The Puppet Crack** HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
The leaning crack has a reachy start from the right then gives glorious jamming to a final wide grovel. Good value at 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.

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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

soph - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/15 with Tony Stone

Start was quite committing but fun jamming after that!
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Tim Newton

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/14 with rachel slater

Clearly need to work on my jamming, completely shut down on this. managed to work past the first hand crack but struggled to stick the fist jams, and gave up.
Angus Taylor - Lead dnf - 26/Jul/14 with mark duncan

Brilliant climb, well protected and great full on jaming! Just so pumpy and energy sapping especially in heat, hense the rests.
Mark Duncan - Lead dog - 25/Jul/14 with Angus new, James Rogers new

Felt harder and bolder than any other HVS I've done before hard moves from the jams and pumpy.
James rogers86 - Lead - 20/Jul/14

peter.ravenscroft27 - 2nd - 24/Jun/14 with Tim Exley

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

AJ007 - 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 Jobling

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

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 2006 with Tony Fidler

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/05

Superb jamming.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/03 with George Frost

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

Intended as a warm up but was completely pumped after!
Ropeboy - Lead - 28/Jun/01

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

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

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

uphillnow - 2nd - Sep/90

Hidden - 1989

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

Tom V - 1987

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/86

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/86

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:
Lenny, papalazarou, Michael Hood, Steve Waters, Mynydd, tommytwotone

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