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31 Jul 2012

thumb British climber and sailor Bob Shepton, who skippered the well documented Belgian/American trip to Greenland a couple of years... Read more

31 Jul 2012

thumb Austrian sisters Sabine and Barbara Bacher have both redpointed the 8c sport route of Schwarzer Schwan in Ötztal, Tirol,... Read more

31 Jul 2012

thumb After a period of unsettled weather, sunshine has finally hit the Mont Blanc range and activity in the high places has... Read more

30 Jul 2012

thumb It may be summer now, but for those of use who think ice is nice - winter is never far from our minds. If you think you might... Read more

30 Jul 2012

thumb Sherpa Adventure Gear, the Epicentre and Timbuk2 have teamed up with the BMC and are now the official sponsors of the GB lead... Read more

30 Jul 2012

thumb Is it art or graffiti? Stanza Stones is an unusual collaboration between poet Simon Armitage and Ilkley Literature Festival, in... Read more

28 Jul 2012

thumb Americans Kyle Dempster and Hayden Kennedy and Slovenian Urban Novak have added a major new route to the huge and previously... Read more

27 Jul 2012

thumb This week it's a classic bit of footage for Friday Night! Dean Potter on the Yosemite roof crack of Separate Reality, solo of... Read more

27 Jul 2012

thumb British Bouldering Champion and World Cup competitor Shauna Coxsey will be out of the running in the next World Cup competitions... Read more

27 Jul 2012

thumb Earlier in the year we reported on Dave MacLeod's ascents of some hard boulder problems in Switzerland, including New Base Line... Read more

27 Jul 2012

thumb As reported in the UKC Top Ascents, Nathan Lee has made what is likely the first repeat of the Ben Tetler E7 Highball That You... Read more

27 Jul 2012

thumb Adam Ondra seems determined to stay at Flatanger, Norway, until the business, his 9b+-project that is, is done. Now he has come... Read more

27 Jul 2012

thumb In this video from Clément Perotti we get to watch Michele Caminati battle his way up Daniel Woods' El Corazon, 8B, at... Read more

25 Jul 2012

thumb Jan Hojer, maybe best known for his repeat of Action Directe a couple of years ago when he was 18, has had a good run in... Read more

25 Jul 2012

thumb Berghaus are looking for keen outdoor bloggers (who want free kit) to blog for them on their website. These Everyday... Read more

25 Jul 2012

thumb French bouldering champ, Guillaume Glairon-Mondet, just came back from a quick trip to Magic Wood at Averstal, Graubünden,... Read more

23 Jul 2012

thumb Hazel Findlay has redpointed another 8b sport route with a recent ascent of Le Chirurgien de Crepuscule at Ceuse, France. The... Read more

23 Jul 2012

thumb Back in late May Spanish climber Edu Marin, belayed by his father, onsighted the 8c sport route of Pengim Penjam. This was Edu's... Read more

21 Jul 2012

thumb Clément Perotti brings us the fourth video from Rocklands this summer, packed with action this time. The video features: -... Read more

20 Jul 2012

thumb Canadian climber Will Stanhope has made the first solo ascent of Peter Croft's famous roof crack, Zombie Roof (5.12d), in the... Read more

20 Jul 2012

thumb Only days after her 11 year old daughter Brooke, Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou has, at 49 years of age, managed to climb her first... Read more

20 Jul 2012

thumb Felipe Camargo has finished off an old project at São Bento, that he tried when Jon Cardwell came to Brazil in 2010. Just... Read more

20 Jul 2012

thumb This Friday we have an awesome video. Johnny Dawes and Jerry Moffatt, two of the most iconic climbers in British climbing... Read more

20 Jul 2012

thumb ...one of the mountaineering highlights of 2012... Lindsay Griffin - BMC British climbers Sandy Allan... Read more

18 Jul 2012

thumb Rob Dyer of the has recently posted this on the UKC forums: "The BMC is in the planning stages of updating the Regional... Read more

