Astronaut's Wall* HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
The steep centre of the undercut buttress is strenuous through the roofs to a delicate mantelshelf reaching easier ground and some fine flaky jugs. Be aware of suspect rock under the roof. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Hatton 1963

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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/15 with Alan

JEP - 2nd - 07/Jun/15

Jebus this was hard! (one for the strong which I am not). Essentialy a double mantleshelf problem. I found gaining the first ledge the crux. Good job Andrew for leading this clean. I just couldn't work it out. Eventually had to get a heel up, move my hands up to the poor slopers and then reach for the crimp with my right then (after a rest on the rope) palm down with my left, being my left foor up and then match on the crimp and make a very tenuouse grab for the right hand hold. Seriously pumped me out. I didn't find the upper mantleshelf so bad once i woked out where to put my foot but i had to rest again just because of pump.
SuperLee1985 - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/15 with andrew gardner

shaunhumphreys - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/15 with benkelsey

benkelsey - 2nd β - 24/Apr/15

Had a bit of a scare. 5b to get up to the overhang. Suspect gear didn't give me a lot of confidence over the overhang.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/15 with Rosie

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Jim Hulbert

Pockets for gear then easy over roof. Nice balancy move after that.
nick ferro - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Tim Bee, Christine May

C May - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with Nick, Tim

Longsufferingropeholder - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with C May

Pike - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Oliver

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with DanO

Poor gear below second roof - bold.
fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Graham Perry

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 03/Aug/14 with Mischa

Hidden - 25/Jul/14

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Candyce Hartley

Jack Whiteley - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Tim George, John Hayes

TimG - Lead dog - 14/May/14 with John, Jack

Took some faffing, but got there in the end. Great moves through the two roof sections and a delicate but easy finish. Probably 5b for the first mantle.
treg - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Bird

David Kay - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Moritz Lessmann

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/14

Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Spiros

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Dr Julie

Really tough for HVS. The crux is quite a dynamic move which requires good balance.
gavinpeach - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/13 with James Lawson

mic_b - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Heidi

Hidden - 2nd dog - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/13

Nails for 5a. I'd have said solid 5b on the first few moves.
Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

great little route actually, though the line in the rockfax book is well out left of where it clearly should be!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with CCJohnD

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Nathan

jwpil - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/12 with Deacon

Thought this was onsight but I may have seconded gav up it. Found it quite tough in hot, greasy conditions.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Bones

waynem1985 - Lead - 29/Jul/12 with Bob Stones

Overhanging and pumpy.
stevelismore - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/12 with Phil PCC, Claire PCC

gavinpeach - Lead dog - 04/Jun/12 with Andrew Deacon

hotfeet - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Tom Dudley

gripped01 - 2nd - May/12 with Dave Tait

stuaart - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Neil Redgrave

Pushing the limits of my soloing, but the crux isn't very high and there were two spotters. Cool steep route on reasonable holds.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

Really great first move and some good awkward bits further up.
AlexxelA - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/11

Some seriously suspect flakes, but brilliant climbing.
jwpil - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Gordon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

gordonday - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Jack

Did first overhang move and then decided to retreat due to time and rain. Will definately come back as it felt do-able!
AlexxelA - Lead dnf - 12/Mar/11 with Alex Williams

Very nice. Not sure I went the right way though. Followed the line of one of the pictures in the rockfax guide, which went up through the obvious gap.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - Lead - 02/Mar/11 with Becca

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Ally Hurst

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Mark R

Ground up (fell off a year ago)
mark20 - Lead RP - 10/Oct/10

fatbuoybazza - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/10 with jim, TimG

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

funsized - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Caz Wilcox

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

jtree03 - Lead - 30/May/10 with Brother Al

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

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/09

fell off the second overhang went the wrong way. tryed to mantal on the large ledge on the right, instead of goin sraight up. Stupid. lowered to the bottom the climbed it clean. reachy moves after second overhang
Dale - Lead RP - Oct/09

Ketu - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/09 with Nigel

littleluke - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Fell at first bulge
mark20 - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/09

odox - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Leonie English

Hidden - 2009

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/08

russonly - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Paul

Mr Powly - Lead - 10/Feb/08 with Luke Porter

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/07 with John

Brown - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/06

cem - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 06/May/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

ChrisJD - Lead - 24/Sep/05 with Clare

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/05

Siderunner - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/05 with Steve Bols.

cem - Lead dog - 30/Oct/04 with Ian Frith

Hidden - 2002

Roget - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/00

Hidden - 2nd β - 19/Oct/97

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/95

leathers - 1992

Mark Kemball - Solo - 29/Nov/82 with Paul Clark, Paul "Curly" Williamson

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/82

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