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30 Apr 2011

thumb Dan Varian has reported on the Beastmaker Blog that he has made the first ascent of a new problem at a 'new' crag in the Peak... Read more

30 Apr 2011

thumb 19 April, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of what was quite possibly the most famous sport climbing project in history:... Read more

29 Apr 2011

thumb Just in from James Pearson - almost flashes Muy Caliente! (E10) and gets it second go ground-up. James commented: "I tried to... Read more

29 Apr 2011

thumb Nik Jennings has ticked the magic 8 in all three rock climbing disciplines - Trad - Sport and Bouldering. But Nik has climbed the... Read more

29 Apr 2011

thumb The Big Climb (14th and 15th of May 2011) is a weekend of skills workshops at Plas y Brenin, North Wales. The weekend costs... Read more

29 Apr 2011

thumb Not in Andalucia, but in Catalunya, where Enzo Oddo (16) and Dave Firnenburg (15) have both repeated Chris Sharma's 45m rig Era... Read more

28 Apr 2011

thumb 20 year old Austrian competition climber Jakob Schubert has climbed several hard 8c+ routes in the past, but during the last few... Read more

28 Apr 2011

thumb We reported top alpinist Ueli Steck's astonishing 10.5 hour speed climb of Shisha Pangma in the UKC news last week. Ueli, who is... Read more

28 Apr 2011

thumb Gabriele Moroni has made the coveted 2nd ascent of Dave Graham's Coup de Grace at Sonlerto, high in the Val Bavona, Ticino. Dave... Read more

27 Apr 2011

thumb James McHaffie and Stuart Wood have added a new route to Dow Crag in the Lake District. The day after the ascent Steve Ashworth,... Read more

27 Apr 2011

thumb Those of us who are following Dave MacLeod's blog know it has been a struggle, those of you who haven't can go there and read... Read more

26 Apr 2011

thumb James Pearson has continued his productive trip to Pembroke by climbing two more E8s. The routes, Daddy Cool at Carreg y Barcud... Read more

26 Apr 2011

thumb Stories are always popular and this spring is no exception. Paul Robinson has done both The never ending story and The story of... Read more

26 Apr 2011

thumb The first round of the 2011 IFSC Bouldering World Cup took place on the 15-17 April in Milan, Italy. The event was attended by... Read more

26 Apr 2011

thumb Lakes based bouldering activist Greg Chapman reports on a large new bouldering area in the Duddon Valley, Cumbria: "Over the... Read more

25 Apr 2011

thumb 27 year old Swiss climber Dani Arnold has speed soloed the North Face of the Eiger in 2 hours and 28 minutes. Arnold, who lives... Read more

25 Apr 2011

thumb 9b's are coming thick and fast this spring, it would seem it's the new "black"... Adam Ondra has now made the FA of La planta de... Read more

22 Apr 2011

thumb In this five-part series from , climbers Nico Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Seán Villanueva and Ben Ditto ship out for the summer... Read more

22 Apr 2011

thumb Earlier in the week UKC reported that James Pearson climbed Point Blank (E8 6c) at Stennis Ford, Pembroke. We now have more info... Read more

21 Apr 2011

thumb The BMC National Disability Climbing Competition is organised by the BMC, Link4Life and Climb UK, Rochdale and will be on 8 May... Read more

21 Apr 2011

thumb On April 19, 2011, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of his longtime project First Round First Minute, in Margalef, Spain.... Read more

20 Apr 2011

thumb James Pearson has reported on his blog that he is on his first trip to Pembroke and that he has onsighted the tough E6 6b From a... Read more

20 Apr 2011

thumb Stanage Edge, the popular climbing, walking and wildlife area on Sheffield's doorstep, could be leased or sold by the Peak... Read more

20 Apr 2011

thumb Today I'm super busy with organising the Tierra Boulder Battle (Live tonight), meaning I don't have much time for posting news,... Read more

19 Apr 2011

thumb The Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has speed soloed the Tibetan giant of Shisha Pangma (8027m) in 10.5 hours. Steck, in a league... Read more

19 Apr 2011

thumb The Schengen files is the story of Paul Robinson's extended Eurotrip, featuring bouldering at Fontainebleau and Ticino. This... Read more

18 Apr 2011

thumb The Piolets d'or 2011 ceremony was held in Chamonix, France over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of April. The... Read more

18 Apr 2011

thumb Do you want a refresher on building belays and placing gear? Or maybe you want some advice on moving faster and being slicker, so... Read more

