Dan Varian

Prolific first ascentionist with some of the UKs hardest problems to his name. Part owner of Beastmaker.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/

Features in Life on Hold.

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Dan Varian
Added at 17:01 on 13 January 2021
The Rail (8B+, FA)
Added at 10:12 on 19 December 2020
Transcendence (E9)
Added at 14:01 on 06 January 2021
Dandelion Mind (8B, FA)
Added at 23:02 on 15 February 2021
Second Coming (8B)
Added at 23:02 on 15 February 2021
Bewilderness (8B+, FA)
Added at 23:02 on 15 February 2021
Serenity (8B)
Added at 23:02 on 15 February 2021

Ascents

30 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
The Rail 8B+ (Boulder) 10 Oct 2013

If it's the best climb I ever do I'll retire a happy man, if it's the hardest, likewise. All I know is that it was a joy seeing through the process. This to me is why I boulder, for the difficulty and intricacy that can only be felt without distractions, to climb up lines like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NLOMZKFGOs

Star Power 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2015 (approx)
Bombadil 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2019 (approx)

https://www.scarpa.co.uk/blog/christianbury-part-3-article/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/48704602472/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/48704573032/in/photostream

Bewilderness 8B+ (Boulder)

https://vimeo.com/28097486

Serendipity 8B+ (Boulder)
L'Alchemiste 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/33977773295/in/dateposted/

A Bigger Belly 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2008 (approx)
Dandelion Mind 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/23044295

Potty Mouth 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)
End Sequence 8B (Boulder) 01 Jun 2012 (approx)
Home 8B (Boulder) 01 Oct 2012 (approx)
Dark Edges 8B (Boulder) 01 Aug 2013 (approx)
Hobbie Noble 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2014 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/07/hobbie_noble_highball_8b_first_ascent_for_varian-69031

Panic on Funkotron 8B (Boulder) 01 Mar 2016 (approx)
Deep Space Jam 8B (Boulder) 01 Mar 2016 (approx)
Master of Stone 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2017 (approx)
Flip Flopera 8B (Boulder)
Sideshow 8B (Boulder)
Voyager 8B (Boulder) 26 Apr 2011
Second Coming 8B (Boulder) 01 Nov 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/54763322

Isla de Encanta 8B (Boulder) 01 Oct 2013 (approx)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/10307407215/#secret328c77982f

High Fidelity 8B (Boulder Ground up) 21 Nov 2017 (approx)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/24674839658/

Cypher 8B (Boulder)
Serenity 8B (Boulder)

https://vimeo.com/3529545

Superbloc 8A+ (Boulder Ground up) 06 Dec 2008

Second ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2008/12/dan_varian_repeats_superbloc_e8font_8a-45495

Lanny Bassham 8A+ (Boulder) 27 Jun 2013 (approx)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/beastmaker/9148842045/#secret7ee522a272

County Ethics 7C+ (Boulder Flash) 02 Jan 2012 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date