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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'
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
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'
Featured Route For Rat Cave
TuffNerd 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a OR : Rat Cave
Begin with a double hands double heels on a slacktite. Move into a series of sidepulls using OK edges. The crux is moving off of two sloper at midway to an OK undercling, followed by a series of lockoff gastons. The climbing doesn't ease from there, as it remains extremely pumpy all the way to the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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