Came off getting to the rainbow on my first go...I rocked up to a 'hold' which turned out to be a sun induced mirage (very frustrating). Bumped into Caff whilst belaying Ben on the Rainbow; he gave me some good beta which made the move I'd fallen on seem quite easy. I was initially very annoyed to have blown the onsight but I'm now determined to get on more E5's regardless of the fear of failing and to push myself wherever possible.
Overall an amazing route with three sections of unforgettable climbing. Dan724 - Lead RP - 28/Feb/14 with Ben Ryle
The mantel was gripping but worth it for getting to walk along the rainbow! Found some of the last moves to the belay bolts desperate for some reason.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with -martin
Stefan_Morris - TR O/S - 18/Sep/13
Found the moves by the bolts very hard. The rest didn't let up much, I wouldn't complain at 6b. Exciting
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards
1st E5 onsight. Brilliant slab climbing on a great piece of rock.
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 23/May/13 with Dave Ogden
Great route, awesome to be on the rainbow. ok if the run out is out of mind. perfect day :)Cheers to the 2 gents for the directions
BenRyle - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Tom Coombe
Nick Biven - 2nd O/S - 2013
Hidden - Lead - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Fantastic climbing and right on my limit, really happy to get it clean!
shed_hed - 2nd β - 19/Oct/12 with Mike and Bruce
Michael Allday - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/12
A big fall between the first two bolts, hope to be back some time
Gambit - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/12 with OlI, Guiom, Barney
Almost onsight. A crisis of confidence at the 6b move by first bolt saw me waver. Shame because after a brief talk to myself I made the move and cruised to the top. Shoulda, woulda, coulda...
Ed Babs - Lead β - 04/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Andy Benson
Adam Long - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Pete Robins
Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with John beecham
cballard - 2012
great fun! felt easy after heading the shot...
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11
rather lovely... and surprisingly easy.
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/11 with rich, nic
Amazing route, well psyched, first E5 onsight! Crux is hard and rocking onto the rainbow for the first time was unforgettable. Found it technically very hard.
willoates - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Jimbob, Iona
yo yo after a slip at ther first bolt, very good but tricky!
Russell Birkett - Lead - 01/Jun/11 with Murdoch J
O deer [sic] 2nd go. Slipped off by first bolt. Don't have an excuse, just careless foot placement and worried about blowing the onsight (ironic). Absolutely superb moves up the rainbow. Brilliant route, a tribute to the vision of designer danger.
Franco Cookson - Lead - 25/May/11 with Rich
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11
barni - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/11 with luke
Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/11 with Barni
fell along way 1st time. (E4 5c)
beci tointen - Lead RP - Jan/11 with Jamie Kean
Rory Shaw - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10
Pippa - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with Jon
Cool route, the rainbows awesome!
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Crad
nige - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with mark hounslea
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10
farmus21 - Lead RP - 07/Feb/10 with Rich Cannell
Will lead...will lead.
farmus21 - TR RP - 26/Jan/10 with Sally Lisle, Rich Cannell
Really cold. Set off too far right, had too make make a hard traverse leftwards back online. totally numb extremities, bad finger and no warm-up meant i nearly lowered off at first bolt. Pressed on and shazam done, nice climb. soft E5 6b.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/09 with Duncan Campbell, Bubbles, James Grey
Didn't think I'd get it so wussed out and followed Alex, got it in one and felt suprisingly do-able. Can't wait to get back on it. Scary but safe, I think. (Alex; my name is spelt with an 'a')
farmus21 - 2nd - 26/Nov/09 with Alex Mason
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/09 with Pete H
feilx - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Angus
It started raining when I got to the second bolt. So frustrated with a wet weekend that went for a battle up it anyway. On off.
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/09 with Tom Ripley
JulesV - 2009
fell off but finished, felt hard high up reachy
barni - Lead - 17/Oct/08 with Tim
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with gareth
alaan - Lead O/S - 27/May/08 with Matt
mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/08 with Alan Royle
ChalkBall - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Luke Brooks
Luke Brooks - Lead β - 18/May/08 with Ryan Brooks
morganator - Lead rpt - 18/May/08 with Mike Robinson
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Simon Wren
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Joe Bawden
JulesV - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with joe bawden
More sustained than expected, fukin ace though!!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Roel Driesen
Hidden - Lead rpt - 2007
Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/06
Hidden - 2006
Dringo - 2006
Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/05
Hidden - Lead - 2005
Gus - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/04
paul m hadley - Lead - 2004
Anyone who thinks this route is E4 6a obviously has no personal experience of either the imfamous runout mantleshelf or the move onto the rainbow above the bolt.
Mark Riley - Lead - Apr/02 with Bryn Jones
Brown - 2nd O/S - Oct/01 with Unknown
a great slab climb
mr mills - Lead O/S - 2000 with edwin
Roget - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/99 with jon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/99
Hidden - Lead β - 29/May/99
BenTiffin - TR - Sep/98
mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/98 with Steven Delderfield
Ched - TR - 1997
ste_d - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/96 with mik
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/96 with Nick Ashton
steve taylor - Lead - Jul/95 with mark williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/94
whispering nic - Lead - Oct/93 with Ali W
Hidden - 2nd - Oct/93
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/93 with Bob Marks
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/92 with Paul Tanton
Hidden - Lead β - Jul/92
Done in seconds...abbed past to check the mantel first. I was annoyed with guidebook when I saw how easy it was
goi.ashmore - Lead β - 20/Jun/92 with Simon Coles
mark-abz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/91 with Andy W
First E5 - OS and suitably scary. :-)
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/91 with Matthieu Mounier
chrisdavies - Lead O/S - May/91
channinga - 1991
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jun/90 with Bill Williamson
DDDD - 1990
Date a guess. I remember it felt more like E4 6b than E5 6a.
andy farnell - Lead - 1990
mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with elliot blaylock
Hidden - 1990
Billg - 2nd - 29/Jun/89 with Jon Barton
Billg - Lead O/S - 1989
Steve Walker - Lead - 1989 with Bill
NickHarms - 1989
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/88
Dave Douglas - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/88
bullybones - Lead O/S - 1988
Hidden - Lead - 1988
Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 14/Aug/87 with Andrew Jackson
sadams - Lead - 12/Jul/87 with unseconded
Mike Owen - 23/May/87 with Elaine Owen
Hidden - 1987
shark - TR - Jul/86 with Charlie Stripp
keefe - 05/May/86
Pedro50 - Lead β - 29/May/85 with Al Austin
mark mcgowan01 - 1985
Chris Craggs - 1980