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31 Aug 2007

thumb Today an all star cast are at Bowden Doors as part of a Team Scarpa summit meet. The Scarpa UK team are meeting with rock shoe... Read more

31 Aug 2007

thumb Malcom Smith continues his quick ascents of the hard routes at the Anvil by Loch Goil (Scotland). First it was Dave Redpath's... Read more

27 Aug 2007

thumb On Thursday, 23rd August, Dave MacLeod completed another hard and bold route to add to his impressive legacy of first ascents... Read more

23 Aug 2007

thumb On August 20th, Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter, first ascensionist of Cobra Crack at Squamish, a contender for the world's... Read more

22 Aug 2007

thumb A Russian expedition has completed the 8,500-foot-high West Face of K2 after more than 10 weeks of effort. Andrew Mariev and... Read more

20 Aug 2007

thumb Blåmann is a 450-meter granite wall on the Norwegian island of Kvaløya, close to Tromso, which rises to an altitude of 861... Read more

20 Aug 2007

thumb Climb magazine, edited by Neil Pearsons and published by Greenshires is now online with a strong web presence. Climber magazine,... Read more

19 Aug 2007

thumb From the Great Climb website: Sunday 19 August - news flash Due to persistent bad weather and extremely dangerous climbing... Read more

19 Aug 2007

thumb "Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed, its life or death at the whim of the elements. Global warming is... Read more

19 Aug 2007

thumb Doug Chabot, Mark Richey and Steve Swenson failed to climb the north ridge of Latok I (7145m) due to deep unconsolidated snow.... Read more

17 Aug 2007

thumb An amazing achievement by Mark, Rich, Sam and all who have helped. Best summed up by this letter that Sam posted on the Hard... Read more

17 Aug 2007

thumb Tombstoning, jumping off cliffs or structures into water, has been in the news both in the UK and the USA recently, with one area... Read more

17 Aug 2007

thumb If the weather does let us down this weekend, no worries, you can vegetate on the couch and watch a whole smorgasboard of... Read more

17 Aug 2007

thumb Andy Kirkpatrick and Ian Parnell failed on both their objectives in Patagonia, bad weather causing them to abandon their winter... Read more

15 Aug 2007

thumb Peter Absolon, 47, was killed by rock fall in the Wind River Range on August 11, apparently the victim of a rock thrown from... Read more

15 Aug 2007

thumb Women and climbing are a popular topic down the UKClimbing.com forums. You can read discussions about Notable first ascents by... Read more

15 Aug 2007

thumb In todays print and online Guardian James Randerson reports: "For the retired businessman bored with zero gravity flights,... Read more

15 Aug 2007

thumb Earlier this month, 17-year-old Tony Musselbrook made a swift and stylish ascent of Chimaera at High Rocks on the East... Read more

13 Aug 2007

thumb In one month, a series of tragedies in the Swiss and French Alps took the lives of about thirty people. At the end of July... Read more

13 Aug 2007

thumb After an epic time on Slanting Slab yesterday, Rich Mayfield and Mark Stevenson are now climbing Dwm on Castell Cidwm which... Read more

13 Aug 2007

thumb The BBC now have the Great Climb website up www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/greatclimb and quite snazzy it is too. As reported at... Read more

12 Aug 2007

thumb Mark Stevenson and Rich Mayfield have nine routes left to do. Sam Mayfield reports on Day 30 of the Hard Rock Challenge.... Read more

12 Aug 2007

thumb The Climbers Club have announced the publication of a new guidebook to the Lower Wye Valley, edited by John Willson. This... Read more

10 Aug 2007

thumb There's at least one top climber who has asked (in private so far) if there are actually any E10's in the UK, and he's qualified,... Read more

10 Aug 2007

thumb We all do it, but we shouldn't. What am I talking about? Getting straight onto a tricky route or boulder problem without warming... Read more

10 Aug 2007

thumb On August 5th the BBC broadcast episode two of Mountain hosted by Griff Rhys Jones (www.bbc.co.uk/mountain). This episode... Read more

9 Aug 2007

thumb The Bavarian climber, Alex Huber, notable for his big wall free climbing in Yosemite (1995 Salathé, 1998 El Niño and Free Rider,... Read more

9 Aug 2007

thumb Some may remember 40 years ago, July 1967, when 15 million Brits were glued to their TV's for three days as Pete Crew, Dougald... Read more

8 Aug 2007

thumb Two days ago it was "Not Really Going to Plan," now they are having a celebratory curry before their last route in Scotland, The... Read more

8 Aug 2007

thumb Did he actually leave? Scottish Climbs reports that Malcom Smith is on a roll at the cliff where Dave MacLeod has put up... Read more

8 Aug 2007

thumb As reported on the 6th August Tyler Landman repeated Daniel Wood's Jade, a V15 or Font 8c in Upper Chaos Canyon, in Rocky... Read more

6 Aug 2007

thumb With the spectre of Foot and Mouth upon us once again (see BBC news report) you've got to ignore the forecast, get out when you... Read more

6 Aug 2007

thumb June 19th, 2007, the US climber Daniel Woods established what is considered by some to be the hardest boulder problem in the USA,... Read more

4 Aug 2007

thumb Just talked to Sam Mayfield, the management of the Hard Rock Challenge. The weather was atrocious in North Wales (bloody UK... Read more

4 Aug 2007

thumb Claire and Dave MacLeod recently moved north from Dumbarton to Glen Nevis just outside Fort William (Scotland) and they have been... Read more

3 Aug 2007

thumb LEARN - Good Advice Want to learn more about abseiling, prusiking, and traversing? Check out these new clips from the Self... Read more

3 Aug 2007

thumb A Russian team has squeezed another line on Shipton Spire's Southeast Face in Pakistan—a 1,300-meter granite wall that,... Read more

3 Aug 2007

thumb Andy Kirkpatrick and Ian Parnell had intentions to attempt the first winter ascent of Torre Egger by Titanic (ED+: VI 5.10b A2 90... Read more

2 Aug 2007

thumb Glorious First Festival, Gogarth The forecast is good, Gogarth is open, the base is Sue Harwood and Ted Sylvester's The Y... Read more

2 Aug 2007

thumb Having done all the Hard Rock routes in the Lakes, the Hard Rock Challenge Team have moved to North Wales, making their base at... Read more

1 Aug 2007

thumb Simon Jacques reports on the forums that the Heeley Bank Community Centre home to the School Room boards has been saved after... Read more