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  • COMPETITION - Win a Salewa North-X Ice Axe 4 October 2015
    Winter is coming and it is time to start thinking about your kit. Here is your chance to get ahead of the game and win this superb set of Salewa North-X axes in this simple UKC competition.
    Ben Malcolm, Salewa UK
  • How to Survive Your First Sport Climbing Holiday 1 October 2015
    The summer is drawing to a close and many of us are now looking forward to an October week or winter-sun retreat. Sunny sport climbing is a popular way to beat the UK winter blues, with the number of world-wide destinations growing year upon year. Choosing the right destination, crags, routes, equipment and knowing what to expect from the trip and from yours […]
    Natalie Berry & Jack Geldard - UKC
  • COMPETITION - Win a Jetboil MiniMo 1 October 2015
    The Jetboil MiniMo Personal Cooking Stove brings 4-season gourmet cooking to the great outdoors! Answer this simple question to have a chance to win won in this competition.
  • COMPETITION - Win A Set of Moon Training Holds 27 September 2015
    Training indoors is, nowadays, an integral part of many, if not most, climbers' routines. In this UKC Competition you can win some Moon Training Holds.
    Moon Climbing


  • Megos climbs Supernova, 9a+/b, Frankenjura's hardest 5 October 2015
    Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Supernova, 9a+/b, at the very steep Planetarium in Frankenjura. The crux comes at the steepest part of the already very steep route and requires extreme fingerstrength and core tension. I guess that's true for most routes at this level of difficulty, but still. The route is around 18 meters long and doesn […]
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  • British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships 2015: Report 5 October 2015
    The annual British Lead and Speed Championships and the final round of the BMC/MCofS Junior Lead Cup and IFSC Paraclimbing Cup took place at Awesome Walls Sheffield this weekend. With more entries than the previous year, the competition saw juniors, seniors, veterans, speed climbers and paraclimbers competing together to crown the national champions and Para […]
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  • FRI NIGHT VID: Adventures on the Piz Badile 2 October 2015
    Tonight's Friday Night Video follows on nicely from our recent article 'The Occasional Alpinist's Guide to the Cassin.' In this video, Keith Ball documents two climbs on the granite peak of the Piz Badile in Bregaglia on the Swiss-Italian border, including The People's Direct and the most popular route on the north-east face, the Cas […]
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  • Double Ascent of Rare Lichen E9 6c for Booth and Kille 2 October 2015
    Ed Booth and Angus Kille both made an ascent of Leo Houlding's [climb(143963,"Rare Lichen")] E9 6c on 28th September. Rare Lichen is a tricky arete described in the UKC logbooks as consisting of "technical insecure climbing in a position where a fall would have awful consequences."
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