The Left Monolith*** HS

Rockfax Description
12m. The front face of the monolith is a classic little pitch, well marked and well travelled. © ROCKFAX

FA. Herbert Hartley 1928 15/Jun/1928

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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This climb is in 80 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

C May - Lead - 05/Jul/15 with Tim

Longsufferingropeholder - 2nd - 05/Jul/15 with C May

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15

Nice slabby wall
jkarran - Lead - 27/Jun/15 with Sarah, Bex, Grant, Aly, Pete

GrantB - 2nd - 27/Jun/15 with Alpha Red

wil_perry - 06/Jun/15 with mike_w18

stratandrew - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14 with Stuart Hurworth

First route in the dark!
newskin - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Anna Reeves

Quite hard for a HS! Fairly exposed and quite a big spacing between gear! If you go straight up without the arete there are some balancy moves.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14

Great climb tricky start and went left a bit at the top out.
andyharper - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14

jiles - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Bill Smith

Perfect weather. Brilliant day.
Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/14

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with ian Wignall

StuartCJones - Lead - 31/May/14

philgillespie - 2nd - 31/May/14

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Andy Peak 1, Deacon

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Rob hall patch, Chris Britton

snapperdan - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with MatthewH

I loved this. It felt really quite exposed.
MatthewH - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Dan

Beautiful climbing in a fantastic situation. Holds and pro just appear. 1 reachy move.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Dan Sims

barney800 - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with John Shaw

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

cragtyke - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with john g

g1m147 - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with Mick.

Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/13 with Tom Woods

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Phil West - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Chris Tan

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Rob Middleton

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Richard Williams

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Jim Slater

Frank the Husky - 2013

craig h - Solo rpt - 08/Oct/12

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Aug/12

Lead on Leo's gear, couldn't pass up the opportunity to lead this as its not the type of crag that you go to regularly. Good (but short) route, nice exposed finish, didn't use any gear after stepping on to the arete.
David Shelmerdine - Lead β - 18/Aug/12 with Leo

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Chris Fox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

Pure class.
Alex Thompson - 03/Jul/11 with Chris Tan

good route not sure why it gets three stars
paulpaint - Jul/11

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with Matt Heyes, Matthew Tink Taylor

Unfortunately didn't seem anything too special (still good mind), though this could have been because it is nails for HS.
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/11

James decided not to solo it after I found it hard. Enjoyed it more the 2nd time
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/11 with james pcc

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

wheelo - TR - 29/Jul/10 with ann

ChrisGreen - TR O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Ann S

stuart34 - 2nd - 08/Jul/10 with rob dyer

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Stu Inchley, Chris James

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Stu Inchley, Chris James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Tricky moves near top (when hungover).
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Haydn Martin

Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

ste_d - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/09

doogstrue - 2nd - Mar/09 with andy s

ArnaudG - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Gritstone group

wheelo - Lead - 18/Sep/08 with pete

Fantastic climb
tanssop - 2nd - 27/Jul/08 with Andy

Good climb. I drifted towards the left at the top. Protection was much better than it looked from below.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Jon Ison

StevePr - Lead - 2008

MeMeMe - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Nick

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Mike Oates

Very very nice! Technical throughout, but well protected.
Katya - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Iain

Nice climb.
El Rabano - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/07 with Chris Tan

MaccMark - Lead - 17/Jul/06 with Val Young

A classic
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Carmen

five - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with TW

craig h - Solo O/S - Jul/03

Phil West - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/96 with Steve Wild

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jul/95

ste_d - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/94 with mik

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/90

Roget - Solo O/S - 27/May/90 with jim

charlesmfrench - 2nd - 04/May/83

Nigel Bond - Solo - 18/Apr/81

Climbed with Phoenix club member
uphillnow - Lead - 1974

Tom V - 1973

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Total votes cast 28
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HS8 of 14
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2 Stars8 of 14
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