Rainbow Slab

Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
30 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

The huge expanse of perfect quality slate behind the Dinorwig power station, holds a justifiable position as the jewel in the crown of climbing in the Llanberis quarries. In fact it holds a position as truly one of the best and most unique climbing venues in the whole of the UK! Approach (see photo on page 77) - From the buildings above the area on the main approach, follow the path down and right across the top of the crags to the end of the level and walk back along the base past the Colossus Wall. When you turn the next corner the slab is revealed in all its glory.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pull My Daisy
An excellent and memorable route, that has a run-out section that will put hairs on your chest! Start below a crack, and climb...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E2 5c
2
Rainbow of Recalcitrance
A mammoth outing up the line of the slab, and one that is as amazing as it is frightening. 1) 6b, 40m. Start where the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
3
Poetry Pink
A stunning route that is the entry-level qualification for the big E5s on this slab. Start below the tower and make a rising...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
4
Cystitis By Proxy
A tricky pitch that is bolder since the RP placements have blown out! It can be split at the flakes/ledges at half-height....
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
5
Splitstream
Another great route, which is hard to read low down, as there is no real line to follow. Start 10m right of Cystitis By Proxy...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6b