Rainbow Bridge - Great Cave

DWS
Morning sun
20 mins
Downhill
Tidal
Restricted Access

The long and involved traverse of Rainbow Bridge is a must for any ambitious deep water soloist, with all the climbing close to the sea, and on perfect rock throughout. The route is described on this buttress but it actually crosses the next four buttresses. The right-hand side of the Great Cave juts out over the sea and provides two impressive DWSs, whilst the initial section of the Rainbow Bridge wall provides a spread of lines, making it a good place to start exploring the vast potential on this crag.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Rainbow Bridge Top 50
280m. This route is an absolute MUST for any aspiring deep water soloist! It's very hard to describe the route blow-by-blow, as...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
7a+ S1
2
Hands Off Whizzy
17m. This excellent and very airy DWS takes the left side of the high jutting prow. Traverse the break leftwards, to arrive in...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Fluttery
6c S3
3
Warspite in Brief
15m. A wild trip and highly photogenic. Follow Hands Off Whizzy to its hanging jugs, and power straight up into the groove,...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Pumpy
Fluttery
6b S3
4
Drop Squad
12m. A useful introduction to the crag. Climb the ramp, then swing up rightwards across to finish on good flat holds.
1 user comment
 
DWS
5a S0
5
The Gill
12m. More meaty than Drop Squad. Climb into the horizontal niche below the big roof and use an undercut/side-pull under the...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
6b S0
6
Yokel Hero
15m. Great rock and fine moves, with a spicy sequence or two thrown in for good measure. Keep an eye on the base ramp whilst...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6b+ S2
7
Way Down
15m. Most usually used as the down-climb during the bird restriction period.
 
1 Stars
DWS
5a S1
8
White Meat
15m. Pumpy and hard with good, fingery climbing. Tackle the enticing crack/pocket feature to the left of Rainbow Scoop. The...
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a S0
9
Rainbow Scoop
11m. The pocketed scoop is brilliant, with impeccable rock, good moves and perfect water. Climb up into the right side of the...
 
3 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
6c S1
  • Latest Comments

    For BERRY HEAD DWS

    Magical Mystery Tour
    "Brilliant!" 08/Sep top50

    Magical Mystery Tour
    "Possibly the most fun route in the world. Did it for the first time last Saturda..." 17/Aug top50

    Cod Tympani
    "great climbing with a real out there feel; you're maybe 30ft above the sea, 10ft..." 24/Sep

    Loftgroover
    "Pretty good although I thought the shallow scoop in the face to the left (not su..." 12/Aug

    Barrel Traverse
    "On-sighted 2005, by mistake! I thought this was Rainbow bridge! Awesome though!" 10/Jul

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