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29 May 2009

Daniel Fuertes has repeated Dani Moreno's Supernowa, 9a, at La Caverna, Valdiello, Spain. This was his first of the grade.Source Read more

29 May 2009

thumb George Ullrich, the young Cumbrian climber now based in North Wales, nipped out to make the most of last week's good weather by... Read more

29 May 2009

thumb Al George, a well known climber and Mountain Guide, has recently died. Here, Dai Lampard remembers a little bit about the... Read more

29 May 2009

thumb Just a few days after her ascent of Rock Atrocity (UKC News) in Parisella's Cave, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has ticked Jerry's Roof... Read more

28 May 2009

thumb If your German is at least half decent, there's an interesting interview made by Steffen Kern with Barbara Raudner over at... Read more

28 May 2009

thumb Looking for an opportunity to do spectacular FA:s on steep virgin basalt? Well, the Garni Gorge in Armenia could be the place for... Read more

28 May 2009

thumb Blyth Wright, a great servant of Scottish Mountaineering, died last Sunday 24th May following illness. His work at Loch Eil... Read more

27 May 2009

thumb Gérôme Pouvreau has done the first ascent of an old Jérôme Rochelle-bolted project at Orgon Canal, near Avignon, in southern... Read more

27 May 2009

Eduard Marin Garcia has onsighted Malsoñando, 8c, at El Bovedón de Gandía, Spain, for his 3rd of the grade. The route has... Read more

27 May 2009

thumb After failing on all his too hard projects at Rodellar, Dani Andrada changed venue and had a good day, even by his, not exactly... Read more

27 May 2009

thumb Some of Britain's talented junior climbers were spotted tearing it up in Fontainebleau during the spell of fine weather over... Read more

27 May 2009

thumb "Awesome mate! Absolutely awesome!" Is how an ever-psyched Tim Emmett described the new Pembroke E8 Point Blank first climbed by... Read more

26 May 2009

thumb On May 21st at 4.30am local time Sir Ran Fiennes stood on the summit of Everest. International Mountain Guide and UKC... Read more

26 May 2009

thumb On Monday 25th of May, 21 year old British climber Tom Bolger redpointed Cadena Perpetua F8c, at sector 'Disblia'... Read more

26 May 2009

thumb British climbers Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker have succeeded on two new routes in the Ruth Gorge in Alaska. "The Ruth... Read more

25 May 2009

thumb A two man team of Alsatians (as in people from Alsace), Pierre Bollinger and Thomas Leleu, spent some time in the UK recently,... Read more

25 May 2009

thumb 15-year-old Niccolò Ceria has done Body count, an 8A+ with a somewhat scary top out and descent, at Magic wood/Averstal. Niccolò... Read more

25 May 2009

thumb Sheffield based climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has made the second female ascent of Rock Atrocity (7C/V9) in Parisella's Cave,... Read more

24 May 2009

thumb MVM:s latest issue, Made in China part one, features Chris Sharma working his mega project Dumpling of all evil at Yangshuo, as... Read more

23 May 2009

thumb Swiss climber Ueli Steck free-climbed El Cap's Golden Gate (5.13b, 41 pitches) and fell on only a single pitch, onsighting the... Read more

22 May 2009

thumb Toni Lamprecht has climbed yet another top-route:"Pe'ahi is the name given to a big wave surfing reef break in Maui, called Jaws... Read more

22 May 2009

thumb North Face athletes, James Pearson and Gaz Parry, with Keith Bradbury, have completed their North Face Summit Series Roadtrip... Read more

21 May 2009

Kensuke Hamada, who repeated New Base Line, 8B+, the other day, has done the 2nd ascent of Franz Widmer's Somewhere in between,... Read more

20 May 2009

thumb This is Maria Torres, a climbing photographer based in Cataluña, Spain. You've more than likely sen quite a few of her photos of... Read more

20 May 2009

Matt Wilder has done the 9th (according to the Narc) ascent of Dave G's The Fly, 9a/8B on the Wiamea wall at Rumney, NH. Matt did... Read more

20 May 2009

thumb Today there is a Q&A session in the UKC Forums with Guy Jarvis of NICAS. Guy's Q&A session marks the start of a new article... Read more

19 May 2009

thumb The UKC Photo galleries are looking top-notch this week with a spread of photographs from bouldering to winter climbing. We have... Read more

19 May 2009

thumb Do you know your MIA from your SPA? UKClimbing.com has a new series on mountain instruction awards. For some people,... Read more

18 May 2009

thumb Sean McColl has had a good few days in the Magic wood of Averstal, Switzerland, after the World Cup premiere a couple of weeks... Read more

18 May 2009

thumb Reported by Dougald MacDonald: Kazakh climber Denis Urubko has summited 8,201-meter Cho Oyu by an alpine-style ascent of the... Read more

