British Summer Time** 6a+
[John Bannister - British Summer Time F6a - Cheddar Gorge, 3 kb]25m. Begin at the cut corner left of "I've Started". Take the corner by stepping from the left to gain a niche at three meters. Follow bolts trending left without difficulties ... until the top that is. A direct start (6b) takes the face of the block to the right corner.

Ticklists: Orange Spot Cheddar, West Country Climbs.

Photo: John Bannister - British Summer Time F6a - Cheddar Gorge © Jez Wingate

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14

Did the direct 6b start
sideshow84 - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14

Did the 6b variant, managed to fall off once at the end - a combination of the sustained climb, the overhang at the end, and my diminished stamina.
jamessiddle - Lead dog - 01/Nov/14 with Serge

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14

Did the direct 6b start, brilliant moves
youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Dan Ely

afrosam - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Sam Robinson

Lee_Meaden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

direct start. first bolt removed, presumably by the gorge lot during the summer restrictions.
robbo99 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Bertrand Liger

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Sep/14

Hawkgirl - Lead O/S - Sep/14 with (mad) maxwell benzie

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Jun/14

Just before the rain started, 6b start. Nice route.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Iggy

J1_TOV - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

luke harvie - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with James Gregory

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

6b start. Top felt hard but then again did it straight after Creme de la Phlegm so that might be why it felt so hard.
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Suzi, Chris H

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

just one more - Lead - 05/Jun/14 with lucas

tash - 2nd - 02/Jun/14 with ali k

TomJ - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Jimmy

markfromstoke - 21/May/14 with Steve N

BicycleBradley - Lead RP - 18/May/14

Hidden - TR - 02/May/14

Rich153 - Lead dog - 30/Apr/14 with Benjumin Tyekiff

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/14

direct start
RichyBOYY - Lead - 13/Mar/14 with Jamie

Luke Davies - Lead - 09/Mar/14

Lazytraveller - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with Bradley Phelps, Ric Elliot, Chloe Mead, Tom Luff

direct start
hipyhop - TR - 01/Mar/14

luke harvie - Lead dog - Mar/14 with nadia rae

Did the direct start fine, but then lost it at the finish due to fingers being wet and numb.
will_benfold - Lead dog - 02/Feb/14 with Kerry Mellor, Tor Nockles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/14

Ben Russell - Lead dnf - 04/Oct/13

Started from the left.
Penfold Merton - Lead - 02/Sep/13 with Tilly

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

AJM - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/13 with Helen Seaborne

direct start
hms - Lead β - 13/Jun/13 with AJM

Pete Dangerous - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13

lewiz - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Pete Gagie

Direct start
bluesharper - Lead β - 30/Apr/13 with Rick

Tom Brierley Gore - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13 with Shijing Hu

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Apr/13

George Killaspy - Lead dog - 09/Mar/13 with Emma Fairlie

Danny_boulders - Lead O/S - 2013

Direct start was the best bit. One rest after going the wrong way :(
JackMac - Lead dog - 09/Dec/12 with Ro as in Rose

Rowena Clare - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/12

Dizz - 2nd - 27/Oct/12 with Hugh T

Direct start
tom169 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Gav A

direct start
HarryB - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Al

Direct start. Had to have a couple of goes on that. Did the rest clean, but nearly lost it at the top.
Motown - Lead RP - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

direct start, gets 6b+ in rockfax. really happy with onsight after not really climbing for a few mouths.
LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with rachael wragg

tommytom - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12

Gibbo - Lead - 28/Jun/12 with Maddy moore, Ollie Keynes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/12

Paul Bowen - Lead β - 01/Jun/12 with Laura Jones

danieleaston - Lead O/S - Jun/12

thedoctorisin - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with chris scutt

MikeC59 - Lead - 22/May/12

evilweed - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Sara Currie

did the direct start which is 6b and felt like it good climb would like to climb it clean just ran out of stem cuz of the fierce start next time
mallardhealhook - Lead dog - 20/May/12

thedoctorisin - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Tom, chris scutt

chrisscutt - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with oly

Direct start
Jon Didymus - Lead RP - 18/May/12 with Rich

drewish - Lead O/S - 18/May/12

Tim M - Lead rpt - May/12 with Emma

davidclare - Lead O/S - May/12 with Mungo Nash

climbergg - 2nd - May/12 with cheesesarnie

With 6b start
katherinesydney - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with tom bugs, mike kann

