Sheffield strongman Sam Whittaker has recently climbed his first Font 8B Le Dernier Atrocity at Parisella's Cave in North Wales. A key figure in the Sheffield scene, Sam tries his hand at many things and does rather well at each of them - climbing hard on sport, boulder and trad, DJing, fathering a 2 and a half year-old son and owning both a successful […]
Tom Livingstone sent us in a rather unusual destination guide specific to one route, and in the form of a particularly spicy recipe. Here it is: A step-by-step - or should it be move-by-move - recipe for The Fourth Dimension E7 6c...
Want to get your hands on one of three copies of Kenton Cool's autobiography? Published on 27th August, the memoir covers some of the most incredible mountaineering events in his life. For the change to win one, answer the question:
Like many British climbers, Cassim Ladha and his friend Paul ventured to the French Alps this summer to get their fill of some classic routes. All was going so well - until complacency set in and the inevitable happened. Many thanks to Cassim for bravely writing about his experience, in the hope that others take heed and respect the indiscriminate dangers th […]
Alex Megos has made the first repeat of Adam Ondra's ~60m monster, Thor's hammer, ~9a+, in the Flatanger cave in Norway. Alex says he needed three days to do the route and that it felt harder than other 9a+'s he has done. This could of course have to do with the fact that it's also very different to most other routes, as it's ~60m lo […]
This summer, I'm guessing 11 July, Roland Hemetzberger managed to make the first free ascent of Delirium, an 8c multi-pitch in the Austrian Wilde Keiser mountains, roughly 50km East by North East from Innsbruck. Roland spotted the possible line of the route while freeing the neighbouring Scheffler/Siegert (8a+ / 6/A2 ) route nearby three years ago. The […]
Over the next week, the best young climbers from around the world will have the chance compete across three disciplines in the World Youth Championships for the very first time - in Lead, Boulder and Speed. Formerly comprising only the Lead and Speed elements, this year's event is an exciting opportunity to showcase the future talent of the senior IFSC […]
Isabelle Faus has made the first female ascent of Fred Nicole's Amandla, ~8B+, at Roadcrew in Rocklands, South Africa, thereby becoming the fifth* female to climb this grade. Isabelle has previously done two ~8B's; Epochalipse, at Flagstaff Mountain, and Nuthin but sunshine, in the Rocky Mountain National Park, both near her home in Boulder, Colora […]