Puttrell's Progress

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A proud buttress that has lost bits and pieces over the years. Probably best to get the classic Puttrell's Progress done before the whole thing goes! Over on the left Black Slab is always popular with its decent collection of easier routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Black Slab Left
The left-hand line on the slab trending slightly right then back left to finish. Not too well protected.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD 4a
2
Black Slab Centre
The central line has a tricky start. Pull over the overlap in the centre of the slab and finish up a slim groove.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
3
Black Slab Right
A fine beginner's climb. Start from a block, pass a flake, and finish with a steeper section. A direct start is harder - 4a.
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
M
4
Black Finger
Climb the tower that supports the buttress then a series of thin spidery cracks leftwards to a finish up the short arete.
 E3 5c
5
Diamond White
From above the roof trend right to the blunt arete.
 E3 5c
6
Anzio Breakout/Pilgrimage
Take Black Finger to the roof, reach right for tiny holds and make a fierce pull to reach the break on Puttrell's Progress....
 
1 Stars
E5 6b
7
Puttrell's Progress
A fine mini-expedition. Climb the right arete of the big cave and enter the vertical slot with difficulty. Make a bold-feeling...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
S 4a
8
The Flue
Start up Puttrell's Progress but head through the cliff.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
9
Helping Hand
The right-hand pillar leads to the hard wall above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E1 5c
10
As You Like It
The left crack in the right wall of the gully is a bit escapable.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
11
Black Crack
The right-hand crack has some huge holds.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
12
Black Cap
The short sharp arete of the gully.
 
Technical
E2 6a
  • Latest Comments

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    Deep Chimney
    "Changed from D * to D *, no votes" 23/Mar

    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

    Scarlett's Wall Arete
    "Nice face climbing." 27/Oct

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