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UK CLIMBING Articles

  • The Importance of Local Climbing Icons 16 April 2015
    How being influenced by those around you can have a bigger impact on your ambition for the sport.
    Georgia Townend
  • COMPETITION: Win a £225 Ocun Paddy Dominator Mat 15 April 2015
    A crash pad for the most demanding boulderers, suitable for highballs and equipped with a whole range of top-notch features. Patented Ocun FTS Absorption Block inner padding ensures efficient absorption even at the edges of the pad enabling adjustment of the absorption effect.
    Rob Greenwood - UKC
  • The Art of Red-pointing 13 April 2015
    Ethan Walker takes us through some tips for succeeding on a red-point. From rehearsing the moves, to breathing properly to not boozing (too much) the day before the big attempt... there's something in here for everyone, whether you're on your first 6a+ or you're trying to break the 8a barrier...
    Ethan Walker
  • COMPETITION: Win £500 worth of Mountain Equipment Clothing 13 April 2015
    To mark the launch of our 2015 Climbing Clothing collection & latest film shot on the legendary cliffs of Gogarth we are giving one lucky person the chance to win £500 worth of Mountain Equipment Climbing Clothing.
    Mountain Equipment

UK CLIMBING News

  • FRI NIGHT VID: Ascension 17 April 2015
    It's rare to see animated climbing and mountaineering films, and it's safe to say that tonight's Friday Night Video is a bit out of the ordinary. Ascension is a heartwarming animated short by a team of French animators and filmmakers.
    UKC News (mailto:news@ukclimbing.com)
  • Unclimbed Grit? Stunning new 7C+ at Great Wolfrey 17 April 2015
    Dave Sutcliffe has made the first ascent of a new boulder problem on Wolfrey Wall at Great Wolfrey. Dave reckons Path Of Intrigue was one of Yorkshire's finest unclimbed lines - graded as either a highball 7C+ above pads or E6 7a with gear.
    UKC News (mailto:news@ukclimbing.com)
  • Fontainebleau wrap up 17 April 2015
    Good conditions in Fontainebleau lately has meant multiple hard repeats from various perps. Sean McColl flashed , ~8B, and then did two ~8B+'s in a day. First he did on his first try of the day, and then he headed to Rempart where he took down . The latter traverses almost the whole -block from left to right, but instead of going all the way right, it f […]
    UKC News (mailto:news@ukclimbing.com)
  • A good day for Alex Megos 16 April 2015
    Alex Megos has had a good day at Diamond falls in the Blue Mountains, even by his own (high) standards, repeating five 8b+'s and above. What a day out!!! Sneaked the first repeats of "Sneaky Old Fox" 34 (8c+), "Fantastic Mr Fox" 33 (8c) and "Over Monkey" 33 (8c, I would give it 34/8c+) after 9 years!!! And to finish the day […]
    UKC News (mailto:news@ukclimbing.com)