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6 Dec 2016

thumb We asked Niall Grimes to give us a run down of his favourite podcasts which he has recorded, since he started the popular 'Jam... Read more

15 Nov 2016

thumb A year ago, we posted an article 'Shaking Out: Climbing with Parkinson's' by Chris Hamper. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's... Read more

15 Nov 2016

thumb Earlier this week we reported that Pete Whittaker had made an 'all-free' rope solo ascent of  on El Capitan. The route took him... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb In August 2016 a team of German climbers visited Hoy. The group consisted of one of the best photographers and filmmakers of the... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Earlier this week we reported that Will Bosi had climbed Hubble at Ravenstor. We caught up with Will and asked him a bit about... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Emily Harrington is one of the best all-round mountain athletes in the world. Her résumé includes podiums and finals in... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb 'He failed to make me a cup of tea in the morning, ever!'As reported earlier this week, British climbers Nick Bullock and Paul... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb The biggest experiences of my life have almost all been in the Chamonix Valley, with very few exceptions. These mountains shaped... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Stefan Morris writes about growing up in - and growing out of - Pembroke. 'I wrote this after meeting UKC's Rob Greenwood on... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Dan Varian has more bouldering first ascents of 8A and above than anyone else in Britain. With 123 first ascents of problems from... Read more

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Sep 2016

thumb What do you do once your climbing gear is past its best? The best option for getting rid of old gear would be to donate it to a... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Despite the setbacks that chronic illness entails, top UK trad climber Charlie Woodburn has approached his goals with great... Read more

15 Nov 2016

thumb Earlier this week we reported that Pete Whittaker had made an 'all-free' rope solo ascent of  on El Capitan. The route took him... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Former student Oli Grounsell shares his experience of university life and climbing in Bangor. DISCLAIMER: To future students - do... Read more

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May 2006

thumb Figure 8? Groove? They're all here (well almost). We couldn't think of anything starting with V, W, X, Y (you surely will). If... Read more

Apr 2014

thumb Finger Injuries are almost certainly the most common injuries climbers face. In this article, climbing coach Robin O'Leary... Read more

Feb 2002

thumb Fed up with having to pay to get in to crowded indoor walls? Are they never open when you want them? Let Nick Smith tell you how... Read more

May 2009

thumb 23 years after first visiting Groningen, Alan James makes a return visit and discovers that the scrappy local wall he climbed on... Read more

Jul 2000

thumb Want to know how they did the climbing stuff in Mission Impossible 2? Was it Tom Cruise? An exclusive chat with a guy who did the... Read more

Aug 2012

thumb There is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the... Read more

Apr 2012

thumb In this detailed article, Matt Fuller and Dr. Mark Taylor explain all the technical details behind waterproof fabrics. "Making... Read more

Apr 2005

thumb Can the climbing media be blamed for using racy images of women to sell to men? They are in business and are they not only... Read more

Apr 2005

thumb "A beautifully packaged reproductive equipment with no external parts", or the perfect form for a rock climber? These questions... Read more