The Rainbow of Recalcitrance*** E6 6b

Rockfax Description
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 Rainbow peters out, and follow the crack up for 18m, where a hard step right onto a good hold/ledge, gives access to the Rainbow itself. Difficult climbing up the initial rib hopefully allows you to get stood on the Rainbow, teeter right to the jugs on Poetry. Most people head up and get the gear in the high flake on Poetry, then move back down. Carry on right, making the gripper clipper to reach the belay on the ledges - bolt and flake.
2) 6a, 22m. Carry on along the now-fading Rainbow. Clip a bolt - bold and difficult - then move up and left to the lower of two black grooves. Finish up this working your way back left to the belay. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Super Route E6's, North Wales Rock Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff.

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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

Hidden - 2015

BenRyle - Lead dnf - 28/Feb/14 with Dan

Quality!! Pitch 1 only. Second pitch incorporated by the waterfall so Angus led up Cystitis top half. 2nd o.s
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Angus Kille

Incredible route, my scariest and best seconding experience! nice on Ed, loved it!
anguskille - 2nd β - 06/Oct/13 with Ed Booth

Ground-up.Led P1. Fell off entering the rainbow in 2011 and 2012. Felt ok today with a different sequence. Amazing route, Amazing line.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 26/Sep/13 with Oli Grounsell

gw3285 - Lead - 08/Jun/13

Pitch 1. Amazing feature, one of the best lines around. Will be back for the second pitch!
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/11

Ground up one fall moving over to the rainbow hand popped. first pitch only
barni - Lead β - 25/Mar/11 with Stuart, luke

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Ground up. Fell on a hard move just after getting on the rainbow, then lead clean later that day. Such an inspiring 'line'! You beauty!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 19/Mar/10 with Dunken

NickHarms - 2010

shark - 2nd - 12/Apr/93 with Andy Perkins

The first pitch practiced the crux on, the second pitch completely on-sight. A total gripper, given that I got onto the Rainbow much too low, so the last gear I had at the crux was the low bolt on Cure For A Sick Mind. I also left my RPs on the ground, so had to drop a rope down to pick them up. Si fell off the crux on the first pitch and took a monster swing!
goi.ashmore - Lead β - 27/Jun/92 with Simon Coles

lead first pitch. Did not do second pitch as no one would second the first lol.
Steve Walker - Lead - 1991 with jim adey, jason cain, paul entwistle

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with owen jones

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/87 with Julian Cooper

on sight early ascent
mark mcgowan01 - AltLd O/S - Dec/85 with Trevor Hodgson

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