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28 Feb 2009

Jon "Ape boy" Cardwell has made the 5th ascent of Fred Nicole's Terre de Sienne, 8B+, at Hueco Tanks. Terremer next? During his... Read more

28 Feb 2009

Jérôme De Boeck from the climbing Mecca of Belgium has started this year in the same style as he finished the last. Today, he... Read more

28 Feb 2009

Unreported by me that is. First to the German Frankenjura, where Boulderrausch reports Felix Knaub has repeated two of Bocki's... Read more

27 Feb 2009

Ty Landman has climbed two more 8B's, Satan i helvete and Apparemment assis, a new problem opened by Olivier Lebreton last week,... Read more

27 Feb 2009

thumb Rémy Bergasse has repeated Jean-Luc Jeunet's XXL, 8c+, at the Grotte de l'ours, in the Calanques near Marseilles, France. He... Read more

27 Feb 2009

thumb It's getting hotter in Hueco. According to Nalle, who, inspite of the conditions did Nagual, 8B, and The Flame, 8A+, the temps... Read more

26 Feb 2009

Just a week after his first ever 8B+, Chris Schulte climbed his first 8C, Khéops assis a prow at Cuvier Rempart, Fontainebleau,... Read more

26 Feb 2009

thumb Chris Lindner should probably abandon his plans of following in the footsteps of the likes of Jamie Oliver and becoming a master... Read more

26 Feb 2009

thumb Joe Kinder reports Jacinda Hunter has climbed Breakin' the law at Black and tan wall for her first 8c. Jacinda, a resident of... Read more

26 Feb 2009

thumb Daila Ojeda has made the FA of China crisis, 8b+, at Oliana, Spain. This was the 4th of the grade for Daila, and the first major... Read more

26 Feb 2009

thumb 17-year-old, Andre Di Felice is tearing it up at Hueco tanks. During this trip, he's already climbed four 8B's, three of which in... Read more

25 Feb 2009

thumb Ramon Julian Puigblanque has had many a good day on the rocks, but last weekend was unusually good even by his standards.... Read more

25 Feb 2009

thumb The word revelation, means "the revealing of something previously unknown". I've read Jerry Moffatt's autobiography, written in... Read more

25 Feb 2009

Yesterday, Ty Landman decided to try to climb the Fontainebleau Big-5 at Cuvier Rempart in a day, or a couple of hours to be more... Read more

25 Feb 2009

Adam Ondra has joined Sharma, Dani and Co, in Catalunya, and, as usual, he was quick to make his mark. According to a text... Read more

25 Feb 2009

thumb We've had eight entries published so far in the LYON EQUIPMENT: A Grand Day Out essay/photo competition, and more are being... Read more

24 Feb 2009

thumb Jochen Perchman has, after a three month siege, made the 3rd ascent of Harry Röker's Feuerwalze, 8B+, at Schwäbische Alb,... Read more

24 Feb 2009

thumb The star of Pure, Nalle Hukkataival, just keeps delivering at Hueco Tanks. Lately he's made the first ever flash ascent of The... Read more

24 Feb 2009

"Jumbo" Landman has done it again. This weekend he repeated Khéops assis, 8C, at Cuvier Rempart: "I pulled on and made my way up... Read more

24 Feb 2009

thumb Feel like throwing a cool film premiere in your home town? For free! Well here's your chance!Chuck Fryberger:"I have just had the... Read more

24 Feb 2009

thumb From inside the fertile imagination of Matt Heason emerged an idea that he turned into reality. It has taken hard work, lots of... Read more

23 Feb 2009

thumb Read the full report with action photos on Climbing.com After a three-season effort, a team of Canadians has completed a ... Read more

21 Feb 2009

thumb On Friday (20th February) Chris Sharma climbed another grade 9 sport route, proposing 9a+. Daila Ojeda reports... Read more

20 Feb 2009

thumb Daila Ojeda reports Chris Sharma has taken advantage of the great conditions and made the FA of Demencia Senil, 9a+, at The... Read more

20 Feb 2009

thumb Hard bouldering repeats from all corners of the globe have come in thick and fast in the last few weeks. Perhaps the cream of... Read more

20 Feb 2009

thumb For Plas y Brenin instructors, Mike Raine and Carlo Forte, the last couple of days have been very different from their usual... Read more

19 Feb 2009

Chris Schulte has climbed his first 8B+, Gecko assis, at Fontainebleau. Impressive but hardly surprising, as Chris had done his... Read more

19 Feb 2009

thumb Nalle Hukkataival has, like so many other strong boulderers, headed to Hueco Tanks. Fresh (well...) from a 9th spot in the ABS... Read more

18 Feb 2009

thumb Today I got word from Dan Varian, my Beastmaker 2000 is on it's way. Damn I'm psyched! Having just finished Jerry Moffatt's... Read more

18 Feb 2009

thumb I guess I should have published this interview with Lynn Hill a while back. You probably remember, in December last year, Lynn... Read more

18 Feb 2009

thumb Australian climber Chris Webb Parsons has had quite a month at the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks, Texas. Chris describes... Read more

17 Feb 2009

Ethan has been plagued with injuries lately, and in the ABS final it happened again. "I extended my arm to do this huge... Read more

17 Feb 2009

thumb As a follow up to our News report: Gerty Berwick repeated by James Pearson Here is a photo of James on Gerty Berwick, at... Read more

16 Feb 2009

thumb It's less than two weeks until the 'Great British Grade Debate' at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. Several top climbers... Read more

15 Feb 2009

Men1. Daniel Woods2. Paul Robinson3. Sean McCollNo real surprise, but good to see Paul's back.Women1. Alex Johnson2. Chauncenia... Read more

15 Feb 2009

Earlier this year, Ryan Pasquill made the FA of Gerty Berwick, 8A highball or E9 7a, probably still better known as "the wall... Read more

15 Feb 2009

thumb James Pearson has repeated Gerty Berwick at Ilkley, the former last great problem left of The New Statesman, first climbed by... Read more

13 Feb 2009

Peter Beal, 44, has made the FA of the "super crimpy" There will be blood sds, 8A+, at Flagstaff. Damn impressive I must say,... Read more

13 Feb 2009

thumb Jena Lupia, only 16, has made the FFA of Sit Twist, a 7C+ at the Temple, NM, first done by Jon Cardwell. Not only was it the... Read more

13 Feb 2009

"Jumbo" Landman has made yet another quick hit. Yesterday he made a rare ascent of Seb Frigault's L'Insoutenable Légèreté de... Read more

13 Feb 2009

thumb Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto have made the first free ascent of the central tower of the Torres del... Read more

13 Feb 2009

thumb Last night was the official launch of Jerry Moffatt – Revelations, the biography of one of the world's top rock climbers of the... Read more

12 Feb 2009

thumb A couple of days ago I received a copy of Jerry Moffat's Revelations. I have only had time to read the first couple of chapters... Read more

12 Feb 2009

thumb Tyler "Jumbo" Landman, who's spending some time in the, most of the time, Parisian rainforest of Fontainebleau, took advantage of... Read more

12 Feb 2009

thumb My shoes, a pair of Andrea Boldrini Scorpios I got on the Out door trade show at Friedrichshafen last summer, are totally worn... Read more

11 Feb 2009

thumb Dave Graham has made fast work of classics such as Crown of Aragorn and Coeur de Leon, both 8B and both at Hueco Tanks, thereby... Read more

10 Feb 2009

thumb Inspired by Joe's blog, I figured I should share a photo of Adam Ondra. So, here it is, the secret diet behind Adam's... Read more

10 Feb 2009

thumb UK Climbing reports Greg Chapman has made the first repeat of John Gaskin's Walk away, 8B, at Fairy steps, Lake district, UK.... Read more

10 Feb 2009

thumb Photographer Ed Luke has put together a series of portraits of some of the top climbers in Britain. He describes his collection... Read more

9 Feb 2009

19 year old, Mathieu Bouyoud has onsighted Drop city, 8b+, at Geyik bayiri, Turkey. With onsights of two 8b+'s and five 8b's... Read more

9 Feb 2009

thumb John Gaskins. The name that strikes fear in to the hearts of the World's best boulderers... John is best known for his desperate... Read more

9 Feb 2009

thumb This is a new writing and photography competition with great prizes from Lyon Equipment distributors of La Sportiva, Petzl, Beal... Read more

9 Feb 2009

thumb The crags of Glen Nevis are a fine selection of small buttresses offering superb rock climbing in a beautiful mountain setting.... Read more

9 Feb 2009

thumb Hazel Findlay has recently had a very productive trip to Spain, climbing two F8a routes, despite heavy New Year... Read more

8 Feb 2009

thumb Alex Johnson has done Double stack at Arthur's rock, adding to her tally of 8A's-or-harder, making it 6. I don't think there'll... Read more

7 Feb 2009

thumb James Litz has made the 2nd ascent of Too many Martinis, a problem on the North Mountain in Hueco, that starts on Left Martini,... Read more

6 Feb 2009

thumb Ian Vickers has climbed Going Down (F8c+) at Craig y Longridge in Lancashire. This huge right to left traverse is thought to... Read more

6 Feb 2009

thumb UKClimbing.com have just undergone a news page redesign. On the new look page is an area for Outdoor Industry News, enabling... Read more

5 Feb 2009

thumb Some great photos this week at the UKClimbing.com photo galleries. If you want to see the very best photographs submitted, as... Read more

4 Feb 2009

thumb Over 100 members of AMI (the Association of Mountaineering Instructors) converged on Glenmore Lodge last weekend for the 2009... Read more

3 Feb 2009

I know I'm taking the risk of sounding like a stoned hippie here but, no I ain't trippin'... dude, what's up with all the... Read more

3 Feb 2009

thumb Climber Nick Kaczorowski died in a tragic accident in Australia in early January. He fell from a route called Last Chance for... Read more

3 Feb 2009

thumb Tim Emmett and French mountain guide Jerome Blas Gras recently climbed Sous L'oeil Des Choucas (300m, V/6+/M5+/6a/A2) at... Read more

2 Feb 2009

thumb Katy Whittaker has climbed Braille Trail (E7 6c) at Burbage. The route was first climbed back in 1984 by Johnny Dawes. Katy... Read more

2 Feb 2009

thumb On 31st of January, Lancashire climber Jordan Buys crimped his way to the second ascent of the infamous Gritstone route Widdop... Read more