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30 Mar 2012

thumb This week's Friday nighter is from and features a very on form Michele Caminati on the Froggatt test-piece Screaming Dream.... Read more

30 Mar 2012

thumb 14 year old GB climbing team member Alex Waterhouse had a successful week last week with ascents of The Cider Soak (8a) and Pet... Read more

29 Mar 2012

thumb There has been a recent number of break-ins to High Rocks recently, highlighted by an email from the owner to the threatening... Read more

29 Mar 2012

thumb From 2 April, the new bouldering movie from PRAK media (Paul Robinson Alex Kahn) is possible to buy as a HD download. We get to... Read more

28 Mar 2012

thumb Today I bring you a couple of bouldering videos. The first is from Switzerland and the second from Sweden, however confusing... Read more

27 Mar 2012

thumb The 2012 Piolets d'Or winners have been announced. From an initial list of 88 routes, the Piolets d'Or jury first selected "6 ... Read more

27 Mar 2012

thumb British Alpinist Kenton Cool, known for his nine ascents of Mount Everest, as well as difficult and committing alpine-style... Read more

27 Mar 2012

thumb Adam Ondra and Rustam Gelmanov have both climbed 9a's lately. For Adam, this is pretty much business as usual, whereas it is... Read more

26 Mar 2012

thumb Hayden Kennedy, who recently made the first bolt free ascent of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre, has now climbed what could... Read more

25 Mar 2012

thumb A couple of days ago, Dai Koyamada finally managed to piece the whole The story of two worlds low start together. Here is what... Read more

25 Mar 2012

thumb After a spectacular show where the assembled climbing stars turned impossible to possible showing what world class bouldering... Read more

23 Mar 2012

thumb In this video by Jon Griffith of Alpine Exposures we see Swiss Alpinist Ueli Steck climbing and training over the... Read more

23 Mar 2012

thumb The stage is set and the walls are dressed to kill for Saturday's Tierra Boulder Battle at Klättercentret in Stockholm. A... Read more

23 Mar 2012

thumb Very good news has reached us from Cresciano in Ticino, Switzerland, where Dai Koyamada finally has been able to complete The... Read more

21 Mar 2012

thumb Back in February Spanish climber Cecilia Buil made an ascent of Lipton, the classic grade 7 icefall at the popular ice climbing... Read more

20 Mar 2012

thumb British climber Alex Barrows has had a very successful trip to Spain, coming away with two 8c sport routes in just a couple of... Read more

20 Mar 2012

thumb American mountain guide Geoff Unger teamed up with British alpinists Jon Griffith and Will Sim to climb the north face of the... Read more

19 Mar 2012

thumb Craggy Island climbing wall in Guildford has been held partially responsible for a 2008 accident in which Ms Louise Pinchbeck, as... Read more

19 Mar 2012

thumb Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has ticked his first 8c sport route with an ascent of 2x30 at the El Pati sector, Siurana,... Read more

19 Mar 2012

thumb For some time the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) has been frantically seeking an organisation to take over the... Read more

16 Mar 2012

thumb Last week at ShAFF Dom Bush won third place in the ShAFF Shorts competition with his film My Own Hands. The film explores another... Read more

16 Mar 2012

thumb It would seem James Pearson's transformation from gritstone head-pointer to limestone red-pointer is now completed. 15 March,... Read more

14 Mar 2012

thumb A few days ago it was Daniel Woods' 76 V-points Hueco Rock Rodeo video, today it's Sean McColl's 71 V-points video from the... Read more

14 Mar 2012

thumb The route Illuminati in Italy has inspired a new generation of mixed climbers since its first ascent by Albert Liechtfried and... Read more

13 Mar 2012

thumb We have been sent the following report by UKC/UKH User gcoiley about some recent damage that he saw being carried out at Hay... Read more

13 Mar 2012

thumb Greg Boswell is appearing on various BBC media today - Tuesday 13th March. Early birds in Scotland could catch him on... Read more

13 Mar 2012

thumb By doing Fish eye at Oliana, 20 year old Maria Davies Sandbu has become the second Norwegian woman, after Hannah Midtbö, to... Read more

12 Mar 2012

thumb Recently, Daniel Woods won the Hueco Rock Rodeo at Hueco Tanks, TX, by collecting 76 V-points for his 6 hardest boulders that... Read more

12 Mar 2012

thumb Sergey Dashkevich and Mikhail Davy (both from Ekaterinburg), Evgeniy Dmitrienko from Rostov and Arkadiy Seregin from Moscow (all... Read more

12 Mar 2012

thumb To say Daniel Woods "starts" sport climbing is perhaps a tad misleading, I mean the guy climbed 9a+ (Jaws) last year, as well... Read more

11 Mar 2012

thumb The final of the CWIF gave close finishes in both the womens and the mens competition particularly. The winner in the womens... Read more

9 Mar 2012

thumb The Wideboyz team of Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker are currently touring the UK giving talks on their amazing trip where they... Read more

8 Mar 2012

thumb Following hot on the heels of our report about a successful Belgian/British expedition to Venezuela (news report here) comes... Read more

8 Mar 2012

thumb Five weeks or so from now, James Kassay, from Melbourne, Australia, will arrive in Europe for a 7 month stay. The plan is to do... Read more

7 Mar 2012

thumb Yes, I know The LowDown is supposed to be about bouldering and sport climbing, and yes I'm aware of the fact that I've skipped... Read more

7 Mar 2012

thumb George Ullrich (UK), Siebe Vanhee (Belgium), Sam Farnsworth (UK), and Mason Earle (USA) have climbed a new big wall route in... Read more

6 Mar 2012

thumb Women are repeating Mind control, 8c+, at Oliana, as if it's going out of fashion. The latest quick ascent was made by Caroline... Read more

6 Mar 2012

thumb There is a feast of climbing coming to Sheffield next weekend with the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) and the Climbing... Read more

6 Mar 2012

thumb Alizée Dufraisse has struck yet again by repeating another 8c+ in the El Pati sector at Siurana, thereby getting even closer to... Read more

6 Mar 2012

thumb Sean McColl, Canadian currently living in France, attended the Hueco Rock Rodeo at Hueco Tanks, TX, the other day and made an... Read more

5 Mar 2012

thumb British climber Shauna Coxsey recently placed third in the finals of the American Bouldering Series National Championships. ... Read more

5 Mar 2012

thumb Switzerland's Nina Caprez keeps delivering in Spain. In the Raco de finestra sector at Margalef, she has repeated Aitzol, 8c... Read more

5 Mar 2012

thumb James Pearson, currently in Spain with his girlfriend Caroline (see UKC News), has made a very fast ascent of the 8c+ sport route... Read more

2 Mar 2012

thumb A couple of weeks ago we ran a video from Sandstones of Ned Feehally in Cresciano. 'Sandstones' has been bouldering and filming... Read more

2 Mar 2012

thumb After a brief break/rest from bouldering and some training on routes(!), Guntram "GU" Jörg is back in the game and has made the... Read more

2 Mar 2012

thumb Felipe Camargo has made the first ascent of Premonição, 8c+, at Serra do Cipó, Brazil, "an amazing route on a really... Read more

1 Mar 2012

thumb The well-known New Zealand rock climber, mountaineer and Piolet d'or recipient Athol Whimp, has been killed in a fall. ... Read more

1 Mar 2012

thumb Daniel Woods shows his great form continues by opening the RMNP season with a bang by opening 'Paint it black', 8C. Recently... Read more