Dave Barrans

Having been brought up on the gritstone crags of Yorkshire, Dave 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 savoured 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+ he is most focused on making fast ascents of classic lines.

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

He is 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 Dave.

Max Ayrton

“Climbing for me is all about the movement,

I just want to be able to cool and interesting moves.”

Max is a UK based climber and route setter living in Sheffield and wherever he parks his van.

At the fore front of UK route setting Max has been setting on the National and International stage including events such as CWIF in 2019 & 2020, European Lead Championships 2019, British Bouldering Championships & British Lead Championships. Max is also a regular setter across the climbing walls in the UK and part of a regular line up at the legendary Castle Climbing Center.

Max works alongside with the British Mountaineering Council & the Foundation for British Sport Climbing and is part of the GB Climbing team.