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Batwings *** - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.11/5
  Rock Quality 4.56/5
  Scenery 4.11/5
  Fun Factor 4.44/5

Description:

This is the Crack on the left side of the bolted start for "Batwings Direct"

Submitted by: threefox on 2002-09-23
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Route ID: 24662

19 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2012-06-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Batwings

One of the more challenging 5.8's I have climbed anywhere I suppose, and I have been climbing full time for many years. It was hot as hell. Avoid in the sun, you be shocked at how reflective this wall can be, I only did it to avoid all the folks on the shady routes on a Sat. The early crux move is very well protected, a .4 C4 horizontal. The dihedral is a pleasure. When it peters out, pro becomes a luxury. A .5" mastercam was critical in a pod before you hit 35' of slab run out. Straight up scares the hell out of you!....just traverse left, then back right following well defined, but not absolute, features. Very good route, one of the best if not the best for the grade at the City.

Added: 2012-06-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rockmonkey182 on 2010-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Climb

Worthy of City of Rocks. Visit http://verticalcountry.com/city-of-rocks-batwings/ for my description of the route.

Added: 2012-05-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climb-high on 2009-06-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars -

super fun

Added: 2010-03-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: forkliftdaddy on 2008-09-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Long and varied.

Really fun with a bit of run on easier terrain. Good gear and stellar climbing.

Added: 2008-09-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cyfairrockhound on 2007-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun

Enjoyable moderate climbing with some easier run-out sections near the middle and upper sections

Added: 2008-06-17

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