Announcements direct from Grivel
The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. We were blown away by the variety and... Read more
The team from UKC were recently at the giant trade show of ISPO in Munich. We saw a lot of products, drank a little bit of German... Read more
The Grivel A&D Ascender & Descender is brand new for Autumn 2014 and incorporates a revolutionary and innovative patented system... Read more
The harness and rope report is the second in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of... Read more
Grivel have revolutionised the world of carabiners with the advent of the Twin Gate system. This new design improves carabiner... Read more
The hardware report is the first in a series of write-ups from 2014's OutDoor Show, where we look at what the future of climbing... Read more
With the alpine summer season now in full swing many people are getting kitted out with spikey, shiney toys to safeguard their... Read more
It's the report everyone has been waiting for... climbing hardware!
From the unconventional twin gate carabiner from Grivel to... Read more
Mid-July saw the huge OutDoor Tradeshow descend upon the town of Friedrichshafen in Germany. This is the event of the year for... Read more
In the first of the UKC/UKH OutDoor Show Reports, we look at what is new or hot on the climbing gear scene, with carabiners,... Read more
HMS screwgate carabiners - perhaps not the most exciting piece of climbing gear, but one of the most frequently used. We've... Read more
The absolutely brilliant new Tech Machine Ice Axes from Grivel are, well, brilliant. We've passed them round 5 different testers... Read more
Thinking of buying some new ice screws?
In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From... Read more
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
The UKC team looks at high performing ice axes from top brands such as Petzl, DMM, Black Diamond, Grivel and Edelrid.
If you... Read more
A reflection on designs, standards and purpose, and a review of a mixed bag of four helmets: two models new to the market this... Read more
Neil Foster reviews three innovative new devices: the Petzl Reverso 4, Mammut Bionic Alpine and Grivel Master Pro. Read more
Toby Archer reviews five 42-50 litre crag packs priced from £60-£130: the Arc'teryx Miura 50, Black Diamond Demon Duffel, CAMP... Read more
With both traditional and sport climbing use in mind, Mark Glaister has been testing out some of the diverse range of quickdraws... Read more
Alison Culshaw from Adventure Expeditions offers some tips on choosing trekking poles, and reviews three pairs, each with their... Read more