Ride the Wild Surf*** E4 6a
[Ride the Wild Surf, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The best line on the wall, and a total pumpfest. Start near the centre of the wall at the large flake. Climb up to a bolt on the left and then another on the right. Move back left to get stood in the 'Chipadeedoodah' hold. Layback strenuously to gain a jug/small ledge, then continue up the groove/small corner, passing a number of bolts, to reach a small roof. Boldly climb the 6m run-out to the next bolt then move right into a groove and summon up all your reserves for the final headwall! © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
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, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Photo: Ride the Wild Surf © mr mills
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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 37 wishlists.

Demon slain: I fell off the initial layback last year, when I got my feet caught in the ropes and broke a rib a result! This year it was a clean flash despite the initial surge of fear. The crux was the tricky move in the groove at 2/3 height but the penultimate moves weren't easy.
geoff b - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Mike P

Possibly one of the best routes I think I've ever climbed. Glad to get it clean, even if only on the second.
MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Ben Roe

BRoe - Lead - 14/Jun/15 with Mark Roe

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd rpt - 15/May/15 with Max (France)

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/15

Hidden - 2015

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

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.
Mark 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

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Frank Ramsey

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 - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 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

D Tempest - 2nd - 20/Apr/97 with Rick

kp64zl - 2nd - Apr/97 with David Pickford

WB - Lead O/S - 1997 with Nicola

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

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 - Lead O/S - 25/May/87 with John Peake

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/87

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

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