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25 May 2016

With some key improvements on the previous model, the new Dragons take DMM's dual axle cam offering to new heights, reckons Tim Neill Read more

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Announcements direct from the manufacturers

26 May 2016

thumb We have also released version 1.3 of the App and added the fourth France guidebook Languedoc-Roussillon to the list of available... Read more

24 May 2016

thumb AKU's Terrealte GTX – "terre alte" literally meaning "high lands" in Italian [AKU's homeland] – is made for just that: classic... Read more

23 May 2016

thumb UIAA standards stipulate that a rope should absorb no more than 5% of its own weight in water. All EDELRID Pro Dry ropes,... Read more

12 May 2016

thumb 1001 Climbing Tips by Andy Kirpatrick is hot off the press and available to order now. Read more

9 May 2016

thumb Nikwax, the global leader in safe, high performance aftercare for outdoor gear, announces BaseFresh. This revolutionary product... Read more

6 May 2016

thumb Sun protection for the beach, trail or crag. Read more

3 May 2016

thumb The most livable performance backpacking tent in its class, the all new Elixir 4 tent is an ideal family sized option for... Read more

27 Apr 2016

thumb Innovative and inspired, the radical new design of this all-new harness range offers a precision fit previously unattainable. Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Our brand new website has now been launched and offers a choice of over 350+ different climbing hold sets and 150+ climbing wall... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb ARC'TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to introduce its latest innovation in... Read more

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Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

18 May 2016

thumb Andy Pollitt has to be up there in the hall of fame of British rock climbing, not simply because of his routes and repeats, but... Read more

17 May 2016

thumb After reviewing, not to mention rating, the Mountain Equipment Squall Jacket and Hope Pant last year Rob Greenwood was happy to... Read more

11 May 2016

thumb Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to... Read more

4 May 2016

thumb Brand new from Lowe Alpine is the Manaslu, a backpacking pack with a sackload of features and a neatly designed back system. To... Read more

29 Apr 2016

thumb Water filters tend to be heavy and clunky, or too slow for regular use, says Richard Prideaux. But is Katadyn's Gravity Camp... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Based on the successful Ozone, Ocun's latest rock shoe, the Oxi, is a high performance model aimed squarely at boulderers. How... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Tech Wash cleans waterproof fabrics and TX Direct restores their DWR finish. Basefresh promises to banish base layer odour... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Martin McKenna takes the Boreal Sendai hillwalking, cragging ...and down to the shops. They may be fairly heavy, he says, but on... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb West Cornwall has been long overdue a modern definitive guidebook - the last was published in 2000! This new user-friendly... Read more

Apr 2016

thumb Edelrid's Mega Jul belay device has been lauded and derided in equal measure. This assisted locking device certainly has its... Read more

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