6b direct start. Interesting moves to the top break.
Gareth - Lead β - 15/Apr/12 with Andrew

Spent a few goes getting 6b start sorted - really good moves. Steady thereafter until the final few moves which are a bit thin and polished and I just ran out of energy
andybenham - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/12 with Gareth Hayfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

riddle - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

Glyn - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Amy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/12

RossT - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Ian Hellier

Did the direct start which I didn't find too bad, I thought the last moves to the lower off were harder myself. Good route either way.
Dave 88 - Lead - 20/Mar/12 with Patrick Ward

Clip sticked first clip then went for the direct (6b) start. All good!
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/12 with Fenella

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Feb/12

bobtheclimber - Lead rpt - 29/Feb/12

6b start
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Will Pope

6b start. Felt hard at the top, but it was cold and so was I.
jacobjlloyd - Lead β - 26/Nov/11 with Ross

Direct start, tricky!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

robbie Warke - 23/Oct/11 with wendy sampson

Did the thuggy start...
The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 23/Oct/11

Direct start
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Charlotte

Direct start
jelaby - Lead β - 22/Oct/11 with notgnarly

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Dad

stvredmond - Lead - 14/Oct/11 with Helen Norris, Sean mercer

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/11

Helnorris - 2nd - 14/Oct/11 with Sean Mercer, Steve Redmond

Didn't make the belay point.
reece.robinson - TR dnf - 02/Oct/11

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

Hidden - TR RP - 01/Oct/11

MontyH - TR - 29/Sep/11 with Brian

brian watson - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Andy Hobbs

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

the name is so right, i got totally soaked in the rain climbing this route.
La Mont - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Rich Horn

TommityP - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11

dale1968 - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/11 with Tom

upto second last bolt
sameer.a.bhat - 2nd dnf - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Avoided the 6b start by embarking on Creme de la Phlegm then escaping rightwards to join BST at about 4m! Enjoyed the climbing till above the last bolt (and supplementary horizontal wire in break) where I felt pumped and jittery and struggled to stick the final moves... but did. An exhilarating finish for sure.
fragglerock - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Tom Prince

Did the direct 6b start.
elliptic - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Lisa

Did f6b version, hard start and finish but the middle is ok.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

6b version. Top took a while trying to get past wet holds despite it being 28 degrees C!
Stanners - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Was damp at the top
mol - Lead - 25/Jun/11 with Jesse

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Jun/11 with Sean Corbett

with 6b start. enjoyed it a lot
katherinesydney - 2nd β - 23/Jun/11 with alan kerr

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Takacs - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Rachel Takacs

grp - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with jon_ridley

got super pumped and lowered off.
jon_ridley - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Geoff Pyatt

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Apr/11

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Steve Robinson

Bates - Lead O/S - Apr/11

JPGR - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Clocks went forward last night *8) Guidebook (Avon and Cheddar) has the direct start as 6b, which Tim did and concurred with the grade. The left hand start felt 6a+, with a sting in the tail. Don't know where pembrokeshirecaver is getting the 6c+ from.
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tim, Paul

Did the harder right hand start (pretty sure at least). Found the start to be easier than moves at the top but still not sure about F6b as I can't lead this grade (let alone OS). Must be F6a+
lewiz - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Owen John

Managed 6b moves at bottom but then repeatedly fell off 6c+ moves at the top
pembrokeshirecaver - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/11 with Harry Allan

Too cold to attempt lead. Numb fingers. Liked the tough start. Middle section was simple. Hated the end and made a mess of it.
stanante - TR dog - 13/Mar/11 with Jon Brown

jominator - Lead - Mar/11 with realchardarmy

Hidden - 06/Feb/11

njlyons - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with M Leavy, Laurent Moseley

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011 with Michael Pearson

Hidden - Lead - 2011

hutchay - Lead O/S - 2011

rowanrs - Lead β - 16/Oct/10 with Ali Graham

rockcrimper - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Rowan Scott

Pumpy finish!
DrGav - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Wendy

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

chrisallan - TR dog - 12/Sep/10

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/10 with J Robinson

ian d f - Lead - 29/Jun/10 with Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Ian

