A gorgeous crack! Starts off with steep fingers and hands, then turns into an off-width struggle at the top. Reminds me of "Via Apia".
Heading South from Elephant Rock, pass the Tomahawk and the Monolith Blocks. Where the trail dips into a little saddle, beyond (South of) Monolith Blocks (and before the Monolith bouldering area), turn right (East) and walk North along the base of the rock for 10-20 yards.
Gear to 2-3 inches is adequate, but you'll appreciate gear to 8-10 inches for the upper offwidth.
Stephen on the starting hand crack
|Comments on Rainbow Crack
|By Doug Hemken|
Jul 4, 2012
Went back and did this one a second time. It is possible to avoid most of the offwidth moves at the top, if you find just the right face holds. In that case, this might be more of a 5.8 than 5.9.