Dave Barrans - Scarpa

Dave Barrans

Dave Barrans is one of the UK’s most accomplished competition climbers however his apprenticeship was significantly more traditional. Having been brought up on the gritstone crags of Yorkshire, he has climbed for as long as he can remember and has dabbled in most aspects of climbing. From hard trad on-sights to long alpine adventures he has savored each for the different experiences they offer and quietly proved he is no ‘one trick pony’. Having on-sighted up to E7, bouldered 8b+ and red-pointed F8b+ Dave is most focused on making fast ascents of classic lines.

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

Dave is still based in Yorkshire and works as a route setter across the country to pay the bills and support his competition habit. With big goals for the future, the next few years are sure to be exciting for this unassuming Yorkshire man.


Eastburn, Yorkshire.


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 VSR.

-No Place too Far-

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




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