Ben Bransby

Nearly ticked every route on stanage (only Mother of Pearl and Marbellous remain at the time of writing).

https://vimeo.com/user6214329

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/showlog.php?id=16901


Media

Parthian Shot (E10, FA)
Added at 16:01 on 03 January 2021
Superstition (E8)
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021
Superbloc (8A+)
Added at 22:01 on 27 January 2021
Screaming Dream (E7)
Added at 23:01 on 27 January 2021
Bon Atrocity (8B, FA)
Added at 10:02 on 07 February 2021
The Beast (8c, FA)
Added at 14:06 on 29 June 2021

Ascents

17 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
1998 Chupacabra E8 (Lead) 16 May 1998
1999 Impact Day E8 (Lead Did not finish) 01 Jan 1999 (approx)

An incredible onsight effort. Ben fell off with a hand on top of the crag!

2000 Carmen Picasso E8 (Lead Flash) 21 Oct 2000

Ben watched Dave MacLeod top rope the route before flashing it with the gear in place. He then repeated the route placing all the gear on lead.

He found some extra gear that was not used on the first ascent and suggested it brought the grade down to E7/8.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/ben-bransby-flashes-e9-in-britain.html

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005 Chip Shop Buddy 8A (Boulder) 01 Jan 2005 (approx)
2006
2007
2008
2009 Lanny Bassham 8A+ (Boulder) 20 Feb 2009 (approx)

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,11096.0.html

2010 Close of Business 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2010 (approx)
2011
2012 Superbloc 8A+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/35950595

Screaming Dream E7 (Lead) 17 Jan 2012

3rd or 4th go!

https://vimeo.com/35875749

Bon Atrocity 8B (Boulder) 01 Mar 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/37721688

2013 Superstition E8 (Lead) 01 Apr 2013 (approx)

Snowballed. Second ascent.

https://vimeo.com/63314131

The Beast 8c (Lead) 01 Aug 2013 (approx)

https://youtu.be/aBdbUUzdvjg?t=4100

Parthian Shot E10 (Lead) 19 Nov 2013 (approx)

The first time the route had been re-climbed since the flake broke.

https://twitter.com/dmmclimbing/status/402829127793016832

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/11/ben_bransby_climbs_parthian_shot-68542

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6r-McDgBc0

2014 Baron Greenback E9 (Lead) 24 Mar 2014 (approx)

https://twitter.com/dmmclimbing/status/448116087448956930

2015 Full Empire 8c (Lead) 01 Aug 2015 (approx)
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020 Mr. Lambtastic 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
The Beast 8c (Lead) 01 Aug 2013 (approx)

https://youtu.be/aBdbUUzdvjg?t=4100

Full Empire 8c (Lead) 01 Aug 2015 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Bon Atrocity 8B (Boulder) 01 Mar 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/37721688

Close of Business 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2010 (approx)
Mr. Lambtastic 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)
Lanny Bassham 8A+ (Boulder) 20 Feb 2009 (approx)

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,11096.0.html

Superbloc 8A+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/35950595

Chip Shop Buddy 8A (Boulder) 01 Jan 2005 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Parthian Shot E10 (Lead) 19 Nov 2013 (approx)

The first time the route had been re-climbed since the flake broke.

https://twitter.com/dmmclimbing/status/402829127793016832

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/11/ben_bransby_climbs_parthian_shot-68542

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6r-McDgBc0

Baron Greenback E9 (Lead) 24 Mar 2014 (approx)

https://twitter.com/dmmclimbing/status/448116087448956930

Longhope Route Direct E9 (Lead)
Chupacabra E8 (Lead) 16 May 1998
Impact Day E8 (Lead Did not finish) 01 Jan 1999 (approx)

An incredible onsight effort. Ben fell off with a hand on top of the crag!

Carmen Picasso E8 (Lead Flash) 21 Oct 2000

Ben watched Dave MacLeod top rope the route before flashing it with the gear in place. He then repeated the route placing all the gear on lead.

He found some extra gear that was not used on the first ascent and suggested it brought the grade down to E7/8.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/ben-bransby-flashes-e9-in-britain.html

Superstition E8 (Lead) 01 Apr 2013 (approx)

Snowballed. Second ascent.

https://vimeo.com/63314131

The Promise E8 (Lead)

After our extensive testing of the slider this turned into a pretty safe thing although I think Pete [Robins] saying E7 is possibly a little low (although it is Pete so what you would expect) Comparing to other E7 7as such as Little Woman and Groove is in the Heart (fell off the last move on wed) it felt very slightly easier, Fb7b+ rather than Fb7c?, but a fair bit bolder - both the above are very safe, lots of runners and short falls, the Promise has one ok runner and a ground sweeping (although quite short!) fall. We only felt happy taking the fall on the Promise after a few 'practice' falls from right by it and with 5 pads and a ladder below (I would have been happy with no or one pad on the sunday). I think for James' ascent (not trusting the runner, no pads) you could probably add an E grade or two (I am sure with UKB grade SCIENCE we could work out how many exactly).

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Screaming Dream E7 (Lead) 17 Jan 2012

3rd or 4th go!

https://vimeo.com/35875749

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date