April 2010 Search News

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30 Apr 2010

thumb Frogsmouth Quarry got the Bosch & Makita treatment this Sunday. The enthusiastic team of "Frogsquad" volunteers... Read more

30 Apr 2010

thumb The atmosphere on the Malham Catwalk was palpable yesterday – King Wad, a.k.a. Adam Ondra was in town! And man was he pulling... Read more

29 Apr 2010

thumb UKClimbing.com and Plas y Brenin have just hosted the first UKC/PyB Alpine Festival, a weekend of skills workshops and... Read more

27 Apr 2010

thumb UKClimbing.com are pleased to announce a new article series for 2010. Stevie Haston, one of the world's top climbers, has... Read more

23 Apr 2010

thumb I'll be off-line for a couple of weeks now, scary, I know... No idea how I'll cope, but I'll try to pull through... somehow. I... Read more

23 Apr 2010

thumb PlanetFear's Dave MacFarlane and James Swann met up with a team of British climbers in the middle of a 6 week stay at the... Read more

23 Apr 2010

thumb Renowned photographer John Beatty has uploaded three stunning images of the recent Volcanic eruption in Iceland: ... Read more

23 Apr 2010

thumb A regular theme that crops up on the UKC forums is that of the local hero. You know, the climber who quietly onsights E6s... Read more

23 Apr 2010

thumb Dai Koyamada took off on his month long trip to Switzerland about a week ago, and he's been crushing hard.He quickly worked out... Read more

22 Apr 2010

Gérôme Pouvreau climbing. Enzo Oddo filming.Source: Kairn Read more

22 Apr 2010

thumb Hot on the heels of Mary Jenner (UKC News), Karin Magog has also climbed Bleed in Hell, the E8 6c on the Bowderstone Crag... Read more

21 Apr 2010

Malcolm Smith has added yet another hard problem at the Dumbarton boulders. Firefight, 8B, climbs the Pressure cave, then links... Read more

21 Apr 2010

thumb Malcolm Smith has added another desperate problem to the boulders of Dumbarton, near Glasgow. His new problem is called... Read more

20 Apr 2010

Lone wolf, Stefan Rasmussen, who's, more or less, single-handedly been responsible for the development of hard bouldering in the... Read more

20 Apr 2010

thumb The Mammut Climbing Team are in the Peak District and have been active on some hard gritstone routes. The team, consisting of... Read more

20 Apr 2010

thumb The Ordnance Survey "Open Data" initiative is a government scheme releasing OS map data to the public that went ahead on... Read more

19 Apr 2010

thumb Iker Pou has made the 2nd ascent of Il Domani, 9a, at Baltzola, a mega resistance route according to him. Quite different to his... Read more

19 Apr 2010

Kairn reports, Gérôme Pouvreau has made the second ascent of La guerre de nerfs, 9a, at La Verrière. The FA was made by Pierre... Read more

19 Apr 2010

thumb Back in January we went live with our first UKC News Broadcast. This is our second episode and the idea is still in beta mode... Read more

19 Apr 2010

thumb Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmett are set to be filmed for a major TV show this summer. The programme, made for BBC Scotland,... Read more

18 Apr 2010

I asked Gabri Moroni to comment on his ascent of Action directe. I missed him when he was online, but he was kind enough to send... Read more

18 Apr 2010

thumb Yesterday, Gabriele Moroni repeated Action directe, 9a, at Waldkopf/Frankenjura, for its 12 ascent over all. This was the first... Read more

17 Apr 2010

thumb Gareth "Gaz" Parry has repeated John Dunne's 1996 testpiece The Big Issue, E9 6c, at the sea cliff Bosherston head, Pembroke. The... Read more

16 Apr 2010

thumb In this new release from Sender Films, Kurt Smith, a legend of Joshua Tree climbing in the 1980's, takes modern hot-shot Chris... Read more

16 Apr 2010

thumb Before his ascent of Adrenalin, 8c+, the other day, the name Martin Schidlowski was unknown to me. Probably, this was true for... Read more

16 Apr 2010

thumb The season has kick-started around Nice. At Castillon two notable ascents have already been recorded, both from the hands (and... Read more

16 Apr 2010

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

16 Apr 2010

thumb Gaz Parry has repeated the stunning Pembroke testpiece of The Big Issue E9 6c at Bosherston Head. Gaz elected to climb the... Read more

16 Apr 2010

thumb If I'd ask you to name two Finnish climbers, I'm guessing most of you would struggle to come up with a second name after Nalle.... Read more

15 Apr 2010

thumb VIDEO: Stu McAleese talks about the UKC / Plas y Brenin Alpine Festival Over the weekend of the 23rd to 25th of April... Read more

15 Apr 2010

thumb As "Daniel" wrote in one of the comments below, 20 year old, Martin Schidlowski has managed to make the FOTHFA* of Alexander... Read more

15 Apr 2010

thumb Young and outspoken climber Franco Cookson, who is perhaps best known for his internet ranting as opposed to his actual... Read more

14 Apr 2010

thumb Despite complaining about feeling sick yesterday, and being generaly miserable due to bad weather, Dave Graham pulled one out of... Read more

14 Apr 2010

thumb Scottish climber amongst the five winners: The 18th Piolets d'Or event was held in... Read more

14 Apr 2010

thumb Auchinstarry Quarry, a popular venue for Glasgow based climbers, has been undergoing 'safety work' courtesy of North... Read more

