70m, 2 pitches. Originally known simply as: 'The Gully' and given a Moderate grade for non-frozen conditions. Ascend direct until the final steepening which is avoided on the left. If conditions permit, a direct finish up the steeper ground is enjoyable at about Grade II/III.

Jim Puttrell 1898

Ticklists: Puttrell's Progress, Scrambles in the Dark Peak (winter).

fatboyslimfast 14/Jan Solo
Bullybones 07/Mar/16 Solo
mrphilipoldham 06/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jan/16 Solo
Whitmoreaa 07/Feb/15 Solo O/S

2am climb, even with the soft powder was all easy, top out sketchy as had to dig through cornice

Jake Young 06/Feb/15 Solo rpt
troybison 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Good conditions (started at 7:30am), plenty of snow. Took the leftmost notch through the cornice.

CharlieMack 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Col, PK
keith leonard 06/Feb/15 Solo
augustus trout 05/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Grade 1 did it with skis strapped to my back (bully for me) so no way grade 2.

MaccMark 05/Feb/15 Solo
splat2million 05/Feb/15 Solo

Somewhat slushy in the middle but the top and bottom were nicely frozen.

Jake Young 04/Feb/15 Solo rpt
paul_j_burgess 04/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Odarkhundred (06:30 ish) start. Ice at the bottom, a bit sugary in the middle and frozen at the top. Fabulous sunrise. A bit of fun before heading of to the office politics for the day.

Hoyes 03/Feb/15 Solo O/S
with Colin N, Jason K, Alex S, Dave C, Mel M, Mark W, Rachel B
Batt 03/Feb/15 Solo O/S

With the Mynydd

Jake Young 03/Feb/15 Solo rpt
JasonK 03/Feb/15 Solo
with Hoyes
Scorbes 03/Feb/15 Solo

Very soft snow,sliding off the grass to left. Dad exited on right.

Hidden 03/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/15 Solo
Jimbo C 01/Feb/15 Solo

Very soft snow pack. Lots of snow in the gully but getting thin on the grassy flank below the exit. Fun nonetheless.

with Will, Spiros
Fellmonkey ?/Feb/15 Solo O/S
yorkshiresherpa 22/Jan/15 Solo
A Crook 22/Jan/15 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths 22/Jan/15 Solo

After work dark lark. Good fun.

with Dom, Adam
Dom Whillans 22/Jan/15 Solo
with A Crook
simon kimber 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 27/Dec/14 Solo O/S

nice to get my winter kit out and have a play just up the road from my house:-)

kwaidy 24/Mar/13 Solo β
with sting
sting 24/Mar/13 Solo O/S
philboy 11/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/13 Solo
Jim Walton 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Direct finish up the slightly steeper ground on the right. Felt closer to grade II like this.

Hidden 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S
scottidog 26/Jan/13 Solo
peachos 26/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Straight up the gully, ended up on the direct finish but pussied out as we didn't have any protection. Finished on the normal route. Semi-frozen ground but lots of snow from the night previous.

Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo
darlolad 23/Jan/13 Solo O/S
dwc 23/Jan/13 Solo

nice and frozen at the top, bit ropey below the 2nd gully

andy wa 22/Jan/13 Solo
mrginna 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S
with Wandy
sgl 22/Jan/13 Solo
with Bart
kwaidy 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S

didnt manage the direct finish.

Bullybones 22/Jan/13 Solo
tebs 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Apres work. Fun but out of condition.

with Sam
kermit_uk 22/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Solo'd onsight, not really frozen, very powdery snow and turf very loose. Lovely dayout on the hill still.

with Steve Woolass
malc 21/Jan/13 Solo

Night time ascent

with Paul Scott
j.buckley87 20/Jan/13 -
Hidden 19/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
HimTiggins 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
prycey 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
mark stones 19/Jan/13 Solo
Palmer 19/Jan/13 Solo

Frozen in places. distinctly shaley in others

Hidden 19/Jan/13 Solo O/S
jon59 18/Jan/13 Solo
Hidden 17/Jan/13 Solo O/S
simonscubadiver 17/Jan/13 Solo O/S


Stefan_Morris 16/Jan/13 Solo O/S

Beautiful sunrise just as I topped out

Benstar ?/Jan/13 2nd
marktrik ??/2013 -

done this a few times, very scetchy and as stated already, nothing is solid all the way up. took an easier finish at top, branched off left when i came to the solid rock (well its not solid). this was far to steep for the condition its in. summer asene, onsight.

barneythevelociraptor 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Solo by headtorch

eschaton 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S

solo by headtorch night of 11th/12th. temps hovering just below freezing, patchy snow

with ste
Hidden 10/Feb/12 AltLd
blaza1 10/Feb/12 Solo
Jake Young 08/Feb/12 Solo rpt
pmurdy 08/Feb/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
samdenny 08/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 08/Feb/12 -
Hidden 07/Feb/12 Solo O/S
climber34neil 06/Feb/12 Solo

Good conditions high up and in gully

pete1993 05/Feb/12 Solo
Mr. K 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 05/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Dark Peak Paul 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Esoteric intro to winter climbing for my eldest daughter. Gully bed wet and loose but upper section well covered in poorly consolidated snow. Needs a good freeze.

