Time for Tea Original*** E1 5b
[The first ascent by Ken Wilkinson , 2 kb]22m.

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.

Photo: The first ascent by Ken Wilkinson © Kennywpara
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 148 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Ian

Nice tricky move crossing between the cracks. Managed it quite elegantly! Pinchy on the toes low down, and v midgey!
Ian Hylands - 2nd β - 16/Jul/15 with Gareth uglow

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.
clairejane - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/15 with will

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 11/May/15 with Elliot Spooner

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.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Max Pendleton

Rafal Malczyk - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/15 with Catherine Smith, Martin Bagshaw

not fallen on an e1 in a while, was quite hard
Martin Bagshaw - Lead dog - 25/Apr/15 with Rafal Malczyk

Fell near the start so lowered off and got it 2nd time
Bernie L - Lead G/U - 22/Mar/15 with Sam McCarthy

Sam McCarthy - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Bernie Lozowski

riff156 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Hannahc

Stefan_Morris - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/14 with Stuart Clark

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 29/Sep/14 with Andrew Deckon, phill ukc

Didn't look at guidebook and traversed a bit low.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/14

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 10/Aug/14 with Hamish Legge

Started with the intention of doing time for tea but struggled with the crack and bailed off right. Next time.
Hardcore Pat - Lead dog - 04/Aug/14 with Dr Julie

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.
climberchristy - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14 with Ben Cole

3rd trad route ever. 1 pitch only.
macgowand - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

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.
tatz45 - Lead β - 21/May/14 with Will Jacobs

Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Edmundmorris

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with stefan

bwestwood - Lead - 19/Apr/14

pie_eater_pete - 19/Apr/14

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 :-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 13/Mar/14

First half on Doms gear as he'd fallen from the top of the crack.
amccann - Lead β - 09/Mar/14 with Dom Beer

Fell on lead attempt so followed Alex up as he retrieved all my gear!
dom94 - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with alex mccann

uphillnow - 2014

mileshill540 - Solo - 2014

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/13 with andy gardner

Shaefull, tired and sore hands at the end of the day no excuse, crack pretty hard though, more like E2?
Brannock - Lead dog - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Sep/13

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

steveghalifax - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Steve Gregory

tough but fair good foot rests. pumped out placing gear not enough left to risk e3 finish. maybe next time.
rurp - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with bill farmer

Very pleased to get this clean. Felt pretty good, but it ain't easy.
DavidR - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Holly Adamthwaite

Sophieeee - TR - 25/Feb/13

ejected - 2013

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/12

Feeling solid at peg scars now, though my footwork was terrible.
Daniel Heath - Solo β - 15/Sep/12

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 13/Sep/12 with Marti999

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...
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Misha

Tough crack (painful in places) and entertaining traverse
Misha - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ed, Mark

stevorobs3 - TR RP - 08/Aug/12 with Xandra

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dog - 07/Jul/12 with Courty

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Wee man

Lead after Mark took a wopper off TfT, thought it was pretty tricky for E1.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 25/Jun/12 with Mark Williams

a nice link up
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Olli Crudge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Good, remembering how to climb outdoors was interesting
Olli-C - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with chi

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with paul sheppard

Found the bottom v hard and slipped lowered and then climbed
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/12

Drew M - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Job

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Mr Wild - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

got scared right near the top of the first crack when i couldn't find a good hand hold. what a wimp!!
leon - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/11 with Steven Davidson

eel - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

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)
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/11 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/11 with Graeme Hammond

good fun
misterb - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with sim

seconded after failed to lead
Neil R - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Susan Howat, aih

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.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with jon

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/11

masa-alpin - 2nd β - 19/Mar/11 with Doug S

Hidden - 2011

Lovely finger crack climbing.
Ahab - Lead O/S - Nov/10

lead after falling off time for tea.
Ben1983 - Lead dog - 18/Sep/10

al99 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Nick Record

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/10

nai - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Joe

John Pickles - 2nd - 26/May/10 with Kieran Hodgson

2 falls on crux of first tricky crack. Still a battle after that. Felt harder than Erb my miles.
Dave Foster - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Andy

metal arms - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

Chris M - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Si Smith

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Tony

Sketchy but managed it!
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Steve Ramsden

Big fall onto good cam.
nadeem - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/10

katyvose1 - 2010

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Neil R

Neil R - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Alistair

hard for 5b... but then i cant jam
willoates - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09

with fall
greenclimb - Lead - 27/Jun/09 with Sarah

Jim Slater - Lead dog - 10/May/09 with Jonny Smith

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/09

mel holmes - Lead dog - 20/Apr/09 with John Nutall

Ha - done the E3 Time For Tea a few times so thought Id try easier original version but struggle up initial crack and have to rest on gear!
steveb2006 - Lead dog - 31/Mar/09 with Valerie Partington

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/09

Nicos - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09 with matt bates

Seconded in light rain.
Jim Slater - 2nd dog - 18/Oct/08 with Phil Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Dave Foster, Dave Pemberton

A combination of a cut finger, sore shoulder and one too many awkward finger locks.
SteveM - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/08 with Kat & Nick

Hard! Milstone gets me every time.
IAmAStone - 2nd - 06/Aug/08 with Tom Parry

Hidden - Aug/08

One slip on first crack... coz it was slippy.
Dave Foster - 2nd - Jul/08 with Carl

psychicbread - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/08 with Paul

Quite hard work I thought. Lots of standing around getting headfucked on tiny footholds and poor finger jams. Mmmmmm Nice!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 23/Apr/08 with Rick Cotgreave

Martin Haworth - Lead dog - 13/Apr/08 with Marek

not much variation but still good
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with mick radford

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2008 with SteveOc

nacnud - Lead - 30/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 05/Aug/07 with Ben

zcapxa5 - Lead dog - 05/Aug/07 with Dave Prady

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Ben Harper

DavidR - Lead dog - 17/Jun/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

datoon - Lead O/S - 2007 with MJ

Stig - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/05

Hidden - 2002

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 1993

NickJH - Lead O/S - Sep/92

Budge - 2nd O/S - 1992 with Brian Ottewell

craig d - 1992

Hidden - 1987

TonyF - AltLd O/S - 10/May/85 with Steve Andrews, Tony Cox

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1985 with Kevin

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/84

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - Apr/84

Ian Jones - Lead - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

mark-abz - Lead - 18/Sep/81 with Richard O

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

KRB - Lead O/S - 30/May/80 with Mike Bridges

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead O/S - 1976 with Al Baker

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