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16 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

10 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

8 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

2 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

1 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

26 Nov 2014

thumb Naomi Buys reviews the new Yorkshire Gritstone guide from the Yorkshire Mountaineering Club. "It is jam-packed full of... Read more

20 Nov 2014

thumb 2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we really... Read more

18 Nov 2014

thumb Alan James tests out the Scarpa Boostic - a precision tool for edging which, despite initial reservations, he found to be pretty... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Edelrid's new super-thin triple rated rope has won industry awards, but what happens when your average weekend climber takes it... Read more

Nov 2014

thumb Light, comfy and amazingly warm for its weight, Dan Bailey reckons the Exped DownMat UL7 is the best tent partner he's had in... Read more

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Oct 2014

thumb Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. In this review we take a... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb One piece of gear that you can never do without when roped climbing is a quickdraw. In this comparative review, Alan James takes... Read more

2 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

20 Nov 2014

thumb 2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we really... Read more

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Dec 2010

thumb Edinburgh-based climber Viv Scott takes a look at modern Scottish winter clothing systems and gear, and reviews his top pick of... Read more

Oct 2011

thumb Alan James, Mick Ryan and Chris Craggs review an essential part of the modern climber's gear: rope bags. "The rope bag has... Read more

Dec 2013

thumb In this indepth review, we look at several top-of-the-range headtorches, some lightweight models, and some budget options. If you... Read more

Oct 2008

thumb Paul Lewis is a mountaineering instructor with a fetish for metal spikes. Here he stomps his way through a selection of... Read more

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