Ben Hanna has made The Bat Cave, outside of Truth or Consequences in New Mexico, home for the last five years.
This short film highlights the ongoing motivation Hanna has each time he returns. Claire Bukowski joins him for her second time to the cave.
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The Bat Cave starts above a ledge about 10 metres off the ground and rises about 30 metres to a big roof. The rock is solid and there are still a number of projects.
The most difficult route is Helsinki 5.14d, which was first climbed by Hanna earlier this year. This is what he said about it: “Do the first hard boulder on Public Enemy and then at the third bolt veer left in to a compression dependent crux ending on a flat sloppy ledge.
“Bust in to the second crux on sloppy crimps to the chest plate. Then climb up and left to the anchors of Midget Proof before finishing Serenity.”
10 Hard Routes in The Bat Cave
Funkmaster Afro Groove S 5.14b/c
Titanaboa S 5.13d PG13
Funk, The S 5.13c
WTF S 5.13c
Helsinki S 5.14d
Public Enemy S 5.14a
Enemy T S 5.14+
Serenity S 5.13b/c
Mudbone S 5.13c
Bronner S 5.14a