Batpole Wall (Eiger Wall)

(7 routes)

The Batpole Wall is some 100m up-valley, from Little Eiger, on the same side of the valley.

Type: 
Wall
Altitude: 
1500m
Aspect: 
North West
Access: 

To descend abseil or lower from the anchor on the ledge.

Lat/Lon: 
-39.294720000000, 174.082317000000
NZMS260: 
P20 034 117
Topo50: 
BJ29 933 500
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Java Cat 24 20m
0
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To the left of Return of the Ape. Technical fine climbing with limited small protection.
Zane (from Australia), Dave Bolger, 17/04/00
1 Return of the Ape 22 25m
0
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Technical steep climbing on polished upper part of wall 15m left and above To the Batpole.
Dave Bolger, Glen Aspin, 09/03/02.
Project
3
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To the left of To the Batpole is a wall with an old, loose piton in the crack. A Rock #2 can be placed sideways upright somewhere on the climb. Take a rack of RPs and heaps of guts if this route is to be tried. Probably about grade 25 or 26.
2 To the Batpole 21 40m
3
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This is the finger crack on the buttress at the lower end of the main wall. The holds always appear when you need them. Old bolt and fixed nut on obvious ledge. A very fine climb.
Neil Parker, Chris Morris, 07/04/85.
3 Jaded 21 20m
2.01
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Thin crack to the right of To The Batpole tending right to the arête near the top.
Lionel Clay, 07/03/87.
4 Pistol Pete 21 35m
2.01
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Start on the broken face below Jaded and climb direct through an overhang. Gain the arête to belay at the top of To the Batpole.
Dave Bolger, Glen Aspin, 09/01/99
5 Planet Hemp 18 35m
3
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Follow block around to crack, then climb the crack direct. Superb easy layback with even better pro. Follow crack through the overhang to finish at the top of To the Batpole.
Dave Bolger, Glen Aspin, 19/02/01.