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The Bat*** E2 5b

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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 75 wishlists.

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Pete Macpherson

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with ross barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 27/Jun/14 with Andy I

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Awesome route, lived up to its strong reputation, intricate traversing until the corner. The hoody groove was ok, short and well protected. The crux corner was wet and sustained. Stiff E2.
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with patch

Led the crux pitch which was still pretty wet. Hoodie groove felt easier than both 5a pitches! Amazing route but tough.
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14

mike mo - 2014

I led 2,4,6. Crux pitch up the corner was v v wet - even in the middle of a heatwave! Hard E2. Great route, enjoyed P2. Abbed down titan wall. E2 5b *** (5c in the wet!)
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with kevin mcgrath

Hidden - 2013

westong - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/11

alkira - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

First 6 piches then traversed over to ab down Titan Wall (pretty exciting in its own right!). Lead pitches 2, 4 & 6 - made all my leads clean but got spanked by the crux pitch on second. The traverse pitches are both great, with the first being perhaps a little on the softer side of 5a. Leading the Hoodie Groove was an experience, pretty glad it was short and reasonably well protected. The crux pitch is brilliant, but felt ruddy hard at E2 - very sustained 5b. Made it over the overlap cleanly but then took half a dozen rests at the wide upper crack. Awesome route, will be back to lead that crux pitch and regain some of my lost dignity!
lrandall - AltLd dog - 03/Sep/10 with Mandy

really good climbing
rclarke - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with Dave Brigham

dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Rich Clarke

Peetzy - Lead β - 23/Jul/09

Johann - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Martyn Stott

Hidden - AltLd dog - 09/Aug/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 08/Aug/07 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - 2006

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2006

Gudge - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Gareth Hughes

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/04 with Andy Sharpe

Hidden - AltLd - 2000

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 08/Aug/99 with Brian Dickson, Gavin Rees

An all time classic !
brianrunner - AltLd - Jul/99 with dave kerr, gavin rees

cold & intimidating battle up the hoodie groove to crux. Great lead Paul.
Grezza - AltLd - 20/Jun/97 with Paul E

Both Centurion and the Bat in the same day. Local thought this would be impossible :-)
phardman - AltLd - 15/Sep/96 with Jon Bibby

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/92

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/92 with Rob Everett

prcleary - 1991

Hidden - 1990

also did with Mark Gray some years later leading pitches I had seconded previously
David Smith - AltLd - 29/May/84 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 16/Jul/83 with Rab Young

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Style of ascent

Lead3 of 46 (6.5%)
Alt Leads27 of 46 (58.7%)
Unknown16 of 46 (34.8%)

'Climbed'29 of 46 (63.0%)
clean O/S14 of 46 (30.4%)
clean β1 of 46 (2.2%)
dogged2 of 46 (4.3%)