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Monday Blue* E2 5b

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[Joe Kinsella on 'Monday Blue' - E2 (Stanage Plantation), 2 kb]16m. The right arete of the wall has runners just below the crux, but that is a fair way off the ground. Finish as for The Right Unconquerable. Low in the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. Ernie Marshall 1981

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Big Rons 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Photo: Joe Kinsella on 'Monday Blue' - E2 (Stanage Plantation) © JKinsella
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This climb is in 241 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Bit scary but glad Ben egged me on, also glad I won that tri cam in a christmas cracker.
Alex Hallam - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Ben Corbey

Backed off as my head wasn't in it. Alex did the hard work and I had the pleasure of following.
Tradical - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Alex Law

mrteale - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with MrBlond

craigchomitzki - Lead RP - 13/Jun/14

bendevonport - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Jon Shields

jshields - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Ben Devonport

DavidR - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

papashango - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Jasmin, Jim, Martin

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Dunc, Ian Milward

Nice moves but bold in lower section - thankfully good gear for crux!
Gudge - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Helen B

helin - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with chris

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

kp64zl - 2nd - May/14 with Julian M

felt v bold as didn't have a cam smaller than a 1.0, hardest moves well protected
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14

stuart90 - 17/Apr/14

tprebs - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Conor Cadden

RKernan - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Lisa Davison

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

cjcuni - 2nd O/S - Apr/14 with Thomas Prebble

Would be pretty soft only it was gusting 40mph so felt pretty scary. Nearly got blown off several times.
Ewano - Lead - 15/Mar/14

Bit broken by the ledges but nice climbing
rurp - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with bill farmer

dominic lee - Solo - 01/Mar/14

vanderz - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Smokey

mikealexpayne - 2nd - 04/Dec/13

Lower bolder section didn't seem that bad, found the hardest section after the first bomber friend 3 & 3.5 and then the top out belly flop. Bomber friend 1 & 1.5 in the first break. Alrightish friend 0.5 in the middle break.
JamesTurnbull97 - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Dave Turnbull

iccy - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Jon Turner, Phil McFadden

DaveMo - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Joe Chambers, Jan

Paul Eckton - Lead β - 14/Sep/13 with Joshua Leak

I thought this was class and worth more than 1 star. Too chicken to do it on lead - very bold!
Fragmod - TR - 22/Aug/13

A nice route. Gear adequate in lower half and actually very good near the top. Realtively straighforward for E2?
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Keith Swainson

the wind blew me off when reaching up for last but one break!!
Paul Hy - 2nd dog - 02/Jul/13 with Jack C

amccann - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

Hidden - 06/Mar/13

Bertbee - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Tom Peeper Davison

blue/yellow Dragons in break
Tom Peeper - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Bertie Russle

saffy - Lead O/S - 2013

Chris Hind - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Jonathan Hall - TR - 15/Sep/12 with Will Ward

Tamati - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Mr Wild - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Adam Moroz

Nice climbing but found it to be quite bold and top end 5b with crux near the top for me.
martroberts - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/12

mark20 - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12

seems very bold to lead. well done andy! Hard move near the top
Sardien - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Andy Scott

redjerry - 2nd - Aug/12

Gear is decent enough now at the narrow break above half height
Cake - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/May/12

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 20/May/12 with Rob Middleton

hailtryfan - 2nd O/S - May/12 with AJ Bowley

john lynch - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/12 with adam harrison

Apharri - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with John Lynch

Gina_2 - 2nd - 29/Mar/12

mattorford - Lead - 29/Mar/12

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Chris Ince, Paul Moore

Sean Kelly - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Mark Scramm, Dave Coley

Some good moves. Gear even worse than expected, other than the gear in the first break, i didn't trust or find any decent gear till the 2/3 height break!! Felt bold and scary today.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Jim

Ceridwen - Lead β - 13/Mar/12 with Tim Hobby

timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with ceri

Simon Allcock - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Mark

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

stuaart - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Neil Redgrave

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 31/Oct/11

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Jonny Reay

Nice route. Pretty soft for E2.
JRae - Lead - 30/Oct/11 with Paul M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

Great route! Bold with good moves.
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Tom Smart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

ian d f - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Tim Chulwick, Michael P

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 23/Sep/11 with Thomas Renshaw

owain86 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Chris

Climbster - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11

Found this easier than right unconquerable just not as well protected.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11

wi11 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Duncan

leon - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Amanda Skeldon, Andy Bell

alj - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with leon skeldon

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with James, Matt

max_chan - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/11 with James PCC, Jim Slater

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/11

slacky - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Gary, Ben

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with loundsy

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

felt a bit eliminate at times but some nice moves. despite the guidebook suggestion, there is a hard move before the decent runners - take small wires. Direct finish added a bit more amusement too :)
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 18/May/11 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 18/May/11 with Jamie

Thought the crux was the top...but didn't realise you were supposed to go up RU. Not bad route, terrible gear, defo E2.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11 with Mike

Doug belayed Mike but did not second.
masa-alpin - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Mike (Birmingham), Doug S

steve_yo - 2nd - 23/Mar/11 with smacks

ok route
Jonas Paulsson - 2nd - 03/Mar/11 with Robin Dahlberg

Thought i was going to come off a few time even when i was seconding.
Chi Cheng - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Jon Fane

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

jfane - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

DeanD - 2011

DeanD - 2011

john lynch - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/10 with Neil Elmore, Lewis Andrew

Awsome route, deffinatly going to go back and lead it some day
Brannock - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10

HamishD - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with John Brannock

bold and gear not easy to place well
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/10 with Peter Harris

