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Ellis Butler Barker is Brit’s New Sender

At only 18 years old, Ellis Butler-Barker has made the second ascent of Brian 5.14c at Anstey’s Cove.

This potentially makes him the youngest Brit to have climbed the grade. The route was first climbed by Ken Palmer in 2003.

Ellis wrote on his blog: “I never thought that Brian would be possible for some reason. I think I was partly intimidated by it because it has been rumoured to have been tried by some of the UK’s best sport climbers without any success and having been unrepeated for so long I couldn’t imagine it being me getting that second ascent!”

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