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31 Jan 2012

thumb Colder and drier conditions have reached Fontainebleau, and the send train is once again rolling. Guillaume Glairon-Mondet, or... Read more

31 Jan 2012

thumb Back in October of last year we reported that New Zealand climber Mayan Smith-Gobat had made a free ascent of the famous Salathe... Read more

31 Jan 2012

thumb Reported on Scottish Winter is the news that Greg Boswell has repeated Dave MacLeod's winter test-piece of Don't Die of Ignorance... Read more

31 Jan 2012

thumb Daniel Woods has made the first scent of a Mind to Motion, 8B+, line found and cleaned by Dave Graham at Nicky's... Read more

30 Jan 2012

thumb Last but by no means least, here is the long awaited third part of Alvi Pakarinen's/Black Diamond's "Adam Ondra goes to... Read more

30 Jan 2012

thumb Earlier in the year we reported that Simone Moro and Denis Urubko are now attempting the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat... Read more

29 Jan 2012

thumb Sean McColl a native of Vancouver, Canada, who's now residing on our side of the Atlantic (Toulouse to be more precise) just... Read more

27 Jan 2012

thumb Following on from our UKC News report last week, now we have a short video from Jon Griffith about his ascent of the Lesueur... Read more

27 Jan 2012

thumb On New year's eve, Dave Graham made the first ascent of Memory is Parallax, 8B+, in Elkland north of Boulder, Colorado. Three... Read more

27 Jan 2012

thumb Stuck at work? Want to get psyched for the weekend? Here's a short film of Greg Boswell and Will Sim climbing the second ascent... Read more

27 Jan 2012

thumb The 1948 Gervasutti bivouac hut, situated close to the Fréboudze Glacier on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif, has... Read more

26 Jan 2012

thumb After a month's rest from climbing over the Christmas period, British climber Hazel Findlay nipped down to El Chorro in Spain to... Read more

26 Jan 2012

thumb The Secretary of State for the Environment has today formally announced the route of the first stretch of the English coastal... Read more

26 Jan 2012

thumb Following a generous grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and additional funds from the British Mountaineering Council ( ... Read more

25 Jan 2012

thumb Sarah Seeger, the first woman to climb 8c in the Frankenjura (she has done two), has made an impressive repeat of Markus Bock's... Read more

25 Jan 2012

thumb In this news report Jack Geldard sums up the recent, and not so recent, events on Cerro Torre in Patagonia, from the contested... Read more

24 Jan 2012

thumb Alizée Dufraisse, who climbed her first 8c+, Pati noso, not long ago, has now pushed it half a notch further by doing La Reina... Read more

24 Jan 2012

thumb Black Diamond and Alvi Pakarinen now brings us the second part of the Adam Ondra in Fontainebleau-trilogy. In this part Adam... Read more

23 Jan 2012

thumb Just days after Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk chopped the original bolts from the infamous Compressor Route on Cerro Torre, news... Read more

23 Jan 2012

thumb For the first time ever, 2012 will see a British Championships for ski-mountaineering - March 31st - Chamonix - Enter now! ... Read more

23 Jan 2012

thumb British climber Tom Bolger has added yet another top level sport route to his CV with an ascent of Fabela pa la enmienda (9a)... Read more

22 Jan 2012

thumb People have been ticking boulder problems all over the place in the last few days. Here is some news from the UK, Italy, The US... Read more

20 Jan 2012

thumb Tonight's Fri Night Vid is a double bill from : With these two ascents we witness some of the current best sport... Read more

19 Jan 2012

thumb Following on from their first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II in 2011, Simone Moro and Denis Urubko are now attempting the first... Read more

19 Jan 2012

thumb In this short video from Bystander Films we see Dave Barrans grab the third ascent of the gritstone boulder problem Brownian... Read more

18 Jan 2012

thumb Ueli 'The Swis Machine' Steck teamed up with Brit Jon Griffith a few days ago to make a one day free ascent of the Leseuer Route... Read more

18 Jan 2012

thumb Here's the first part of Adam Ondra's first ever trip to Fontainebleau. In just a couple of minutes the young Czech goes from... Read more

18 Jan 2012

thumb Florence Pinet retired from competition climbing a couple of years ago and has done several 8b+'s and 8b's since. Now she has... Read more

17 Jan 2012

thumb 17 Year old Barnaby Ventham has repeated Don't Pierdol at High Rocks on the Southern Sandstone. The problem was put up by... Read more

17 Jan 2012

thumb Alpinist.com have posted a preliminary report that American Hayden Kennedy and Canadian Jason Kruk have made the first bolt-free... Read more

17 Jan 2012

thumb Not 'news' as such, but a great short film of a very impressive mixed climb: Cedar Wright introduces his film: "Watch Sam... Read more

16 Jan 2012

thumb There's been a few videos going round the internet recently which have had the staff here at UKC laughing. Shit Yogis Say and... Read more

16 Jan 2012

thumb The vastness of the ExCel centre in London was host to this year's Outdoor Show. The venue so huge that the organisers were able... Read more

16 Jan 2012

thumb Alex Honnold is doing what he can to blurr the border between highballing and soloing. Recently, in the Buttermilks at Bishop,... Read more

16 Jan 2012

thumb James Pearson and caroline Ciavaldini, currently on tour in south east Asia, have relocated from Laos to Thailand. Apparently... Read more

16 Jan 2012

thumb Display of Brilliance What an inspirational year for the world of junior British competition climbing! From our homeland... Read more

15 Jan 2012

thumb Peter Beal, the man behind Mountains and water and The Bouldering book, has made a very interesting interview with Carlo... Read more

14 Jan 2012

thumb After a fantastic autumn of climbing, where she redpointed her first 9a, Pure imagination, Sasha Digiulian took a well earned... Read more

13 Jan 2012

thumb Austin Siadak introduces his video: Alf Randell is a self-described "dirtbag" who has spent nearly a decade of his life... Read more

13 Jan 2012

thumb For a couple of years now, the climbing world have been looking forward to The wizard's apprentice Petr Pavlíček's... Read more

13 Jan 2012

thumb Planet Mountain have a fantastic interview with Adam Ondra about the routes he has failed on. One of those routes is the Raven... Read more

12 Jan 2012

thumb There has been a lot of action in Patagonia in the last couple of months. Here are a few of the highlights, with links to more... Read more

12 Jan 2012

thumb From today Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) can legally be used on land in the UK. PLBs are compact distress radiobeacons... Read more

12 Jan 2012

thumb There is still time to apply for the competitions this year! The first competition for Scotland South starts this Saturday on... Read more

12 Jan 2012

thumb Paul Robinson, now back to full strength after his mysterious sickness, which turned out to be a sinus infection that he never... Read more

12 Jan 2012

thumb The weekend of the 7th and 8th of January saw the 2012 Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival take place. 600 people attended the... Read more

11 Jan 2012

thumb Iker Pou, one of the world's premiere all-rounders, has made the first ascent of Nit de bruixes, 9a+, an old project in the... Read more

9 Jan 2012

thumb El Caminito del Rey (commonly known as the Camino del Rey or King's Walkway) is a dilapidated concrete walkway that runs around... Read more

9 Jan 2012

thumb Here are a couple of Bishop highballing videos from Jorg Verhoeven (NED) and Katharina Saurwain (AUT), who are currently road... Read more

8 Jan 2012

thumb Just before Christmas Dai Koyamada made the first ascent of Shanbara, yet another extreme problem, at Toyota in Japan. "On... Read more

7 Jan 2012

thumb Nacho Sánchez went over the French border to Targassonne for New year's. His wish was to flash his first 8B boulder. Nacho says... Read more

6 Jan 2012

thumb This well made video is about an exciting-looking bouldering area in Macedonia - Markovi Kuli. The boulders appear to be large... Read more

6 Jan 2012

thumb UKClimbing, UKHillwalking and Rockfax Support Relaunched BMC Initiative The British Mountaineering Council's ( ) Access... Read more

5 Jan 2012

thumb The Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) have posted a short message on their website: 'Due to storm damage the CIC Hut... Read more

4 Jan 2012

thumb Top British competition boulderer Stewart Watson grabbed a gap in the terrible weather last week to nab an ascent of the famous... Read more

4 Jan 2012

thumb Morgan Preece broke his back in a fall from his home crag of Llangattock after he pulled off a large block. His helmet was... Read more

3 Jan 2012

thumb Below is an interesting black and white slide show sent to us at UKC by Henry Cooper: "Hi there, I am not a climber, but I... Read more

2 Jan 2012

thumb James Pearson has rounded off his extremely prolific sport climbing year with another couple of French 8cs. The young Brit, who... Read more

2 Jan 2012

thumb Recently we came across a couple of videos of interesting climbing areas, a little off the beaten track. Have you ever climbed... Read more

2 Jan 2012

thumb When Adam Ondra was in Stockholm for the Legends Only competition in October last year, my friend and colleague Robin Dahlberg... Read more

1 Jan 2012

thumb A happy New Year to all our readers, contributors and companies who support us from all at UKClimbing.com, UKHillwalking.com... Read more