Aidan Roberts


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c
Social Media

Owner of some of the steeliest fingers in UK climbing.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/aidan-roberts-interview

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c
Social Media

Owner of some of the steeliest fingers in UK climbing.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/aidan-roberts-interview


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Home SDS (8B+, FA)
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Added at 06:10 on 03 October 2021
Outliers (8C, FA)
Added at 09:12 on 23 December 2020
Bewilderness (8B+)
Added at 09:12 on 23 December 2020
Copperline (8B+, FA)
Added at 09:12 on 23 December 2020
Superpowers (8C+, FA)
Added at 09:12 on 23 December 2020
Tranquilitas (8C, FA)
Added at 09:12 on 23 December 2020
Railway (8C, FA)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Rocking Specter (8B)
Added at 18:08 on 20 August 2021
Out of Shadows (8B, FA)
Added at 18:08 on 20 August 2021
Back for Seconds (8B, FA)
Added at 20:08 on 20 August 2021
Slim Pickings (8B, FA)
Added at 20:08 on 20 August 2021
Ebbing the Flow (8B, FA)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Oliphant's Dawn (8B+)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Monkey Wedding (8C)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Shallow Groove (8B)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Jade (8B+)
Added at 11:05 on 09 May 2021
Ode to a Modern Man (8B+)
Added at 11:05 on 09 May 2021
Leopold Von Pooch (8C, FA)
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Added at 18:11 on 27 November 2021
Hustled SDS (8B, FA)
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Added at 19:07 on 25 July 2021
Railway (8C, FA)
Added at 21:03 on 29 March 2021
Isles of Wonder (8B)
Added at 16:07 on 02 July 2021
Hustled SDS (8B, FA)
Added at 18:08 on 06 August 2021
Louis Armstrong (8B)
Added at 19:08 on 06 August 2021
Freakshow (8c)
Added at 07:11 on 11 November 2021
The Origin (8B+)
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Added at 18:08 on 08 August 2021
Truffles On Bicycles (8B+, FA)
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Added at 18:12 on 02 December 2021
Isles of Wonder (8B)
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Added at 19:06 on 02 June 2021
The Ace (8B)
Added at 18:01 on 07 January 2022
Squalo Bianco (8B+)
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Added at 07:03 on 16 March 2022
Everything the Light Touches (8C, FA)
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Added at 18:03 on 26 March 2022
Forgotten Gem (8C)
Added at 17:03 on 30 March 2022

Ascents

47 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
2015 Freakshow 8c (Lead) 01 Jan 2015 (approx)

Third ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqCbq8P2UO4

2016 Retaliation 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
Traci Lords SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
2017
2018 Railway 8C (Boulder) 01 Jun 2018 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/By24THoj8WJ/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfA7Ay3ix-I

Oliphant's Dawn 8B+ (Boulder) 15 Jul 2018

Third go.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlQzRk-F_pS/

Skadoosh 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2018 (approx)
Master Key 8B (Boulder Flash) 01 Aug 2018

https://www.instagram.com/aidan.roberts98/p/Bl8j4TMDR1G

Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 12 Aug 2018 (approx)

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

2019 Jade 8B+ (Boulder) 17 Jun 2019 (approx)

Third go.

https://youtu.be/B_lAhBvtO-A?t=319

Ode to a Modern Man 8B+ (Boulder) 19 Jun 2019

Third go.

https://youtu.be/B_lAhBvtO-A?t=814

2020 Shallow Groove 8B (Boulder) 23 May 2020 (approx)

Third ascent. In a session.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAptLHIDB9C/?igshid=10kdfrfiu1cps

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/49937266778/in/dateposted/

Ebbing the Flow 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2020 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CK9TXiBD47v/

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)

Also ticked Dandelion Mind and Badger Badger Badger in the same session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=538

Copperline 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=1012

Outliers 8C (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)

Rounded off the session by repeating Isla de Encanta and Shallow Groove!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/08/aidan_roberts_climbs_new_font_8c_at_trowbarrow-72461

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=464

Superman SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 31 Aug 2020
Superpowers 8C+ (Boulder) 11 Sep 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=1585

Tranquilitas 8C (Boulder) 12 Sep 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=2077

2021 Isles of Wonder 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPoTIQQJFu1/

https://youtu.be/C0iZPT-rj5E?t=39

The Ace 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://youtu.be/y6mHPXtge4w?t=425

Paper Birds Low 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2021 (approx)
Dead and Bloated 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2021 (approx)
Wedgie Wall 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2021 (approx)
Hustled SDS 8B (Boulder) 22 Jul 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRv7D2eDPnu/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUj_ApZfodg&t=683s

Louis Armstrong 8B (Boulder) 31 Jul 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzBCMpfk4o

Rocking Specter 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=61s

Out of Shadows 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=186s

The Origin 8B+ (Boulder) 08 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSTzX-KDM5u/

Slim Pickings 8B (Boulder) 09 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=841s

Back for Seconds 8B (Boulder) 09 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=650s

Home SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 30 Sep 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUh1fdOj9Mk/

Leopold Von Pooch 8C (Boulder) 01 Nov 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWyGR6aoW7g/

Truffles On Bicycles 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Dec 2021 (approx)

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

2022 Crescendo 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2022 (approx)

https://youtu.be/rZHRIFrd35I?t=456

Flipnic in to the Crack 8B (Boulder) 05 Jan 2022
XXXS 8B (Boulder) 08 Feb 2022
Silent Singer 8C (Boulder) 23 Feb 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeIv2lyj4oJ/

Squalo Bianco 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Mar 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbItq28tYLJ/

Everything the Light Touches 8C (Boulder) 01 Mar 2022 (approx)

This feels about a grade harder than The Kingdom which is pretty well established in the grey area between 8B+ and 8C, so this is probably in the grey area between 8C and 8C+.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbkNG6BNOlT/

Vecchio Leone 8B (Boulder Flash) 03 Mar 2022

https://youtu.be/waFXEQHVhNo?t=272

Forgotten Gem 8C (Boulder) 19 Mar 2022

Second ascent. In a session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCw02l75etM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcU9HUxDaNd/

Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder Did not finish) 01 May 2022 (approx)

Aidan was very close on the flash. He cut loose mid way and had a minor dab, then dry fired off one of the last hard moves. He then basically did it second go but slipped off the easy, wet top out.

