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Bat Out of Hell*** E5 6a

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[Bat Out of Hell, 2 kb]12m. An exciting direct line, above Flute of Hope's rib and crack. From the top of Flute’s flake climb the wall via a long reach or a short jump from the snapped flake. Ginish with a flourish. Stopping to place a Friend 2.5 above the crux is pumpy but a good idea if you intend to fly. © ROCKFAX
FA. Paul Bolger 1979

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests, Trad climbs for sport climbers, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

Photo: Bat Out of Hell © Steph Mayfield
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

CJEFF - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/14 with Tim

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with dave turnbull

2nd try ground up
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 22/Sep/13 with marc duhig

Loads of beta and pre placed gear made for a pretty low-effort ascent. Still decided to ignore the sane beta for the crux and pull out a sketch desperate slap instead!
quiffhanger - Lead β - 22/Sep/13

Gear was in before the crux but in my defence of calling it an onsite the gear is really not the problem. Came down to the hand jam twice before bumping to the rail.
marcduhig - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Ross, Haydn

3rd go today (with gear in). Should have pull harder the first time
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 18/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards

dav - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/13

3rd go GU, on Jacobs gear. Big fight, I'm unfit.
nathanlee - Lead - 13/Jan/13 with Crew

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 13/Jan/13 with nathan lee

Ground up, second go after about 6 foot pops on the onsight, the first 5 of which I somehow managed to stay on... wierd.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 13/Jan/13

Watched a very talented climber do laps on this for a film, and was asked if I wanted to second. The route just gets you more and more pumped until you get to the crux, then slap slap slap up the breaks with rubbish feet.
Joughton - 2nd β - 08/Sep/12

Pumpy, used right hand on the minging crimp unlike all the photos I've just seen now
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12

Jethro - TR - Jun/12 with Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

mwatson - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/12

pmurdy - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/12

had to dyno
Apharri - Lead RP - 05/Mar/12 with Lewis Andrew

JRae - 2nd - 07/May/11 with M Watson

3rd go, ground up
Ethan - Lead - 13/Nov/10 with Don Walker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/10

TomPR - Lead - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

One fall from the crux. Too tired on following attempts. Definitely get next time...
Tez29 - Lead dog - 03/Jun/10 with Tom, Ivan

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/09

dan gibson - Lead RP - 18/Oct/09 with michael porter

Gus - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09

Toby Dunn - Lead - Aug/08 with JulesV

steady, wouldn't have complained at e4.... really really good though.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Barrows & Eddie B

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/07

lx - Lead - Apr/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/05

shark - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/05 with Chris Williams

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd β - 2005 with Nic Sellers

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

6b if you're less than 5ft5!
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Pete Squires

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/01

CrashMat Rob - TR - 12/Aug/00 with Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky

CrashMat Rob - TR - 06/Nov/99 with Nicky

CrashMat Rob - TR - 17/May/98 with Nicky

sadams - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/91

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

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Style of ascent

Lead37 of 47 (78.7%)
Followed4 of 47 (8.5%)
Toproped4 of 47 (8.5%)
Unknown2 of 47 (4.3%)

'Climbed'15 of 47 (31.9%)
clean O/S12 of 47 (25.5%)
clean β4 of 47 (8.5%)
clean rpt6 of 47 (12.8%)
clean RP6 of 47 (12.8%)
dogged1 of 47 (2.1%)
dnf3 of 47 (6.4%)