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Monkey Puzzler S

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The easiest climb in the quarry, grassy but quite nice. Start at a tree immediately left of a sharp arete. Climb a wall via one hard move, then follow a steady left-trending groove to the top.
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This climb is in 61 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

seanhendo123 - 2nd - 01/Oct/14 with Sarah

Hugh Simons - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Andrew Gilmour

MightyStew - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Sebastian Costa

u00 - Lead O/S - Mar/14 with Stewart Miller

sebbi30 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/14

Warm up
seanhendo123 - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

Climbed on lead, but probably more of a solo.
Nicholas Wylie - Lead O/S - 2014 with Martin Mckenna

rallymania - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Mike J

Dav va - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/13 with Mike

prog99 - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Fiona

Tom Baird - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Colin Partridge

Straightforward, but no protection at all.
codgio - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Tom Baird

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11

terrified at the start even with the tree, like a staircase afterwards
freyja - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Chris Gorgolewski

freyja - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/11

Mike's lead
Fiona Reid - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Mike, Martin

prog99 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Martin, Fiona

martinh13 - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Fiona R

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/11

D_Wills - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11

Denpov - TR rpt - 29/Mar/11

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Morgan Trigg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

Scottish78 - 2011

Denpov - TR - 20/Jul/10

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Robbie Cammack

rcammack - Solo rpt - 18/Jul/10 with Harry Holmes

markhammonds - 2nd β - 12/Jul/10 with Khalid Abdulla

Denpov - TR O/S - 02/Jul/10

ksneds - Lead - 01/Jul/10

Self belay - exit route as some idiot put grease on the gate for the stairs down
JP78 - TR - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/10

rcammack - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/10

didn't use the tree this time - defo makes it harder
krasavenko - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/10 with Tom HS

THardSevere - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with liyen

quite pleasant, steep but juggy, Liyen cleared most of the gravel/plants on lead so was nice when i got up
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/10

quite a nice climb, but needs some cleaning (especially at the top) and the gear placements are weird
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/10 with Jamie Sparkes

Descent
Andy Moles - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/09 with -

Found it really tough to start (hugged the tree) and not much gear
LittleLuka - Lead - 28/Aug/09 with Pauline

Start is a bit harder than severe I'd say, though you can use the tree. Surprisingly enjoyable route.
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Jelle Muylle

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/09 with -

stuaart - 2nd O/S - 26/May/09 with Thomas Smith

thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Stuart Reeves

Ian Paterson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/09 with feline_pixie

hubereini - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with mo

Two seconds. Tim & Kiri
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Tim Cussins

kirigoss - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Greg

timcussins - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Greg

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 23/Jan/09 with telford

first lead in a couple of years felt good
maxots - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/08 with joe larner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/08

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

worth climbing when you arrive too late and the wall is shut!
hawkins321 - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with John blackburn

mhowie - 2nd β - 22/Apr/07 with Niall, Moor

andymoin - 2nd - 08/Jun/06 with Peyoter

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/06 with Simon Parcel

A cold, wet and windy day.
climberuk - Lead β - 04/Mar/06

arose - AltLd - Apr/02 with Graham Dawson

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Voting
Total votes cast 26
hard HS0 of 14
HS0 of 14
easy HS5 of 14
hard S4 of 14
S5 of 14
easy S0 of 14
hard HVD0 of 14
HVD0 of 14
easy HVD0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 61 (8.2%)
Lead25 of 61 (41.0%)
Followed25 of 61 (41.0%)
Toproped4 of 61 (6.6%)
Alt Leads1 of 61 (1.6%)
Unknown1 of 61 (1.6%)

'Climbed'13 of 61 (21.3%)
clean O/S36 of 61 (59.0%)
clean β3 of 61 (4.9%)
clean rpt9 of 61 (14.8%)