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31 Jul 2015

thumb A new slimline and lightweight fixed leg loop harness from Edelrid, but is it too specialist for a do everything British cragging... Read more

27 Jul 2015

thumb A sturdy single rope from the Spanish brand Fixe-Roca and distributed by Alpkit in the UK. Toby Archer reviews the Fixe-Roca... Read more

22 Jul 2015

thumb In this review southwest climber and boulder Dave Henderson takes a look at the new Dorset Bouldering Rockfax guidebook which has... Read more

16 Jul 2015

thumb The Performance 9.2mm from Edelweiss is a triple rated rope, meaning it can be used as a single, a twin, or a half rope. It... Read more

7 Jul 2015

thumb Scarpa say: "If you're after one shoe for indoor climbing, bouldering, sport climbing and even multipitch traditional climbing... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb This Alpine Attack rucksack from Lowe Alpine has been dragged from Scotland to Pembroke and even to the Alps. It survived, as... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Following on from my review of the Mountain Equipment Hope Pants (see UKC Review), I have been out and about on the UK crags in... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Emily Andrew takes the Women's Neo Guide out in the rain and snow - and finds it very, very waterproof - but what about those... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Having gone a bit soft in recent years (i.e. I've become a fair weather sport climber) reviewing waterproof/insulated jackets is... Read more

Jun 2015

thumb Ski Touring - the title says it all. This no-nonsense publication from British Mountain Guide Bruce Goodlad covers everything you... Read more

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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

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

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

7 Jul 2015

thumb Scarpa say: "If you're after one shoe for indoor climbing, bouldering, sport climbing and even multipitch traditional climbing... Read more

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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

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

Jan 2012

thumb Are you a walker, a mountaineer, a climber or a bit of all three? Dan Bailey tries out three winter boots, each designed for a... Read more


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