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The Free Monster*** 8a

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18m. 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.

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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

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.
Nicolas Duboust - Lead - 06/Jul/14 with J Freeman

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

olly12344 - 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

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

2nd go, woop!
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 07/May/11 with bubblewrap

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

Hidden - 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

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Style of ascent

Lead36 of 37 (97.3%)
Unknown1 of 37 (2.7%)

'Climbed'6 of 37 (16.2%)
clean RP28 of 37 (75.7%)
dogged3 of 37 (8.1%)