Space Tourist** 6b+
[Night ascent of Space tourist, 1 kb]Three pitches: F6b, F6b+, F6b+
The first 45m pitch can be split at a 2-bolt belay.
Start below sunset buttress. Take the line of bolts on the far right (looking at crag). at top veer right. belay. Climb right again into groove. make tricky moves up groove and trend right along break. belay on top of pinnacle. take bolts and pegs up the wall in front of you until an awkward traverse left past two bolts and a finish up a chossy groove on to the terrace.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Cheddar Intermediate.

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This climb is in 146 logbooks, and on 37 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/15

Great views
holister - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Si, andy

SPeed ascent record for us - 85 mins. Brilliant.
Phil Murray - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Steve Wright

Lead 1st (45m) & 3rd pitch
Kap - AltLd - 21/Jun/15 with Sean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/15 with pete belfield

Good. Soft 6b+. Messed up the traverse by going too low. Top pitch is the best
s0458892 - Lead dog - 11/Jun/15

First pitch has hardest moves.
patrickcd - AltLd O/S - 12/May/15 with Yura

Paul Baller - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with matt stevens

Caspian Johnson - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Nick Jones

Ellis Butler-Barker - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Charlotte Warner

Charlotte Warner - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Ellis Butler-Barker

Led all 3. Fell on the 1st and 2nd pitches. Bit gutted as neither are that hard. Think I traversed too high on pitch 2. Great route.
bonelessivar - Lead dog - 22/Apr/15 with Alan

Evening climb so just tried to get up it as quick as I could, which included a bit of draw-pulling on the harder bits. One definite crux on each pitch, most of the remainder was fairly straightforward.
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/15 with Ric

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/15

i_a_coops - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/14 with Jenny

kennythescot - Lead dog - 13/Oct/14 with Luke Robinson

philipbwilliams - 2nd - 12/Oct/14 with Tanya, Steve Wright

youwillfindjimbo - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Dan Ely

leobold - Lead dog - Oct/14 with Matt Davis

PalfreyN - AltLd RP - 23/Sep/14

Nice - strange grades, though. The second pitch is never 6b+ and the first one (6a+ in the guide) is harder than either of the other two. The 'weirdly jammed ledge' on pitch two moves - not sure if it's supposed to - but didn't actually fall out.
johncoxmysteriously - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Peter Amy

Fun climb top pitch is definitely the best. Make sure to use furthest belay to the right on pitch one. Asked Rory to be my best man at the top.
Tru - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Rory Macrae

Seconded this; fell on the second pitch as moved across to belay and third pitch on traverse as went left to join another, bolted line near the top. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
halfwaythere - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/14 with john

1st & 3rd Pitch.
felixizzy - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Mike

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

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with steve read

brices - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Llinos

Rob Morgan - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/14

started at 5:30, topped out at 10 pm !
James Marshall - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/14 with jenny & annie

actually fluffed the crux on the first pitch - putting that down as a warm up! lead p2+3 clean. great route, great views. p2 i'd say was only a 6b+ if you climb above the shelf that runs level with the terrace - very trick balance traverse then. easier if you step across to the break earlier.
luke harvie - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with James Gregory

Peeled off the tricky bulge crux on P1 and fell in the chimney last move of P2 (luckily leader clipped first bolt on Sunsations to protect this). Awesome route though, I'll be back. Great views, good exposure and good abseil off too!
Digga - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/14 with luke harvie

Perry lead this and I came up 2nd with Zane. The first pitch (Missing first bolt belay) Wasn't too bad at all but the 2nd crux pitch I REALLY struggled with and ending up pulling on gear. It was late so we Abseiled down from the terrace. One for another day!!
magicmartin - 2nd dnf - 13/Apr/14 with Perry Adams, Zane Butcher

Lead first two pitches clean, backed off the third due to time.
Kap - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/14

