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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.
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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 60 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

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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Total votes cast 48
hard E60 of 17
E60 of 17
easy E60 of 17
hard E50 of 17
E52 of 17
easy E57 of 17
hard E48 of 17
E40 of 17
easy E40 of 17
hard 6b0 of 17
6b0 of 17
easy 6b0 of 17
hard 6a0 of 17
6a7 of 17
easy 6a10 of 17
hard 5c0 of 17
5c0 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
3 Stars13 of 14
2 Stars0 of 14
1 Star1 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead37 of 60 (61.7%)
Followed13 of 60 (21.7%)
Toproped2 of 60 (3.3%)
Unknown8 of 60 (13.3%)

'Climbed'23 of 60 (38.3%)
clean O/S28 of 60 (46.7%)
clean rpt4 of 60 (6.7%)
dogged4 of 60 (6.7%)
dnf1 of 60 (1.7%)