Waves of Inspiration*** E5 6a
[Waves of Inspiration, Dave Rudkin, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A long pitch that keeps coming at you to the final move. Start at a bolt belay. Move up and left to gain a crack/break. Follow this rightwards past small wires and a bolt to gain the vertical crack on the right. Follow this past another bolt, to a position about 3m below a third bolt. Place a wire below this and traverse left for 3m past a small cam-slot to gain the base of a steep flake/groove. Climb this on good holds to a triangular ledge, with a bolt on the right. Move right past the bolt and head up past another bolt, crux, to gain a diagonal crack above. Head more-or-less direct to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A superb route with pretty good gear compared to other E5s. All of the hardest moves are protected by fixed gear.

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, a State of Slate, ROCKFAX Style Top 50: North Wales, slate E5's.

Photo: Waves of Inspiration, Dave Rudkin © mark reeves
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Alexis

Great route! First E5! Cherry wanted to do the top pitch of Central Sadness but I wasn't sure about leading the first pitch, so got on this instead. Felt pretty steady with good gear where it's needed and plenty of rests. Bolts protect the hard moves and it takes a surprising amount of gear in between (though it can be a little fiddly) - had to get more gear passed up a few times! That being said there is still the potential for some big (but safe) falls if you come off the easier moves. There were a couple of wobbly holds, some of which are quite large, but nothing felt loose. Well worth doing and probably a good first E5, especially if you like slabs.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Andrew Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Superb climbing with sustained interest. Would be a good first E5.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with stefan

Seconded Darren in the dark with a headtorch! Cool climbing that seems well protected in its hardest sections.
AndrewJamesCherry - 2nd - 2014 with Shed_hed

amazing route! Secretly glad I didn't win the toss to lead it.
Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/13 with gwen

Was in a rush and Strayed onto the big surr in the middle cause I hadn't looked at topo properly. Got back on track and thought it was a good pitch.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Will N

tim newton - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with leon

really cool climbing fell off the foot traverse found that really hard. the rest is ok.
charlietorrance - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/12 with callum

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/May/12

great consistent climbing, felt quite a bit easier than poetry pink but with more climbing.
willoates - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/11 with Iona, Lotta

JulesV - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Wicked route, slightly more run-out than the description above suggests. A little bit of suspect rock, but on the hole a great route with brilliant flowing climbing between good rests. Sweet.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/10 with Mikey G

An awesome route up an immaculate face. First E5
david morse - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with callum

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/09

could not clip 3rd bolt
barni - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/09 with Liam fleming

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Tom Randall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/04

Dringo - 2003

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/98 with James Tracey

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/96 with Nick Ashton

chrisdavies - Lead O/S - Sep/91

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 26/May/91 with Bob Smith

Billg - Lead O/S - 1990 with Jon Barton

Steve Walker - Lead - 1990

Mike Owen - 05/Jun/88 with Rick Newcombe

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jacob shieldhouse hadley, Adam Booth, Dan Geh, richiebongo, Nick Nitro, rustaldo, centurion05, Alex Mason, timo.t

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Style of ascent
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