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Puppet Crack** HVS 5b

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[A day Chatsworth, 2 kb]12m. The leaning crack has a reachy start from the right then gives glorious jamming to a final wide grovel. Hard for the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown (with a little aid from the rope) 1951

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

Photo: A day Chatsworth © riddle
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/13

A big bruise was made in the side of my left knee... The starting move was hard, particularly when the crucial hold was wet. A good traditional HVS!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Simon P

Really good - had to shout. I would guess the start is always slimey. In fact the whole thing is slimey. Wonderful and sustained
Cake - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/12

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Mr Wild - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Greg

Great climbing which is much better than it looks, add this to your wish list! It has a hard start (had to avoid a wet jug) but then climbs like dream on good jams and jugs even if a few of them were a bit wet/slimy in places, and great gear too. Not as hard as I remember on 2nd a few years ago but then trying out tape gloves before probably made it harder (the only time I have). QUALITY :) some one had removed the vegetation out of the crack since I was last here too which probably improved it further as would more traffic on this jamming gem.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/12 with Cleo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Mike

hum, hard or just being blind?
joese7en - Lead dog - 03/Aug/10

Pete Graham - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with Malcolm Scott

John Pickles - 2nd - 26/May/10 with Kieran Hodgson

Stunning climb, would have like to have onsited this one.
riddle - Lead dog - 23/May/10

keith leonard - Lead - 2010

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/09

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Patrick Daniel

Unable to do the difficult move at the start.
Jim Slater - Lead dnf - 14/May/08 with Andy J

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 30/Aug/07 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/06

Pete Graham - Lead - 2006 with Jonny Reay

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/05

Several rests ( needed!) This area is sandbag central in terms of the grades in the guidebook
Leofallon - 2nd - 29/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/98

sadams - Lead O/S - 13/May/97 with Hugh Cottom

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/94

Hidden - 1989

J R R Hartley - 2nd O/S - Jul/87 with Dez Barnett

Tom V - 1987

A little thuggy lol! :)
pebblespanker - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/86 with Mark Powell

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Aug/86

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 26/Oct/85 with Andy Barker

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/85

stp - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/85

Nigel Bond - Lead - 31/May/77 with Tony Cuddy

petemeads - Lead - 1974

mikej - 2nd - 01/Jun/71 with Wil Hurford

12 other climbs done today - no details recorded
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 20/Jul/69 with Speedy Smith

mikej - Lead - 08/Jun/69 with Alan Booth, Mike Browne

mikej - TR - 02/Jul/67 with Nigel Sumner

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
papalazarou, Hidden, Michael Hood, Steve Waters, Mynydd, tommytwotone, Hidden

Total votes cast 33
hard E10 of 11
E10 of 11
easy E14 of 11
hard HVS4 of 11
HVS3 of 11
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VS0 of 11
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hard 5c0 of 11
5c0 of 11
easy 5c3 of 11
hard 5b3 of 11
5b5 of 11
easy 5b0 of 11
hard 5a0 of 11
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3 Stars1 of 11
2 Stars9 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 43 (7.0%)
Lead22 of 43 (51.2%)
Followed13 of 43 (30.2%)
Toproped1 of 43 (2.3%)
Unknown4 of 43 (9.3%)

'Climbed'21 of 43 (48.8%)
clean O/S13 of 43 (30.2%)
clean rpt3 of 43 (7.0%)
dogged5 of 43 (11.6%)
dnf1 of 43 (2.3%)