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King Rat*** E1 5c

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[Pulling through the roof on King Rat, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Hard Rock, Ultimate Scottish Rock, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

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This climb is in 51 logbooks, and on 52 wishlists.

Amazing crag! Great line
twoplates - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with dave sharpe

No aid required ;)
mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Ali

We were lucky the top section of the climb was bone dry in the current heat wave. I thought the climbing on the upper section on pitches 4,5 and 6 was excellent with interesting climbing and where the correct and easiest line is not always obvious.
Chris wilson - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Michael C

westaway - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Imelda Neale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/13


noemie5438 - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Tom, Amy Goodill

Managed to free the crux on second, not sure if I could have done it on lead though. More excellent climbing all the way to the top with the 4c pitch having some great moves. The final route on a perfect trip to a long sought after destination.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Colin M

colin.morrison - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with ewan

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/13

cat22 - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Mike

Awesome route. Found it in bone dry conditions. Tough move on the overhang. Used a sling! Led 1&3
mcstanton - Jul/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

5 pitches then retreat due to rain.
adw07 - AltLd dnf - 26/Jul/12 with Patrick

Quite wet on half the pitches....
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Jen Mackenzie

Hidden - 2012

aid thru roof 1998? led all but 1st pitch
alasdair19 - 2012

Oli led the crux pitch, hard to second with a sack! Tricky route finding above but a great route.
odox - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Oli Warlow

great climbing, a week of dry weather left the route mainly dry (a little seepage at the roof and slimy at the top).
oliwarlow - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Ian

dougs1232 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Natalie, Tom Simmons

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/11

alkira - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Bonedry but dirty
jess - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with martin

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 29/Aug/09

Pete Main - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Mark M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/09

Great move through the roof... top pitches were wet though!
Paulww - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with John

Found the 5c crux quite tricksome. Resorted to aid in the end.
decs - AltLd dog - 30/Jun/08 with Sam

sgl - AltLd - Jun/08 with duncan

mikecopp - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Alex M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 07/Aug/07 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/07

Both used aid on crux
RAK - AltLd dog - 03/May/07 with Henning W.

Hidden - 08/Aug/06

Chris lead pitch 1.
French Erick - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05 with Chris Boutell

Brian McC - 2005

brianrunner - 2001

phardman - Lead - 27/Jul/96

Hidden - AltLd - 1994

Hidden - 1990

mark-abz - Lead - 25/Jul/86 with Bill P

Hammy - AltLd - 22/Jun/86 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/84

Did Goliath first, finished King Rat at about 11pm. A gloriously still day. I used aid on p2 as per Hard Rock. 2nd ed 1981
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - May/82 with Ian Makin

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 30/Aug/81 with Ron Cowels

tapley - AltLd - 31/May/78 with John Sumner

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Voting
Total votes cast 28
hard E20 of 10
E20 of 10
easy E20 of 10
hard E10 of 10
E19 of 10
easy E11 of 10
hard HVS0 of 10
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hard 6a0 of 9
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easy 6a0 of 9
hard 5c1 of 9
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easy 5c0 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead7 of 51 (13.7%)
Followed2 of 51 (3.9%)
Alt Leads29 of 51 (56.9%)
Unknown13 of 51 (25.5%)

'Climbed'32 of 51 (62.7%)
clean O/S15 of 51 (29.4%)
dogged2 of 51 (3.9%)
dnf2 of 51 (3.9%)