One of the best lines in the Peak up the monumental diagonal groove. The climbing is hard and sustained with plenty of knee work and egyptians necessary (knee-pads). There is a bit of a shake at half-height and the finish requires a long reach. It often spits off attempts from high up which can be frustrating. Loss of footholds has made it a bit harder. © ROCKFAX
FA. Sean Myles 1989. Formerly the aid route 'Monumental Alabaster'.
Ticklists: Classic Hard Peak Limestone, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List.
Photo: Monumental Armblaster 8a+, The Cornice Cheedale, 1989. Malc Taylor trying for the second ascent, which went to Simon Nadin. © jon
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