the right of the bolt on the 2nd pitch. It is easily avoided, just beware of it.
Standard rack, single set RP's.