Quick as Rainbows Area

Adjacent Areas
< Bad Moon Rising Area  |  Azymuth Area >

Sport
Afternoon sun
20 mins
Up and Down
Tidal

A magnificent wall of immaculate flowstone. It sometimes suffers from seepage, can be dusty and is only accessible for a limited period. Guidebook page 176.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Small Talk Costs Walls
The roof, juggy wall and flowstone tufa left of Smashing Orange. Start in a small alcove above the tidal trench. Best done at...
 
1 Stars
6c+
2
Smashing Orange
Classy crack climbing after a hard bulge above the trench.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
3
Drive Blind
A tough lower wall and a fine, easier, upper groove.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
4
Forensic Scene
A lovely flowstone arete. A useful rest before the top move is the well-deserved reward after the steep start.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
5
Quick as Rainbows
A beautiful, frozen wave of flowstone. Brilliant as long as the top is clean, but if not climbed regularly, it can be dirty.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
6
Red Medicine
Sustained and unobvious climbing on immaculate flowstone.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
7
Aeon Flux
A hard lower half. Good rock all the way.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
8
Under the Sky, Inside the Sea
Steep moves on the sharp arete lead to a finishing corner.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7a
9
Forget Columbus
Magnificent tufa-curtains and a huge flake.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
10
Buried Violence
Very hard moves on the lower wall lead to an amusing finish on organ pipes.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
11
Walking the King
A classic pumpy wall of steep cracks and flowstone with the crux at the top. The best 6b+ on Portland.
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
12
An Ideal for Living
More quality rock. Pumpy and technical all the way.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
13
Time Bomb
The central line on the coral wall finishes up a slab. This line has lost a hold on the lower wall and may now be 7a+.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
14
Winning at Rodeo
An enticing line with an intriguing corner high up.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
15
Chevette de la Mer
More great rock in the pocketed groove above the initial wall.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
16
Swimsuit Issue
The arete is followed direct with some blind palming 'à cheval' to pass the mid-height bulge.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c+
  • Latest Comments

    For COASTGUARD SOUTH

    Darkest Before Dawn
    "Thoroughly enjoyed this. Basically a V4 followed by a pleasant 6b." 01/Jul

    Biscuits for Smut
    "Hard for the grade, moving through the roof after the groove is very difficult -..." 28/May

    Tennessee
    "This route is fantastic, as good as (if not better) than Dominatrix at Kilnsey, ..." 26/Jun

    Full Fathom Five
    "Agree with all the comments, brittle 6c plus lower wall, then 15 feet of good mo..." 28/Sep

    California Dreams
    "Awful route now missing its first bolt as well. I wish I had read these comments..." 14/Sep

    Time Bomb
    "i dont agree did this today and thought it was a solid 7a with the lower moves b..." 27/Jun

    L'Odyssee Noire
    "The start is very hard - I thought about V3 - and the bulge higher up involves a..." 22/Jun

    American Beauty
    "American Beauty has certainly had a face lift.. 3 bolts missing along with the r..." 16/May

    Xavier's Wall
    "cool and varied route, pretty 'out there' climbing for the grade, much harder if..." 01/Jun

    American Beauty
    "The central part of this route now appears to have fallen down (their is a block..." 12/May

    Full Fathom Five
    "agree, how can this be 3 stars? A path to just below then the top, then a bould..." 31/Jul

    Xavier Zoo
    "If you're not tall there are some unpleasant clips on this one (the 5th bolt is ..." 15/Apr

    Search for comments