/ NEWS: Young Brits Sport Climbing In France 8b and More

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UKC News - on 19 Apr 2013
Buster Martin on Super Mekanik (8a), 5 kbSeveral of the young GB team members are just back from a sport climbing trip to France, where they visited the crags around the Gorges du Loup area close to Nice.

Several 8a flashes and 8b redpoints later and the lads were ready to come home...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67997

conorcussell - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News: You've got all the blog links linking to Ellis's blog

Ellis blog: <a href="http://www.ellisbutlerbarker.wordpress.com">ellisbutlerbarker.wordpress.com</a><br />
Buster's blog: <a href="http://www.ellisbutlerbarker.wordpress.com">Bustermartinclimbing.blogspot.co.uk</a><br />
Alex's blog: <a href="http://www.ellisbutlerbarker.wordpress.com">Alexwaterhouse.blogspot.co.uk</a></p>
Luke Owens - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

"My first 8a was just over 5 weeks ago and my previous hardest send was F7b. The end of the trip marked two years since I started climbing, so I managed to do F8b, flash F8a, boulder Font 8a and onsight Font 7b+."

Sh*t the bed!

Nice one guys!
BnB - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News: That picture appears to have been rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. Please tidy up your photo presentation.
Tyler - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:

How old are these guys, the article only says young, when you're my age that could mean anyone up to 35 :-)

The report missed out the most impressive climbing feat from the trio; from Ellis' blog:

Training wise I have been very successful; 1-5-9 on small rungs is feeling easier each session

I don't know many who can do 1-5-9 , never mind consistently
fil - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to Tyler:
Ages:
Alex 15
Buster 16
Ellis 16
pugwash - on 19 Apr 2013
conorcussell - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to pugwash: Cheers, I know how to get to their blogs.

I was pointing out that the hyperlinks in the article are all to ellis's blog despite the link title being Buster and Alex's.
snoop6060 - on 19 Apr 2013
In reply to Luke Owens:
> (In reply to UKC News)
>
> "My first 8a was just over 5 weeks ago and my previous hardest send was F7b. The end of the trip marked two years since I started climbing, so I managed to do F8b, flash F8a, boulder Font 8a and onsight Font 7b+."
>
> Sh*t the bed!
>
> Nice one guys!


That's completely nuts, I cannot even understand how that's possible. Massively impressive stuff.
DingBat - on 22 Apr 2013
In reply to UKC News:
Really impressive stuff-just remember its not how old you are, it's how much you're enjoying it that couns!

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