Rockfax Description
From the poor rest below the blank upper section on Time for Tea traverse right to join and finish up Embankment 4. Only a couple of independent moves but still very worthwhile. Should really be called Tea for Four. © Rockfax

FA. Ken Wilkinson 1974

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Extreme 2018.

JoeCoxson 18/Nov/17 Lead dog

Whoops. Fell off the first time trying to traverse across too soon. Went at it again from the ground, but cocked it up and lost motivation to get it clean. Next time.

James 1 02/Nov/17 Lead G/U

Tricky move near the top of the initial crack, just required finding the correct foot hold. Cool traverse to an easier finish. Felt harder than Embankment 3.

with Jack, Alfie
Jwatson 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
ian d f 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 29/Oct/17 2nd dog

Struggled with the penultimate moves on the initial crack. The traverse across was rather elegant and the finish nice as well, despite some shenanigans with a nut and tired arms.

with Ian
Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd rpt
TGHB 17/Aug/17 2nd dog

This climb kicked both our asses, gets easier after the traverse though

Wendy Watthews 17/Aug/17 Lead dog

Fell at the start then rested in the first crack, jams wernt that positive but brilliant in the second crack

Michael Morrell 15/Aug/17 Lead dog

Hardest jamming crack out of them all!

superturbo 30/Jul/17 Lead

Great airy traverse.

with Martin
Martin Bagshaw 30/Jul/17 2nd dog

Fell off slippery foothold after rain on traverse

tom_lewis89 29/Jul/17 2nd dog

Bit of dangling. Very hard!

ashtond6 20/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/17 2nd
Roland stopps 18/Jun/17 Lead dog
with Nevil
Ian Saxton 14/Jun/17 2nd
martinbettridge06 14/Jun/17 Lead

Managed the TFT crack clean (tough). But took a fall on emb4.

rtdennison 14/Jun/17 2nd

Very sustained crack, had super sore feet from all the toe jamming!

Col Kingshott 14/Jun/17 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/17 2nd
lucybradbury ?/Jun/17 Lead
mattlyons 21/May/17 Lead G/U

Fell near the top of the crack trying to place gear from an awkward position. Pulled the ropes then went for the E3 but I tried traversing too high and couldnt reverse back down so I escaped onto this.

with James Oswald
harry.morrish 03/May/17 Lead

Fell off the first crack (and ripped a nut!) which I found pretty hard - the rest was pretty straightforward

w-watson 30/Apr/17 Lead β
Butch87 30/Apr/17 2nd
Mr Wild 23/Apr/17 2nd rpt
catrin289 09/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Jake
robertmichaellovell 02/Apr/17 Lead

accompanied by some banging gabba from a rave near by, awesome!

with Gema Martin, Tim Rodgers
Hidden 02/Apr/17 2nd
Tim Rodgers 02/Apr/17 2nd
Jack2222 ??/2017 Lead O/S
Joshwillson ??/2017 -
MysteriousCeorl 13/Nov/16 Lead G/U

Climbed up to traverse, fell a couple of times, got gripped, lowered to floor, ate banana malt loaf then climbed in one on return. feels much harder than the right hand crack.

with Ginger ed
TRip 08/Nov/16 Lead O/S

I wasn't feeling brave enough for Time for Tea proper today. This is fun. Probably not as good as Embankment 4.

with Gwen
duncan 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Surely 5c! Felt as hard as Time for Tea

with Dani Wolf
Afell 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
melv 08/Oct/16 Lead dog
with Fi
Andy Peak 1 29/Sep/16 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 29/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Sustained, felt a bit wobbly

with Andy
Neilaw 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Neil W
Hidden 11/Sep/16 2nd dog
xiangoh 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/16 2nd
Andrew Barker 09/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Chris M
marcus_goff ?/Sep/16 2nd
with Andy
Afell ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hoyes 31/Aug/16 2nd dog

Hard. Not entirely sure where to traverse right?

with David K
David Kay 31/Aug/16 Lead dog

Dogged the hell out of this! All my arm muscles must have sunk into my legs after going to the Alps.

Chris Sansum 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Steve Collard
riff156 06/Aug/16 2nd rpt
djones66 30/Jul/16 Lead dog

Made a couple of mistakes and came off just before the crux. May have traversed across a bit too high as (being of limited reach, 5ft4, couldn't spqn the cracks and ended up doing a 'no hands for a second' pop for a right hand finger crack. Got a tiny cam in after joining the right hand crack and was very glad of it. Top section is significantly easier but still high quality.

with Stve mc D
john lynch 22/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 19/Jun/16 2nd
Wil Treasure 19/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Martin Bagshaw 18/Jun/16 Lead RP

Pleased to finish the day by cleaning something up.

Andy Peak 1 07/May/16 Lead

Ha ha red hot in the sun and no chalk high treverse first time then dropped my nuts, low treverse second time

bryce.dorin 07/May/16 Lead dog
with Mark
Hidden 07/May/16 2nd dog
Scott Anderson 24/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt
David Sherratt 24/Apr/16 Lead rpt
ferdia 03/Apr/16 2nd
Andy Moles 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
Flavio 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Greg Cunningham 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
morganator 05/Sep/15 2nd
CaelanB 06/Aug/15 2nd O/S
jsmcfarland 06/Aug/15 Lead dog

Soooooooo sustained! I was pumped out of my nut just getting ready to start the hard traverse across into the RH crack. Did that with some rubbish technique because of the pump, got a good cam in and then took a fall a few metres past that. The upper section was pretty bold and my gear was naff, the pockety pin scars aren't really the right shape for cams and aren't flared enough for decent nuts. I'll come back for this one next year.

with Caelan
Mowglee 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Ian Hylands 16/Jul/15 2nd β

Nice tricky move crossing between the cracks. Managed it quite elegantly! Pinchy on the toes low down, and v midgey!

with Gareth uglow
clairejane 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Hard but easier than Emb 3, or maybe I was warmed up. Did manage to get my first case of disco leg, quickly followed by my first case of peddle foot. So can't have been that breezy.

with will
bencole ?/Jun/15 Lead rpt
Tom Seccombe 11/May/15 Lead O/S
with Elliot Spooner
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Rafal Malczyk 26/Apr/15 2nd dog
with Catherine Smith, Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 25/Apr/15 Lead dog

not fallen on an e1 in a while, was quite hard

with Rafal Malczyk
Bernie L 22/Mar/15 Lead G/U

Fell near the start so lowered off and got it 2nd time

Sam McCarthy 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
riff156 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Hannahc
Stefan_Morris 19/Oct/14 Lead rpt
with Stuart Clark
Andy Peak 1 29/Sep/14 Lead
with Andrew Deckon, phill ukc
deacondeacon 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Didn't look at guidebook and traversed a bit low.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
tcn_2002 10/Aug/14 2nd
hlegge 10/Aug/14 Lead
Hardcore Pat 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

Started with the intention of doing time for tea but struggled with the crack and bailed off right. Next time.

with Dr Julie
climberchristy 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Had seconded Ben up this earlier in day so not an onsight, but led clean. Great route. Crux move near top of first crack is harder than 5b? Great route.

with bencole
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tatz45 21/May/14 Lead β

Done having not done Time for Tea or Embankment 4 for a while, so not a true onsight but all felt quite new. Excellent climbing but first crack is hard.

with Will Jacobs
Ed morris 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with stefan
Stefan_Morris 17/May/14 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 19/Apr/14 -
bwestwood 19/Apr/14 Lead
Andy Peak 1 13/Mar/14 Lead

Awesome route went left to soon , reversed went up to high and triyed to use the hand holds as foot holds finally reversed down and did it in the middle , just rite :-)

dom94 09/Mar/14 2nd

Fell on lead attempt so followed Alex up as he retrieved all my gear!

amccann 09/Mar/14 Lead β

First half on Doms gear as he'd fallen from the top of the crack.

uphillnow ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Solo
Haydn Jones 07/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 07/Oct/13 Lead
Brannock 08/Sep/13 Lead dog

Shaefull, tired and sore hands at the end of the day no excuse, crack pretty hard though, more like E2?

Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead dog
ashtond6 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
steveghalifax 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Gregory
rurp 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

tough but fair good foot rests. pumped out placing gear not enough left to risk e3 finish. maybe next time.

with bill farmer
DavidR 19/May/13 Lead rpt

Very pleased to get this clean. Felt pretty good, but it ain't easy.

nimajneb ?/May/13 Lead
Neil McA 23/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Greg Cunningham
Hidden 31/Mar/13 2nd
Sophieeee 25/Feb/13 TR
ejected ??/2013 -
pie_eater_pete 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead
Keendan 15/Sep/12 Solo β

Feeling solid at peg scars now, though my footwork was terrible.

