Rockfax Description
From the poor rest below the blank upper section on Time for Tea traverse right to join and finish up Embankment 4. Only a couple of independent moves but still very worthwhile. Should really be called Tea for Four. © Rockfax

FA. Ken Wilkinson 1974

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming.

FlavioL1989 17/Oct Lead O/S
Gregory 05/Sep Lead O/S
with Jon Morgan
CaelanB 06/Aug 2nd O/S
with Sachi
jsmcfarland 06/Aug Lead dog

Soooooooo sustained! I was pumped out of my nut just getting ready to start the hard traverse across into the RH crack. Did that with some rubbish technique because of the pump, got a good cam in and then took a fall a few metres past that. The upper section was pretty bold and my gear was naff, the pockety pin scars aren't really the right shape for cams and aren't flared enough for decent nuts. I'll come back for this one next year.

with Caelan
Mowglee 16/Jul Lead O/S
with Ian
Ian Hylands 16/Jul 2nd β

Nice tricky move crossing between the cracks. Managed it quite elegantly! Pinchy on the toes low down, and v midgey!

with Gareth uglow
clairejane 10/Jul Lead O/S

Hard but easier than Emb 3, or maybe I was warmed up. Did manage to get my first case of disco leg, quickly followed by my first case of peddle foot. So can't have been that breezy.

with will
Tom Seccombe 11/May Lead O/S
with Elliot Spooner
gavinpeach 10/May Lead O/S

Tough route and top of the grade (hardest and best of the E1 Embankment routes). Moves at the top of the first crack are stiff followed by delicate moves across to Embankment 4 on polished foot holds. Excellent sustained climbing throughout.

with Max Pendleton
Rafal Malczyk 26/Apr 2nd dog
with Catherine Smith, Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 25/Apr Lead dog

not fallen on an e1 in a while, was quite hard

with Rafal Malczyk
Bernie L 22/Mar Lead G/U

Fell near the start so lowered off and got it 2nd time

Sam McCarthy 22/Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Stuart Clark
Andy Peak 1 29/Sep/14 Lead
with Andrew Deckon, phill ukc
deacondeacon 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Didn't look at guidebook and traversed a bit low.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
tcn_2002 10/Aug/14 2nd
Hardcore Pat 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

Started with the intention of doing time for tea but struggled with the crack and bailed off right. Next time.

with Dr Julie
climberchristy 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Had seconded Ben up this earlier in day so not an onsight, but led clean. Great route. Crux move near top of first crack is harder than 5b? Great route.

with Ben Cole
macgowand 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

3rd trad route ever. 1 pitch only.

tatz45 21/May/14 Lead β

Done having not done Time for Tea or Embankment 4 for a while, so not a true onsight but all felt quite new. Excellent climbing but first crack is hard.

with Will Jacobs
Stefan_Morris 17/May/14 2nd O/S
Ed morris 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with stefan
bwestwood 19/Apr/14 Lead
pie_eater_pete 19/Apr/14 -
Andy Peak 1 13/Mar/14 Lead

Awesome route went left to soon , reversed went up to high and triyed to use the hand holds as foot holds finally reversed down and did it in the middle , just rite :-)

amccann 09/Mar/14 Lead β

First half on Doms gear as he'd fallen from the top of the crack.

dom94 09/Mar/14 2nd

Fell on lead attempt so followed Alex up as he retrieved all my gear!

uphillnow ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Solo
Haydn Jones 07/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Brannock 08/Sep/13 Lead dog

Shaefull, tired and sore hands at the end of the day no excuse, crack pretty hard though, more like E2?

Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead dog
ashtond6 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
steveghalifax 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Gregory
rurp 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

tough but fair good foot rests. pumped out placing gear not enough left to risk e3 finish. maybe next time.

with bill farmer
DavidR 19/May/13 Lead rpt

Very pleased to get this clean. Felt pretty good, but it ain't easy.

Sophieeee 25/Feb/13 TR
ejected ??/2013 -
pie_eater_pete 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead
Daniel Heath 15/Sep/12 Solo β

Feeling solid at peg scars now, though my footwork was terrible.

