June 2009 Search News

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30 Jun 2009

Yesterday, Nalle Hukkataival repeated Nuthin but sunshine, 8B, in the lower chaos of RMNP. It took him about half an hour.... Read more

30 Jun 2009

thumb Peak trad duo take on the Brown and Whillans challenge Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have ticked the Staffordshire grit... Read more

30 Jun 2009

thumb BMC organised crag clean up brings a sparkle to Peak limestone Last Saturday a team of crag activists headed down to Stoney... Read more

29 Jun 2009

thumb Boulderrausch reports Jonas Junker did the 6th ascent of Markus Bock's Riot act, 8B+, a while back. They say his success was... Read more

29 Jun 2009

thumb Bruno Axhaussen has made an interview with Udo Neumann, one of the great characters on the climbing media circus since back in... Read more

29 Jun 2009

thumb A decade of design for UKC's top-notch web developer UKClimbing.com's web boffin Nick 'hard drinking, hard coding' Smith has... Read more

29 Jun 2009

thumb Bernhard Schwaiger has made the first ascent of Hurricane, Birgkar, Austria. He estimates the difficulty to be a mighty Font... Read more

29 Jun 2009

thumb It's less than two weeks to go to Cliffhanger, Sheffield's outdoor sport event held at Millhouses Park on the weekend of July... Read more

29 Jun 2009

thumb A breath of life has been given to Longstone Edge as the House of Lords has refused to hear an appeal against the Peak District... Read more

27 Jun 2009

thumb Kornelius Obleitner has done the 3rd ascent of Bernd Zangerl's Anam Cara, 8C-ish, at Silvretta, Austria. As he also did the 3rd... Read more

26 Jun 2009

thumb Chris Savage has climbed a new multi pitch sport route in Cheddar gorge. Bristol's Got Talent is a four pitch route and rates... Read more

25 Jun 2009

Here's an excellent video by Rouzeau Michaël showing Fred Moix doing the 3rd ascent of Underground paradise, 8B+, at Fionnay,... Read more

25 Jun 2009

thumb UKC and BMC test gear to destruction: Recent discussion on the UKClimbing.com forums about the strength of knotted slings... Read more

24 Jun 2009

thumb Diamond Heist Stoppered: Employees keep cam, as thief steals computers. "The manager explained that the company does not... Read more

24 Jun 2009

thumb French young-gun hits good form with multiple F8c+ ascents. Enzo Oddo, the young French sport climbing star, has made swift... Read more

24 Jun 2009

thumb Back in May Franz Widmer climbed the first ascent of Kryptos (Font 8C). Commenting on The Low Down he described the problem... Read more

24 Jun 2009

thumb The dyno world record was broken at the Eindhoven World Cup event on the 14th of June. Dutch climber Nicky de Leeuw beat his own... Read more

23 Jun 2009

It took a while, but here it is: Frank Widmer doing Kryptos, 8C. It will be very intersting to see what Franz can do in the... Read more

23 Jun 2009

thumb Top Slovenian competition climber Maja Vidmar has redpointed Attilla Luomgo (F8c+), Barratro, Trieste, Italy. Vidmar had... Read more

22 Jun 2009

thumb A remake of the film Clash of the Titans is set to be filmed in the Llanberis slate quarries. As of the 29th June the 'main... Read more

22 Jun 2009

thumb Dave MacLeod has yet again nabbed a stunning and hard first ascent, this time with a perfect sandstone arete now named Kolus (E8... Read more

22 Jun 2009

thumb Keith Sharples Reports: On Thursday last, Drew Haigh pulled the crux of Mark Leach's 1988 Malham test-piece, Cry Freedom (F8b+)... Read more

22 Jun 2009

thumb Back in 1992 Alex Huber climbed Om at Endstal in Germany. Huber graded it F8c+, keeping it in line with the famous route... Read more

21 Jun 2009

thumb Bernhard Schwaiger has added another 8C-or-harder to his already mighty list by doing the FA of Hurricane, 8C, at Birgkar,... Read more

21 Jun 2009

thumb Maja Vidmar has repeated Attila lungo at Barratro close to Trieste, Italien. A few days earlier she succeeded on the first part... Read more

