27 July. Samuel Ometz (19) made the first ascent of Pied de biche, ~8B+, at Plamproz, close to Verbier, Switzerland. As this... [ full story ]
Nina Caprez has made the first female ascent of the Pou-brothers' 500 m multi-pitch Orbayu, ~8c, on the Naranjo de Bulnes in... [ full story ]
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Roca Verde is a brand new guide from Richie Patterson, encompassing Asturias, Cantebria and Leon in North-West Spain.
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Looking for some new cragging clothing, but want to stand out at the wall or crag?
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When I first saw a JetBoil back in 2004 I remember being highly cynical, too specialised and very limited in terms in its uses.... [ full review ]
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Not only is the Reactor Stove System the fastest and most fuel efficient stove ever made, it's the only one that delivers that... [ full article ]
Back in 2011 Adidas acquired the Five Ten brand, and with it their legendary Stealth rubber - generally considered to be the... [ full article ]
The single-wall tent design efficiently utilizes two standard trekking poles to shave weight.
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For 40 years, Petzl has been creating headlamps with the same focus on innovating lighting technologies, improving brightness,... [ full story ]
Basic in name only. The Basic Cam uses internal springs and sheath trigger systems to get a narrow head and a very flexible... [ full story ]
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In an effort to create Keswick's premier tourist attraction King Kong Climbing Walls have begun construction of their flagship... [ full story ]
Arc'teryx is proud to announce the Lakeland Revival, taking place in the beautiful Lake District National Park throughout the... [ full story ]
Having trouble affording your next expedition due to the cost of the kit and clothing? Then why not hire from Expedition Kit Hire? [ full story ]
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for part time (14 hours a week) and part time (20 hours/year guaranteed) Climbing Wall... [ full story ]
Rockcity Climbing Centre in Hull has just started a £250,000 expansion/refurbishment and is looking for an experienced and... [ full story ]
UKClimbing Limited is looking for an Assistant Editor to join our small team starting towards the end of 2014. The job is a... [ full story ]
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