The Grapes of Ratho** 6b+
A fine older bolted route up the crimpy wall left of "Diverticulitus", starting from the big ledge. Good moves on mostly good holds with the odd technical bit.

Access the ledge via an in situ rope just left of welcome to the cruise.

Upgraded and upstarred by popular request.
Iain Taylor
Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

seanhendo123 - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/15 with Emeric

Ewanski - Lead - Jul/15 with Stuart M

redjerry - TR O/S - 26/Jun/15

Lamb - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/15 with Matthew Thompson

Hidden - Lead - Jun/15

Messed this up last time, felt a lot better today
seanhendo123 - Lead rpt - 30/May/15 with Emeric

Lamb - Lead O/S - 20/May/15 with Emeric, seanhendo123

1 slip at crux, bit annoyed but nice moves and will get it next time
seanhendo123 - Lead dog - 20/May/15 with Lamb, Emeric

Nice route, technical with a few tricky moves
HaddRoots - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

james1978 - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

glenngordon - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/15 with ray duffy

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Oct/14

ashtond6 - Lead - 25/Oct/14

JLS - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Koon

Koon - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14 with John Sharples

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Matt thompson

mike_tamanawis - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Andreas B

gurumed - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with The Guv, Brian

great climbing..definitely worth 2 stars
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Gordon, Stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/14

The walk up to the belay ledge could use a clean, had to climb a slimy vegetated boulder to get to it
EBailey - Lead O/S - 15/May/14

Hidden - 2014

Slipped off near the top. :o)
Denpov - 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 Holland

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

Denpov - TR rpt - 28/Jun/11

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

shugsan - 14/May/11 with John Nelson

Denpov - 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

Denpov - TR dog - 22/Mar/11

Denpov - TR RP - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/11

Scottish78 - 2011

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

Denpov - TR dog - 28/Sep/10

Denpov - 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+.
Sean Bell - 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

Hidden - Lead β - 28/May/09

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

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Mar/09

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.
Sean Bell - 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:
Nibs, MightyStew, schultz, jazzyjackson

Total votes cast 41
hard 6c0 of 20
6c0 of 20
easy 6c0 of 20
hard 6b+1 of 20
6b+3 of 20
easy 6b+7 of 20
hard 6b4 of 20
6b4 of 20
easy 6b1 of 20
3 Stars2 of 21
2 Stars16 of 21
1 Star3 of 21
0 Stars0 of 21
Bag of .....0 of 21
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP