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, UK 8a and up.

will6459 02/Sep Lead RP

First 8a

Cassidy 22/Jul Lead RP
with Nicholas Ecoffet
James Oakes 04/Jun Lead RP
with Tom Adams
Harry Chaplin 03/Jun Lead dnf

Had a brief go in the past. Climbed from the ground to the right hand pocket in a oner 1st go but the pocket was wet. Got the rest of the moves sorted but couldn't get the pocket dry enough to have a decent rp attempt. ANother time...

Joe Lawson 11/May Lead RP
with Buster Martin
Hidden 08/May Lead dog
Haydn Jones 08/May Lead rpt
with deacon
Steve Hickie 08/May Lead RP

the monster is free 😎

Si dH 27/Aug/16 Lead RP

First 8a :) Took 4 sessions.

with Marc W
Ed Booth 23/Aug/16 Lead RP

Dogged it then got really close to doing it 2nd go. Fell and fine tuned the move (to the big side pull halfway) and then did it next RP. Good bouldery route.

Adam Booth 23/Aug/16 Lead dog

Moves ok, not sure I'm fit enough to link at present!

Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead dog
Matt Cooke 05/Sep/15 Lead RP
Luke Dawson 04/Sep/15 Lead RP
with Mike Adams
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 26/Aug/15 Lead RP

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.

with Dan McManus
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 11/Aug/15 Lead dog

Poor conditions, but the moves are coming together

Dave Mayes 07/Aug/15 Lead RP

Yippee. Ben Moon tactics, had a half hour snooze in the dust before tying in.

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 04/Aug/15 Lead dog

Pumpy number, hopefully feel easier next time when I know where the holds are

Charlie Noakes 19/Jul/15 Lead RP

One to remember! 3rd redpoint go today, 5-6 sessions in total.

Dave Bond 24/Jun/15 Lead RP
with mike
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead dog
Dale Comley 15/May/15 Lead RP

Great route, most of the pockets wet at the moment.

Tophe 02/Oct/14 Lead RP
with Dan
BillyRidal 14/Sep/14 Lead RP
steepstuff ?/Sep/14 Lead RP
with Strong Rich
AlistairB 19/Aug/14 Lead RP

Great fun, 3 really enjoyable sessions. Nice to both do it one after the other as well.

blaza1 ?/Aug/14 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 07/Jul/14 Lead RP

bar a false start on the slab by the first bolt, only took 2 trys, really nice route and sustain throughout.

with ted kingsnorth
NDD 06/Jul/14 Lead

Great route, felt pumpy at the end.

jfreeman 06/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Nic Duboust
oliver.ghill91 10/Sep/13 Lead dog
with theo
highrepute 21/Jul/13 Lead RP
Ethan 11/May/13 Lead
with Don Walker
mic_b 08/May/13 Lead RP
Hidden 08/May/13 Lead RP
nathanlee 08/May/13 Lead RP

felt tired tonight, beta change on the last go made the route much easier. cheers mike/ian!

Dan Jenkin 02/Oct/11 Lead RP

2nd go, 2nd session

with Ollie Morrison
Rob Grant 03/Sep/11 Lead RP
will smith11 31/Jul/11 Lead RP

First 8a!!

with Daf
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead RP
keefe 21/Jul/11 Lead RP

Found it hard - maybe just conditions dependent, but it took 3 visits.

with Ant
Ally Smith 07/May/11 Lead RP

2nd go, woop!

Fraser13 ?/Apr/11 Lead RP
alaan 13/Sep/10 Lead dog

Too steep for me! Arms repeatedly failed on top wall but hopefully do better with a bit more in the tank later.

with Will
JM 19/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Holger Moeller, Dave Pinnington
Stewart B 03/Aug/10 Lead RP

3rd go, 1st redpoint. Pretty soft.

with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath
jondude 02/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Pete Clark
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead RP
Simon Davis 08/Jul/10 Lead RP

Tricky last move

with Dave Mclaughlin
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead RP
Gus 25/Jun/10 Lead RP

3rd go

TomPR 25/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead RP
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 12/Jul/08 Lead RP
with Ben Pritchard
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead RP
lx 24/May/08 Lead

done in an hour, 1st redpoint. Really good

with rob
ukb & bmc shark 12/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Jake
Jake Shaw ?/Sep/07 Lead RP
with Martin
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead dog
craig d ??/2000 Lead RP
kristian ??/2000 Lead RP
Seb Grieve ??/1993 Lead RP
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