21 Jun 2009

thumb Nalle Hukkataival keeps delivering. Yesterday, breaking the all Nordic tradition of severe post midsummer hangover, he did the FA... Read more

19 Jun 2009

thumb Mikey Robertson has been up to his old tricks again. The often naked, deep-water-solo enthusiast has soloed up the side of the... Read more

18 Jun 2009

thumb Jenny Lavarda has climbed her hardest route so far, Reini's vibes, 8c/+, in Massone's Pueblo sector, Arco, Italy. Jenny's... Read more

18 Jun 2009

thumb Nice Climb reports, 14 year old Enzo Oddo has sent Dures Limites, 8c, and Dave Graham's Ba ba black sheep, 8c+, at Céuse,... Read more

18 Jun 2009

thumb Pegs on sea cliffs, do YOU trust them? Well you shouldn't. Insitu pegs, that is pitons that are permanently left hammered in to... Read more

18 Jun 2009

thumb NOW LIVE! Martin Chester of the British Mountain Guides (BMG) is going live on the UKClimbing forums this Friday (19th June)... Read more

17 Jun 2009

thumb We have gone quite nuts recently with exclusive UKClimbing.com creative competitions. Express yourself and gear can be... Read more

17 Jun 2009

thumb Gavin Pike is just back from a very successful Alaska trip with James Clapham. They had a productive stay on the Ruth... Read more

17 Jun 2009

thumb Jonny Copp, Micah Dash and climbing camera-man Wade Johnson have been tragically killed in what is thought to be an avalanche... Read more

16 Jun 2009

Nalle Hukkataival is once again in the RMNP. The style of the bouldering there seems to suit him (is there any style that doesn't... Read more

16 Jun 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has done the 2nd ascent of Alexander Huber's Om, 9a, at Triangel in the Endstal, Germany. When Alexander did the FA,... Read more

16 Jun 2009

thumb The Scottish Mountaineering Club's Skye guidebook is nearing completion and over the last two months, in conjunction with... Read more

16 Jun 2009

thumb The final round of the Bouldering World Cup took place in Eindhoven on the 12th and 13th June.   11 members of the British... Read more

16 Jun 2009

thumb Scottish climber Ben Litster has repeated the classic crack climb Requiem at Dumbarton. Requiem is the tough (E7/8 - around... Read more

15 Jun 2009

thumb Barbara Raudner has repeated Robert Roithinger's Hammerland, 8b/+, at Frankenfels in the Pielach valley. The route climbs a steep... Read more

15 Jun 2009

Jakob Schubert has, after quite a lot of work, done the 2nd ascent and 2nd FA of Kilian Fischhuber's Dolby Surround, aka "the... Read more

15 Jun 2009

thumb Paul Robinson made quick work of Dave Graham's recently opened Big worm, 8B+, at Mt. Evans, CO. Chuck Fryberger was there with... Read more

15 Jun 2009

thumb Wing Commander David Tait has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list. The award was a well deserved accolade... Read more

15 Jun 2009

thumb Elfyn Jones has been appointed as the British Mountaineering Council's (BMC) Access and Conservation Officer for Wales. There... Read more

15 Jun 2009

thumb You may not have realised that he'd been away, but for those, like me, that follow Dave MacLeod's blog, it has been pretty... Read more

15 Jun 2009

thumb The infamous Ma Weston, owner of the Olde Worlde Cafe, Bosherston, Pembroke has received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours... Read more

12 Jun 2009

thumb 16 year old Czech climbing phenomena Adam Ondra has continued his domination of the World sport climbing scene. His recent swift... Read more

11 Jun 2009

thumb Limekilns is an unusual Limestone crag in Fife, Scotland with a history of access problems, however, in recent years there... Read more

11 Jun 2009

thumb BMC Area Open Meetings are open to all They are the base from which the BMC grows, where local action starts and ideas get... Read more

10 Jun 2009

thumb Recently Dave Barrans and Stew Watson climbed well in the Vienna Bouldering World Cup coming 6th and 8th respectively. You can... Read more

