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Puffing Billy* HS 4b

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[Above the prickly bit..., 2 kb]11m. The thin crack up the wall to the right of a bush at 4m. © ROCKFAX
FA. Alec Williams, C.Osborne 9.4.88 09/Apr/1988

Photo: Above the prickly bit... © ben b
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Lead clean (repeat). Some powerful moves but always just enough protection. A really good line only slightly compromised by dirt and vegetation.
Landy_Dom - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/14 with Neil Bastow, Ciaran Gallagher

Mario Grabinski - Lead - 22/Oct/13 with John Owens

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - TR - 02/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/13

Hidden - 2013

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Phil Foulger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Otis - TR - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/12

TheLegoMan - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Tom Jemmett

Hidden - Solo - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/12

AmandaJG - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

BBEENN - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/12

used darren's pro
Templeton Adams - Lead - 03/Mar/12 with Darren H

Clean on sight. Couple of jam / layback moves (hard) in the middle, otherwise pretty straightforward. Nice.
Landy_Dom - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Mike Bailey

nacmacfeeglexx08 - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Dominic Gallagher

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Nov/11

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Simon Waters

jramsdale - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/11 with Ben Laddiman

adunlop - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/11

Jackspratt - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/11

-restless- - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Sam Jones

matgorman - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

SamJones974 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Becky Taylor

Panick - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/11

Really nice climb! Some good moves. Thin on protection though.
spalice - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Sion

matthias13 - 2nd - 21/May/11 with JamesA

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

lewk_c - 2nd β - 04/May/11 with Jack Lewin

Jack_Lewin - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with lewk_c

MrMarris - 30/Apr/11

TCarrick - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Gemma Jones

spooksthehorse - Lead - 08/Mar/11 with Joe, Trev

sleavesley - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Chucky

Hidden - 2011

rhysllyw - 2011

toby farnworth - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Aug/10

moelfras - Lead - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/10

Best route on the buttress.
Joss - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Rod Lloyd Jones

very nice - layback crack lovely
JasonV - Lead - 07/May/10 with Jon

Tomprusk - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

treeminkies - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with carole

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/10

Neil Davies - Lead - 10/Mar/10

Great route. Great pro, great handholds, just enough excitement, relatively consistent difficulty.
Ander - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with Deadahead

Hidden - Lead - Mar/10

Fatclimber - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/09

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

nickevens - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with stuart grieves

Jillybean - Lead - 17/Oct/09 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/09

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Nocker

would have been ace if the crack was a bit longer... easy for the grade
adam06 - Lead - 18/Sep/09 with dan sturman

Mike_T0501 - TR - 11/Jul/09 with Paul

Knoxy - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Gareth Pierce

andy007 - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/09

stevemcg - Lead - 04/Jun/09 with Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09

sleavesley - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Matt Sheets

sleavesley - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Matt Evans

dirty.
Milne - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Dave

Whealiebob - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Terry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/09

lrandall - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Will R

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Bob/Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

leaf1741 - Lead O/S - 2008

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/07 with Simon Roberts

thomasholyoak - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07

ebastock - 2nd - Aug/07 with John Beddard

A nice route - the best one here.
AWR27 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Phil

groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Suzanne

Suz123 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Lauren

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/07

Previously backed off to the easy descent on solo.
D Berry - Lead RP - 12/May/07 with Claire Berry

Joss - Lead β - 03/Mar/07 with Andy Jones

robo84 - Lead - 2007

hallex - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/06 with Masa

Very good route
steve mee - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Mich Mee

Allan Young - 2nd β - 27/Jul/06 with Andrew Cosgrove

Rampikino - Lead - 20/Jul/06 with MMC Various

Joss - 2nd - 25/May/06 with Wayne Hughes

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 39
hard VS0 of 14
VS0 of 14
easy VS0 of 14
hard HS1 of 14
HS7 of 14
easy HS3 of 14
hard S3 of 14
S0 of 14
easy S0 of 14
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
hard 4b1 of 13
4b5 of 13
easy 4b5 of 13
hard 4a2 of 13
4a0 of 13
easy 4a0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 12
2 Stars2 of 12
1 Star7 of 12
0 Stars3 of 12
Bag of .....0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 100 (3.0%)
Lead63 of 100 (63.0%)
Followed25 of 100 (25.0%)
Toproped4 of 100 (4.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 100 (1.0%)
Unknown4 of 100 (4.0%)

'Climbed'35 of 100 (35.0%)
clean O/S56 of 100 (56.0%)
clean β4 of 100 (4.0%)
clean rpt4 of 100 (4.0%)
clean RP1 of 100 (1.0%)