/ NEWS: Ellis Butler-Barker climbs Brean Topping, 8b
16 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker has recently been focussing on Brean Down, Somerset, and came away with a redpoint ascent of Steve McClure's Brean Topping, 8b, the crag's hardest offering, and Snakes 'n' Wankers, which at 8a+/b is Brean's second hardest route.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68452
Because climbing 8a+/8b isn't big news anymore? Going of the UKC 'top ascents' page, 3 people have climbed 8a+ routes in the last week, and this is just a small proportion of all UK climbers.
Presumably Ellis' ascent is considered noteworthy because he's pretty young.
What's snakes and wankers then? I'm a connoisseur of rubbish brean link ups and I've not heard of this one
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