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Bat out of Hell - 5.11b

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 13
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Sport)
PG13
Seven bolts, rings at top. Do not top-rope, very bad tree hazard.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Bottom is sloped, easy climb but cam is easily placed. New first bolt begins the climb with a difficult pull past an open-book with new bolt to its left to protect crux move to third bolt needing high right foot. Move slightly right to reach ledge, clip fourth bolt to left and maybe take a rest if you can find a position. New fifth bolt is above thin dinner-plate flake offering solid grip to clip it. Sixth bolt to left on smooth face will be replaced, new seventh is up left on very rough top face which eats skin and ropes. Foot ledge for rings.

Submitted by: whipperman on 2007-11-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-02
Views: 858
Route ID: 74381

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: csproul on 2011-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars led with the...

...first two bolts clipped. THe rock quality is pretty bad if you veer off the line at all. This route can stay somewhat sandy, but the moves are really fun.

Added: 2011-05-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: csproul on 2011-02-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars hung on two bolts on lead and

then toproped. Must be very careful to keep the bolts clipped in order to keep from swinging out into the tree. A couple of finger size TCUs are helpful to back up the pin between the 1st and second bolt.

Added: 2011-02-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-04-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty tough

We top roped this; it's bolted and with some determination can be set up to prevent swinging into the tree. We clipped one of the roof bolts on rappel and that was enough to keep from hitting the tree. It was very useful to clip the intermediate pieces to keep the top-rope in tight.

All good until you start moving up from that piton... then the tough part kicks in. At least there is a full laydown rest right before the roof.

Quite a bold lead!



Added: 2009-04-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Rmsyll on 2007-12-10 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars an a'peeling variation

Top-roped to the right of the real route, she peeled. I tried it too, and peeled right where she did. The bolt route should not be top-roped, for the tree you would swing into. The big stuff to the side gets you easily to a sloped slab at the small roof it fell from, with an obvious crack to pull--but the pull is way harder than getting to it, or above it. A lot of rigging trouble and hiking to fail at one move, is all I got. Others at least get to fail at the real route.

Added: 2007-12-10