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Dom Lee

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/10

This would be a two star route if it wasn't so eliminate as at several points you can step round onto much easier ground on the arete or grab hold of a really good hold. The definitive guide says you should stay away from the right side of the arte but I think this just means you shouldn't be climbing to the right of it but can use the arete itself, as otherwise it certainly won't be 5b. Some good moves and the gear is ok though spaced. Was quite windy, which added to the excitement. Quality belly flop landing, hand to pull Su up the last bit by hand as she got stuck!
Misha - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Su

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

highrepute - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - 25/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

Dogmusher - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Marc Weisner

pro much worse than it appears from below! two of the the useful looking breaks in the top half are too shallow for meaningful gear
pebbles - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with fireman ian, guido

Fun route - on second! One fall - amusing barndoor
Richard Gilbert - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/10 with Haydn Gaukroger

haydng - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/10 with Richard Gilbert

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/10

One fall early on. Lowered and started again. Stepped round right to ledge at half height to gather myself and pressed off Right Unconquerable crack near the top. Still felt necky and not low in the grade to me!
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Andy

chris sm - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

mattcyp88 - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Jacob Cook

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Andy Blain

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Ben Wills

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Mark O'Neill

Dogmusher - 2nd - 09/May/10 with chris parson

nia - Lead O/S - May/10 with pete hutchinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd RP - 18/Apr/10

Pown - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

tom.e - Lead β - 17/Apr/10 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

holters - 2nd - 2010

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 2010 with bwestwood

steady easy moves (spoiler alert) 0 size cam needed. e2?
masonwoods101 - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

JulesV - Solo - 09/Nov/09

It's possible a hand may have strayed too far right at times if you're supposed to use purely the arete (which seems kind of eliminate) but still felt fairly exciting given the gear.
Justin T - Lead - 31/Oct/09 with Crispin

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09

Milne - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/09 with dave saxby

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Oct/09

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Steve Harby

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Lewis Grey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/09

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with john swan, adam spong, tony bowles, farrow, lachie, davina budd

barni - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Strong Jon

tigertim - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Tony Payne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Neil Mackie

metal arms - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

Harald - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09

michaelja - 2nd - Feb/09

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - Oct/08 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/08

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/08 with Dave Spencer

joe c ook - 2nd O/S - Sep/08 with Nate

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Matt Grodon

Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Sean Roberts

A fine route, i took a direct finish with an interesting mantle!
riddle - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/08

a touch artificial, serious but worthwhile
ksjs - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08 with mark

Joe Dove - 2nd - 13/Jul/08

IanJackson - Solo - 30/Jun/08

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Nicos

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/08

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07

Easy for grade, but note one hard un-pro move just BEFORE the gear. If it wasn't so escapable, and it didn't nick the RU bellyflop finish, it might deserve another star.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Robin

nacnud - Lead - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07

A little damp. Didn't like the gear at half height, but good route.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/07

Richard Hall - 07/Jul/07 with Sam Kendrick

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/07

Not sure the description is right about where the crux is, I definitely found the lower moves harder.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 21/May/07 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/07

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 01/May/07 with Mark Boden

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Luke Hunt

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/07

Mick B - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/07 with Steve Pritchard

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/07 with dan woolnough

Andy's first E2, wonder about stepping round the arete
irish paul - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Andy F

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 2007 with Mike Grant

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2007 with James Fleming

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

gjw5670 - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/06 with Richard

Bry - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/06 with Chris C

Jim Vach - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/06 with Oli Lyon

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/06 with Luke Brooks

Luke Brooks - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/06 with Dave Jennions

Good lead Neil. Pathetic protection at half height for moves to deep break, which were quite tough (5a/b?) Crux on slopers above this was awkward in the wind. Managed to top out with a mantle rather than a flop this time :)
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/06 with Neil Furniss

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with jez

got a crap small cam in below the crux....but mainly psychological pro.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Gareth

Boy - 2006

bronsonite - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/05 with Nathan Lawrence

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 07/Nov/05 with Karl Walton

Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/05 with John Cooke

shark - Solo rpt - 05/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/05

LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05 with Ralph Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/05

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/04

akhughes - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/03

Ropeboy - Lead - 19/Oct/03

datoon - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/03 with C

My first E2 lead, early in my climbing career. Was going well one day at stanage and it just screamed at me to go for it. Didn`t really think or get concerned, just ate it up. One of my most perfect grit experiences
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/03

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/03 with Andrew Eakins

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2003 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/02

Jus - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - TR dog - Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tlr - 2nd - 2000 with Chris Harvey

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/96

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 15/Oct/94 with Julian Cooper

Roget - Lead O/S - 08/May/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/93

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Sep/89

mike bridges - TR O/S - 08/Jun/85 with Neil Gregory

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Voting
Total votes cast 179
hard E30 of 61
E30 of 61
easy E31 of 61
hard E26 of 61
E226 of 61
easy E222 of 61
hard E14 of 61
E12 of 61
easy E10 of 61
hard 5c0 of 61
5c0 of 61
easy 5c1 of 61
hard 5b4 of 61
5b47 of 61
easy 5b8 of 61
hard 5a1 of 61
5a0 of 61
easy 5a0 of 61
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 241 (3.3%)
Lead136 of 241 (56.4%)
Followed79 of 241 (32.8%)
Toproped4 of 241 (1.7%)
Unknown14 of 241 (5.8%)

'Climbed'76 of 241 (31.5%)
clean O/S141 of 241 (58.5%)
clean β4 of 241 (1.7%)
clean rpt11 of 241 (4.6%)
clean RP2 of 241 (0.8%)
dogged7 of 241 (2.9%)