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The wide crack was a good effort for its day. Awkward and not too well protected, though a big chockstone is of some help. © Rockfax

FA. J.W.Puttrell 1906.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Puttrell's Progress, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., Froggatt Cracks (Eastern Grit recommended ticklist)

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Stuck to a Rock 12 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Hardest HVD I've ever climbed.
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βeta: Hardest HVD I've ever climbed.
Joecartmell 8 Feb Show βeta
βeta: Very run out after the chockstone!
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βeta: Very run out after the chockstone!
Sime64 23 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very little gear unless you have huge cams. Harder than HVD
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βeta: Very little gear unless you have huge cams. Harder than HVD
howlingbaboon 31 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Did this one in the rain which made it quite scary. Vital chock, the top seemed completly unprotected without massive gear but managed to get a tiny splitter cam out left in a pocket on an extended QD, probably wouldn't have bothered in the dry. There's a fun jumping mantle shelf at the bottom.
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βeta: Did this one in the rain which made it quite scary. Vital chock, the top seemed completly unprotected without massive gear but managed to get a tiny splitter cam out left in a pocket on an extended QD, probably wouldn't have bothered in the dry. There's a fun jumping mantle shelf at the bottom.
victim of mathematics 20 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Only traditional VDiff once you're past the start, which is pretty tough provided you don't cheat and slink around to the left. There's only really one hard move low down, and it's not nearly as bad as many VDiff chimneys out there.
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βeta: Only traditional VDiff once you're past the start, which is pretty tough provided you don't cheat and slink around to the left. There's only really one hard move low down, and it's not nearly as bad as many VDiff chimneys out there.
Big Steve 19 Feb, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: The chockstone is definately there, and its the only decent protection on the whole route. I found it a hard physical route, and IMO the climbing harder is than S4A, very thuggish throughout
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βeta: The chockstone is definately there, and its the only decent protection on the whole route. I found it a hard physical route, and IMO the climbing harder is than S4A, very thuggish throughout
Jon Greengrass 17 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: I've seen a VDiff leader run up this with just a sling round the chockstone at half height. The jamming at the start to get established on the slab is the crux, after that climb the left arete of the crack. seconded it barefoot!
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βeta: I've seen a VDiff leader run up this with just a sling round the chockstone at half height. The jamming at the start to get established on the slab is the crux, after that climb the left arete of the crack. seconded it barefoot!
LakesWinter 16 Aug, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: Not that bad really and there is protection on the route as well without using giant cams
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βeta: Not that bad really and there is protection on the route as well without using giant cams

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Grade: HVD 3c ***
(Froggatt Edge)