Led the first pitch, messed up the crux sequence and peeled off, rest of it was clean. Mark led the last two pitches in damned good style. 6b+ and 2 stars seems about right. Fine climb, especially worth doing if you add a pitch-black ab-off with headtorches left at the bottom of the crag ;)
chrisweight - AltLd dog - 16/Mar/14 with Mark Challoner

Led P1 - messed up the crux. The rest was pretty smooth apart from slight flutters at the P3 crux. P2 felt soft. Fun route, well worth it - just under 3 hours round trip. Damn nettles.
budchawla - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with Alexander Orlov

Tommyads - 2014

Led the top two pitches. A great route with awesome exposure on P3
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Jack

amazing climb, a really nice climb to end the day think we did it in just under 3 hours or just over :)
Richezzz - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/13

markfromstoke - Lead - 19/May/13 with Norman

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 19/May/13 with Mark Faulkner

Pitch 1 and 2
markfromstoke - 24/Apr/13 with Norman

Norman_P_W - 24/Apr/13 with Mark Faulkner

Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Marcus

beardy mike - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

First two pitches only, lowered from Utopia terrace due to visit to osteopath day before! Bulge on first pitch needs thinking followed by bold approach I found.
MikeC59 - Lead - 07/Sep/12 with Kuang

Led all pitches, awesome but rank, rank top-out. Any pegs or whatever to the right are well overgrown with Ivy
jiggerypokery - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Paul Jones

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Libby

lead 1&3. Tricky crux on 1st pitch for 6a.
mountain_jay - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Pippa Froggatt

Pippa - AltLd - 19/Jun/12 with Jamie Thornley

James Marshall - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Fell at the end of P2 with a silly error in route reading. P1 and 3 onsight.
Gareth Bowen - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Matt Hawes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12

Lead all 3 pitches. Waved to open topped bus at top of first. Clipped a rusty piton at the top of 3rd because of lack of bolts and, well, why not. Small shower a couple of times.
MarcT - Lead dog - May/12 with Duncan S

ian d f - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/12 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12

grp - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with mungo nash

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Nov/11

Justin T - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Cherry

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

Tim Howell
robertcunningham86 - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/11

Bloody brilliant fun route.
paddymitton - Lead - 02/Oct/11

robbie Warke - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Jamie Parfrey

drcorbasisgod - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Tom Gibbison

Luke Dawson - 15/Jun/11

Lead the easy pitch (2) having done it before I let Remus have the good ones. Had work for 9 hours and finished at 10 pm. Picked Remus up at 11 and started by just gone 11.30 and finished by a tidy 3 a.m up and down. Went off route on the first pitch which resulted in some adventures bramble bashing in the dark.. interesting lead. Night climbing is the best way to do routes for sure, although footwork is fairly tricky. Nice calm leads from Remus all the way. another 10 hours work starting early this morning... :/
benkelsey - AltLd rpt - 28/May/11 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/11

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

Ant Parkes - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with ryler89

CharlotteMilner - Lead dnf - 21/May/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 18/May/11

just one more - Lead - 18/May/11 with tony l

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/May/11

Good fun. Quite cruxy on all 3 pitches (did it in four). Think 6b, 6b+,6b+ is fair. Both the 6b+ pitches had their cruxes on traverse sections, although the final pitch well-protected for the second at that point. Both took some working out! The final pitch had a bit of a runout at the end with 2 rusty pegs providing some mild comfort...
DrGav - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Dave

Surprisingly tough. F6b+ seems fair. P1 was interesting and fun and P2 can be a little sketchy moving up to the belay stance. P3 took focus; no ring anchors on the rock, rather topping out on to the grass to a good tree anchor - results in a substantial run out from the last bolt, through two rusty pegs, and up on to the grass.
David Martin - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with DrGav

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11

willbatho - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

Lead 1st and 2nd. First ever multipich, great climb!
philmcf - AltLd dog - Mar/11

