The Free Monster*** 8a

Rockfax Description
A fine climb with a chequered history. Start by the stump and climb up the easy stuff until things blank out, once the sight of a bolted on flake-hold. Crank past this and keep going through the final roof to reach the top. Drop back down and lower off the last bolt. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mark Pretty, Robin Barker 1991. Nigel Slater climbed the route as The Tea Monster in 1990. His dubious bolted-on flake had a short life.

Ticklists: Classic Hard Peak Limestone, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

One to remember! 3rd redpoint go today, 5-6 sessions in total.
Charlie Noakes - Lead RP - 19/Jul/15

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 24/Jun/15 with mike

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/May/15

Tophe - Lead RP - 02/Oct/14 with Dan

BillyRidal - Lead RP - 14/Sep/14

Great fun, 3 really enjoyable sessions. Nice to both do it one after the other as well.
AlistairB - Lead RP - 19/Aug/14 with Mike Watson

bar a false start on the slab by the first bolt, only took 2 trys, really nice route and sustain throughout.
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 07/Jul/14 with ted kingsnorth

Great route, felt pumpy at the end.
NDD - Lead - 06/Jul/14 with J Freeman

jfreeman - Lead RP - 06/Jul/14 with Nic Duboust

oliver.ghill91 - Lead dog - 10/Sep/13 with theo

highrepute - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13

Ethan - Lead - 11/May/13 with Don Walker

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/May/13

mic_b - Lead RP - 08/May/13 with Ian Fidd, Heidi

felt tired tonight, beta change on the last go made the route much easier. cheers mike/ian!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 08/May/13 with Emlyn James

2nd go, 2nd session
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 02/Oct/11 with Ollie Morrison

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11

First 8a!!
willsm11 - Lead RP - 31/Jul/11 with Daf

Found it hard - maybe just conditions dependent, but it took 3 visits.
keefe - Lead RP - 21/Jul/11 with Ant

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/May/11

Too steep for me! Arms repeatedly failed on top wall but hopefully do better with a bit more in the tank later.
alaan - Lead dog - 13/Sep/10 with Will

JM - Lead RP - 19/Aug/10 with Holger Moeller, Dave Pinnington

3rd go, 1st redpoint. Pretty soft.
Stewart B - Lead RP - 03/Aug/10 with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath

J_Clark - Lead - 02/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Aug/10

Tricky last move
Simon Davis - Lead RP - 08/Jul/10 with Dave Mclaughlin

dav - Lead RP - 03/Jul/10 with Si Davis

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/10

TomPR - Lead - 25/Jun/10

3rd go
Gus - Lead RP - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/10

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 12/Jul/08 with Ben Pritchard

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/08

Will_he_fall - Lead RP - 27/Jun/08 with katy v

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/08

done in an hour, 1st redpoint. Really good
lx - Lead - 24/May/08 with rob

shark - Lead RP - 12/Sep/07 with Jake

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - Sep/07 with Martin

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead dog - 2006

craig d - Lead RP - 2000

kristian - Lead RP - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Charlie Noakes, Joe Lawson, Harry Chaplin, masonwoods101, oliver.ghill91, crag_hopper_Jay, Goonie, Ramon Marin, JimPope, nickpope, Cassius, Matt Fry, Nom

Total votes cast 68
hard 8a+0 of 37
8a+0 of 37
easy 8a+0 of 37
hard 8a8 of 37
8a13 of 37
easy 8a9 of 37
hard 7c+6 of 37
7c+0 of 37
easy 7c+1 of 37
3 Stars28 of 31
2 Stars3 of 31
1 Star0 of 31
0 Stars0 of 31
Bag of .....0 of 31
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Clean RP