January 2010 Search News

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30 Jan 2010

Adam Ondra just keeps going. "Like a truck in the dessert" as Benny the Cat would put it. Yesterday at Claret, he started off... Read more

29 Jan 2010

thumb Biographie, a F8c+ route at Ceuse that was extended by Chris Sharma to give an overall grade of F9a+, is one of the most... Read more

29 Jan 2010

thumb The BMC starts 2010 with record membership, having reached over 70,000 in December. Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO says: “It's great... Read more

29 Jan 2010

thumb This is the fourth of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a... Read more

28 Jan 2010

thumb The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival will be held over the 12th to 14th March: www.shaff.co.uk. Alastair Lee has done a great... Read more

28 Jan 2010

thumb Cumbria Archives Service requests letters of support to buy Alfred Wainwright Papers Cumbria Archives Service has been... Read more

27 Jan 2010

James Kassay had a decent outing at, or rather in, the Hollow Mountain Cave, Grampians, the other day, climbing both Pretty hate... Read more

27 Jan 2010

Here are a couiple of quality teasers. The first is for New Dimension, a Jure Breceljnik production starring Natalija Gros and... Read more

27 Jan 2010

thumb Back in August 2009 we launched out UKClimbing Facebook page. Facebook has rapidly become our largest non-Google referrer site,... Read more

26 Jan 2010

thumb Talented Japanese and Polish alpinists have climbed two notable ice faces in the Khumbu. Fumitaka Ichimura and Genki... Read more

26 Jan 2010

thumb It's climbing festival time. Over the next several months UKClimbing.com will have lots of festival news publicising what you can... Read more

25 Jan 2010

thumb Two of the world's hardest ice climbs were established in Austria's Valle di Gastein this January. On the 4th, Austrians Rudolf... Read more

25 Jan 2010

thumb The last round of the SIBL, held on the 24th January 2010 at The Arch, was another great competition. Over 100 competitors turned... Read more

25 Jan 2010

thumb Last week we reported that access to the much-loved venue of Staden Quarry was under threat from a major industrial... Read more

24 Jan 2010

Nalle Hukkataival, who's in Cataluña trying route climbing for a change, just confirmed he has made the 2nd ascent of Duele la... Read more

22 Jan 2010

thumb On a recent trip to the big smoke, Sheffield based Tom Randall managed to thrust his entire lower leg deep in to a tight... Read more

22 Jan 2010

thumb Christian Frick brought my attention to the fact that Iker Pou has made the 2nd ascent of Demencia senil, Chris Sharma's... Read more

22 Jan 2010

thumb News from Lynne Houlston (Pembroke Climbing Ranger): "Following a discussion with the RLO and RO yesterday morning I have ... Read more

22 Jan 2010

thumb This is the third of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a... Read more

22 Jan 2010

thumb Back in 2009 Nepal's supreme court approved same-sex marriage and the Nepali government is set to publish a new constitution... Read more

21 Jan 2010

thumb Here we go again, same old story, but still as impressive. Adam Ondra visited the Bahratal, Germany, the other day, where he... Read more

21 Jan 2010

thumb British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has climbed seven Font 8A problems in the last 12 months. The Arete With the Pocket (Font... Read more

21 Jan 2010

thumb The much used climbing venue of Staden Quarry (also known as Cowdale Quarry) is under threat from a major industrial... Read more

20 Jan 2010

Arne Grage sent me an email about a cool video by Gianluca Bosetti he found, showing some really nice bouldering on Sardegna,... Read more

20 Jan 2010

Found this cool video over at B3bouldering, Jamie Emerson's website, and although I suspect many of you have seen it before, I... Read more

20 Jan 2010

thumb Thank you very much to everyone who entered the UKC/Marmot/Glenmore Lodge Competition. The winners are Lesley-Ann Kirkland and... Read more

19 Jan 2010

thumb Working in cooperation with the Compagnie du Mont Blanc, a partnership of a British Guide and ski instructor has produced a... Read more

19 Jan 2010

thumb Gwyn Roberts of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team has spotted a new craze hitting the snowy slopes of Snowdonia, North... Read more

18 Jan 2010

Nothing much happening in the climbing world right now it seems, or am I wrong? Catalunya is mostly wet, although the next week... Read more

18 Jan 2010

thumb The Depot bouldering centre in Leeds is donating all money from wall entries on Thursday 21st January 2010 (this Thursday) to... Read more

18 Jan 2010

thumb Scotland's 'Last Great Ice Venue' comes of age: Coire Scamadal, Trotternish, Isle of Skye. Mike Lates, UKC Skye correspondent,... Read more

15 Jan 2010

thumb The UK has been swept by a monster freeze, resulting in superb ice climbing conditions. Unfortunately it now seems to be swept... Read more

15 Jan 2010

thumb This is the second of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a... Read more

14 Jan 2010

thumb I would just like to warn everyone of a significant risk of avalanche in Snowdonia at the moment. I am fortunate to have a... Read more

13 Jan 2010

I got an email today from Filipe Carvalho. He and his mates have launched a website to try and promote bouldering in Portugal,... Read more

