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29 Nov 2016

thumb Theo Moore discusses the importance of seeing past the dichotomy of success and failure as a climber... In climbing and in life... Read more

23 Nov 2016

thumb Dr Keri Wallace sheds some light on a rarely discussed topic - climbing during pregnancy. When it came to climbing in pregnancy,... Read more

9 Nov 2016

thumb There are loads of ways to tie in to a belay, whether that belay is built of bolts or traditional gear, but over the years I have... Read more

7 Nov 2016

thumb Sports psychologist and climber Madeleine Eppensteiner shares her tips for overcoming the fear of falling on sport... Read more

Oct 2016

thumb Following recent online discussion stemming from a Rock & Ice article about appropriate abseil knots - and some confusion over... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Scrambling is often regarded as less serious than 'proper' climbing. That's a mistake. Low grade scrambles may be too easy for... Read more

Aug 2016

thumb In conjunction with the 2016 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix, France, we have a series of articles on some key skills in... Read more

Jul 2016

thumb Ticks have arguably the most dangerous bite to humans of any species in the British Isles, says first aid expert Helen Howe. Why?... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb In the run up to the 2016 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix, France, we have a series of articles on some key skills in Alpine... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb In the run up to the 2016 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix, France, we have a series of articles on some key skills in Alpine... Read more

Popular Climbing Skills Articles

Oct 2016

thumb Following recent online discussion stemming from a Rock & Ice article about appropriate abseil knots - and some confusion over... Read more

Sep 2016

thumb Scrambling is often regarded as less serious than 'proper' climbing. That's a mistake. Low grade scrambles may be too easy for... Read more

7 Nov 2016

thumb Sports psychologist and climber Madeleine Eppensteiner shares her tips for overcoming the fear of falling on sport... Read more

23 Nov 2016

thumb Dr Keri Wallace sheds some light on a rarely discussed topic - climbing during pregnancy. When it came to climbing in pregnancy,... 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

Jan 2014

thumb In this article, Dave Flanagan gives 10 tips on how to improve at bouldering indoors and also how to use bouldering to improve... Read more

Apr 2011

thumb In this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an... 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 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

Jun 2006

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

Jan 2016

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