10 Jun 2009

thumb Steve Long from the Mountain Leader Training (MLT) is going live on the UKClimbing.com forums TODAY Friday (12th). Following on... Read more

9 Jun 2009

thumb According to a forum post over at UK Bouldering "Sam from Blackpool repeated Kaizan [sic] at Woodwell starting from the bottom of... Read more

9 Jun 2009

thumb Calling all film-makers and poets. We have two new competitions to exercise your creative skills. One a poetry contest, one... Read more

9 Jun 2009

thumb Frank Bennett, Sales Director at . "The brief was to describe a Grand Day Out in winter with around 500 words and an image. We... Read more

9 Jun 2009

thumb I am proud of moving to Spain Tom Bolger Tom Bolger is one of an elite group of British climbers. He has... Read more

8 Jun 2009

thumb A few weeks back, I reported Franz Widmer had done the FA of Kryptos, 8C. As far as I'm aware of, there aren't any photos yet,... Read more

8 Jun 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has done the 2nd ascent of Markus Bock's Corona, 9a+, in the Frankenjura, commenting on his 8a-scorecard that he used... Read more

8 Jun 2009

thumb Major Phil Packer has started his attempt at El Cap accompanied by Andy Kirkpatrick, Paul Tattersall, Ian Parnell and Ben... Read more

8 Jun 2009

thumb Peak District sport climbing cognoscenti are holding their breath at the moment as Mecca F8b+, one of Raven Tor's most famous... Read more

8 Jun 2009

thumb This year's BMC Lakes Festival of Climbing is taking place over the weekend of 12-14th June in the glorious Duddon Valley. The... Read more

7 Jun 2009

thumb While many of the, mostly, young guns kept themselves busy at the WC in Vail, Chris Schulte hiked up to Dave Graham's (it really... Read more

6 Jun 2009

thumb I got an email from Wolfgang Antz:"I am starting to build up a new website and - to my information - this will be the first real... Read more

5 Jun 2009

Alex Honold has done a record fast ascent of Salathé wall on El Cap, Yosemite, almost cutting Tommy Caldwell's previous record,... Read more

5 Jun 2009

thumb NOW LIVE - Jon Garside and Andy Say Ask them questions in the UKC Forum:... Read more

4 Jun 2009

thumb Dave Graham has done the FA of Big Worm, 8B+, an "Amazing compression climb with perfect holds" at Mt Evans, Colorado. The line... Read more

4 Jun 2009

thumb The third round of the bouldering World Cup took place in Vienna last weekend. Six members of the British team attended. The... Read more

4 Jun 2009

thumb Dave Barrans has had quite a run of form on the competition circuit recently. He qualified for the final at the Vienna... Read more

3 Jun 2009

The words "can" and " worms" come to mind, but as it's already opened, I might as well add a couple of bits and pieces to the... Read more

3 Jun 2009

thumb UKClimbing.com recently attended the ClimbWeb.Net conference at Albi, Spain. ClimbWeb is a global network of climbing websites... Read more

2 Jun 2009

thumb UK Climbing reports James McHaffie has done the long awaited 2nd ascent of Neil Carson's Mission impossible, E8/9 7a, at Gallt yr... Read more

2 Jun 2009

Markus Windisch, one of the elusive Frankenjura grandmasters, has done the 3rd ascent of Markus Bock's Gossip, heralded as the... Read more

2 Jun 2009

thumb Eddie Barbour, the Belfast based climber, has led one of Ireland's most demanding and famous trad routes. Divided Years... Read more

2 Jun 2009

thumb On Friday the 29th of May Chris Sharma succeeded on his project at Oliana Spain. The route is now named Pachamama and... Read more

2 Jun 2009

thumb Nick Bullock and Andy Houseman have made a rare repeat of the 1975 Gabarrou/Picard-Deyme Grand West Couloir on the West Face of... Read more

1 Jun 2009

thumb 9a's and harder are coming thick and fast theses days. MVM reports Chris Sharma has done the FA of Pachamama, an endurance feast... Read more

1 Jun 2009

thumb James McHaffie has made the long-awaited second ascent of Mission Impossible at Gallt yr Ogof, Ogwen, North Wales. The line,... Read more