18 Jul 2012

thumb The life of Roger Payne was cut short on 12 July in an avalanche on Mont Maudit in the French Alps. The breadth of his... Read more

18 Jul 2012

thumb Recently Anthony Gullsten and Tomi Nytorp have repeated one 9a each, thereby becoming the first Finns to do this. According to... Read more

17 Jul 2012

thumb Last weekend saw the Chamonix round of the Lead World Cup. Here's a report from Chamonix based photographer Thomas... Read more

17 Jul 2012

thumb British Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey has recently climbed another V12/Font 8A+ boulder problem with an ascent of In Hell in... Read more

17 Jul 2012

thumb The huge granite cave at Flatanger, Norway is a current climbing hotspot, with top climbers from all over the world hanging out... Read more

17 Jul 2012

thumb Here is the third and fourth videos from Clément Perotti, Michele Caminati & Co who are on climbing vacation in Rocklands,... Read more

16 Jul 2012

thumb Last week an avalanche on Mont Maudit claimed the lives of nine people including three British climbers; mountain guide Roger... Read more

16 Jul 2012

thumb Dave MacLeod has added a new sport climb to the very steep Steall Hut Crag, Glen Nevis. Commenting on his blog he said: "The... Read more

16 Jul 2012

thumb Dave Graham has made the 3rd ascent of Paul Robinson's A simple knowing at Topside outside Cape Town, South Africa. Nalle... Read more

12 Jul 2012

thumb Magnus Midtbö is one of the few climbers who have climbed both 9b and 8C. In this video he makes the first ascent of Blood... Read more

12 Jul 2012

thumb A serac release has triggered an avalanche on Mont Maudit, Chamonix. This large avalanche has killed at least nine climbers early... Read more

11 Jul 2012

thumb On his first climbing day at Topside, South Africa, Nalle Hukkataival managed to repeat Paul Robinson's A simple knowing, which... Read more

11 Jul 2012

thumb Almost literally moments ago (literally Wednesday morning), Dave Graham, Cameron Maier and Co have touched down in South Africa... Read more

11 Jul 2012

thumb Back in 2009 legendary British climber Steve McClure repeated Hubble, the 8c+ test-piece at Raven Tor, Peak District. At the time... Read more

11 Jul 2012

thumb Here are three videos from Ian Burton of Image Impossible. These short clips are from the British Bouldering Championships last... Read more

10 Jul 2012

thumb Far from being somewhere between a damp squib and a total wash-out, the British Bouldering Championships over the weekend in... Read more

10 Jul 2012

thumb Adam Ondra, along with film maker Petr Pavlicek, the man behind The wizard's apprentice, is on tour in Scandinavia. After a few... Read more

10 Jul 2012

thumb James McHaffie has climbed the long standing slate project The Meltdown to give the UK its hardest slab route at around 9a. ... Read more

9 Jul 2012

thumb Apparently Rocklands, South Africa, is the place to be if you want good conditions right now. Clément Perotti is there with... Read more

8 Jul 2012

thumb Chris Sharma's Era Vella at Margalef has, since it was put up two years ago, seen quite a few repeats. As it's a stunning line... Read more

6 Jul 2012

thumb This week's star in the Friday Nighter is British super-strong climber Adrian Baxter. "Adrian returns to Kalymnos in Greece... Read more

5 Jul 2012

thumb British climbers David Gladwin and Mike 'Twid' Turner and team have added a new route to the Kichatna Spires area of... Read more

3 Jul 2012

thumb A climber is luckily saved by a last minute top-rope as the icefall he is on collapses underneath him. As we often get warm... Read more

3 Jul 2012

thumb Charlie Woodburn has added an impressive new route to the steep gorge of Stennis Ford, Pembroke. His new line - Something's... Read more

2 Jul 2012

thumb The Cliffhanger festival has been cancelled due to bad weather but the British Bouldering Championships are still going... Read more