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

Teetering along the Rainbow © mark reeves

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.

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North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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More Guidebooks:
North Wales Rock (2006)
Slate (1992)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 colossus wall area 
 bella lugosi slab 
3Nearly but not QuiteE1 5c 1
4Horse Latitudes6a+ **266
5The Horsin' Around Finish6a+ **228
6Bella Lugosi is DeadE1 5b **793
7Alive and KickingE1 5b **235
8CatrinE2 5c *128
HS 4a 6
 jack of shadows wall 
11Nifty Wild Ribo
E1 5a  
12ShazalzabonE5 6b,6b 4
13Jack of ShadowsE4 6a ***37
14Light and Darkness
E5 6b * 
15Big Wall Party
E5 6b **6
16Major Headstress
E5 6a **15
17Ride the Wild SurfE4 6a ***138
18Wall of Flame
E5 6a *1
19Great Balls of FireE4 6a ***38
39Raped by Affection
E7 6c ** 
40Ringing' in Urea's
E6 6b *1
41Cystitis by ProxyE6 6b ***21
42SplitstreamE5 6b ***29
43Stiff Syd's Cap
E6 6c *2
44Prick my Urea's
E6 6c ***1
E6 6c **1
46Drury Lane
E6 6b **1
E6 6b *2
 bay to the right of slab 
49Over the Rainbow
E5 5b,6a **2
50Cwms the Dogfish
8a **2
51The Race against Time
E3 5b  
52How Hot Is Your Chilli?E2 6a  
53F HotE2 5c  
54Hooded CobraE1 5b 1
55Little UrnE3 5b  
56Taken over by dept 'c'7a+ **10
57Over Taken By Department C6a *13

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