SimonHolloway1 17/Dec/11 2nd O/S

very loose

with Matt Reynolds
climber34neil 06/Dec/11 Solo
RHarding 17/Jun/11 -
Hidden 24/Dec/10 Solo O/S
greenclimb 23/Dec/10 Lead rpt
Jack Loftus 21/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Karlos 20/Dec/10 Solo
Andrew Barker 20/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Tom Lyons
mark20 07/Dec/10 Solo rpt
ParkFace 07/Dec/10 Solo dnf
with Dan Ives, Tiffany Littler, Rob Stordy
bigdrew 07/Dec/10 Solo O/S
with Mark R
Lxaddison 06/Dec/10 Solo O/S

First winter climb ever :) Went to the left of gully, as there was more snow aswell as a steeper finish!

with Paul Addison
Dizz 05/Dec/10 Solo
with spike
mark20 04/Dec/10 Solo O/S
pmurdy 03/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Ollie B 03/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Moved together up it all

with P.Murdy
Dan_S 03/Dec/10 Solo O/S
alancash100 ?/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Solo
Lusk 15/Jan/10 Solo O/S
mikenewman 15/Jan/10 AltLd

Got in just before the thaw in spite of road closures :-) Temperature was slightly higher than I would have liked in spite of it being a night ascent (which I would recommend every time). This climb, in spite of its relative ease, is pure magic for those who can't access N Wales or the Lakes, hence my third trip (1979, 2006, 2010). As I was climbing with someone on their first snow climb I took several axe belays which impressed me if no one else.

mark20 13/Jan/10 Solo O/S

White out, so not actually sure if we went up the gully! Felt about I though, needs a bit more consolidation, it's getting there.

tiga271 13/Jan/10 Solo

Couldn't see a lot - think it was the Gulley !

with mark20
donkster 12/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with crooko
Somerset swede basher 11/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Ben Ranson
Guy 10/Jan/10 Solo

Skinned in to the base then skis on back for the climb. Wind was howling and catching the skis which made it interesting. The descent was fun.

robblowen 10/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Krissy
Dan G 10/Jan/10 2nd

Winter conditions. Strong winds, alot of powder.

with Stuart MacLean
Graeme Hammond 09/Jan/10 Solo rpt

with skis this time, took an earlier exit left at the top this time, but then went right onto steap but frozen choss, which was made harder with the skies, but a good decent down in good powder :)

Hidden 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S
frankcp87 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Great fun! Very straight forward, took the steepest exit to make it a bit more exciting. :-)

Hidden 08/Jan/10 Solo β
thedanwhalley 08/Jan/10 Solo

great little climb, interesting at the top section, a good day out if you add back tor to your route.

ed woods 08/Jan/10 Solo
with Adam
Storm Hunter 07/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Good fun, novelty to Get Axes out in England for me. Was nowhere for gear even if we had taken it.

Botion 07/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/10 -
Timo Austino 05/Jan/10 Solo

never thought I'd do a peak winter route not least one with avalanche debris and a cornice!

Hidden 04/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S

good conditions

RM199 ??/2010 AltLd O/S
thrutch 30/Dec/09 -
Craig Howes 30/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 26/Dec/09 Solo
Brown 24/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with John
Marq 23/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Dec/09 2nd
greenclimb 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
smithaldo 22/Dec/09 Solo
with mark j, TonyM
sadams 22/Dec/09 Solo

Head torch ascent, with moonlight backup. Direct finish which added a bit of spice

with Eric Hildrew
Mattyk 22/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Got a warthog in... Had to use old crampons which i had lent to somebody previosuly and not resized so they were about 3 sizes too small for my boot.. strapped em on tight... they finally gave up as i stepped over the top. great fun in a 6:30 mission from Leeds

with Duncan B, Dominick Spracklen
Hidden 21/Dec/09 Solo
dan_o_b ?/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Sankey 07/Feb/09 Solo

Frozen enough to make it fun, but not much snow, mainly worth it for view and situation

with Andy E
andyebbens ?/Feb/09 Solo
with Steve E
Ben Wolstenholme ??/2009 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Solo
Nicos 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
Hidden ?/Jan/04 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2004 Solo
with Ben
adi bryant ??/2004 Solo

Twice.. For skiing.

Bullybones ??/2004 -
DerwentDiluted 05/Jan/02 Solo
Iain Thow 23/Feb/99 Solo

Done many times with several finishes, usually in dark on the way home from work. Most fun without a torch by the light of the cement works - makes the face seem huge! One night after a big thaw (17.3.06) it grew a 50m streak of excellent water ice, gone by morning & never seen it since.

dodders ?/Jan/98 Solo
with Dick Hargreaves
RichardP ?/Feb/93 AltLd O/S
with Steve Massey, Ric Cummins
conradallen 02/Feb/91 Solo
nickcanute ??/1990 Solo
Pete Pozman 26/Feb/86 Solo O/S

At night by moonlight

with Mark Gray, JC, John Byrne
charlesmfrench ??/1985 Solo O/S

Not sure when or who with. Possibly someone from the Boots MC.

andy tetsill ?/Jan/84 Solo
Hidden 22/Nov/83 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/Dec/81 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Dec/81 Solo
Nigel Bond 03/Feb/79 Solo
Chris Ellis 24/Dec/78 Solo
with Roy Hobson, Dave Crookes
Pedro50 16/Jan/77 Solo
Nigel Bond 09/Jan/77 Solo
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