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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

13 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

10 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

4 Nov 2014

thumb There's been a big buzz around Patagonia's Nano-Air Hoody with rave reviews and a '2015 Outside Gear of the Year' Award. We... Read more

27 Oct 2014

thumb Mark Glaister and Bridget Collier take the Sherpa Lakpa Rita hard shell and Kriti Tech soft shell jackets out on test in the... Read more

24 Oct 2014

thumb Phil Ebert tests out the BDV Jacket and Pants from Black Diamond. "Given that many soft-shell jackets are now often pitched... Read more

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

Oct 2014

thumb Charlie Boscoe takes the Mammut Nordwand Pro Jacket out in all weather from Chamonix to Norway and finds it to be tough... but it... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb British Mountain Guide Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country proton Quickdraws. "The slings are chunky and robust allowing... 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

Sep 2014

thumb With its excellent cut, highly breathable Gore-Tex Pro fabric, bombproof toughness and super-spacious hood, Dan Bailey struggles... Read more

Sep 2014

thumb In this review UKC regular Tom Ripley takes a look at the new Dolomites guide, written by fellow UKC regular James Rushforth, and... 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

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

Jul 2008

thumb In this interactive article series, gear guru and mountain funny man Andy Kirkpatrick will answer your questions on gear. From... Read more

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