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NEWS: Brian 8c+ for Ellis Butler-Barker

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 UKC News 03 Apr 2015
Chimera Extension: New 8c link for Ellis Butler-Barker, 4 kb18 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker has made the second ascent of Brian 8c+ at Anstey's Cove, becoming potentially the youngest Brit ever to climb 8c+.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69632
 JamieSparkes 03 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News:

That is some shockingly lazy bolting in the close up, looks a right mess! If you've got time to bolt, you've got time to cleanup the old ones.
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 jonathandavey 03 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Video of Ken Palmer doing the FA: youtube.com/watch?v=ZwcP8TRXWok&

Hard stuff!
 crankey 03 Apr 2015
In reply to jonathandavey:

Its not the first ascent it was a reascent for the camera.
 Cusco 03 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Fantastic news. At last, someone has finally done the second ascent and it's a yolkel too.

Well done Ellis! There's nothing left for you to do down here now (part from freeing Ferocity and doing the two other longstanding Ferocity Wall projects...). What have you ever done on grit...?

And what an amazing effort by Ken in 2003.
 Kafoozalem 03 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Congratulations Ellis - an awesome achievement.
 Cusco 03 Apr 2015
In reply to JamieSparkes:

It doesn't look as bad when you see the wall in reality.

But I agree that it's odd having the old Petzls still there after the staples or new Petzls were put in.
 smithaldo 03 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News: isn't Hubble regarded as 9a now? So whether that makes him the youngest/heaviest/longest haired/ wearing shorts/ wearing scarpa etc to climb 8c+ who knows.

Sounds like hardcore work and commitment to training/lifestyle to climb it so thoroughly impressed whatever is decided by the powers that be on 'first' ....

 abarro81 04 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Nice one Ellis. Coveted 2nd ascent!
 Jon_Warner 04 Apr 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Big news! Awesome achievement. What next?!
In reply to UKC News:
Nice one Ellis, good to see the Devon beys still crushing! Geddon!

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