James McHaffie gives us his Top 5 routes in the UK at E7. Coming up with a list of the 'best' has felt desperate, with this in mind I'm afraid I make reference to lots of other routes around this grade which could have been in here whilst telling a little about the routes I decided on. The list goes from North to South more or less. At this gr […]
Caroline talks Trad and British Ethics: How does a world-class foreign climber perceive UK trad climbing? Caro's curiosity about the British climbing scene and her bemusement at our traditions offer a refreshing perspective on British climbing. I asked her some questions which gave an interesting portrait of the UK climbing scene viewed from the outside […]
Scarpa have teamed up with UKC to offer two readers the chance to win a pair of their Mont Blanc Pro, B3 mountain boots. Perfect for winter conditions the Mont Blanc Pro is the evolution of the classic Mont Blanc style.
Shortly after the sun crested Half Dome on 28th October, two of Yosemite Valley's fastest women started up the Yosemite Grand Prix - the Nose of El Capitan. Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat hit the stop watch at 7:18 a.m. and charged up the granite big-wall.
Niall McNair rounds up significant ascents in 2014 from all over Scotland. The usual suspects and dark horses have been in play across Scotland over the rock season of 2014. One of the main characteristics of all the main players is an ability to climb at the same level across a wide range of different rock types such as gneiss, sandstone, rhyolite, granite […]
Gabri Moroni has made the 2nd ascent of Adam Ondra's Goldrake, ~9a+, at Cornalba north of Bergamo in northern Italy. Adam made the first ascent back in April 2010 and Gabri began working it a year or so later. This means Gabri worked it for... three years, which makes it his longest project ever. On the other hand he took a two year break after the firs […]
Over the last three weekends, the Lead World Cup has taken place in Korea, China and Japan in the cities of Mokpo, Wujiang and Inzai. Some surprising results saw habitual podium finishers fail to make finals in what a was a very intense period of the competition calendar.