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Soap on a Rope*** E4 6a

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[Glyn Hudson soloing Soap on a Rope, 2 kb]22m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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

Photo: Glyn Hudson soloing Soap on a Rope © willoates
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Really good climb, quite atypical for slate due to the presence of actual holds! Felt quite steady, although I wouldn't want to test the bolts; they look about 20 years old and feel like they're made of mud!
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Mike Hewitt, George Ullrich

Simon Allcock - 2nd rpt - 2014 with Wilki

2 falls
Simon Allcock - 2nd - 21/Aug/13 with Wilki

Quite a position to be on the solo, the bottom wall has some beaut slatey moves and the top crux felt pretty spicy for DWS. Doing Nicky's Leap just rounded off an awesome experience! 6c with some good rests.
Mike Goldthorp - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Duncan Campbell

Cowardly down climb rather than heroic fall. Didn't fancy the move out the groove.
Motown - Solo dnf - 07/Jul/13

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Ross Cooper

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Patrick Hill

Fun route!
Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Dave Cowan

BRoe - Lead O/S - 14/May/13 with Mark Roe

Mark wanted to lead it so saved the solo till we were done :) awesome :D
BRoe - Solo rpt - 14/May/13 with Mark Roe

Had a good look at the route while abseiling down to the waterline. Good climbing in a fantastic position. Might come back for the DWS ascent on a less grey day.
MarkRoe - Lead β - 14/May/13 with Ben Roe

garry smith - Solo O/S - 13/May/13

soaking up the tranquility..
wolf.leeb - Solo rpt - 02/May/13

tim newton - Solo β - 19/Apr/13

An absolute gem… Amazing location… Great climbing… 3 stars from me!
Kevin Robert Jones - Solo - 24/Aug/12 with Tomos Davies

Tomos Davies - Solo - 23/Aug/12 with Kevin Robert Jones

Agree with Will on the climbing not being amazing, bottom groove is a bit flaky and there's a few loose holds. Definitely exciting and an amazing though!
Glyn - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Will Oates

Great experience, although the climbing isn't amazing, the position and style bring it up to 3* for me.
willoates - Solo β - 14/Aug/12 with Glyn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/11

Before pizza.Exciting stuff. Spicy move out left to start and quite a few holds to confuse you on the crux.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with wolf

very pleasant 6c climbing... best slate dws???
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with nic

markalmack - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Andy hall

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Can't see why anyone would lead this when its so solo-able. Such a brilliant pitch! Committing, intimidating, unique, but ultimately safe - climbing doesn't get much better than this!
jacobjlloyd - Solo β - 21/Aug/10 with Felix

Before breakfast !
feilx - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/10

harvie - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/10

Sweet route with good climbing on good holds and a spicy swing-a-round.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/10 with andrew davies

lukehodson - TR O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Loz

Dr Caterpillar - TR O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Started on solo & called for toprope
Brown - TR O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Henry

Dave E
davebrox - 2nd - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2002

DJonsight - 2000

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Sep/93

whispering nic - Lead - Jul/93 with torquil

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 25/Jul/92 with Simon Coles

PaulHermes - 1992

mark-abz - TR - 26/Aug/91 with Andy W

chrisdavies - Lead O/S - 1991

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

NickHarms - 1989

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Voting
Total votes cast 32
hard E50 of 10
E50 of 10
easy E50 of 10
hard E40 of 10
E410 of 10
easy E40 of 10
hard E30 of 10
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easy E30 of 10
hard 6b0 of 12
6b0 of 12
easy 6b0 of 12
hard 6a0 of 12
6a6 of 12
easy 6a6 of 12
hard 5c0 of 12
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easy 5c0 of 12
3 Stars10 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 47 (27.7%)
Lead16 of 47 (34.0%)
Followed6 of 47 (12.8%)
Toproped4 of 47 (8.5%)
Unknown8 of 47 (17.0%)

'Climbed'15 of 47 (31.9%)
clean O/S22 of 47 (46.8%)
clean β5 of 47 (10.6%)
clean rpt3 of 47 (6.4%)
clean RP1 of 47 (2.1%)
dnf1 of 47 (2.1%)