Freezing cold in the middle of the night. Very good fun!
Pete Rigby - AltLd - Feb/11 with Jim Tan

_m.cox_ - AltLd O/S - Nov/10 with Tom Harrison

arandall - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/10 with Ben Kelsey

Fantastic Climbing - dry and almost sunny. weirdly the first pitch felt the hardest. Had an interesting moment with Alex falling just before the pinnacle - fortunately he left in the draw first!! having a slack belay I headed out away from the pinnacle. Great moves on all of the pitches - exposed but not in a bad way. Abbed down in 6! as we onlt had one 50meter rope, very slick though and got down in under half an hour.
benkelsey - Lead - 06/Oct/10 with Alex Randall

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Oct/10

mrtom - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Mike Stephenson, Mike Moss

lead pitch 2, lots of fun. With Jenni and Ian.
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10

thomb - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with David Coley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

Jim Brooke - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Rich

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Nick Smith

Pip lead first and fourth, I lead second & third pitch as one to pass other climbers (wouldn't recommend due to rope drag!). Great route, esp last pitch.
DorsetGareth - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Pip

Leeds - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10

Dr Caterpillar - AltLd dog - 21/May/10 with Harry

Dan Jenkin - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/10

first multi pitch climb enjoyed so much onsited 2nd pitch. need to re do with no falls soon
Campbell.D - AltLd dog - Apr/10 with Grant, sash

So cold had to take a break on top pitch! Very thin...
Phil Murray - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/10 with Fenella, Steve Wright

brices - Lead - 2010

My first climb at Avon
WillRees - 2nd β - 2010 with Tom White, Gav

Rosea Day - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Thomas Heslam

Hidden - 2010

me p1&3 john p2
Paul Bowen - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with John James

Thought the first pitch was hardest! No way the 2nd two are 6b+, I'd say 6b, 6b, 6a+
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Andy Tobin

first pitched route, awesome!!!
jlgoddard - 2nd β - 28/Sep/09

J led P1, I led P2 & P3 If you don't remember a set of wires then you're faced with a fairly run out section on pitch 3. Really enjoyed the route!
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/09 with J

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Lisa Paling

Greg Pittam - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Andrew Bitmead

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09

Jack R-N - AltLd β - 16/Jun/09 with James

Lead pitch 1 last year. Pitch 2 by me, pitch 3 by Andy.
Gareth - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Andrew

Red pointed 1st pitch after falling last year seconding it in the rain. Clean second on second pitch Led third pitch onsight. Awsome route. All pitches good and all have an exciting crux move or two ... the traverse at the top of the corner on pitch three is especially memorable
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Gareth Hayfield

P1 only
Tim M - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Steve W

P1 only.
Paz - Lead dnf - 21/May/09 with TS2

billb - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Rich Smith

A-dog - 2009

pitch 1/2 lead clean onsight. pitch 3 lead, hung on gear once. pitch 4 seconded clean no falls.
chockstone - AltLd dog - Oct/08 with Eric Herring

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/08

Pitch 1 then moved across to Paradise
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Alex Harper

Chubbard - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/08 with C Godfrey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

Lead P1
Paz - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/08 with WG

S P1 (L P1 in 04/11), S P2, L P3.
ericinbristol - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Tom

just one more - Lead - 29/Jun/08 with tim b

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

JimR - 2nd - 13/Jun/08 with Charles H

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08 with J Robinson

John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Jason Parker

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2008

Led middle pitch - excellent climbing all the way, and hard all the way too.
steve taylor - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with marti hallett

Marti999 - Lead - 11/Mar/07 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/06

I lead all the pitches
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/06 with Nick Ingram, Mark kauntz

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Mar/06

Spacetourist - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Ed Heslam

just one more - Lead - 27/Nov/04 with tim b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/04

Mark Kemball - AltLd - Feb/04 with Stu Bradbury

Paz - AltLd O/S - Feb/04 with AS

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