Buster Martin


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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,...

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 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...

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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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 two triple-rated ropes.

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, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister
Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister

La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Shoes

More than just a trail running shoe, the Kaptiva can cope with most of what the UK hills can throw at it, says Bridget Collier.

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb...

They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear
They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear
Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki...


Latest News from Buster's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 from 16th - 30th September.

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 industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity...

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 heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

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...

World's Best Belayer  © Petzl
World's Best Belayer  © Petzl

The Best Belayer In The World

Who is the one that checks that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move...

Enhanced Protection  © Petzl
Enhanced Protection  © Petzl

Petzl Helmets - Top and Side Protection

Petzl's latest helmets guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top....

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of...