Dave Barrans

Name: Dave Barrans

Hometown: Eastburn, Yorkshire

Sport: Climbing

Having been brought up on the gritstone crags of Yorkshire, I have climbed for as long as I can remember and have dabbled in most aspects of climbing. From hard trad on-sights to long alpine adventures I have savoured each for the different experiences they offer and quietly proved I im no ‘one trick pony’. Having on-sighted up to E7, bouldered 8b+ and red-pointed F8b+ I am most focused on making fast ascents of classic lines.

Over the last few years, I have concentrated largely on competitions, in both bouldering and sport climbing disciplines.

I am based in Yorkshire and work as a route setter across the country to pay the bills and support my  competition habit. With big goals for the future, the next few years are sure to be exciting..

Get to know Dave


Bouldering and sport climbing (outdoor and comps) occasionally mountain biking.


British bouldering champion 2012,12,14; British lead champion 2012, CWIF champion 2012, 3rd bouldering world championships 2009. Bouldered up to FB8b+, onsight E7, onsight FR8a+ I also have a physics degree.

-Favourite Scarpa-

Chimera and Instinct

-No Place too Far-

Visiting as many different areas new, old and undiscovered. Everywhere has its own character and offers something slightly different.


Damnation - Thrusscross FA from dave barrans on Vimeo.