Buster Martin


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a+
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8b+
Social Media

References

[1] A previous 8a.nu account https://www.8a.nu/user/buster-martin/sportclimbing

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a+
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8b+
Social Media

References

[1] A previous 8a.nu account https://www.8a.nu/user/buster-martin/sportclimbing


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

First Ley (9a+)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Hubble (9a)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Bat Route (8c)
Added at 09:12 on 19 December 2020
Goosfraba (8c+)
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Added at 11:11 on 08 November 2022
Bumbayé (8c+)
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Added at 18:03 on 03 March 2021
First Ley (9a+)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Bongata - Rodillar (8b+)
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Added at 08:03 on 07 March 2021
El Potro (9a)
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Added at 12:03 on 15 March 2021
Jungle Speed (9a)
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Added at 20:03 on 22 March 2021
Fat Lip (8B)
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Added at 09:04 on 11 April 2021
Directa Rodillar (8c+)
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Added at 07:03 on 28 March 2021
Kurfil (8b)
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Added at 07:03 on 28 March 2021
The Vice (8B)
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Added at 07:03 on 28 March 2021
Belly of the Beast (8B)
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Added at 18:03 on 28 March 2021
Persian Dawn (8c+, FA)
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Added at 07:04 on 26 April 2021
Persian Dawn (8c+, FA)
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Added at 11:04 on 26 April 2021
The Cider Soak (8a)
Added at 06:07 on 05 July 2021
Keen Roof (8B)
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Added at 07:03 on 28 March 2021
Pur et Dur (8b)
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Added at 09:03 on 27 March 2022
The Never Ending Story (8B+)
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Added at 22:07 on 05 July 2022
Adrenochrome (8a)
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Added at 13:07 on 22 July 2022
Action Directe (9a)
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Added at 16:10 on 10 October 2022
Action Directe (9a)
Added at 07:11 on 04 November 2022

Ascents

22 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2011 The Cider Soak 8a (Lead) 2011

Third go.

https://vimeo.com/23170027

2012
2013 Bat Route 8c (Lead) 2nd July 2013

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg413187.html#msg413187

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tsQn-1lJs

2014
2015
2016 The Vice 8B (Boulder) 2016

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ON7dnJnhG/

2017
2018 Rainshadow 9a (Lead) June 2018
Kurfil 8b (Lead Flash) 31st December 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6vHgo5jh0X/

2019 Racing in the Street 8b (Lead) 18th August 2019
First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 17th November 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUrFsu8ykKA

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5A3GqKD9Ys/

2020 Hubble 9a (Lead) 11th October 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_r7yp_itLM

Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 1st November 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHDBf3fjgyh/

2021 Bongata - Rodillar 8b+ (Lead Flash) 6th March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMFes5-DSPo/

El Potro 9a (Lead) 15th March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcF8J4jtCe/?igshid=1603qh13g4zmh

Jungle Speed 9a (Lead) 22nd March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMuzNlgD5xp/

Directa Rodillar 8c+ (Lead) 27th March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7ia5Gj4KJ/

Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 10th April 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNhUiiFjbYK/

Persian Dawn 8c+ (Lead) 25th April 2021

I’ve named it after a book of stories written by my great-grandfather called 'Persian Dawns, Egyptian Nights' in keeping with the middle Eastern theme of some of the other routes at the Tor like Arabian Nights, Mecca, Haj [sic] and Kaabah.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COFsT7Yjtot/

https://www.instagram.com/p/COIGdOMj1u8/

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 19th July 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1VZgwD8kR/

2022 Pur et Dur 8b (Lead Flash) 26th March 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbiOFQXN7lg/

The Never Ending Story 8B+ (Boulder) 5th July 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfo_IwVjSc8/

Adrenochrome 8a (Deep Water Solo Onsight) 21st July 2022

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgUD5JDjNVS/

Action Directe 9a (Lead) 4th October 2022

The first british ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CjikrxCjRQm/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/10/action_directe_9a_by_buster_martin-73164

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfL9_r5SIDA

[4] https://www.climbing.com/news/hubble-or-action-directe-the-first-9a-buster-martin/

Goosfraba 8c+ (Lead) 1st November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkeEVP5DvM_/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 17th November 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUrFsu8ykKA

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5A3GqKD9Ys/

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) June 2018
Hubble 9a (Lead) 11th October 2020 9a (soft)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_r7yp_itLM

El Potro 9a (Lead) 15th March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcF8J4jtCe/?igshid=1603qh13g4zmh

Jungle Speed 9a (Lead) 22nd March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMuzNlgD5xp/

Action Directe 9a (Lead) 4th October 2022

The first british ascent.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CjikrxCjRQm/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/10/action_directe_9a_by_buster_martin-73164

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfL9_r5SIDA

[4] https://www.climbing.com/news/hubble-or-action-directe-the-first-9a-buster-martin/

Persian Dawn 8c+ (Lead) 25th April 2021

I’ve named it after a book of stories written by my great-grandfather called 'Persian Dawns, Egyptian Nights' in keeping with the middle Eastern theme of some of the other routes at the Tor like Arabian Nights, Mecca, Haj [sic] and Kaabah.

https://www.instagram.com/p/COFsT7Yjtot/

https://www.instagram.com/p/COIGdOMj1u8/

Directa Rodillar 8c+ (Lead) 27th March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7ia5Gj4KJ/

Goosfraba 8c+ (Lead) 1st November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkeEVP5DvM_/

Bumbayé 8c+ (Lead)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CL9nHMOpUoS/

Bat Route 8c (Lead) 2nd July 2013

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg413187.html#msg413187

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tsQn-1lJs

Bongata - Rodillar 8b+ (Lead Flash) 6th March 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMFes5-DSPo/

Kurfil 8b (Lead Flash) 31st December 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6vHgo5jh0X/

Racing in the Street 8b (Lead) 18th August 2019
Pur et Dur 8b (Lead Flash) 26th March 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbiOFQXN7lg/

The Cider Soak 8a (Lead) 2011

Third go.

https://vimeo.com/23170027

Adrenochrome 8a (Deep Water Solo Onsight) 21st July 2022

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgUD5JDjNVS/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
The Never Ending Story 8B+ (Boulder) 5th July 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfo_IwVjSc8/

The Vice 8B (Boulder) 2016

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ON7dnJnhG/

Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 1st November 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHDBf3fjgyh/

Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 10th April 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNhUiiFjbYK/

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 19th July 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CC1VZgwD8kR/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade