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Apr 2015

thumb Ethan Walker takes us through some tips for succeeding on a red-point. From rehearsing the moves, to breathing properly to not... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb We've all been there: climbing smoothly, precisely and in control until suddenly the inevitable happens: your arms turn to fudge... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb Sea-cliffs can be super rewarding places to climb, the memories lingering far longer than most climbing experiences, but to climb... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb All you need to know about what, when and where to eat to improve your climbing performance, with Robin O'Leary and nutritionist... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb Navigation is not the only factor in getting in and out of the mountains in one piece, but it's a pretty fundamental one, and... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb We've been running a series on key hill skills in association with Mountain Training. In this video feature George McEwan... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Chamonix-based alpinist Dave Searle gives his top ten tips for moving faster in the mountains. Being able to climb harder or... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb As winter continues to grip the hills MCofS Mountain Safety Advisor Heather Morning looks at the risk factors and symptoms of... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb UKH and UKC are featuring a series of articles on key hill skills in association with Mountain Training. In this piece MIC... Read more

Jan 2015

thumb UKHillwalking is featuring a series of articles on key hillwalking skills in association with Mountain Training. Here... Read more

Popular Climbing Skills Articles

Apr 2015

thumb We've all been there: climbing smoothly, precisely and in control until suddenly the inevitable happens: your arms turn to fudge... Read more

Mar 2015

thumb All you need to know about what, when and where to eat to improve your climbing performance, with Robin O'Leary and nutritionist... Read more

Feb 2015

thumb Chamonix-based alpinist Dave Searle gives his top ten tips for moving faster in the mountains. Being able to climb harder or... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Ethan Walker takes us through some tips for succeeding on a red-point. From rehearsing the moves, to breathing properly to not... Read more

Most Popular Climbing Skills Articles Ever

May 2011

thumb This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and... Read more

Sep 2011

thumb Strong shoulders aren't necessary healthy shoulders. Ever had pain or twinges in your shoulders? In this classic UKC article... Read more

Mar 2003

thumb What is the ideal object for cleaning rock boots before you climb, and where can you get it? Why do all those E-silly climbers... Read more

Mar 2007

thumb Neil Gresham concentrates on bouldering and comes up with a five point plan to get more out of your bouldering. He includes a... Read more

Jun 2006

thumb Loved by student groups, dreaded by climbers. a series of tips on how to make your abseils run smoother. Read more

Mar 2007

thumb The first in a series of occasional articles by top climbers aimed at giving concise and easily digestible advice on how we can... Read more

Jul 2008

thumb A guide to where you should attach your belay plate. To your harness belay loop? Or to your 'rope loop'? Read more

Jun 2011

thumb In this article we look at tips and hints for buying rock shoes / rock boots. The tips and advice are aimed primarily at... Read more

Feb 2013

thumb Top winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing... Read more