Buster Martin


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Buster Martin is only the second Brit to tick a confirmed 9a+, with his ascent of First Ley in November 2019. In 2018, he redpointed Rainshadow 9a not long after taking a 4-year break from climbing. He is the first brit to tick both Hubble 9a and Action Directe 9a.


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News The Journey 9a+ by Buster Martin

Buster Martin has continued his current run of form by climbing his third 9a+ - and his second in under a month - with an ascent of The Journey in Margalef, Catalonia. The line was bolted and first climbed by British expat Tom Bolger in...

News Action Directe 9a by Buster Martin

Buster Martin has made the first British ascent of the historic 9a Action Directe in the Frankenjura, Germany.

News First Ascent of Persian Dawn 8c+ by Buster Martin

Buster Martin has made the first ascent of the direct finish to Make It Funky at Raven Tor, naming It Persian Dawn 8c+.

The Ticklist #23 Lockdown Round-Up - Ascents from around the world

We held off reporting on ascents during lockdown, but as things begin to ease in the UK,...

Video Buster Martin on Hubble

Last month, Buster Martin made the tenth ascent of Hubble (9a) at Raven Tor. The route took him just a handful of sessions and...

The Ticklist #14 Hubble, Bleau Blocs and more Hard Sport

In this week's round-up, a mix of hard sport and bouldering from Europe and the US...

News First Ley 9a+ by Buster Martin

23-year-old Buster Martin has ticked his first 9a+ with an ascent of Chris Sharma's First Ley in Margalef, Catalonia. The 15m...

News Young Brits Sport Climbing In France 8b and More

News 15 Year Old Buster Martin in Ceuse- 8b

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News First outdoor 8b for 15-year old Buster Martin

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

La Sportiva Miura VS - If it ain't broke...

The Miura VS has been a much-loved favourite for over 15 years, says Tim Hill, and in a world of soft climbing shoes the good news is that the recent update has not watered down what this model does best - supportive edging performance.

Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all...

OTS 2023 - Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the brands with a UK presence under one roof. While a lot of the gear on display looked good, as always there were a few pieces in...

UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and...

If it Ain't Broke - Gear that Goes On and On

In these days of growing environmental concern and shrinking budgets, we can't all be constantly buying brand...

Trail Running Shoes - also good for walkers and climbers

Not just for running, trail shoes are the most versatile of footwear, and prove ideal for both...

OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the...

Latest News from Buster's Sponsors

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La Sportiva launches UK recycling programme

A new recycling programme has been launched in the UK by La Sportiva, aiming to provide an easy way for people to recycle footwear and clothing when it reaches the end of its life.

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing...

La Sportiva Theory and Solution Comp

La Sportiva have two new shoes arriving for SS'20: the Solution Comp and the Theory. Extreme sensitivity combined with...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Watch the MoonBoard Masters Grand Final

The international MoonBoard Masters final will be available to watch online for free from 6pm on Saturday 30...

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