Puttrell's Progress

2 Stars
 S 4a

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A fine mini-expedition. Climb the right arete of the big cave and enter the vertical slot with difficulty. Make a bold-feeling traverse left and finish up the steep juggy crack.
FA. J.W.Puttrell and friends, about 1900


A fabulous route, definitely not one to be missed. Getting established in the wide crack near the start can be an entertaining struggle, especially for the short!
Nick Smith - 15/Apr/03

An historic classic, which should be on everyone's tick list. Go up right under the roof for the best holds.
SteveM - 27/Oct/03

Jonathan Tompkins - 02/May/04

Magnificent. But, if you are just breaking into the grade this will challenge you on 3 fronts - the unprotected squirm into the cave, the wonderful traverse (well protected) and the steep crack. Some harder graded routes feel easier...
Mat - 06/Jun/04

It was just getting into it that was a minor problem due to polish. A real adventure, hope it doesn't fall down.
Iggy_B - 18/May/05

Dear Mat. The squirm into the cave is protected with a hex just left. Still given Diff in the new BMC guide (The Flue) but at least its no longer a Mod!
Offwidth - 06/Feb/06

Intimidating but simple.
Mark Buxton - 29/Jul/06

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