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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.
19 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'
Dorkboat 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 70'
Held Down 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 65'
The Stiffler 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport
Kings of Rat 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Horizontal Delite 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 30'
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'
Freakshow 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 65'
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Freakshow 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a OR : Rat Cave
Start up Enchilada A La Carte for the first three bolts 12-, the head straight up insted of following the left leaning weakness. The first few moves off the seam involve a tough sequence of powerful crimper lockoffs to a desperate toss to a marginal sloper (12+ish). Make a clip off a shitty slopper pinch, then enter the crux. A series of desperate pulls off slopers at 30 degrees overhanging. This follows for two bolts (roughly V10). Unlike Tuffnerd, this route lacks a decent rest before its pum...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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