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/10

petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

dmaldonado - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Tom Grant, Eva van der Marel

Did the direct start, which according to the guidebook is 6b, with harder climbing at the top, I found this grade a sandbag and pumped out. One for another day when I'm more warmed up.
Gareth Bowen - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/10 with andyvineer

Did this as a warm-up and had one rest at the top bolt as didn't want to get totally flash pumped (best hold very difficult to find). Found the start much easier than the top. It gets 6a+/6b in the guide we had (the latest one I think) - I think 6a+ is certainly tough for the top; wish Id known it got 6b+ on here and maybe failure would have deflated me a bit less...
Si dH - Lead dog - 16/Jun/10 with Jim R

fell after top bolt
aipattison - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/10

sweenyt - Lead - 16/Jun/10 with UBMC

gonggashan - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - Jun/10

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with James R

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Harald - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

koalapie - Lead RP - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Apr/10

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/10 with Derek, J Robinson

gknyus - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Tom 'Segwin' Skelhorn

trev_f - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Mick Ward, Bungle

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/10

nice route! hard start and end
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 13/Mar/10 with jo morrison, alan kerr

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Mar/10

UndeRsoGGycrAg - Lead - 13/Mar/10 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

arandall - Lead O/S - 2010 with Isaac Whitcombe

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/09 with John James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

IceBun - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/09 with John Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/09

Really cool climbing between ledges.
matthewjames - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Chris Davis

Luke d - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/09

liked the cheeky toe hook on the 1st moves that makes getting the slim crack so easy...
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09 with J

tricky start, easy middle, ok end
tombeasley - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Chris Cleave

nblackbeard - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09 with Tom Grant, Gemma Foster

chris sm - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/09 with Pippa Froggatt

northerngreg - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/09 with Chris Gibson

Tim M - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Chris Sims

chris sm - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Cheesesarnie

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/09

ericinbristol - Lead rpt - Sep/09 with Rich Emerson

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Eefu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

Stefan Kruger - Lead β - 25/Jun/09 with Sarah Porter

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/09

Stefan Kruger - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Sarah Porter

1 fall below the final move - grr!
James Moyle - Lead dog - 18/Jun/09 with T.Moores

trevor macalonan - Lead RP - 09/May/09 with Tim

timharrison - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Trevor Macalonan

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Aptly named for the day!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Ben Matthews

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/09

Phil79 - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/09 with Tony

Popkids - TR - 20/Mar/09 with Phil

poey50 - Lead dog - 15/Mar/09 with Rowan15

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Doug and Jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09

johanspun - 2nd rpt - 01/Mar/09 with Jez

Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Howard

chris sm - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/09 with Steve Wright

very very enjoyable
BenNorman - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jack R-N

brices - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08 with J Robinson

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/08 with AJM

Ali3735 - TR dog - 27/Sep/08 with Andy M, Chubbard

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08

so close.... yet so far.
django - Lead dnf - 22/Jun/08 with John Rowe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08 with ollie b

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead RP - May/08

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/08 with Guy Percival

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/08 with Mark

The Pylon King - 2nd - 27/Feb/08 with Brian (bpm climb)

northerngreg - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/08 with Jo Lee

As with other route slipped off once before first bolt. Finishing headwall is fun, esp in the dark with the car lights over the road!
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 27/Jan/08 with Jonny

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Tom Dixon

ian d f - Lead - 2008

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with J Robinson

Felt easy, like the other climbs on this butress.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Clive

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

tom.e - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/07 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jun/07

JPGR - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Yvette

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Tanya Scully

noelj - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

just one more - Lead - 22/Apr/07 with rich h, Max B

MikeC59 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/07

steve taylor - Lead - 11/Mar/07 with marti hallett

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/07 with nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/07

Billg - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Paul Bowen

eley1 - Lead - Jan/07 with graham

Paz - Lead rpt - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/06

chris sm - Lead RP - 10/Sep/06 with Pippa Froggatt

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2006 with Ed Heslam

JamieAyres - 2nd dog - 09/Oct/05 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/05

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Tom Harrison

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 25/Apr/04

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