16 May 2009

I got a very interesting comment, apparently from a friend of the man himself, that I want to highlight:The standing start [of... Read more

15 May 2009

thumb Here's what Franz has to say about Kryptos, his new 8C: "Kryptos is a problem located in a smaller bouldering area in the Swiss... Read more

15 May 2009

Sebastian Spauwen, again, has more information about Franz Widmer's new boulder problem in the Basler Jura. The problem is called... Read more

14 May 2009

Back in early spring, Nalle Hukkataival did the FA of The Machinist, 8B, at Hueco Tanks, TX. Projekt Media were there to capture... Read more

14 May 2009

thumb My friend Sebastian Spauwen reports on his blog his friend, Franz Widmer, has done a hard FA in the Jura (I'm guessing he means... Read more

14 May 2009

I found this over at UK Bouldering and thought I'd share it. Enjoy! Read more

14 May 2009

thumb Plas y Brenin gets its own beer. PyB, the national mountain centre, has recently given a lot of thought in to what really... Read more

14 May 2009

thumb UKClimbing.com have cast our net far and wide to bring in a diverse range of contributors including Dave MacLeod and Adam Long... Read more

13 May 2009

Thomas Willenberg, now there's an old ghost from the past. In late April, he repeated Kheops assis, 8B+, at Cuvier rempaart,... Read more

13 May 2009

thumb Markus Bock has done yet another 9a in the Frankenjura. Bocki first noticed the line back in April, but as he was slightly... Read more

13 May 2009

thumb Climbers step up to the steep stuff for British lead championships. Britain's premier lead climbing competition will be held... Read more

13 May 2009

thumb "Just your average Spanish holiday really." said McClure, after reeling off a list of F8 onsights, "Nothing compared to Ondra or... Read more

13 May 2009

thumb F9a Repeats and First Ascents: Marcus Bock has climbed a F9a first ascent in the Frankenjura. Pantera took him five days of... Read more

12 May 2009

thumb Iain Miller has been active off the coast of Donegal, Ireland. With several first ascents over the last year of some of the West... Read more

12 May 2009

thumb Oft-eyed blank wall climbed by Pembroke devotee Dave Pickford. The new route Point Blank (E8 6c - F8a) tackles the... Read more

11 May 2009

thumb As usual, Melloblocco in Val Masino, Italy, was a huge success. This year with more than 6000 people in the valley, 2100 of which... Read more

11 May 2009

The Players is the latest release from BS-productions (BS means Brian Solano, I guess). Here's the trailer! I'm hoping for a copy... Read more

11 May 2009

thumb Last week we ran a news item from Kenton Cool detailing the recent placing of bolts at the Yellow Band on Everest. "The Yellow... Read more

9 May 2009

thumb James Pearson, Gaz Parry and Keith Bradbury are now at the MelloBlocco climbing festival in Italy, the final destination of their... Read more

8 May 2009

thumb Shawn Diamond has, according to 8a.nu, done the FA of Direct North, 8B+, in the Buttermilks. Initially, Shawn named it True... Read more

8 May 2009

thumb It appears that Japan is the place to be, with multiple hard problems being climbed in the last few weeks. Finnish... Read more

6 May 2009

thumb Ramon Julian Puigblanque has repeated pedro Pons' El Gran Bellanco, 9a, at Montanejos. Ramon had had his eyes on the route for... Read more

6 May 2009

thumb Others have been close. Dave Graham, for example, fell off on the last move on his flash attempt, but now it's done: Keita Mogaki... Read more

6 May 2009

thumb Today Monday, 11th May, you can ask Rob Adie, the BMC's Climbing Walls & Competitions Officer anything you like about... Read more

6 May 2009

thumb BMC invites climbers to compete at Cliffhanger The best of British boulderers will compete for the title of national... Read more

6 May 2009

thumb Jonathan Stocking is the 16 year old British Youth Champion. He has recently flashed Primera Linea (F8a) at Terradets, Spain (see... Read more

5 May 2009

thumb Nalle Hukkataival has, after four sessions of work, done the FA of The Globalist, 8B+, near his home in Helsinki, Finland. "The... Read more

5 May 2009

thumb Joseph Puryear and David Gottlieb have made the first ascent of Jobo Rinjang (6,778 meters) in Nepal only six months after... Read more

4 May 2009

15 August this year, the 3rd Bronx Rock Invitational will take place, so be sure to book a cheap flight to Köln/Bonn... Read more

4 May 2009

thumb On the 25th April, 40 students made their way to the EICA at Ratho for the Scottish University Sports Bouldering Competition. As... Read more

4 May 2009

thumb Kenton Cool is one of the World's most experienced Everest Guides. He has summited the mountain 6 times in the last 6 years. He... Read more

2 May 2009

thumb The young French prodigies Enzo Oddo and Geoffray De Flaugergues, both 14, have struck again. At Margalef, Enzo climbed Victimes... Read more