Marti999 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 13/Sep/12 2nd
eduardo 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Good route, nice to have the traveerse to give a bit of variety to Millstone crack routes. Not sure if I had done this before, maybe it was Tea for 2 I had seconded before...

with Misha
Misha 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Tough crack (painful in places) and entertaining traverse

with Ed, Mark
stevorobs3 08/Aug/12 TR RP
with Xandra
ianjfsutcliffe 07/Jul/12 Lead dog
with Courty
disturbed_one51 25/Jun/12 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 25/Jun/12 Lead

Lead after Mark took a wopper off TfT, thought it was pretty tricky for E1.

JamieSparkes 12/May/12 2nd O/S

a nice link up

Chi Cheng 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Olli-C 24/Mar/12 2nd

Good, remembering how to climb outdoors was interesting

with chi
pie_eater_pete 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with paul sheppard
Andy Peak 1 11/Mar/12 Lead

Found the bottom v hard and slipped lowered and then climbed

Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Drew M 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Job
maddy.c ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Mr Wild ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
leon 24/Jul/11 Lead dnf

got scared right near the top of the first crack when i couldn't find a good hand hold. what a wimp!!

with Steven Davidson
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 13/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Good climbing, bit sore and shaken after a large inverted fall off Time For Tea to fully enjoy the route. (gear stripped on abseil before I led this by Jim who also led it)

with Jim
Jim Slater 13/Jun/11 2nd rpt
misterb 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S

good fun

with sim
Neil R 22/Apr/11 2nd

seconded after failed to lead

with Susan Howat, aih
w.pettet-smith 22/Apr/11 Lead

was planning on doing the e3 but was a bit greasy and i wasn't really mentaly prepared (read: i whimsyed out) properjob good though-probably better in my book than emb 4 as more sustained.

with jon
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd β
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead
masa-alpin 19/Mar/11 2nd β
with Doug S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ahab ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Lovely finger crack climbing.

Ben1983 18/Sep/10 Lead dog

lead after falling off time for tea.

al99 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/10 2nd O/S
nai 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
John Pickles 26/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Dave Foster 25/Apr/10 Lead

2 falls on crux of first tricky crack. Still a battle after that. Felt harder than Erb my miles.

with Andy
metal arms 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Chris M 18/Apr/10 Lead
with Si Smith
Ram MkiV 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Sketchy but managed it!

with Steve Ramsden
nadeem 14/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Big fall onto good cam.

katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
AlistairB 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Neil R
Neil R 26/Sep/09 2nd
willoates 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S

hard for 5b... but then i cant jam

greenclimb 27/Jun/09 Lead

with fall

with Sarah
Jim Slater 10/May/09 Lead dog
with Jonny Smith
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead
mel holmes 20/Apr/09 Lead dog
with John Nutall
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Nicos 17/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 18/Oct/08 2nd dog

Seconded in light rain.

Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Foster, Dave Pemberton
SteveM 31/Aug/08 Lead dnf

A combination of a cut finger, sore shoulder and one too many awkward finger locks.

with Kat & Nick
IAmAStone 06/Aug/08 2nd

Hard! Milstone gets me every time.

with Tom Parry
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
Dave Foster ?/Jul/08 2nd

One slip on first crack... coz it was slippy.

with Carl
psychicbread 20/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Paul
Cragrat Rich 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Quite hard work I thought. Lots of standing around getting headfucked on tiny footholds and poor finger jams. Mmmmmm Nice!

Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 23/Apr/08 2nd
with Rick Cotgreave
Martin Haworth 13/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Marek
Alex Mason 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

not much variation but still good

with mick radford
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
nacnud 30/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 05/Aug/07 2nd
with Ben
zcapxa5 05/Aug/07 Lead dog
with Dave Prady
dannyboy83 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
DavidR 17/Jun/07 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead O/S
drysori 04/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/07 2nd dog
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
datoon ??/2007 Lead O/S
with MJ
Stig 03/Aug/06 Lead dnf
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 27/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
NickJH ?/Sep/92 Lead O/S
Budge ??/1992 2nd O/S
with Brian Ottewell
craig d ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1987 -
TonyF 10/May/85 AltLd O/S
with Steve Andrews, Tony Cox
GordonHart ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Kevin
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Hidden ?/Apr/84 AltLd
Alan James - UKC and UKH ?/Apr/84 Lead
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
mark-abz 18/Sep/81 Lead
with Richard O
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
KRB 30/May/80 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Al Evans ??/1976 -
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Al Baker
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