June 2008 Search News

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30 Jun 2008

thumb New route development continues apace in the Dinorwig slate quarries. The ever enthusiastic Colin Goodey is one of the climbers... Read more

30 Jun 2008

thumb It has been reported that Thomas and Alexander Huber got a $2 million grant from the German government to aid their record... Read more

27 Jun 2008

thumb You read it here first. Kendal Mountain Festivals have just announced a great line up of headline speakers. This years dates... Read more

27 Jun 2008

Autumn 2008 sees the release of a documentary celebrating the life and achievements of one of the finest raw talents to emerge... Read more

26 Jun 2008

thumb By now many climbers will be aware that the new Southern Sandstone guidebook is available. Full details and sample chapters here:... Read more

26 Jun 2008

thumb This week China announced that it may limit the number of tourists on and around Mt. Everest next year, ostensibly for... Read more

25 Jun 2008

thumb Iron Crag above Thirlmere is steep and uncompromising, home to several hard routes including Dave Birkett's horror show If Six... Read more

25 Jun 2008

thumb A German team of Stefan Glowacz, Robert Jasper, Klaus Fengler, Holger Heuber and Mariusz Hoffman have travelled to Baffin Island... Read more

25 Jun 2008

thumb Following a successful trial period, access is still allowed at this popular Yorkshire limestone sport venue. However, the... Read more

24 Jun 2008

thumb Recently at UKC we have requested accident reports. This is a new step for climbing in the UK and it is still in initial stages.... Read more

24 Jun 2008

thumb Thank you very much to the advertisers below who support UKClimbing.com and who have joined us recently or have renewed their... Read more

23 Jun 2008

thumb At 1 a.m. on May 2, 2008, French Alpine Club ski mountaineers Stephan Brosse, Lionel Bonnel and Laurent Fabre left from a church... Read more

23 Jun 2008

thumb The Lyon Equipment: Sportiva/Beal/Petzl Design Competition had 54 entries. You can see them all here in the right hand column.... Read more

19 Jun 2008

thumb The BMC International Meet took place at Plas y Brenin this year from 11 to 18 May. Climbers from all over the world got... Read more

19 Jun 2008

thumb Ray's Roof (E7 6c) is a classic gritstone horror, short and unbelievably savage. The horizontal off-width fissure was first... Read more

18 Jun 2008

thumb Recently Dave MacLeod's mega route Rhapsody has been hitting the headlines. With repeats from two of the worlds top climbers,... Read more

17 Jun 2008

thumb Steve McClure - one of the world's most talented climbers has just climbed Rhapsody - E11 7a. Here he answers a few of our... Read more

17 Jun 2008

thumb In February 2002 a man was injured whilst using a bouldering wall. He tried to make a dynamic move and cartwheeled in the air,... Read more

17 Jun 2008

thumb A four-man Norwegian team has made the probable second complete ascent of the Norwegian Buttress (VII 5.10+ A4) on Great Trango... Read more

17 Jun 2008

thumb Reported by Mcclown: Divided Years got it's 4th ascent by Ricky Bell, the first local to succeed. He's proposed the grade of... Read more

16 Jun 2008

thumb E11 is... E11!? Steve McClure comments on the grade of Rhapsody on the Climb magazine website: "A lot of people want the... Read more

15 Jun 2008

thumb See also news report below:Jun 15: Steve McClure Climbs Rhapsody, Trotter Does It Again!. Dave Brown and Paul Diffley of Hot... Read more

15 Jun 2008

thumb PHOTODIAGRAM of the Requiem headwall at Dumbarton Rock Thanks to Fraser and JLS who took the photo and drew the lines on, and... Read more

15 Jun 2008

thumb Steve McClure redpointed Rhapsody today, making him the third climber to climb this landmark route at Dumbarton Rock established... Read more

13 Jun 2008

thumb This was several years ago at the Bachar Boulders, a small volcanic bouldering area near Mammoth Lakes, California. The area was... Read more

12 Jun 2008

John Bachar the American climbing legend and fierce proponent of ground up climbing has joined UKClimbing.com as a registered... Read more

12 Jun 2008

thumb Over the weekend of 7th and 8th June Randy Roby (age 11) of Rochdale won the category B in the Under 14 Cup at the prestigious... Read more

11 Jun 2008

thumb Rhapsody: E11 7a, a desperate, sequential crimp-fest, powering up an amazing blank section of rock. Escapable, but offering a... Read more

10 Jun 2008

thumb From the 8a.nu news page: "Some of the best climbers, especially women, are very skinny and in fact some are even anorexic.... Read more

10 Jun 2008

thumb Tyler Landman took an impressive 6th place for Great Britain in the IFSC Climbing World Cup (bouldering) in Vail, Colorado at the... Read more

10 Jun 2008

thumb "After 4 and a half HOT and sunny weeks, 14 enduring days, 24 fifty foot falls, 47 snickers bars, and 113 emails to Lydia, I... Read more

9 Jun 2008

thumb Cliff Hanger is an outdoor event with lots of different activities run on July 12th and 13th at Millhouses Park, Sheffield. It... Read more

9 Jun 2008

thumb Steve McClure has flashed Dr Crimp 8b+ at Kilnsey in Yorkshire. Dr Crimp was climbed for the first time by Gaz Parry two weeks... Read more

8 Jun 2008

thumb In between nights out on the town then black pudding for breakfast, and his headpoint burns on Rhapsody, Sonnie Trotter has... Read more

6 Jun 2008

thumb With lots of interest in Rhapsody, Dave MacLeod's magnum opus at Dumbarton Rock, Dave has written what are arguably his most... Read more

6 Jun 2008

thumb Al Phizacklea (photo) who fell soloing a few weeks ago at Wallowbarrow Crag and sustained a smashed talus bone (now nicely... Read more

6 Jun 2008

thumb A strong British team have forced a new line on a huge pillar in the Badar valley - Torres del Paine. Mike 'Twid' Turner, Geoff... Read more

5 Jun 2008

thumb UKC has just published three fantastic Alpine articles, concentrating on the north face of Les Courtes. In the first of the... Read more

5 Jun 2008

thumb Gaz Parry has been cleaning up some unfinished business at Kilnsey: "Dr Crimp (8b+) is a direct start to an old and rarely... Read more

5 Jun 2008

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the Lyon Equipment: Sportiva/Beal/Petzl Design A Banner Competition (details... Read more

4 Jun 2008

thumb A personal message from Alan James: "After 13 years involved with UKClimbing.com, Andy Hyslop is moving on to concentrate on his... Read more

3 Jun 2008

Phil Robins reports on the UKC forums: "What follows is a brief, cautionary tale regarding the danger of relying on in-situ... Read more

3 Jun 2008

thumb Unjustifed (8c) at Malham is a rightwards extension from Something Stupid (7b) and was first climbed in 1992 by Nic Sellars. Nic... Read more

2 Jun 2008

thumb Alex Messenger [UKC Profile] has put the new larger photo size-limit to good use. Alex is the Editor of Summit Magazine and... Read more

2 Jun 2008

thumb From 8a.nu: Daila Ojeda & Chris Sharma decided to go climbing in Oliana in spite of the rain and they got their reward;... Read more

2 Jun 2008

thumb Ray Wood reports on the DMM Website The Belgian dynamic duo, Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, who were... Read more