Ellis Butler-Barker


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I grew up with a background in sport, competing in gymnastics and then rugby from an early age. I got into climbing when I was around 14 or 15. Straight away I knew that I was in love with the sport, I bought some shoes and a chalk bag and ended up going down to a local beach everyday after school for months just climbing around on some choss but it taught me a lot about climbing and I then 6 months later I’d climbed my first Font 7C, shortly afterward I managed my first Font 7C+’s and 8A’s.

I then discovered sport climbing when I first visited Anstey’s Cove with good friend Jamie Parffrey and Lewis Richardson, Lewis was trying the classic Cider Soak 8a and I knew instantly that I wanted to get involved with a route like this, even after doing 8A boulders, the thought of doing an 8a route seemed tricky. Cider Soak ended up taking a fair amount of time but I didn’t know much about reappointing at the time so I used to just fall off the last move, lower down, tie back in and have another burn. Often having around 10-15 redpoints in a session. Cider Soak went down, a couple of months later I ended up doing New Power Generation 8b in Gorges du Loup.


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Ellis Butler Barker returns to form on Ali Bomaye 8c.  © Ellis Butler Barker

News First Ascent of Ali Bomaye 8c by Ellis Butler-Barker

Following a two-year break from climbing, Ellis Butler-Barker has returned to form with a first ascent on a long-standing project at Anstey's Cove, which he has named Ali Bomaye and graded 8c after coming to a consensus with other climbers.

Chimera Extension 8c: Another of Ellis' first ascents at Anstey's  © Tom Bunn
Chimera Extension 8c: Another of Ellis' first ascents at Anstey's  © Tom Bunn

News First Ascent of Iridescence 8c for Ellis Butler-Barker

Ellis Butler-Barker has made the first ascent of Iridescence 8c at Anstey's Cove. The line is an old project, which has been bolted for many years and warded off several attempts from budding first ascensionists.

Ellis Butler-Barker on Prepossanne Stand 8A  © Charlotte Warner
Ellis Butler-Barker on Prepossanne Stand 8A  © Charlotte Warner

News Seven x 7C+ - 8B for Ellis Butler Barker

Ellis Butler-Barker has swapped hard sport routes for bouldering recently after completing some new problems at the cave Ash Hole in Brixham. Ellis has climbed seven problems between 7C+ to 8B in the past few months.

Ellis happy after completing Fallingwater 8c  © Ellis Butler-Barker
Ellis happy after completing Fallingwater 8c  © Ellis Butler-Barker

News New 8c Cheddar Testpiece by Ellis Butler-Barker

18 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker recently made the first ascent of an old project at Cheddar Gorge, which he has named...

Chimera Extension: New 8c link for Ellis Butler-Barker  © UKC News
Chimera Extension: New 8c link for Ellis Butler-Barker  © UKC News

News Brian 8c+ for Ellis Butler-Barker

18 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker has made the second ascent of Brian 8c+ at Anstey's Cove, becoming potentially the youngest Brit ever...

Ellis climbing A Fisherman's Tale, 8b, Anstey's Cove  © Tom Wright
Ellis climbing A Fisherman's Tale, 8b, Anstey's Cove  © Tom Wright

News Sixteen 8's in Six Days for Ellis Butler-Barker

18 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker has just returned from El Chorro, Spain where he managed to tick off sixteen routes...

Chimera Extension: New 8c link for Ellis Butler-Barker  © UKC News
Chimera Extension: New 8c link for Ellis Butler-Barker  © UKC News

News Chimera Extension: New 8c link for Ellis Butler-Barker

On Tuesday 3rd February Ellis Butler-Barker completed a new 8c link-up at Anstey's Cove called Chimera...

Ellis Butler-Barker on Prepossanne Stand 8A  © Charlotte Warner
Ellis Butler-Barker on Prepossanne Stand 8A  © Charlotte Warner

News 8A+ and more for 18 year-old Ellis Butler-Barker

Ellis Butler-Barker climbing Welcome to Tijuana, 8c, Rodellar  © Rob Law
Ellis Butler-Barker climbing Welcome to Tijuana, 8c, Rodellar  © Rob Law

News 3rd Ascent of Death Star, 8c, for Butler-Barker

Ellis climbing A Fisherman's Tale, 8b, Anstey's Cove  © Tom Wright
Ellis climbing A Fisherman's Tale, 8b, Anstey's Cove  © Tom Wright

News Ellis Butler-Barker Climbs 8c & Onsights 8b in Rodellar

Ellis climbing A Fisherman's Tale, 8b, Anstey's Cove  © Tom Wright
Ellis climbing A Fisherman's Tale, 8b, Anstey's Cove  © Tom Wright

News Hard Anstey's Cove Routes for Ellis Butler Barker

Ellis making the FA of Triple Trouble, an 8A link-up at Churlston Cove  © Charlotte Warner
Ellis making the FA of Triple Trouble, an 8A link-up at Churlston Cove  © Charlotte Warner

News Cyberdog, 8b, & Ben's Roof Extension, 8A, for Ellis Butler-Barker

Ellis enjoying warm rock in El Chorro  © Charlotte Warner
Ellis enjoying warm rock in El Chorro  © Charlotte Warner

News 8b Redpoint & 8a Onsight for 16 yr Old Ellis Butler-Barker

Ellis Butler-Barker fighting the greasy crux on Brean Topping, 8b  © Cailean Harker
Ellis Butler-Barker fighting the greasy crux on Brean Topping, 8b  © Cailean Harker

News Ellis Butler-Barker climbs Brean Topping, 8b

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

Ellis Butler Barker on the thin crimps of Guy Fawkes, Font 8A  © Tommy Harris
Ellis Butler Barker on the thin crimps of Guy Fawkes, Font 8A  © Tommy Harris

News Font 8A at The Cuttings for Young Pair


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