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26 Jan 2015

It's a 6mm semi-static rope with a micro 'figure of eight' descender called the Nano 8...

It's for emergency abseils whether you are trekking or ski touring.... Read more

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Gear News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

19 Jan 2015

thumb Climbing Technology have now got one of the most complete and innovative ranges of climing hardware out there.This is a review of... Read more

17 Jan 2015

thumb With the Revolt 4000 offering 4000mAh of power and 2.1 amps of output, this handy little power storage device can recharge a... Read more

13 Jan 2015

thumb The Dharma is a shoe for the most demanding climbers, offering a great balance of support and sensitivity to achieve optimum... Read more

9 Jan 2015

Jöttnar introduces Hymir - a streamlined, focused, ultra-lightweight, technical hooded climbing smock, constructed from the... Read more

8 Jan 2015

thumb The Metanoia 65:85 is the ultimate climbing pack for multi-day expeditions. Ideal for an alpine style assault on a classic north... Read more

7 Jan 2015

thumb Winter has arrived so if you're looking for a rope for winter use then the 8.5mm Mammut Genesis rope is the answer. Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Looking for that perfect all rounder? With an enviable combination of strength, durability and fit the new Fusion hardshell... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb PowerFingers is a simple, easy to use product which is incredibly effective for Climbers who require finger strength and... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Fragrant and moisture absorbing deodorisers for climbing shoes, running shoes, hiking boots or any other 'fruity' footwear. Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Climbing Technology's range of winter hardware continues to grow and for winter 2014 they have a crampon in the range to suit... Read more

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Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

29 Jan 2015

thumb Thinking of buying some new ice screws? In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From... Read more

23 Jan 2015

thumb Toby Archer keeps warm wrapped up in the Jottnar Fenrir Down Jacket - taking it out in some pretty damp weather, but that is what... Read more

15 Jan 2015

thumb Petzl's Meteor was probably the first EPS helmet on the market, way back in 1996. Dan Bailey looks at the latest version of this... Read more

12 Jan 2015

thumb The Jay II and Jayne are two climbing harnesses from the German gear manufacturer Edelrid – The Jay is designed for men and the... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Late Summer and Autumn saw Heather Swift heading out fully armed with two of Therm-a-rest's most recent ladies specific... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Viv Scott tests out two different but high performing jackets from Mountain Hardwear. From the Matterhorn North Face to wet... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb "The question is, can you improve on this already excellent product, or is the major redesign for 2014/15 of the Camp Four a... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Jordan Buys reviews the new Lancashire Bouldering Guidebook by Robin Muller... "I still didn't believe there would be much of... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb We test 8 of the best rock shoes out there - from Five Ten, Scarpa, La Sportiva and Evolv through to Tenaya, Boreal, Edelrid and... Read more

Dec 2014

thumb Salewa may not be the biggest name in the UK footwear market, but the three mountain boots in its Pro range hold their own beside... Read more

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