Marti999 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Debbie
debbie roberts 13/Sep/12 2nd
Misha 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Tough crack (painful in places) and entertaining traverse

with Ed, Mark
eduardo 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Good route, nice to have the traveerse to give a bit of variety to Millstone crack routes. Not sure if I had done this before, maybe it was Tea for 2 I had seconded before...

with Misha
stevorobs3 08/Aug/12 TR RP
with Xandra
elCapitano 07/Jul/12 Lead dog
with Courty
Jonathan Hall 25/Jun/12 Lead

Lead after Mark took a wopper off TfT, thought it was pretty tricky for E1.

disturbed_one51 25/Jun/12 2nd
with Wee man
Hidden 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Olli-C 24/Mar/12 2nd

Good, remembering how to climb outdoors was interesting

with Chi
pie_eater_pete 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with paul sheppard
Andy Peak 1 11/Mar/12 Lead

Found the bottom v hard and slipped lowered and then climbed

Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Drew M 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Job
Mr Wild ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
maddy.c ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
eel 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
leon 24/Jul/11 Lead dnf

got scared right near the top of the first crack when i couldn't find a good hand hold. what a wimp!!

with Steven Davidson
Jim Slater 13/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Graeme Hammond 13/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Good climbing, bit sore and shaken after a large inverted fall off Time For Tea to fully enjoy the route. (gear stripped on abseil before I led this by Jim who also led it)

with Jim
Hidden 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd β
Neil R 22/Apr/11 2nd

seconded after failed to lead

with Susan Howat, aih
w.pettet-smith 22/Apr/11 Lead

was planning on doing the e3 but was a bit greasy and i wasn't really mentaly prepared (read: i whimsyed out) properjob good though-probably better in my book than emb 4 as more sustained.

with jon
Rob Grant 12/Apr/11 Lead
with dan mcmanus
masa-alpin 19/Mar/11 2nd β
with Doug S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ahab ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Lovely finger crack climbing.

Ben1983 18/Sep/10 Lead dog

lead after falling off time for tea.

Hidden 31/Aug/10 2nd
al99 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/10 2nd O/S
nai 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Joe
John Pickles 26/May/10 2nd
with Kieran Hodgson
Dave Foster 25/Apr/10 Lead

2 falls on crux of first tricky crack. Still a battle after that. Felt harder than Erb my miles.

with Andy
metal arms 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Tony Holdsworth 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Sketchy but managed it!

with Steve Ramsden
Ram MkiV 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Tony
nadeem 14/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Big fall onto good cam.

katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
AlistairB 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Neil R
Neil R 26/Sep/09 2nd
willoates 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S

hard for 5b... but then i cant jam

Paul ablitt 27/Jun/09 Lead

with fall

with Sarah
Jim Slater 10/May/09 Lead dog
with Jonny Smith
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead
mel holmes 20/Apr/09 Lead dog
with John Nutall
Hidden 31/Mar/09 Lead dog
Hidden 17/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Nicos 17/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 18/Oct/08 2nd dog

Seconded in light rain.

Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Foster, Dave Pemberton
SteveM 31/Aug/08 Lead dnf

A combination of a cut finger, sore shoulder and one too many awkward finger locks.

with Kat & Nick
IAmAStone 06/Aug/08 2nd

Hard! Milstone gets me every time.

with Tom Parry
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
Dave Foster ?/Jul/08 2nd

One slip on first crack... coz it was slippy.

with Carl
psychicbread 20/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Paul
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Quite hard work I thought. Lots of standing around getting headfucked on tiny footholds and poor finger jams. Mmmmmm Nice!

Guy Wilson 23/Apr/08 2nd
with Rick Cotgreave
Martin Haworth 13/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Marek
Alex Mason 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

not much variation but still good

with mick radford
kingholmesy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
nacnud 30/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
zcapxa5 05/Aug/07 Lead dog
with Dave Prady
SecretSquirrel 05/Aug/07 2nd
with Ben
dannyboy83 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
DavidR 17/Jun/07 Lead dog
Wil Treasure 04/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/07 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S
datoon ??/2007 Lead O/S
with MJ
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Stig 03/Aug/06 Lead dnf
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Lead
Hidden 27/May/05 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 25/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
NickJH ?/Sep/92 Lead O/S
craig d ??/1992 -
Budge ??/1992 2nd O/S
with Brian Ottewell
roncaves 30/May/91 2nd
with Shaun Quegan
Hidden ??/1987 -
TonyF 10/May/85 AltLd O/S
with Steve Andrews, Tony Cox
andy gittins ??/1985 -
GordonHart ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Kevin
Hidden ?/Apr/84 AltLd
Alan James - UKC and UKH ?/Apr/84 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/83 Lead
Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead
with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc
mark-abz 18/Sep/81 Lead
with Richard O
Neil McA 07/Jun/81 Lead O/S
with Dean, Flog
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
KRB 30/May/80 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Robmwatt ??/1980 -
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Al Baker
Al Evans ??/1976 -
clanger ??/1972 -
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