Raggamuffin 8C (Boulder) 01 Jun 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce_lOtnjh89/

Madame Allure 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2022 (approx)

Second ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgyjkt8jEmb/

https://youtu.be/2pkHqSsctCE

Isles of Wonder SDS 8C+ (Boulder) 01 Jul 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgj_Pp2D8SM/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Freakshow 8c (Lead) 01 Jan 2015 (approx)

Third ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqCbq8P2UO4

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Superpowers 8C+ (Boulder) 11 Sep 2020 8C/8C+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=1585

Isles of Wonder SDS 8C+ (Boulder) 01 Jul 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgj_Pp2D8SM/

Railway 8C (Boulder) 01 Jun 2018 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/By24THoj8WJ/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfA7Ay3ix-I

Outliers 8C (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)

Rounded off the session by repeating Isla de Encanta and Shallow Groove!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/08/aidan_roberts_climbs_new_font_8c_at_trowbarrow-72461

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=464

Tranquilitas 8C (Boulder) 12 Sep 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=2077

Leopold Von Pooch 8C (Boulder) 01 Nov 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWyGR6aoW7g/

Silent Singer 8C (Boulder) 23 Feb 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeIv2lyj4oJ/

Everything the Light Touches 8C (Boulder) 01 Mar 2022 (approx) 8C/8C+

This feels about a grade harder than The Kingdom which is pretty well established in the grey area between 8B+ and 8C, so this is probably in the grey area between 8C and 8C+.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbkNG6BNOlT/

Raggamuffin 8C (Boulder) 01 Jun 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce_lOtnjh89/

Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 12 Aug 2018 (approx)

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

Forgotten Gem 8C (Boulder) 19 Mar 2022

Second ascent. In a session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCw02l75etM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcU9HUxDaNd/

Foundations Edge 8C (Boulder Did not finish) 01 May 2022 (approx)

Aidan was very close on the flash. He cut loose mid way and had a minor dab, then dry fired off one of the last hard moves. He then basically did it second go but slipped off the easy, wet top out.

Skadoosh 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2018 (approx)
Copperline 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=1012

Home SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 30 Sep 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUh1fdOj9Mk/

Truffles On Bicycles 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Dec 2021 (approx)

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

Traci Lords SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
Oliphant's Dawn 8B+ (Boulder) 15 Jul 2018

Third go.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlQzRk-F_pS/

Jade 8B+ (Boulder) 17 Jun 2019 (approx)

Third go.

https://youtu.be/B_lAhBvtO-A?t=319

Ode to a Modern Man 8B+ (Boulder) 19 Jun 2019

Third go.

https://youtu.be/B_lAhBvtO-A?t=814

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2020 (approx)

Also ticked Dandelion Mind and Badger Badger Badger in the same session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATE-tZo12mg&t=538

Superman SDS 8B+ (Boulder) 31 Aug 2020
The Origin 8B+ (Boulder) 08 Aug 2021 (approx) 8B+

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSTzX-KDM5u/

Crescendo 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2022 (approx)

https://youtu.be/rZHRIFrd35I?t=456

Squalo Bianco 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Mar 2022 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbItq28tYLJ/

Retaliation 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
Ebbing the Flow 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2020 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CK9TXiBD47v/

Hustled SDS 8B (Boulder) 22 Jul 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRv7D2eDPnu/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUj_ApZfodg&t=683s

Out of Shadows 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=186s

Slim Pickings 8B (Boulder) 09 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=841s

Back for Seconds 8B (Boulder) 09 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=650s

Flipnic in to the Crack 8B (Boulder) 05 Jan 2022 8B
XXXS 8B (Boulder) 08 Feb 2022
Master Key 8B (Boulder Flash) 01 Aug 2018

https://www.instagram.com/aidan.roberts98/p/Bl8j4TMDR1G

Shallow Groove 8B (Boulder) 23 May 2020 (approx)

Third ascent. In a session.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAptLHIDB9C/?igshid=10kdfrfiu1cps

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/49937266778/in/dateposted/

Isles of Wonder 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPoTIQQJFu1/

https://youtu.be/C0iZPT-rj5E?t=39

The Ace 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://youtu.be/y6mHPXtge4w?t=425

Dead and Bloated 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2021 (approx)
Paper Birds Low 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2021 (approx)
Wedgie Wall 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2021 (approx)
Louis Armstrong 8B (Boulder) 31 Jul 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzBCMpfk4o

Rocking Specter 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDi36fpIPg&t=61s

Vecchio Leone 8B (Boulder Flash) 03 Mar 2022

https://youtu.be/waFXEQHVhNo?t=272

Madame Allure 8B (Boulder) 01 Jul 2022 (approx)

Second ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgyjkt8jEmb/

https://youtu.be/2pkHqSsctCE

Panic on Funkotron 8B (Boulder)

Second ascent

Little Women 8B (Boulder)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade