Raindogs*** 8a
[James Mchaffie on Raindogs , 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
One of the UK's most popular 8a routes. Sustained climbing with a draining move to the belay. You only get the full tick if you grab the belay without a quick-draw in place! © ROCKFAX

FA. Dave Kenyon 1986

Ticklists: THE classic old skool 8a's, World Graded List, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Mike and Connors 2 year plan.

Photo: James Mchaffie on Raindogs © mfisher
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This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 54 wishlists.

3 Names - TR dog - 25/May/15 with Nick

youngidiotnic - Lead RP - 22/May/15

bigie bob - Lead RP - 21/May/15

great resi climbing
Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 10/May/15 with Alberte1996

Gus - Lead dog - 04/May/15

EllaRus - Lead RP - 26/Apr/15

OERees - Lead dog - 14/Mar/15

np134 - Lead RP - 01/Mar/15 with W. Kelsall, T. Frost

OERees - Lead dog - 28/Feb/15

OERees - Lead dog - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Nov/14

emily_allen - Lead - 25/Oct/14

Apparently I need to develop a celebratory gesture, akin to the Freeman fist-pump
wintermute - Lead RP - 11/Oct/14 with Jon

mark20 - Lead RP - 22/Aug/14

didn't think it was 3 stars.
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 19/Aug/14 with Duncan O'Sullivan

Hidden - TR dnf - 31/Jul/14

1st 8a. Really fun moves.
Bennykr - Lead RP - 12/Jun/14 with Chris Sykes, Dan Green

TRFrost - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with N. Price

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 04/Jun/14 with chris

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/May/14

ejected - Lead RP - 11/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/14

rikbattye - Lead RP - 09/Apr/14

If you can't be good, be persistent: even gravity can be moved to pity (or get bored).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14 with Marc Pontin

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 04/Mar/14 with zoe bidula

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Oct/13

Hidden - TR dog - 07/Oct/13

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Oct/13

My old nemesis route. There might have been a wee bit of shouting at the chains...
innes - Lead RP - 14/Sep/13 with Anna

Ethan - Lead - 03/Jun/13 with Don Walker

Led with one fall / in two overlapping 2/3s.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 11/May/13 with JohnM

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/May/13

C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13 with J Freeman

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Mar/13

Hidden - TR - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Feb/13

In three sections: still so far to go; I'll be senile by the time I'm fit enough to RP.
thebigfriendlymoose - TR dog - 14/Oct/12 with James Malloch

Can do all the moves... but barely link any of them.
thebigfriendlymoose - TR dog - 13/Oct/12 with Grubes & co

Couldn't figure out moves near first bolt; doable moves but desperately sustained after that.
thebigfriendlymoose - TR dnf - 08/Oct/12 with Sam Harvie

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Sep/12

account open.
Ed Booth - TR dog - 17/Jun/12 with Adam Booth

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 16/Jun/12 with Eric Hildrew

Great route!
TCCB - Lead RP - 16/Jun/12

Ahem, not quite in a session...
alaan - Lead dog - 13/Jun/12 with Karl

so sick!
bustermartin - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - TR dog - 20/May/12

highrepute - Lead RP - 13/May/12

Two sessions, classic PE if a bit polished. Happy not to have taken the fall going for the chain.
coula1 - Lead RP - 11/May/12

mikenty - Lead RP - 11/May/12 with nick bamber

barni - 26/Apr/12 with Bob, Tapper, luke

A polished classic, pleasant holds for a change to the usual filth. Happy days!
Henners - Lead RP - 24/Mar/12 with boost

jacobjacob - Lead RP - 27/Nov/11

Dirk Uhlig - Lead RP - 12/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/11

jfreeman - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11 with Dave Nicholl

Fantastic moves, nail biting last move for the chain. Video on YouTube.
craig matheson - Lead RP - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11

andyb12354 - Lead RP - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/May/11

Every move this time. Feel ready to give it a bolt to bolt next time.
catt - TR dog - 22/May/11 with Nick Sexton

Hidden - TR dog - 01/May/11

Got drawn in. Awesome. Feels like the start of a long project.
catt - TR dog - 01/May/11 with Nick Sexton

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2011

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 31/Oct/10 with James T

uptown - Lead RP - 28/Jul/10 with Sean_J

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Jul/10

Woop finally stopped falling off the top. Good to get it done and good fun!
NDD - Lead - 25/Jun/10

Very nice to third bolt
spunkymonkey - TR dnf - 24/Jun/10

andyinnes - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10

So pleased to finally climb an 8a, gave up waiting for it to dry so did lower bit with wet holds.. sweet!
derico - Lead RP - 16/Apr/10 with Cal

Apharri - Lead RP - 25/Mar/10 with Marie Richards

5 sessions during march/april. good progress but not quite enough top end PE. learnt a lot!
marcpontin - Lead dog - Mar/10 with steve

Dale Comley - Lead dog - 2010

7 session altogether. Didn't find the polish too bad. End of season tick?
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 25/Oct/09 with Keith, Mark and Simon Lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/09

Stewart B - Lead RP - 13/Aug/09 with Dave Redpath

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - Jul/09

Jon Garside - Lead RP - May/09

Get in!
willackers - Lead RP - 25/Apr/09 with Henners, Stu, Chris

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Mar/09

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Mar/09

figfour - Lead dog - 21/Mar/09 with beth

mbutton - Lead RP - Oct/08 with John Cooke

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Aug/08

The best route i have ever done. Every move was amazing, spend the first day working it then went for the 1st redpoint fell above 3rd bolt then came back the next day and did it my first 8a done on second redpoinT. (HAPPY DAYS)
andy gravestock - Lead RP - 18/Jun/08 with steve

Hidden - TR dog - 04/Mar/08

mgeek - Lead RP - Mar/08 with Neill Busby

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Feb/08

Oliver Wright - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Oct/07

First 8a. 8th time on the route, 2nd rp today. Brilliant feeling grabbing that chain and not taking the all too familiar plummet!
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 31/Aug/07 with mike b, aidy, ruth

Despite appearances, not a bad route.
Rich Kirby - Lead RP - 17/May/07 with Jenny Woodward

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Nov/06

two days, 8th try.
lx - Lead - 08/Oct/06

funnel - Sep/06

Finally, 15 years after first trying it I get to the belay. Then the heavens opened. Raindogs indeed...
andy farnell - Lead RP - 17/Aug/06 with Ru Davies

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/06

Adam Ellwood - Lead RP - 01/May/06 with Dave Evans

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 04/Dec/05

Hidden - 04/Dec/05

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Mar/05

Cassidy - Lead RP - 05/Sep/03 with Henners

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - 2003

marky - Lead RP - 2003 with kevavery

nige - Lead RP - 17/May/02 with pete chadwick

whispering nic - Lead dog - 2001

5 days over two years
sadams - Lead RP - 08/Apr/00 with Kathryn & Nic

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/99 with Elaine Owen

shark - Lead RP - 29/May/99

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 15/May/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 05/May/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 03/May/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 01/May/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/99 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/98 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/98 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/98 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 31/May/98 with Ewan McCallum

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 28/May/98 with Elaine Owen

jfletcher - Lead RP - 26/Apr/97

robyn1 - 1996

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 15/Aug/95

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/94

Smith42 - Lead RP - 1994

keefe - Lead RP - 06/Sep/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 06/Sep/92 with keefe

Partly my fault that it's so polished, because I did it over 100 times, back in the day!
Mike Owen - Lead RP - 23/Oct/90 with Elaine Owen, Phil Davidson

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