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.


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Buster Martin on First Ley 9a+.  © Henry Kinman

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 route shares the first, ~8B/+ part, up to a small rest, with the more famous First Round, First Minute, 9b, and then g...

Buster on Rainshadow in standard sport climbing attire: a checked shirt!  © Alex Hartley
Buster on Rainshadow in standard sport climbing attire: a checked shirt!  © Alex Hartley

News Rainshadow 9a by Buster Martin

21 year-old Buster Martin has ticked Rainshadow 9a at Malham Cove, marking a return to form after a 4-year break from climbing. Although it's only the 9th ascent of the line in 15 years, three of these have been made this year by Ryan Pasquill, Pete Dawson and...

Buster Martin climbing through typical Malham bulges on Bat Route, 8c  © Buster Martin Collection
Buster Martin climbing through typical Malham bulges on Bat Route, 8c  © Buster Martin Collection

News 8c at 16 for Buster Martin

Buster Martin has just become the youngest Briton to climb 8c at the age of 16, with his ascent of Bat Route at Malham. After plans to go abroad to try and push his climbing further since his redpoint of SatanX, at Gorge du Loup and L'ami De Tout le Monde, at Ceuse,...

Buster Martin on Super Mekanik (8a)  © Peter Wuensche
Buster Martin on Super Mekanik (8a)  © Peter Wuensche

News Young Brits Sport Climbing In France 8b and More

Several of the young GB team members are just back from a sport climbing trip to France, where they visited the...

Buster Martin on the Ceuse 8b of L'Ami De Tout Le Monde  © Buster Martin Collection
Buster Martin on the Ceuse 8b of L'Ami De Tout Le Monde  © Buster Martin Collection

News 15 Year Old Buster Martin in Ceuse- 8b

15 year old GB team member Buster Martin has redpointed his second 8b sport route with an ascent of the bouldery

Richard Wisker with Buster and Molly
Richard Wisker with Buster and Molly

News Climbing on CBBC Tonight at 6pm

Buster on SatanX (8b)  © Peter Wuensche
Buster on SatanX (8b)  © Peter Wuensche

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


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ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and hobnobbing. Here are some of our highlights...

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley
QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley

Petzl QUARK

Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of the updated QUARK on hold. So here it is...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley
The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these...

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot,...


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ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

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 usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below...

Moonboard Masters 2019  © Moon
Moonboard Masters 2019  © Moon

Watch the MoonBoard Masters Grand Final

The international MoonBoard Masters final will be available to watch online for free from 6pm on Saturday 30 November 2019

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern for...

Could You Be The Next MoonBoard Master?

The official MoonBoard competition returns with a whole new format for Autumn 2019. Enter the Open Qualifier Round...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...

Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl
Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple...