January 2009 Search News

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31 Jan 2009

thumb Recently there has been quite a run on the Gritstone edges, from cutting edge new routes to stylish ground-up repeats. We have... Read more

30 Jan 2009

Since everyone else seem to be setting up goals these days, I figured, why not? Personally I'm not great at sticking to plans,... Read more

29 Jan 2009

thumb North Wales based climber Chris Davies has repeated Power of Goodbye (Font 8B/+) at Malatatal, Austria, a problem first climbed... Read more

28 Jan 2009

thumb The Huber Brothers Alexander and Thomas, and Stephen Siegrist have made three major first ascents in Antarctica. Climbing in... Read more

27 Jan 2009

thumb Whilst parts of the UK may be experiencing what could almost be dubbed a "proper winter," some British climbers have opted to... Read more

27 Jan 2009

thumb Alastair Robertson has made what is thought to be the first repeat of the testing Julian Lines slab route, Judge Jules E8 7a at... Read more

27 Jan 2009

thumb We have contracted Kevin Avery to oversee Destination Articles at UKClimbing.com. Kevin is writing his own Destination Articles... Read more

26 Jan 2009

thumb The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, are hosting several free avalanche awareness and winter safety lectures. If you can't make the... Read more

26 Jan 2009

thumb British Bouldering Team member Dave Barrans has on-sighted Little Women (E7 7a) on the Apparent North buttress of Stanage. This... Read more

25 Jan 2009

thumb Three men have been tragically killed in an avalanche on Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glencoe, Scotland. The accident happened yesterday... Read more

23 Jan 2009

thumb Following the grade debates on James' and Dave's blogs, I must say things are getting quite silly... To me, the question about... Read more

23 Jan 2009

thumb It's turning into a job fair at UKClimbing.com. Two new vacancies have just opened, this time with Entre-Prises, the... Read more

22 Jan 2009

Just a couple of days after Bernd's 2nd ascent of Entlinge, Swiss semi-underground powerhouse Franz Widmer came along and made... Read more

22 Jan 2009

thumb Well known hardware company Wild Country have recently pledged a percentage of turnover to the BMC Crag Care Fund. 2% of turnover... Read more

22 Jan 2009

thumb It seems like they're all at it. In our recent news item on The Climbing Works, we reported a cash prize for the first to... Read more

21 Jan 2009

Dave MacLeod comments what James Pearson has been writing about the influence of crashpads on the E-grade. In short, Dave's... Read more

21 Jan 2009

thumb Height of Land Publications (HOL), owners of Backcountry and Telemark Skier Magazines, have finalised a deal that lays the... Read more

21 Jan 2009

thumb The Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show is back. This huge event, held at the NEC Birmingham over 27-29 March, features a whole host of... Read more

21 Jan 2009

thumb Just two days after the second ascent by Bernd Zangerl, the super-hard problem Entlinge (Font 8C) in Switzerland has been... Read more

20 Jan 2009

James Pearson shares his thoughts on grading in a very well written, explanatory and interesting blog post. He compares the... Read more

20 Jan 2009

thumb Another two climbing job vacancies. First off in Otley, West Yorkshire, Face West, an online retail store for outdoor... Read more

19 Jan 2009

thumb The Swiss climber Ueli Steck has climbed the north face of the Matterhorn by the Schmid Route in 1 hour 56 minutes. The ascent... Read more

19 Jan 2009

thumb A great opportunity has arisen in the world of the climbing media. Kate Burke, after two years as the Editor of Climber magazine... Read more

19 Jan 2009

thumb "Sports chiefs are furious about an e-mail warning bouldering contestants that urine checks will take place at two Irish... Read more

19 Jan 2009

thumb In the recent bouldering competition at The Climbing Works in Sheffield, Percy Bishton, doing his bit to stave off the economic... Read more

19 Jan 2009

thumb Dave MacLeod has released video footage on his blog of his ascent of The Walk of Life, James Pearson's amazing route on the steep... Read more

18 Jan 2009

thumb John Watson from Stone country sent me a couple of books to review on 8a.nu: Stone play and Essential Fontainebleau. I haven't... Read more

17 Jan 2009

thumb Reported (with photo) on the Bishop Bouldering Blog: "Alex Johnson has had an amazing day at the Buttermilks today, which... Read more

17 Jan 2009

thumb It seems unfair just to pick out three names for the title of this news report about the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival... Read more

16 Jan 2009

thumb I got an email from Bernd today, telling me he had just made the 2nd ascent of one of Fred Nicole's hardest boulders, Entlinge,... Read more

