Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in Rainbow Rock
|Rainbow Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 700 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Chip Salaun and Doug Allcock, 1980|
|Page Views:||99 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Oct 20, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a quick route for end-of-the-roader types. It probably gets very little traffic and starts in the shade. The description from guidebooks may be a bit hard to follow, but the route essentially travels the right side of this modest crag in 2-3 pitches. The description here may be a variation of the actual line, but it works.
P1. Ascend a slab with light protection opportunities. Perhaps 50-60 feet up, you have to choose to go up lichened slab or traverse right to the edge of the crag. We went right. One could stop here ~110' up or continue leftward gaining a nicely featured face with knobs somewhat reminiscent of the golden knob pitch on the Grand Teton's Upper Exum Ridge. ~230' up is a good flake below a stump.
P2. Angle right to the edge and into the sun. Continue up the edge on slightly gritty rock to a ledge ~220' up.
P3. Continue up the edge, pass an ET-reminiscent horn. The terrain soon flattens out passing a couple 4th class descent options. However, you may continue upward to tag the top of the crag ~260' up. If you go this way, the descent is a walkoff.