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Bat Crack - 5.5

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.17/5
  Scenery 3.17/5
  Fun Factor 2.67/5

Description:

As you are looking at the hand-drawn topo, Bat Crack on the formation that forms the right side of Cleavage. It is on the inside. Be VERY CAREFUL setting up top-ropes on this one. You either have to climb the Cleavage and then scramble along the top of the rock formation (which is like a knife edge) to the anchor bolts or you have to lead/free solo Bat Crack to get to the top. Either one is an eye opener

Submitted by: strider on 2004-10-05
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Route ID: 60499

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: eagletooth on 2013-01-16 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Free solo to setup TR achor

Pretty easy climb to the top, although it was a little scary as a free solo ascent. Once you're at the top, the bolts are on the other side. There is another set of bolts on the north side of the rock to setup a TR anchor for the cleavage as well as some webbing and a cord to rap off of. I didn't see any rap rings.

Added: 2013-01-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jayo34 on 2012-02-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good easy trad lead

Bat Crack is a fun short crack that is great for practicing cam placement. The knife edge at the top makes for some fun straddling while setting up an anchor.

Added: 2012-02-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: prinr00 on 2011-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Danananananananananana...BAT CRACK!

Non-spectacular, off balance crack. Didn't see the rap ring on the crack side, but set a TR with slings from the bolts on the other side of the top. Placed gear for protection - cams to 1 1/2". Wouldn't recommend soloing (although everyone seems to), the fall isn't terribly high, but the landing would be really awful.

Added: 2012-02-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cobbledik on 2010-03-28 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars -

sharp edges

Added: 2010-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: losinghand on 2009-03-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Free solo - short and easy, but fun.

Planned to lead it and place some pro, but once I got on it just kept going to the bolts and soloed it. It looked like it would take pro well, and I didn't see any trace of the reported bats when we were there (March).

There are 3 pairs of bolts on top. A pair above Bat Crack which can TR Bat Crack, the face climb, or the corner/roof. The 2nd set a few feet towards the chimney/Cleavage can also do the .8/.9 face routes. And then a 3rd set just above the chimney, one of which has a quick/link rap ring to escape from.

Added: 2009-03-13

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