14 Jan 2009

thumb The Caudwell Xtreme Everest research expedition organised by Jagged Globe have published their findings. The expedition studied... Read more

14 Jan 2009

thumb Are you sick of the 4.7 billion words written about grades in the last week? Or even sick of people complaining about the grade... Read more

12 Jan 2009

thumb Flagged up by davidbeynon CAMPUS BOARDING From: www.moonclimbing.com Laddering "Laddering is the most simple and obvious... Read more

12 Jan 2009

thumb As the BBC reports another rescue on Snowdon in which several of the mountain rescue team were injured, Mark Reeves gives us an... Read more

12 Jan 2009

thumb Two 21-year old British climbers, James Atkinson and Rob Gauntlett, were killed this weekend in the Mont Blanc Massif, and many... Read more

12 Jan 2009

thumb Published this month is Jerry Moffatt's autobiography. A force in world rock climbing in the 1980s and 1990s, Jerry not only... Read more

12 Jan 2009

thumb Ray Wood reports on the DMM website: Combining Nick Bullock's drive and determination with the energy of the perpetually... Read more

10 Jan 2009

Peter Beal thinks I was way too harsh on James Pearson, insinuating he inflated the grade to get headlines:"This is a good... Read more

10 Jan 2009

thumb John Dunne was at Ilkley today and he witnessed Ryan Pasquill climb the wall to the left of The New Statesman. Here's what he has... Read more

10 Jan 2009

thumb This is a preliminary news item. We will endeavour to bring you more information on this ascent as soon as possible. Ryan... Read more

10 Jan 2009

thumb The evolution in style of how established highball boulder problems are climbed continues at Bishop's Peabody boulders in the... Read more

10 Jan 2009

thumb Colin Haley, the young 24-year-old alpinist who completed the Torre Traverse last year with Rolo Garibotti, has made a rare solo... Read more

9 Jan 2009

As most of you no doubt know already, Kevin Jorgeson has made the first ascent of Ambrosia, on the Grandpa peabody boulder in the... Read more

9 Jan 2009

thumb Kevin Jorgeson has climbed the first ascent of Ambrosia on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in The Buttermilks, Bishop,... Read more

8 Jan 2009

thumb New information has come to light and the access situation at Craig y Forwyn has changed. In early December climbing resumed... Read more

8 Jan 2009

thumb Reported on 8a.nu: Adam Ondra has started this year typical Ondra-style. Visiting the Calanques outside Marseilles, he made... Read more

8 Jan 2009

thumb Local newspaper The Daily Post reports a police investigation in to vegetation removal at Craig y Forwyn, North Wales. The crag... Read more

7 Jan 2009

thumb James Pearson's The Walk of life, on the North Devon coast, has been repeated by Dave MacLeod, who suggests a downgrade from E12... Read more

7 Jan 2009

thumb On the 28th Dec 2008 Ueli Steck blasted his was up the north face of the Grandes Jorasses in another record time: 2 hrs 20... Read more

6 Jan 2009

thumb Dave MacLeod has repeated The Walk of Life, James Pearson's amazing route on the steep slab of Dyer's Lookout on the North Devon... Read more

6 Jan 2009

thumb Adam Wainwright and Graham Desroy made an unusual ascent on Llanberis slate yesterday. It was cold enough that ice had formed on... Read more

6 Jan 2009

thumb Andy Kirkpatrick knows when to bail. After five days on the Eiger's Harlin Route Andy had had enough, this attempt. Too much... Read more

5 Jan 2009

thumb Dan Varian has grabbed the second ascent of the boulder problem Little Women at Kentmere, Lake District. First climbed by John... Read more

3 Jan 2009

thumb Chilam Balam. I guess most of you have been following the discussion on 8a.nu. They way I see it, the discussion has been, for... Read more

2 Jan 2009

thumb Andi Turner reports: Pete Whittaker (17) made the long awaited second ascent of Paul Higginson's A Little Peculiar (E6 7a/b)... Read more

2 Jan 2009

thumb On Tuesday December 9th, 2008, 44 year-old Swiss climber and mountain guide Walter Hungerbühler summited Cerro Torre, completing... Read more

2 Jan 2009

thumb Nik Royale has progressive cerebral palsy. He was in a wheelchair on the day that I met him, when he was visiting DMM to thank... Read more

2 Jan 2009

thumb Riccardo Cassin, the Italian alpinist celebrates his birthday today, he is 100. One of a group called the Ragni di Lecco (the... Read more