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This tucked away crag hosts Portland's highest concentration of difficult sport climbing. The routes range from steep to wildly overhanging. The climbing is very beta-intensive making the grades feel quite sandbag. Do not let this distract you, the movement its self is awesome. All of the routes require endurance, great route finding skills, and patience.
Due to access concerns, the handlers of this area have requested that the directions be removed from this site. I'll be sure to put the information back up when we can be confident that further access to this area won't be threatened.
18 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rat Cave:
Pissfire 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 50'
Enchilada A La Carte 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 50'
Warm Up 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 70'
The Mavrick 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Conquistador 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Held Down 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 65'
Dorkboat 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 70'
The Stiffler 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport
Horizontal Delite 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 30'
Kings of Rat 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
ShitFire 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- E7 6c Sport, 70'
Boxcar 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 45'
TuffNerd 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 70'
Warmnerd 5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 70'
Freakshow 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 65'
Featured Route For Rat Cave
Boxcar 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a OR : Rat Cave
A wildly overhanging project. It begins at the back of the cave. Move up on slacktites to marginal pinches. Horizontal climbing for the next 30 feet awaits. Opposition and kneebars are the key to pulling this section. Pulling the lip seems to give most people problems....[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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