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Sam Hamer

Sam Hamer

United Kingdom
Born in Polokwane in South Africa in 1989, Sam moved to Yorkshire in 2001 to start secondary school. His enthusiasm for climbing covers everything from Deep Water Solos through to Alpine summits.

Best moments

  • Meeting Nelson Mandela in Bamako (Mali) in 1995
  • Going Deep Water soloing for the first time at Lulworth cove (UK)!
  • Watching England win the Rugby World cup on TV in 2003 with Johnny Wilkinson kicking the final drop goal to win!


  • Drinking numerous cups of English tea every single day
  • Always sneak in the extra beastmaker session in the winter months
  • Always use those rest days on a big climbing trip
  • Catch up on the latest rugby and cricket news!
  • Feed the cat!
Sam Hamer´s achievements include completing all of the “Top 50” climbs in the Rock Fax Eastern Grit guidebook, which featured routes such as “Beau Geste” (E7 6c) and “End of the Affair” (E8 6c); and other hard grit routes such as “Gaia” (E8 6c).

Short Sport CV

Trad climbing
  • My Piano E8 6c (Nesscliffe, Shropshire)

  • Une Jeane Fille E8 6c

  • Point Blank E8 6c Pembroke.

Sport climbing
  • L’ami de tout le monde 8b (Ceuse, France)

  • Photoshot 8b (Margalef, Spain)

  • Cave Life V11 (Parisellas Cave, Wales)

  • The High Life V11 (Parisellas Cave, Wales)

Deep water solos:
  •  Adrenochrome 8a (lulworth cove, England)

  • Every night the cat is black 8a (Diablo, Mallorca)

Beau Geste E7 6C | Sam Hamer
Ed Hamer
Sam Hamer climbing 'Beau Geste' E7 6C, Peak District, UK.