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Ride the Wild Surf*** E4 6a

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[Ride the Wild Surf, 2 kb]one of the best routes on slate, a must for every slatehead.

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, North Wales Rock Graded List, a State of Slate, Ian's Slate E4's for 2014.

Photo: Ride the Wild Surf © mr mills
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

Found it hard, reachy and scary. A couple of wet holds too.
tim newton - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with rachel slater

Found most of the clips awkward as shit. Hard
Mattlamb90 - 2nd β - 20/Jul/14 with Ryan

Robbed of the OS 6 years ago because of wet top grove. Dry today :) fantastic route.
C coldwell-storry - Lead - 05/Jun/14 with Neil Chelton

wet holds near top scuppered my way
brices - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/13 with Ben Norman

Julian Cooper - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Ben Steel

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/13

Fell (twice) at the upper crux, so close! Great route!
andyinglis - Lead dog - 24/May/13 with Steve Addy

Ground up, fell off at first bolt, got it 2nd go. Amazing route
Dangerous Dave - Lead - 23/May/13 with Russ Birkett

Very good route. Long and sustained
Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 23/May/13 with Dave Cowan

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 22/May/13 with alice thompson

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Dripping...
fennerz - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/12 with Adam Booth

Almost got it but fell on the crux high up.The wall was slightly dirty for feet. I still got to the top after the fall.
The Grist - Lead dog - 01/Apr/12 with Jim Rogers

Bob - 2012

markalmack - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with james marjot

An excellent route!
david morse - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with lole

phil64 - Lead rpt - Apr/11

Great climbing all the way, bit damp but ok until unfortunately got stopped by a wet hold right at the top. Can't wait to get to the top on this and other routes on the wall next time.
Ram MkiV - Lead dnf - 25/Feb/11 with Mike G

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

phil64 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/10

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 29/May/10 with michael porter

morganator - 2nd dog - 28/May/10 with Ross Hewitt, Andy Houseman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Very enjoyable. Perhaps the best slate route I've done.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Kev

awesome, crux at top and bottom, take 12 drawers and one size gold offset!
centurion05 - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/10 with dave g

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Barni

Sweet, crux at start and hard moves up top but 5b/c most of the way. 6c.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Ben alsford

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 2010

metal arms - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

feilx - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Angus

datoon - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with K

Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/09 with Ben Alsford

harvie - Lead - 20/Mar/09

Sally Lisle - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2009

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with chris gooder

awesome extended adventure
lukea - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with dan

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with katy

morganator - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Mike Robinson

classic slate climbing, nice long pitch and the crux near the top just when you think youv`e bagged it !
mr mills - Lead O/S - May/08 with ioan d

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 2008 with A. Howarth

Boy - 2008

I wish i could have had the stamina to get this route clean, cause none of the moves were that hard, it was just the bloody lactic acid in my forearms that mean't i took 2 falls.
Ed Booth - Lead - 08/Apr/07 with Roel Driesen

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Nick Verney

middlevern - 2nd - 03/Apr/07 with Toby Dunn

JulesV - 2007

jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob

Bern - Jun/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 2006

Gus - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/04

lukea - TR O/S - 13/Jun/04 with Al

Mark Kemball - Lead - 12/Jul/03 with Nic Dill

westaway - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/02

DJonsight - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Mark Riley - Lead rpt - May/99 with Vicky Heywood

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/98 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/98 with mik

kp64zl - 2nd - Apr/97 with David Pickford

PaulHermes - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/95

Roget - Lead O/S - 07/May/95 with jon

mattnuttall - Lead - Apr/95 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 1993

WB - Lead O/S - 1992 with Nicola

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 25/May/91 with Andy Birtwistle

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/90 with Andy W

DDDD - 1990

Billg - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/89 with Jon Barton

year a guess
shark - Lead O/S - 1989

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/88

Hidden - 2nd - 1988

Mike Owen - 25/May/87 with John Peake

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/87

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

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Voting
Total votes cast 57
hard E50 of 20
E50 of 20
easy E50 of 20
hard E41 of 20
E419 of 20
easy E40 of 20
hard E30 of 20
E30 of 20
easy E30 of 20
hard 6b0 of 19
6b0 of 19
easy 6b0 of 19
hard 6a2 of 19
6a16 of 19
easy 6a1 of 19
hard 5c0 of 19
5c0 of 19
easy 5c0 of 19
3 Stars18 of 18
2 Stars0 of 18
1 Star0 of 18
0 Stars0 of 18
Bag of .....0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Lead54 of 90 (60.0%)
Followed14 of 90 (15.6%)
Toproped1 of 90 (1.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 90 (1.1%)
Unknown20 of 90 (22.2%)

'Climbed'35 of 90 (38.9%)
clean O/S43 of 90 (47.8%)
clean β2 of 90 (2.2%)
clean rpt4 of 90 (4.4%)
dogged3 of 90 (3.3%)
dnf3 of 90 (3.3%)