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Rainbow Slab Area

Gwynedd, WALES

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).

Access 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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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
3Nearly but not QuiteE1 5c 1
4Horse Latitudes6a+ **237
5The Horsin' Around Finish6a+ **200
6Bella Lugosi is DeadE1 5b *637
7Alive and Kicking6a **180
8Catrin6a *109
9FrogsHS 4a 6
11Nifty Wild RiboE1 5a  
12ShazalzabonE5 6b,6b 2
13Jack of ShadowsE4 6a ***31
14Light and DarknessE5 6b * 
15Big Wall PartyE5 6b **6
16Major HeadstressE5 6a **12
17Ride the Wild SurfE4 6a ***90
18Wall of FlameE5 6a * 
19Great Balls of FireE4 6a ***31
20ColossusE3 5c **183
21ColostomyE4 6a,6a  
22OM 69 Runner BeanVS 2
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 **123
27The Richard of York FinishE3 5b *48
28ErosE2 5b *7
29Pull My DaisyE2 5c ***481
 Climb nameGradex
30Chewing the CwdE5 6b 1
31Released From TreatmentE6 6b ***2
32Naked before the BeastE6 6b/c ***2
33The Rainbow of RecalcitranceE6 6b ***18
34The Cure for a Sick MindE7 7a **1
35Memorable StainsE4 6a 4
36Bungles Arete8b ***1
37Poetry PinkE5 6a ***114
38The Very Big and the Very Small8b+ ***2
39Raped by AffectionE7 6c ** 
40Ringing' in Urea'sE6 6b *1
41Cystitis by ProxyE5 6b ***20
42SplitstreamE5 6b ***27
43Stiff Syd's CapE6 6c *2
44Prick my Urea'sE6 6c ***1
45DOAE6 6c **1
46Drury LaneE6 6b **1
47Jai'a'nE6 6b *2
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+ **4
57Over Taken By Department C6a *7
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