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20 May 2015

The latest guidebook to Eastern Grit has just been published by Rockfax. Long-time fan of the area Andy Birtwistle takes a look at this latest offering. Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

28 May 2015

thumb One Day As A Tiger - John Porter's biography of legendary mountaineer Alex MacIntyre - has been nominated for the 2015 British... Read more

21 May 2015

thumb This spring Primus is introducing some small but significant improvements to their collection of award-winning, hose-mounted... Read more

14 May 2015

thumb These new mini volumes have a base length of between 35-50cm & can easily be screwed to any plywood climbing wall through the... Read more

12 May 2015

thumb Developed from the previous incarnation of our highly acclaimed shoe, the Boreal Kintaro is a precise, sensitive performance shoe... Read more

11 May 2015

thumb The world's No.1 supplier of environmentally friendly waterproofing has just the thing for your tents this summer:  Tent & Gear... Read more

7 May 2015

thumb When travelling in remote, inhospitable environments your priorities are often similar to the often unforgiving nature of... Read more

6 May 2015

thumb The brand new performance shoe to join the Scarpa collection for Spring 2015 has now landed in the UK – the Furia.  Read more

5 May 2015

thumb Originally introduced by Montane in 2011, the Minimus Jacket has revolutionised waterproof protection.  Internationally... Read more

2 May 2015

thumb Introducing two NEW women's specific mountain packs for Spring '15. Following in the footsteps of the popular, award-winning... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Whether you're planning trad trips or a summer of sport, here are three bits of Mammut kit you should check out. Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

15 May 2015

thumb The UKC Test Team take on eight pairs of approach shoes to find out which one will get you to the crag in comfort, style, with... Read more

13 May 2015

thumb Jack Geldard reviews a selected guide to rock climbs around the Mont Blanc Massif and the Aiguilles Rouge. "Despite knowing... Read more

8 May 2015

thumb Hype or awesome? Are these Totem Cams going to fall to bits or hold your fall? We sent Rob Greenwood hurtling through the air... Read more

5 May 2015

thumb Ever since I started climbing Steve McClure has been a 'household' name. His achievements within the discipline of sport climbing... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb The MSR WindBoiler is a small, lightweight cooking system. UKC have had it for several months and tested it in the Alps in... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Walking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb Smock-style jackets - you might love them or hate them. But with the lightweight, very breathable Hymir smock, particularly... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb The Y & Y belay glasses offer a well-priced option in a decent package. The initial impression when you see a pair is that it... Read more

Apr 2015

thumb It is said that you can't buy style, but here – for the sum of £50 – I would say that you very much can Read more

Mar 2015

thumb Things have come a long way from the battered old heavy plastic lid with which Heather Swift started her climbing career, as Wild... Read more

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