The Free Monster*** 8a
[Is this technically yawning, gurning and yawgurling? Either way he's off..., 2 kb]18m.

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.

Photo: Is this technically yawning, gurning and yawgurling? Either way he's off... © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Oct/15

Matt Cooke - Lead RP - 05/Sep/15

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 04/Sep/15 with Mike Adams

So glad to get this done. Being so steep it was my complete anti style, as such it felt hard for the grade and took more sessions than any other route I've tried to date.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 26/Aug/15 with Dan McManus

Poor conditions, but the moves are coming together
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead dog - 11/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

Yippee. Ben Moon tactics, had a half hour snooze in the dust before tying in.
Dave Mayes - Lead RP - 07/Aug/15

Pumpy number, hopefully feel easier next time when I know where the holds are
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead dog - 04/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/08

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

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Style of ascent
Clean RP