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!

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
2
Chewing the Cwd
A route similar in character but noot as spectacular as Rainbow of Recalcitrance. Start up Pull My Daisy to the spike. Step up...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
3
Rainbow of Recalcitrance
A mammoth outing up the line of the slab - as amazing as it is frightening. 1) 6b, 40m. Start where the rainbow feature...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6
4
Naked Before the Beast
A route that takes no prisoners. Start as for Rainbow of Recalcitrance and follow it to the step right onto the ripple. From...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6
5
Cure for a Sick Mind
Poetry Pink on Steroids! Start just right of Rainbow of Recalcitrance and move up to the break. Move up and left then straight...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6
6
Poetry Pink
A stunning route that is the entry-level qualification for the big E5s on this slab. 1) Start below the tower and make a...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5
7
Bungles Arete
The prominent arete is extreme difficult. Think of it as a boulder problem in the sky.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8b
8
The Very Big and the Very Small
Three bolts mark the way although you will be forgiven if you don't see any holds. They are there and they are tiny matchstick...
 8b+
9
Raped By Affection
The first bolt at 22m is enough to put most people off. It has been onsighted and must be one of the boldest leads this side of...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Dyno
Crimpy
Fluttery
E7
10
Cystitis By Proxy
A tricky pitch that is bolder since the microwire placements have blown out! It can be split at the flakes/ledges at...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6
11
Ringin in Urea's
The direct variant on Cystitis By Proxy and Splitstream is reasonable for the grade. Start up Cytitus By Proxy and, from just...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E6
12
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