18 Apr 2011

thumb Today's first trailer is a Louder than 11 production brought to you by Death to Traitors Films. An an epic action adventure that... Read more

17 Apr 2011

thumb Climber, runner (UK Ultrarunning Champion 2010), competitive skier, and IFMGA guide, Jon Morgan became the fastest cartoon... Read more

17 Apr 2011

thumb Here are a few more and some less smoking hot news from around the world. At Fontainebleau, Dorotea Karalus has managed to... Read more

15 Apr 2011

thumb Apparently 'everyone in the UK is going to Font' right now, so here at UKC towers we thought it would be a good day to pop some... Read more

15 Apr 2011

thumb Alan Cassidy reports in his UKC Logbook and on his blog that he has redpointed Unjustified (F8c) at Malham Cove, North... Read more

14 Apr 2011

thumb 20 April at 7.45 pm is the time, Klattercentret in Stockholm is the place. For what? The Tierra Boulder Battle is an... Read more

14 Apr 2011

thumb Jon Partridge has made what is thought to be the fourth ascent of Chimaera at High Rocks on the southern sandstone in East... Read more

13 Apr 2011

thumb Four(ish) tries was all it took and then it was done. Adam Ondra made swift work of Barnabé Fernandez' 82m marathon of a route at... Read more

13 Apr 2011

thumb GB Bouldering Team members Stewart Watson, Dave Barrans, Jon Partridge and Diane Merrick will be travelling to Milan to... Read more

12 Apr 2011

thumb Approximately two square miles of heathland caught fire on Saturday night at in the Staffordshire Peak District. The blaze... Read more

11 Apr 2011

thumb Earlier in the year Jon Griffith reported on two major alpine ascents climbed by Patrice Glairon Rappaz and Cédric... Read more

11 Apr 2011

thumb The simple campus board, a steep wooden board with horizontal rungs, has long been thought of as a fast track to climbing hard,... Read more

11 Apr 2011

thumb Twenty five year old Aberdonian Ben Hunter has big ambitions for the coming 2011-12 season. He hopes to be only the third... Read more

9 Apr 2011

thumb Jonathan Siegrist has made the 3rd ascent of Joey Kinder's Golden direct, 9a, at the Cathedral, north west of Las Vegas. On... Read more

8 Apr 2011

thumb A short film by Climblox.com exploring the thin line between hi-ball bouldering and full-on soloing. It features ascents,... Read more

8 Apr 2011

thumb Sport England ran their fourth Active People Survey in 2010 attempting to measure how many people in England participate in... Read more

7 Apr 2011

thumb Swizz couple Nina Caprez and Cedric Lachat had a decent outing the other day at Oliana in Catalunya. Already tired from previous... Read more

7 Apr 2011

thumb Lancashire Climbers Get Together: The Black Pudding Team Dinner 2011 - John Dunne Speaks & Craig Smith Mixes. ... Read more

6 Apr 2011

thumb The 2010/11 Southern Indoor Bouldering Series came to an end on 19th March, when Craggy Island 2 in Sutton hosted this year's... Read more

6 Apr 2011

thumb In this video from we see Adam Ondra onsighting Mind Control (F8c+) at Oliana, Spain. Black Diamond say: Black Diamond... Read more

5 Apr 2011

thumb As the UK's winter climbing season draws to a close, UKClimbing.com would like to thank Dan Goodwin for his hard work in... Read more

5 Apr 2011

thumb Last Saturday the 2nd of April 60 climbers attended the BMC SW Area Meeting held in Redruth, Cornwall to discuss fixed and... Read more

4 Apr 2011

thumb Leading winter climber Simon Richardson has written a moving tribute to the veteran Scottish activist Doug Lang, who was... Read more

4 Apr 2011

thumb This is the thirteenth and final report of the 2010/11 season of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of... Read more

4 Apr 2011

thumb Pirmin Bertle has made the 3rd ascent of Daniel Jung's Jungle speed, 9a, in the La Capella sector at Siurana. The meat of the... Read more

4 Apr 2011

thumb The BBC's iPlayer currently has a feature on the North Face of the Eiger. The program, starring top mountain guide and UKC... Read more

1 Apr 2011

thumb Today sees the launch of (S)Peakeasy, a national campaign to rename key British mountains. The campaign seeks to... Read more

1 Apr 2011

thumb Many readers of UKC will remember the late Derek Hersey. Derek, born in Manchester, served his apprenticeship in the Peak and... Read more

1 Apr 2011

thumb UKClimbing.com today launches a new initiative, sponsoring top UK climbers with an annual salary. In return for hard cash... Read more