July 2009 Search News

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31 Jul 2009

thumb Swiss mountaineer Jean Troillet and the Frenchmen Martial Dumas and Jean-Yves Fredriksen have made the first ascent of "Sébastien... Read more

29 Jul 2009

thumb John Long writes at Supertopo.com A great man such as John Bachar deserved exactly the send off (memorial) he got yesterday,... Read more

28 Jul 2009

thumb I haven't posted anything lately. Vacation and that. First there was Nice on the French riviera and then there was Stora Blĺsjön... Read more

28 Jul 2009

thumb Major Operation To Rescue Stuck Climber Below Fair Head, Northern Ireland: A climber was pinned beneath huge boulders below... Read more

28 Jul 2009

thumb First Ascent for Ondra opens South Africa's Hardest Route Adam Ondra has climbed a long standing project at the South African... Read more

28 Jul 2009

Dixon Climbs New E9 on Shropshire Sandstone Nick Dixon has made the first ascent of A Thousand Setting Suns at Nesscliffe in... Read more

26 Jul 2009

thumb Lindsay Griffin reports at the BMC website that: 'In a recently prepared table, which lists the number of first ascents made... Read more

23 Jul 2009

thumb Classic Malham F8a+ tick completes Yorkshire Triple Crown On Saturday 18th July Jenny Woodward successfully red-pointed... Read more

22 Jul 2009

thumb When Drew Haigh started climbing he had three main ambitions: to onsight 8a, to redpoint 8c and to become the British Lead... Read more

21 Jul 2009

thumb Parting Shot for Parry as he heads for Spain Gaz Parry has climbed the super-stamina F8c True North at Kilnsey,... Read more

21 Jul 2009

thumb It's calendar competition time again folks and the hunt is on for someone to feature on the UKClimbing.com sponsored page in... Read more

20 Jul 2009

thumb Many outdoor companies are making great strides to reduce their environmental impact, some like Yvon Chouinard's Patagonia... Read more

17 Jul 2009

thumb Do you have an exceptional night photo of climbers on a route / roped-walking / ice-climbing? Are you planning a trip on... Read more

15 Jul 2009

thumb Emotional Ascent of Pembroke E8 for Erik Svab Visiting Italian climber Erik Svab recently ticked what seems to be the... Read more

15 Jul 2009

thumb Leo's Hot and Sweaty Ascent of Sacred Chinese Mountain: "totally relentless tree wrestling" In between throwing himself... Read more

14 Jul 2009

thumb Johnny is back! Johnny Dawes, the original Stone Monkey, well known for his 1980's gritstone test-pieces as well as his... Read more

13 Jul 2009

thumb Woman Stretchered From Castlebergh Crag 1 Day After Opening: Castlebergh Crag was officially opened on Saturday the 11th of... Read more

13 Jul 2009

thumb More first ascents on Scottish sandstone for MacLeod machine: Dave MacLeod has climbed two more new routes at Seanna Mheallan,... Read more

12 Jul 2009

thumb Leah Crane and Ned Feehally won the British Mountaineering Council's British Bouldering Championships... Read more

11 Jul 2009

thumb Following on from last week's Andy Kirkpatrick video, we now have part II. This is an extract from the new DVD When Hell Freezes... Read more

10 Jul 2009

thumb In late June, Alex Honnold teamed up with Sean Leary and climbed Salathé Wall on, El Capitan, Yosemite, in a record 4 hours and... Read more

9 Jul 2009

thumb The BMC has received reports of bad parking at Kilnsey crag, Yorkshire, with climbers parking their cars on the verge directly... Read more

9 Jul 2009

thumb 3 x F8b in 2 weeks for Neil Mawson: Sheffield based climber Neil Mawson has hit the ground running in the last 2 weeks with fast... Read more

9 Jul 2009

thumb Hard Sport Onsights for Katy Whittaker On Monday 6th July Katy Whittaker onsighted two classic F7c sport routes at Kilnsey Crag,... Read more

9 Jul 2009

thumb Yorkshire Limestone Sport Crag Paid For By Settle Town Council: Castlebergh Crag above the North Yorkshire town of Settle... Read more

7 Jul 2009

thumb As of tomorrow I'm off to Nice, France, to visit Phil Maurel, relax, chill and generally take it easy with my wife and son for a... Read more

7 Jul 2009

thumb Christophe Zehani has made the first ascent of Décalage vers la lumiere at Gargantua, France, and suggested 9a, thereby giving... Read more

7 Jul 2009

thumb John Bachar, one of the true climbing legends, has died in a free solo accident at Dyke Wall near his home in Mammoth lakes, CA.... Read more

7 Jul 2009

thumb STOP PRESS: Britain's top climbers will be competing at the British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger this weekend. Jerry... Read more

7 Jul 2009

thumb Access to the crags in Castlemartin Range East in Pembroke will be significantly improved this August, the MoD have just... Read more

6 Jul 2009

thumb James McHaffie and Nick Bullock have repeated Rubble E7 6a, 6a, 5a Reported on the DMM Website: A repeat of an E7 by James... Read more

6 Jul 2009

thumb World Championships 3rd Place For Yorkshire Strong-Man Dave Barrans Man of the moment Dave Barrans (UKC Interview) has become... Read more

6 Jul 2009

thumb John Bachar: 1957 – 2009 John Bachar fell whilst soloing at the Dike Wall, Mammoth Lakes, California yesterday (5th... Read more

5 Jul 2009

thumb This year's World Champions:Men lead: Patxi Usobiaga Lakunza, ESPWomen lead: Johanna Ernst, AUTMen bouldering: Alexey Rubtsov,... Read more

4 Jul 2009

thumb Escalade-Alsace reports Pierre Bollinger has repeated Beat Kammerlander's mega route Speed at Voralpsee, Switzerland. Most... Read more

4 Jul 2009

thumb Last week I reviewed the new DVD of Andy Kirkpatrick's comedy show come climbing lecture; When Hell Freezes Over (UKC Review). I... Read more

3 Jul 2009

thumb 14 Pitch Yorkshire Choss-Girdle Finally Climbed Free Luke Hunt and Franco Cookson have succeeded on their long-term project... Read more

3 Jul 2009

thumb VAT Exemption Petition Knocked Back By No. 10 The Mountain Rescue (MR) for England and Wales is donation funded and staffed... Read more

2 Jul 2009

Pierre Délas, who interviewed Chris Sharma for Kairn, has brought to my attention that Chris, in the interview, actually says... Read more

2 Jul 2009

thumb Yesterday Ukranian climber Zhenja Kazbekova redpointed New Kenigsberg (F8a+/8b) at Red Stone, Crimea. Zhenja is 12 years... Read more

2 Jul 2009

thumb On Saturday 6th June, City Bloc was excited to host its first competition 'Bloc Party' A strong field and great atmosphere made... Read more

1 Jul 2009

thumb Reading my post from yesterday, I realize it doesn't really make much sense unless you're a mind reader. I'm blaming the wine...... Read more

1 Jul 2009

thumb Proof that his is still the King... Petzl on Chris Sharma Sharma "Still King" - Flashes Petzl Roctrip Ultimate... Read more