14 Apr 2010

thumb Thank you to John Norris of www.chamonixart.com and Nick Wallis (more photos) for the photographs in this report. ... Read more

13 Apr 2010

thumb Popular venue of Dali's Hole has hangers removed as access worries sky rocket: Dali's Hole is a small and friendly crag... Read more

13 Apr 2010

thumb I know some think it's wrong to hype unclimbed routes or boulder problems. I'm not going to get into that particular issue right... Read more

13 Apr 2010

thumb Spring is in full flow. The soil is warming up, the cherry blossoms are blooming and the thoughts of climbers are turning... Read more

12 Apr 2010

Here's Paul Robinson making the 2nd ascent of Nic Oklobzija's The Raven on Minnesotan sandstone. At 8A+, it wasn't a huge... Read more

12 Apr 2010

thumb   8 year old Italian climber Tito Traversa (pictured right) has in the last few days ticked a spread of hard routes that would... Read more

10 Apr 2010

thumb Photographer Fred Moix recently succeeded to add the obvious logical start to Fred Nicole's mega-classic Joyeux Léon at La... Read more

9 Apr 2010

From Alberto Malinverni, here's Adam Ondra working what became Goldrake, at Cornalba."I think it's possible" from Alberto... Read more

9 Apr 2010

thumb Pierre Delás from Kairn also interviewed Daila Ojeda while in Spain, shortly after her ascent of Fish eye, 8c.Enjoy!Back to Santa... Read more

9 Apr 2010

thumb The Slovenian sport climber Maja Vidmar has onsighted the F8b+ Humildes pa casa at Oliana in Northern Spain. Vidmar is an... Read more

9 Apr 2010

thumb The seventeen year old Czech wonder-climber has done it yet again. This time he hit the crag of Cornalba in Italy where he freed... Read more

8 Apr 2010

thumb The Scottish Youth Bouldering Championship (SYBC) was a single day event held at Transition Extreme climbing wall in... Read more

8 Apr 2010

Dave McAllister has made a quite extensive interview with Chuck Fryberger, the man behind Pure and the recently released Core.... Read more

8 Apr 2010

thumb If I were aspiring to make a 9something FA anywhere in Europe, and one day saw a car with Czech licence plates rolling into my... Read more

7 Apr 2010

Maja Vidmar has onsighted the 50m Humildes pa casa, 8b+, at Oliana Read more

7 Apr 2010

Some call it real climbing, some call it scary shit. I call it trad. I'm not sure this is a very accurate description though... I... Read more

7 Apr 2010

thumb Tom Bolger, the British climber now resident in Northern Spain, has ticked another F9a. This time it was Open Your Mind Direct... Read more

7 Apr 2010

thumb March saw the finale of the Climb Newcastle Winter Bouldering Series, the fifth in a series of events which have seen a ... Read more

7 Apr 2010

thumb Over the weekend 23rd to 25th of April 2010 Plas y Brenin are set to host the first ever UKClimbing.com Alpine Festival. This... Read more

6 Apr 2010

thumb On Saturday 27th March Ben Heason headpointed the Black Rocks test-piece Meshuga E9 6c. Black Rocks is a gritstone... Read more

6 Apr 2010

thumb South African Ex-Pat Mary Jenner, now based in Cumbria, has climbed the brutally fingery Bleed in Hell (E8 6c) at the... Read more

5 Apr 2010

thumb A few days ago, Paul Robinson made the FA of what used to be the Rasta man vibration sit-project at the Buttermilks, Bishop. It... Read more

5 Apr 2010

thumb Yesterday, Markus Jung repeated A Muerte at Siurana, 8c+/9a, a route that's becoming a hard core classic. After the FA, Richard... Read more

4 Apr 2010

thumb Recently, Adam Ondra made the FA of Tanec ku?átek (Chicken dance), 9a, at Jáchymka, Moravský kras. A super steep route, exiting... Read more

3 Apr 2010

Josh Lowell, of BigUp productions has written a piece about the FRFM-controversy:"This internet controversy about First Round... Read more

3 Apr 2010

thumb Later on I found it extremely weird standing there on the ground, watching Dave Graham and Dani Andrada trying FRFM, when I... Read more

2 Apr 2010

thumb Rob Lamey and a bunch of friends did what many of us dream of. They hit Europe in their camper-vans over the winter. They spent... Read more

2 Apr 2010

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

1 Apr 2010

In between tries on Papichulo, Dave Graham onsighted Picos Pardos, 8b+, at Oliana, yesterday. The conditions were finally good... Read more

1 Apr 2010

Unaware of the controversy this no doubt will cause, Adam Ondra has returned to Cataluña and made a quick FA of what used to be... Read more

1 Apr 2010

thumb As announced by the government in February of this year, the familiar yellow Sea King Helicopters are to be decommissioned as the... Read more

1 Apr 2010

thumb Pierre Delás, from Kairn, interviewed Chris Sharma in Santa Linya a while back. Chris talks about FRFM, climbing in general, his... Read more

1 Apr 2010

thumb The middle fin at Lower Sharpnose has 'slumped' during the winter storms. Lower Sharpnose is a popular crag on the north coast... Read more

1 Apr 2010

Unfortunately, the FRFM-affair has somewhat overshadowed Paul Robinson's ground-breaking ascent of Lucid dreaming. I'll make an... Read more

1 Apr 2010

thumb American super-boulderer Paul Robinson has succeeded on the Rastaman Vibration Sit Start on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in... Read more