13 Jan 2010

thumb An accidental abseil lead to scary new lines: On Friday the 8th of Jan Nick Bullock, partnered by Kenton Cool attempted to... Read more

13 Jan 2010

Here's a video of Paul Robinson featuring previously unreleased footage of him doing the V14/8B+ The Big Worm at Mt. Evans... Read more

13 Jan 2010

A couple of weeks ago, on a glorious winter's day in more than one respect, Iban Larrion made the second ascent of Psikoterapia,... Read more

13 Jan 2010

thumb Superb Ice Conditions Give Continental Style Routes: Dave MacLeod reports on his blog that he has climbed two new ice... Read more

12 Jan 2010

Here's Patxi Usobiaga climbing Biographie, 9a+, at Céüse back in the summer of 2004. Patxi is currently recovering from surgery... Read more

12 Jan 2010

thumb Leanne Callaghan has made what is believed to be the first female lead of Neanderthal (VII,7) on Lost Valley Buttress, Glen... Read more

12 Jan 2010

Chris has some interesting thoughts on the above matters. Talking briefly about it this morning (CET), we agreed the core of... Read more

11 Jan 2010

thumb On the 20th of December Michael Duffy climbed his long standing project in Carrigshouk, Wicklow after a protracted... Read more

11 Jan 2010

thumb The 18 bunk Glen Brittle hut on Skye is now closed due to problems with the water supply. The hut is usually available for the... Read more

10 Jan 2010

thumb Chris Webb-Parsons has returned from a nasty shoulder injury, which made him think he may never climb again. Fortunately... Read more

8 Jan 2010

When the weather turned bad in Arkansas, Paul Robinson made an escape into the, for him, unknown. The Red Rocks of Nevada, close... Read more

8 Jan 2010

thumb It's all been happening North of the border (See UKC Report by Dan Goodwin), and for once, it's all been happening in the Lakes... Read more

7 Jan 2010

thumb As promised, here's what Felipe Camargo had to say after making the 3rd ascent of what could be the hardest boulder problem in... Read more

7 Jan 2010

Jon Cardwell and Kilian Fischhuber both went into A muerte mode and got out there and killed it yesterday. Buma ye, that is, Dani... Read more

7 Jan 2010

thumb This is the first of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a... Read more

7 Jan 2010

thumb This year's youth competitions are about to kick off in England, Wales and Scotland. If you plan on entering, now is the time.... Read more

6 Jan 2010

thumb I got a really nice photo from Romain Desgranges who writes: "I send you one picture and news from our trip to New Zealand. We... Read more

6 Jan 2010

Yes, it's true, Chris is back from his nasty shoulder injury! And what did he choose for his first problem on rock? A gentle... Read more

6 Jan 2010

thumb LLAMFF and UKC have got together and are running a photography competition hosted at UKClimbing.com. The winners will have their... Read more

5 Jan 2010

thumb Yuri from Escalada café reports: In São Bento do Sapucaí, São Paulo:- Leandro Pardal made the FA of Força Bruta, 8b/8b+ (This is... Read more

5 Jan 2010

thumb The picturesque sea-side sand-stone spot of St. Bees (say that with a mouthful of oatcakes) has seen some recent... Read more

5 Jan 2010

Super hard boulder problems tend to be long or even longer. That's why I got all excited when Chad Greedy told me about "The... Read more

5 Jan 2010

thumb Anyone thinking of heading out into the Scottish Hills should read the latest avalanche / weather forecast and plan ... Read more

4 Jan 2010

thumb Fred Rouhling and Romain Desgranges have spent a few weeks in New Zealand. Fred sent me an email:"I just came back from Castle... Read more

4 Jan 2010

thumb The Llanberis Mountain Film Festival 2010 will be held on the weekend of 5th to 7th of March. Tickets are now on sale and are... Read more

4 Jan 2010

thumb Vincent Pochon has repeated The Island, (Font 8C) in Fontainebleau. The problem was first climbed by Dave Graham. Pochon... Read more

4 Jan 2010

thumb Adam Ondra has climbed a new route at Madonna della Rota, close to Brescia, Italy. A Present for the Future weighs in... Read more

3 Jan 2010

Vincent Pochon has managed to repeat Dave Graham's The Island at Coquibus Rumont, Fontainebleau, starting lower and to the... Read more

3 Jan 2010

Yesterday, Adam Ondra made the FA of A present for the future, 9a/+, at Madonna della rota, near Brescia, Italy. The route, the... Read more

2 Jan 2010

thumb Toru Nakajima. Bell ringing anyone?Well, it should really.This 16 year old shocked the UK grit scene in August/September last... Read more

1 Jan 2010

Cedric Lachat made rather quick work of A Muerte, 8c+/9a, at Siurana, needing 3 days for success. I guess he had a deadline. It... Read more

1 Jan 2010

thumb Here at UKC we're having an experiment; we've made our own TV news show. We hope you enjoy it and we are aiming to make it a... Read more

1 Jan 2010

Dave Graham finished off the old year in a good way, making the second ascent of Dani Andrada's Bumaye*, the 8c+ everyone knows... Read more