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26 Jul 2016

thumb Ben Masterson reviews a new guidebook to the wealth of quality crags in Asturias, a Spanish sport destination that you can... Read more

15 Jul 2016

thumb To most UK based climbers the name of Steve Bell will not be a familiar one – however look at the founders of the UK's... Read more

11 Jul 2016

thumb The Booster is part of Beal's Intensive line - a series aimed at high performance climbers, while offering added durability. Alan... Read more

8 Jul 2016

thumb While Chamonix has traditionally been a base for mountaineering it now has world renowned trail running races too, including the... Read more

4 Jul 2016

thumb Over spring and into summer we've tested eight pairs of light-to-medium weight softshell trousers on valley and mountain crags,... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb For those who are short of attention, I can summarise the following review in a single word: sensitivity. Were I to use a second... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb Dan Bailey reviews a range of pots, pans, kettles and crockery that fold flat for easy packing. Read more

Jun 2016

thumb Martin McKenna puts this ultralight sport-oriented harness to good use on the sun-drenched sport crags of Spain and, err,... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb Made for the US military, MSR has now put their most advanced water purifier on the civilian market. But when not being used by... Read more

Jun 2016

thumb From Malham to Raven Tor, sport climbing to bouldering, Penny Orr has been putting the Mountain Equipment Women's Rock Climbing... Read more

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4 Jul 2016

thumb Over spring and into summer we've tested eight pairs of light-to-medium weight softshell trousers on valley and mountain crags,... Read more

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

May 2016

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

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

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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

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

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


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