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Monument Crack*** E1 5b

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[Tony Marr on Monument Crack. 1998., 4 kb]A fine climb; THE classic of the crag and not too high in the grade for those who relish jamming, though steep and intimidating for those who don't. Climb to the roof and pull over into the right-slanting crack. Follow this, past one wider section, out onto the open slab and an easier finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

Photo: Tony Marr on Monument Crack. 1998. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 87 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Done as warm up in mizzle and cold wind. Couldn't feel hands and feet! Turns out it was our only route of a wash out day! Hard to judge but seems a good route. Felt steady enough.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Ben Cole

toddm - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Harrogate MC

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/14

SPD224 - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Mike Todd

Ace! Much easier than it looks, don't be intimidated
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Vic, Matt

Climbster - 2nd β - 18/Apr/14 with Vick, Ian

Nez - 2014

Still a great climb.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/13 with Paul Farrish

cragtyke - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with john g

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Jun/13

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Jon Morgan

morganator - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Rachael Spraggs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

TRFrost - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with D. Gledson

Awesome! A really really good route. A bit bold to start, and finish(although a second blue cam would make the final traverse much less runout). Placed a few wires and red, gold and blue cams.
David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/12

1poundSOCKS - Lead dnf - 20/May/12

petekeron - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Dickon Morris

Dickon151 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with Peter Keron

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Rosh

robman - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11

Seconded Jamie on this yeas ago. Brilliant - made more memorable by the fact i forgot to bring my big cams, my only large cam was left as first runner so the traverse was fully run out and forgot belay devices so was being belayed on an italian hitch. It was exciting for a few moments but I really wanted it and definitely didn't want to take the massive lob so manned up. Ace route!
Mattyk - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11 with Dominick Spracklen

John Lewis - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Barra

Well protected by about 200 quids worth of camming devices... (current market value). Utterly utterly desperate for the poor and hex uninitiated! Stupid warm-up!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10

EXCELLENT, not as steep or as hard as I was expected due plenty of foot holds and surprisingly quite slab like near the vertical crack. After this I didn't have any gear that fitted in the wide crack (would have felt HVS ) but the finish was much easier than the photo of someone soloing makes it look as the jams are perfect.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - TR β - 15/Aug/10

Superb! Got summit fever a bit early and fell off first go (oops!). Straightforward on the second go.
chris_j_s - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10 with Catherine Speakman

PeteH - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Peter Hart

pastep - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Martin

Distinctly harder than I recall!
Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

sten - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Amy Gustin/Tommy Franzen

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/09

had arm jam in horizontal crack but lost my footing and all my weight went onto my arm, heard a crack as my arm broke!
Martin Haworth - Lead dnf - 31/May/09 with Tony

petegunn - Lead - 23/Apr/09 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/09

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Simon Lindsell

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/08 with Daniel Armitage

Great climbing. Didn't place any pro for the roof pull, and then thugged up to the perfect rest. Jammed up the final crack - Gehenna was better and harder ;-)
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Franco Cookson

Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with David Warburton

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with JoeL 90

joe larner - 2nd - 11/Jun/08

jadm2 - TR dnf - 08/Jun/08

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Annie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/May/08

joe larner - 2nd - 10/Feb/08

IanJackson - Lead dnf - 25/Nov/07 with FRANCO COOKSON

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/07

design crisis - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Tom W

JLS - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/07 with Jacqui

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07

alaan - Lead rpt - 04/May/07 with Jim

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/07

Brown - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Aaran

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/06

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with dan, tony, nick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/06

Nick Beckett - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with various

John Marsland - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/06 with Goi

ArnaudG - 2nd - 08/Sep/06 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06 with Arnaud Garcon

Neil Ireson - Lead - 03/Jun/06 with Jane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

leathers - 2006

cem - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/04 with Liam Mark

lithos - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Andy Birtwistle

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/00

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/99

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/97

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1994 with donny

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/93 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/92

rob.grafton - Lead - 13/Aug/91 with Bruce

Tom V - 29/Jun/91

rob.grafton - 2nd - 15/Jul/90 with Bruce

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/90

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 17/Jul/89 with Dan Morgan

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 02/Nov/88 with Frank Wilkinson

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 17/Apr/88 with Frank Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/80

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Total votes cast 50
hard E20 of 18
E20 of 18
easy E20 of 18
hard E18 of 18
E110 of 18
easy E10 of 18
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard 5c0 of 17
5c0 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
hard 5b3 of 17
5b14 of 17
easy 5b0 of 17
hard 5a0 of 17
5a0 of 17
easy 5a0 of 17
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2 Stars5 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 87 (1.1%)
Lead54 of 87 (62.1%)
Followed26 of 87 (29.9%)
Toproped3 of 87 (3.4%)
Unknown3 of 87 (3.4%)

'Climbed'27 of 87 (31.0%)
clean O/S43 of 87 (49.4%)
clean β2 of 87 (2.3%)
clean rpt5 of 87 (5.7%)
clean RP1 of 87 (1.1%)
dogged1 of 87 (1.1%)
dnf8 of 87 (9.2%)