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Vernacular, The 

Under the Rainbow 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Vernon, Jim Murray
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Submitted By: toddgordon on Jul 22, 2010
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Rhesa Ashbacher on Under the Rainbow.

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This is a 2 pitch slab route on the left side of Bart Dome underneath the big roof. The first pitch goes up a faint arch (maybe a piece) and then up bolts to a bolted belay. The bolts are mostly 1/4" bolts. The climbing is low angle slab climbing, and there are more bolts on the pitches then show in the Domelands book topo. Pitch one goes more or less straight up, while pitch 2 traverses to the right, and ends a the the left end of the big roof. From here you can rap (2 ropes) or continue up The Vernacular or traverse right to the top pitches of Leona/Desperate But Not Serious.


Left side of Bart Dome, underneath the big roof.


Bolts only, except if you wish a piece in the initial arch at the start (smallish cam).

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By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
May 28, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

P1 5 bolts and P2 3 bolts - all buttonheads I believe, but looked pretty good.
Follow the arch up left to find the 2nd bolt on P1 - not seen easily at first. Cruiser slab that's a great warmup or intro.