Alex Barrows


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 25 February 1987
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8b+
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8b+
Notable Partnerships
Ella Russell
Eddie Barbour
Social Media

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 25 February 1987
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8b+
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8b+
Notable Partnerships
Ella Russell
Eddie Barbour
Social Media

Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Kaa'bah (8c+)
Added at 12:12 on 22 December 2020
Preposterous Tales (9a, FA)
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Added at 15:05 on 08 May 2021
Le Souffle du Ragga (8b+)
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Added at 20:10 on 25 October 2021
Pilgrimage (8B+)
Added at 09:04 on 03 April 2022
Stamina Boys (8c+)
Added at 09:04 on 03 April 2022

Ascents

24 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2012 Mecca Extension 8c (Lead) 06 Apr 2012
Director's Cut 8B (Boulder) 10 Nov 2012

Anyone using knees and taking 8B should hang their head in shame.

http://vimeo.com/53279856

2013 Pilgrimage 8B+ (Boulder) 05 Mar 2013

Second ascent.

In the process of working the problem Alex found a lot of knee bars that were not used on the first ascent and which make the problem easier.

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg398399.html#msg398399

[2] https://chrislockyer.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/pilgrimage/

[3] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/03/alex_barrows_repeats_pilgrimage_8b+-67887

[4] https://alexbarrowsclimbing.blogspot.com/2013/03/pilgrimage-2nd-ascent.html

[5] https://vimeo.com/61373541

Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jun 2013

https://vimeo.com/68513338

2014 Stamina Boys 8c+ (Boulder) 19 Apr 2014

https://vimeo.com/92416753

2015 Era Vella 9a (Lead) 03 Apr 2015
Progress 8c+ (Lead) 21 Jun 2015
Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 26 Sep 2015
2016 Groove Train 8c (Lead) 23 Apr 2016
The Wheel of Life 9a (Boulder) 28 May 2016

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/06/wheel_of_life_8c_for_alex_barrows-70489

Mooiste Meisie 8B (Boulder) 05 Aug 2016
Bad Girl's Club 9a (Lead) 19 Sep 2016

https://alexbarrowsclimbing.blogspot.com/2016/12/rifle-best-trip-of-my-life.html

2017 Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 05 Aug 2017
Belly's Gonna Get Ya 9a (Lead) 17 Sep 2017

Dumb but fun, and most importantly something hard at the Tor that doesn't break my fingers!

Ixeia 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 08 Oct 2017

Hell yeah!! Fought hard from bottom to top, and climbed well apart from nearly pumping out and punting off trying to get a knee in low down. Down to 8b/+ in the new guide, fuck it, consensus rules! Plus Siegrist took the + and he downgrades all my hard stuff ;)

2018 Dreadnaught 8c (Lead) 12 Aug 2018

Second ascent.

Mortal Immortal 8B+ (Boulder) 06 Sep 2018
Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 10 Dec 2018
2019 Accelerator 8b+ (Lead) 26 May 2019
2020 30 is the New 40 8c (Lead) 25 May 2020
2021 Preposterous Tales 9a (Lead) 06 May 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/COnZ92XjA0p/

Ultimate Sacrifice 8c+ (Lead) 14 Oct 2021
Le Souffle du Ragga 8b+ (Lead Flash) 24 Oct 2021

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

2022 Momento Payaso 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 02 Apr 2022
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Belly's Gonna Get Ya 9a (Lead) 17 Sep 2017

Dumb but fun, and most importantly something hard at the Tor that doesn't break my fingers!

Preposterous Tales 9a (Lead) 06 May 2021 8c+/9a

https://www.instagram.com/p/COnZ92XjA0p/

Era Vella 9a (Lead) 03 Apr 2015
Bad Girl's Club 9a (Lead) 19 Sep 2016

https://alexbarrowsclimbing.blogspot.com/2016/12/rifle-best-trip-of-my-life.html

Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jun 2013

https://vimeo.com/68513338

Progress 8c+ (Lead) 21 Jun 2015
Ultimate Sacrifice 8c+ (Lead) 14 Oct 2021
30 is the New 40 8c (Lead) 25 May 2020
Mecca Extension 8c (Lead) 06 Apr 2012
Groove Train 8c (Lead) 23 Apr 2016
Dreadnaught 8c (Lead) 12 Aug 2018

Second ascent.

Ixeia 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 08 Oct 2017

Hell yeah!! Fought hard from bottom to top, and climbed well apart from nearly pumping out and punting off trying to get a knee in low down. Down to 8b/+ in the new guide, fuck it, consensus rules! Plus Siegrist took the + and he downgrades all my hard stuff ;)

Accelerator 8b+ (Lead) 26 May 2019
Le Souffle du Ragga 8b+ (Lead Flash) 24 Oct 2021

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

Momento Payaso 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 02 Apr 2022
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Pilgrimage 8B+ (Boulder) 05 Mar 2013 8c+

Second ascent.

In the process of working the problem Alex found a lot of knee bars that were not used on the first ascent and which make the problem easier.

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg398399.html#msg398399

[2] https://chrislockyer.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/pilgrimage/

[3] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/03/alex_barrows_repeats_pilgrimage_8b+-67887

[4] https://alexbarrowsclimbing.blogspot.com/2013/03/pilgrimage-2nd-ascent.html

[5] https://vimeo.com/61373541

Mortal Immortal 8B+ (Boulder) 06 Sep 2018
Director's Cut 8B (Boulder) 10 Nov 2012 8A+

Anyone using knees and taking 8B should hang their head in shame.

http://vimeo.com/53279856

Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 26 Sep 2015
Mooiste Meisie 8B (Boulder) 05 Aug 2016
Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 05 Aug 2017 8B
Fat Lip 8B (Boulder) 10 Dec 2018
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
The Wheel of Life 9a (Boulder) 28 May 2016

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/06/wheel_of_life_8c_for_alex_barrows-70489

Stamina Boys 8c+ (Boulder) 19 Apr 2014 8c+

https://vimeo.com/92416753