March 2007 Search News

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30 Mar 2007

thumb Dougald MacDonald reports at Climbing.com Fitz Cahall, James Q Martin, and Albert Newman completed the first free ascent of... Read more

30 Mar 2007

thumb The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) President, Charles Clarke in his message in the BMC's Annual Report: 2006 says that,... Read more

30 Mar 2007

thumb During the recent pucka gritstone conditions, Nic Sellers made a rare flashed ascent of Balance It Is, E7 6c, at Burbage South.... Read more

28 Mar 2007

thumb DMM (website) have unveiled and have started producing the Phantom carabiner. This carabiner, they claim, is the lightest... Read more

27 Mar 2007

thumb More Eiger news. Queen guitarist Brian May has lent his mountainous guitar solos for the score to The Alps, a forthcoming IMAX... Read more

27 Mar 2007

thumb The results of the second round of the BMC Youth Climbing Series (BRYCS 2007) are now available. The competition for young... Read more

27 Mar 2007

thumb As reported last week, on 20th of March in the South Lakes, Blackburn based Gaz Parry repeated two Font 8b's, the desperate... Read more

26 Mar 2007

thumb As someone who spends a lot of my working days at Tremadog, I have to say that I have really noticed the good work that many... Read more

26 Mar 2007

thumb The Climbing Works hosted a Masters bouldering competition on Saturday 24th March. Results in from Percy Bishton. Mens... Read more

26 Mar 2007

thumb At White Cliff, a 300-foot-high cliff line in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky climbers expressed an interest... Read more

24 Mar 2007

thumb Three big events today. At Tremadog in North Wales, the revival continues with a weekend of route cleaning. Climbers are invited... Read more

23 Mar 2007

thumb Katherine Schirrmacher of Sheffield is one of the UK's top women climbers. She recently had a great trip to Hueco Tanks State... Read more

22 Mar 2007

thumb Ken Wilson's 'Hard Rock' series of books are the UK's ultimate tick list of British classic climbs. 'Hard Rock' contains 60... Read more

21 Mar 2007

thumb So you think you are hard? Well maybe not, but Japan's Masatoshi Kuriaki is, reports Climbing magazine's Dougald MacDonald.... Read more

21 Mar 2007

thumb As reported down the UKClimbing.com forums (click here) by johnstan (profile), the Lake District is to get a Via Ferrata at the... Read more

21 Mar 2007

thumb Dean Potter and his wife, Steph Davis, two of the most accomplished mountaineers in the world, will no longer be rock climbing... Read more

20 Mar 2007

thumb A cold Tuesday, 20th of March in the South Lakes saw Blackburn based Gaz Parry - who has been in the news a lot recently with his... Read more

19 Mar 2007

thumb Nick Bullock reports on activity in the Alps this season with a detailed 3,000 word report on significant ascents and conditions.... Read more

19 Mar 2007

thumb Wolverhampton based Debbie Corbett, after 4 sessions, sent Rockatrocity, Font 7c or solid V9 at Parisella's Cave, Llandudno on... Read more

19 Mar 2007

thumb As well as the European Bouldering Championship being held at Climb 07 at the OS Outdoors Show at the NEC, Birmingham this... Read more

19 Mar 2007

thumb The Sheffield Adventure Film Forum (website) is back starting this Wednesday, 21 March and running until Sunday at the Showroom... Read more

18 Mar 2007

thumb Juliette Danion (FRA) and David Lama (AUT) have been crowned the new European Bouldering Champions. They put in impressive... Read more

17 Mar 2007

thumb Today, David Barrans, 23, of Manchester came a great 4th in the qualifying round of the IFSC European Bouldering Championships... Read more

17 Mar 2007

thumb Photographer and alpinist, Ian Parnell, fresh from his success on the Eiger this morning reports on the forums at UKClimbing.com... Read more

17 Mar 2007

thumb None of the UK women qualified for the IFSC European Bouldering Championships final being held at the Outdoor Show at the NEC in... Read more

16 Mar 2007

thumb Thanks to a live webcast you can watch all the action from the IFSC* European Bouldering Championships 2007 which kicks off today... Read more

16 Mar 2007

thumb Alpinists Nick Bullock and Andy Houseman just got down from the North face of the Eiger on Thursday (15th March), after a... Read more

15 Mar 2007

thumb If you are a keen climber and aged between 16-25, Scarpa, the Italian rock shoe manufacturer, want to hear from you. Rather than... Read more

15 Mar 2007

thumb As of March 1st one of the world's richest climbing resources was made available online. The American Alpine Club (AAC) was... Read more

15 Mar 2007

thumb In early March four mountaineers from Scotland and Yorkshire successfully completed 3PeaksAfrica (website), a charity fundraising... Read more

14 Mar 2007

thumb Whilst some guidebooks are getting bigger and fatter, Rockfax are downsizing some of their publications with a new guidebook line... Read more

14 Mar 2007

thumb Dougald MacDonald reports: Despite a lingering finger injury, the American climber David Graham is firing on all cylinders in... Read more

14 Mar 2007

thumb "Alan Mullin, 34, of Rotorua, Station Road, Conon Bridge, was acclaimed as an exceptional and hard climber, known for taking on... Read more

14 Mar 2007

thumb Gogarthgate (see previous news items) comes to a close as a sea of change sweeps the Climbers' Club that includes a new policy on... Read more

12 Mar 2007

thumb There's now less than a week to the start of the BMC's CLIMB 2007, an action-packed show within a show at the Ordnance Survey... Read more

11 Mar 2007

In December 1983 Ron Fawcett made the first ascent of The Master's Edge, E7 6c, the square cut arete in the Green Death area of... Read more

11 Mar 2007

thumb Fresh from winning the Bouldering League at Manchester Climbing Centre (see the results here) twenty-two year old Stewart Watson,... Read more

10 Mar 2007

thumb Jordan Buys, 25 of Burnley, Lancashire, has made a fine ascent of John Dunne's Carmen Picasso (originally given E9 6c) at the... Read more

10 Mar 2007

thumb Gareth Parry (website) 34 of Blackburn has topped an amazing run of hard ascents in North Wales with the first ascent of one the... Read more

7 Mar 2007

thumb Property Week, one of the country's top weekly property magazines, recently published an advert from house builder Fairview ( web... Read more

6 Mar 2007

thumb A new VIII 8 on Ben Nevis last week, a new Font 8b before that and an 8c+ redpoint before that.....and now fresh from the Ben, a... Read more

6 Mar 2007

The Block at Black Rocks (near Cromford in the South Peak) is home to some illustrious and hard gritstone slab routes; Gabe... Read more

5 Mar 2007

thumb The BMC / MCofS International Winter Meet that took place at Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms from Friday 23 February to Friday 2... Read more

5 Mar 2007

thumb In 2005 Rob and Jo Gambi became the first married couple to achieve the classic adventurer's ambition when they climbed the... Read more

4 Mar 2007

thumb There have been many debates at UKClimbing.com about climbers with 'natural talent,' with many postulating that some top climbers... Read more

3 Mar 2007

thumb Last month we ran a news item about Americans Zack Smith and Josh Wharton attempting Cesare Maestri's “Compressor Route” (VI 5.10... Read more

3 Mar 2007

thumb DMM have finally received the go-ahead from the directors to produce alloy offsets using modified dies that were bought when HB... Read more

1 Mar 2007

After a question on the forums by Wilbur (UKClimbing.com profile) "Is it happening this year? Anyone know the likely dates?" (see... Read more

1 Mar 2007

thumb John Horscroft (UKClimbing.com profile) reports: The last day of the Longstone Edge Public Inquiry was a thoroughly... Read more