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The Grapes of Ratho** 6b+

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A fine older bolted route up the crimpy wall left of "Diverticulitus", starting from the big ledge, probably best gained by abseil. Upgraded and upstarred by popular request.
Iain Taylor
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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/May/13

Busby - 2013

stugreen75 - TR rpt - 16/Jul/12 with dominic jeff

Alastair R - Lead O/S - 2012

A good technical challenge, some interesting rock overs and stretches between spaced holds. sustained but rarely strenuous. 2 stars and probably 6b+
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Claire

llamaglama - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Jam

simondunf - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11 with chris

felt easy today so fingers getting better, nice little sport route : )
jazzyjackson - Lead - 15/Jul/11

stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Jase

Hidden - TR rpt - 28/Jun/11

sophiecb - 2nd - 06/Jun/11 with Neil

shugsan - 14/May/11 with John Nelson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/11

Looks harder than it is. Good holds and quite slabby. Balancy and technical but not pumpy. Last couple of moves interesting!
mastiffmat - 2nd - 26/Apr/11 with Pete Kirkby

sneaks - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with janey and gibby

wookie667 - Lead β - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - TR RP - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/11

Scottish78 - 2011

ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/10 with Tim H

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jul/10

Can't believe it take me till now to d this route, lovely number:) Maybe 6b+ or maybe I need to climb more!
sebrider - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Sophie

spunkymonkey - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/10

This time in the dry.Crimpy, rocky-overy teetery fun on Dolerite.6b+.
SeanB - Lead - 09/Nov/09 with Neil Carnegie

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Jamie Wilson

kevg - TR rpt - 08/Jul/09 with Fraser

jamestheyip - Lead dog - 05/Jul/09 with Simon Freeman

eh, whatever.
mhairi thorburn - Lead β - 28/May/09 with nic

Not really top roped. Used a mini-traxion to play on the route solo. rested every so often. nice lunch break!
sneaks - TR dog - 11/May/09

good route with just enough for the hands and feet!
simon_D - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09 with jon eric

Nice route. Not hard to onsight, good holds all the way.
kevg - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Fraser

Lovely route - pretty to hard to onsight I'd imagine. Felt hard for the grade.
Fraser - Lead β - 29/Mar/09 with Mark P

Not so sure about one of the earlier comments 5a/b moves with a nasty fall are not suitable for a HVS leader but fortunately 4b/c ones are, which is how hard it is to gain access to the ledge. Nice route much easier than it looks from the bottom.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

Was knackered, but got up some pretty tough climbs after a couple of attempts at each.
monkey423 - TR RP - 16/Feb/09 with Jo Jeffries

keith leonard - Lead - 2009

Climbed in the rain for the last two clips so made the top moves a bit edgy.Smeard with my knees for topout.Denim excels in the wet.
SeanB - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Andy

Very nice, some awesome high feet side pully stretchy moves.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Sean

Ab'd down to clean delaminating dolerite from top of route then top roped clean. Will lead another time. Everythings there if you have the reach.
jazzyjackson - TR - 26/Jul/08 with Ian Jones

LittleLuka - Lead β - 13/Jul/08 with Davy

akhughes - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

one fall, good moves up top, middle section seems to be reach and pull due to lack of footholds, start is good. The ledge can be gained easily from the ground probably 5a/b moves with nasty fall potential should be no problem for a HVS leader.
gambit247 - Lead - 17/Feb/07 with Ben Sajdecki

Worth two stars of anyone's money...
whispering nic - Feb/05

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, schultz, jazzyjackson

Total votes cast 25
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hard 6b+0 of 12
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easy 6b+6 of 12
hard 6b2 of 12
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easy 6b0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Lead30 of 46 (65.2%)
Followed3 of 46 (6.5%)
Toproped9 of 46 (19.6%)
Unknown4 of 46 (8.7%)

'Climbed'12 of 46 (26.1%)
clean O/S13 of 46 (28.3%)
clean β4 of 46 (8.7%)
clean rpt5 of 46 (10.9%)
clean RP3 of 46 (6.5%)
dogged6 of 46 (13.0%)
dnf3 of 46 (6.5%)