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Rimsky Korsakov*** E5 6a

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[Here or watching England get trounced........., 2 kb]25m. The excellent route up the centre of the wall on perfectly adequate gear. Start at the base of a very slight groove, move up to a leftward diagonal crack and follow this back to big holds and the aformentioned groove. Climb direct on satisfyingly large holds to a short, wide crack and scamper out left into a large steepening groove. Finish up this. french 6c.
johnny dawes

Ticklists: Top Five Pass E4's, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, North Wales Rock Graded List, Trad climbs for sport climbers.

Photo: Here or watching England get trounced......... © Rich Kirby
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 24/Jul/14 with Nick Bullock

wolverine - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Iain Mount

Soft at E5 but I'll take the tick! Climbs superbly.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Nick B

Fantastic route! First E5 maybe?! Sustained quality and difficulty all the way up! Only just got to the top after getting ridiculously pumped and nearly falling off in a couple of places but managed to hang on and recover enough. Probably should have warmed up on something else first and didn't realise this is high in the grade/E5 in some places. Got scared above gear (but I don't think it was bold) and I'm pretty sure I managed to find every placement, and then some - probably why I got so pumped. Pretty happy to get up this seeing as I've not led anything hard for a while.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Gwen Lancashire

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with will sim

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jun/14

Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Jack Lawledge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

misterb - 2nd O/S - Jun/14 with justin

Didn't have the right cam for the top and missed gear below. Felt very sketch!
nathanlee - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Wiz, Tom Livingstone, Oli Grounsell

Tom Livingstone - Lead β - 21/May/14 with Nathan Lee

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 17/May/14 with Nick B

1 rest. Missed a foothold.
AJM - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/13 with Mike Goldthorp

Quality route, felt steady, expecting it to be pumpy (says in the guide), maybe pumpy for an E4 climber, but steady for E5 - big holds most of the way. Apparently I've done this before but have no memory atall of it :-/ Ah well
Mike Goldthorp - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/13 with Andy

First successful E5 since falling off ghost train. good climbing on good holds. nice.
willoates - 15/Jul/13 with John Oooooore

redjerry - TR O/S - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/13

Howard Lawledge - Jul/13 with Malc

tim newton - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with brad reed

2nd go ground up
steve_yo - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with sam ring

LRob - Lead O/S - 2013

centurion05 - 2013

cocked it up, got it next go ground up, great climbing
atapper21 - Lead - 2013 with Alex Wheeldon

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/12

Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12 with Connor

Crux was greasy, rested on cam. Cracking route.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 04/Aug/11 with Andy, Gareth E

top crack was wet, got the cam in then couldn't finish without coming off. nice route, could've done with a warm up before though.
centurion05 - Lead dog - Aug/11

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 06/Jun/11 with Liam

Liam FLeming - 06/Jun/11 with luke brooks

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with KM

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Ben Alsford

phil64 - Lead rpt - 02/May/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

phil64 - 2011

barni - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Toni st

Rest on gear at half height.
HamishD - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Wil Treasure

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

ewen - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with neil stabbs

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/10

nige - Lead - 20/Jun/10 with ash

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with nick bullock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10

phil64 - Lead - Jun/10 with tim hunter

slightly bold off the ground but fine. bit run out to gain final crack but youre above good gear. generally, thought gear was a bit spaced but good. brilliant sport-style trad that just beats What a Difference... for quality, pumpy. E4 6a or Fr 6b+/c
ksjs - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with pete

Very much enjoyed, pretty pumpy but not excessively so. Guidebook said it was a bit runout but didnt seem to be too bad
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with George Ulrich

First trad route for a while. ended up down climbing to the deck from the last 2/3 moves because i missed the big cam. E4 5c except the first move, but top end. All jugs. 6c.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Sam Hamer

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Did all the hard climbing then slipped on the easy groove to fall headfirst back onto the face - whoops!(E4).
gregoritos - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with james

Pumped out out at crux, hesitated, disappointing. 1 rest.
Stig - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/09 with Greg

Toby Dunn - Lead - 23/Jun/09 with Andy Reeve

Rob Pitt - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/09 with steveE9

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/09

Boy - Apr/09 with Nige Kershaw

Obi-Wan is lost... - 2nd - 2008

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/07 with reeve

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Mills

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/05 with Ed Brown

Top day......a few years since climbing E5 well...then 2 in a day.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/05 with Ash

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/02

sadams - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/98 with Andy Bowie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/97

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Apr/96 with April

E4 5c. Great climbing.
switch - Lead O/S - 1996

innes - Lead O/S - 1996 with Craig

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Jun/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/88

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Voting
Total votes cast 52
hard E60 of 19
E60 of 19
easy E60 of 19
hard E50 of 19
E52 of 19
easy E59 of 19
hard E48 of 19
E40 of 19
easy E40 of 19
hard 6b0 of 18
6b0 of 18
easy 6b0 of 18
hard 6a0 of 18
6a7 of 18
easy 6a11 of 18
hard 5c0 of 18
5c0 of 18
easy 5c0 of 18
3 Stars14 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead46 of 72 (63.9%)
Followed16 of 72 (22.2%)
Toproped2 of 72 (2.8%)
Unknown8 of 72 (11.1%)

'Climbed'24 of 72 (33.3%)
clean O/S35 of 72 (48.6%)
clean β1 of 72 (1.4%)
clean rpt6 of 72 (8.3%)
clean RP1 of 72 (1.4%)
dogged4 of 72 (5.6%)
dnf1 of 72 (1.4%)