Rainbow Slab Area

Climbs 52 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
A marvellous collection of routes, including steep wall climbing as well as the famous slab itself - which has such delights as Red and Yellow and Pink and... (E2 5a), Pull My Daisy (E2 5c) - the poor man's Dervish - up to Poetry Pink (E5 6a) and of course The Very Big and Very Small (8c+ - you disagree? You try it). Also has steeper stuff like Bela Lugosi Is Dead (E1 5b) and the pumpy Colossus (E3 5c).

Approach notes
Shorter, but a harder slog from the Vivian Quarry car park. Head up two sets of the rising rails and then around a path. Gently through the fence, scramble down scree and over stream to the Colossus area; around for the Slab. Or abseil rather than crossing the fence.

From Bus Stop, head to Dali's Hole and then take a meandering path R from the main path beside the pool.

Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Rock (2006), Slate (1992), The Slate Wiki

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 COLOSSUS WALL AREA  
 BELLA LUGOSI SLAB  
3Nearly but not QuiteE1 5c 1
4Horse Latitudes6a+ **257
5The Horsin' Around Finish6a+ **215
6Bella Lugosi is DeadE1 5b **700
7Alive and KickingE1 5b **209
8CatrinE2 5c *125
9FrogsHS 4a 6
 JACK OF SHADOWS WALL  
11Nifty Wild RiboE1 5a  
12ShazalzabonE5 6b,6b 3
13Jack of ShadowsE4 6a ***37
14Light and DarknessE5 6b * 
15Big Wall PartyE5 6b **6
16Major HeadstressE5 6a **15
17Ride the Wild SurfE4 6a ***97
18Wall of FlameE5 6a *1
19Great Balls of FireE4 6a ***37
20ColossusE3 5c ***202
21ColostomyE4 6a,6a  
22OM 69 Runner BeanVS 2
 RAINBOW SLAB  
24Freak Yer BeanbagE5 6b  
25Cabbage Man meets the Flying Death LegE2 5c * 
26Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and BlueE1 5a **132
27The Richard of York FinishE3 5b *49
28ErosE2 5b *7
29Pull My DaisyE2 5c ***531
30Chewing the CwdE5 6b 1
31Released From TreatmentE6 6b ***2
32Naked before the BeastE6 6b/c ***2
33The Rainbow of RecalcitranceE6 6b ***19
34The Cure for a Sick MindE7 7a **1
35Memorable StainsE4 6a 4
36Bungles Arete8b ***1
37Poetry PinkE5 6a ***131
38The Very Big and the Very Small8b+ ***2
39Raped by AffectionE7 6c ** 
40Ringing' in Urea'sE6 6b *1
41Cystitis by ProxyE6 6b ***21
42SplitstreamE5 6b ***29
43Stiff Syd's CapE6 6c *2
44Prick my Urea'sE6 6c ***1
45DOAE6 6c **1
46Drury LaneE6 6b **1
47Jai'a'nE6 6b *2
 BAY TO THE RIGHT OF SLAB  
49Over the RainbowE5 5b,6a **2
50Cwms the Dogfish8a **2
51The Race against TimeE3 5b  
52How Hot Is Your Chilli?E2 6a  
53F HotE2 5c  
54Hooded CobraE1 5b 1
55Little UrnE3 5b  
56Taken over by dept 'c'7a+ **9
57Over Taken By Department C6a *10
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