August 2009 Search News

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31 Aug 2009

thumb I was chatting with Pierre Délas from Kairn who had some news.Here is an interview Pierre did with Adam Ondra during the Youth... Read more

31 Aug 2009

thumb Tino Lois is at Alquezar in southern Spain.Friday: Cliqui-claca, 8c (Calders)Yesterday: El tempo del tee, 8c+Today: El tempo del... Read more

31 Aug 2009

thumb Mr Low key himself, James Litz, has spent the summer at Ten Sleep canyon, where he's made FA:s of a number of routes between 8b+... Read more

31 Aug 2009

Brian Solano of BS-productions has posted a clip from The Players of Alex Puccio on the first female ascent of Jim Holloway's... Read more

31 Aug 2009

thumb Ramón Julián Puigblanque paid a quick visit to the Basque country this (extended) weekend. The goal was the Baltzola cave where,... Read more

30 Aug 2009

thumb Emi Moosburger has made the 2nd FA of Mooiste Maise, in the Rocklands. If the original version was a tad soft or perhaps low end... Read more

27 Aug 2009

thumb I'm not sure if I got this right, but judging from what Phil says on his blog, it looks like he just walked up there and... Read more

27 Aug 2009

thumb The BMC's Land Management Group (LMG) has been looking at some of the fixed equipment in the BMC owned Horseshoe Quarry and is... Read more

26 Aug 2009

thumb UK Climbing reports Pete Robins has made the 4th ascent (Moffat, Moon, Simpson, Robins) of Jerry Moffat's Liquid ambar at Lower... Read more

26 Aug 2009

According to a post in the forum of UK Climbing, Toru Nakajima has continued his grit sending spree: "Today (Tuesday) Toru... Read more

26 Aug 2009

Phil Schaal has made the 5th ascent of Daniel Woods' Jade, 8C, in the RMNP.The ascents so far:Daniel WoodsTyler LandmanPaul... Read more

26 Aug 2009

thumb News are coming thick and fast from the French Riviera. Nice-climb now reports Sachi Amma, who placed 4th in the latest WC, has... Read more

26 Aug 2009

thumb The debate about whether there should be waymarked routes up Scotland's mountains continues. BBC Radio Scotland and BBC TV... Read more

26 Aug 2009

thumb A day after coming second in the World Cup, Patxi Usobiaga visited the crag Nassereith intent on climbing the F9a route... Read more

26 Aug 2009

thumb Llanberis local Pete Robins has repeated the legendary sport route Liquid Ambar (F8c) at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. The... Read more

25 Aug 2009

thumb Kilian Fischhuber has grabbed the FA of the long standing Air star-project in the Rocklands' Roadside area. It's been tried by... Read more

25 Aug 2009

thumb On Friday the 21st and Saturday 22nd of August the latest round of the leading World Cup was held in Imst,... Read more

25 Aug 2009

thumb For anyone interested in organising their own expedition involving either major treks, distant summits or first ascents, then the... Read more

24 Aug 2009

thumb As we all know by now, 9a isn't that big a deal anymore. For some... After what sounds like an at least mildly wet celebration... Read more

24 Aug 2009

Following in the footsteps of UK Climbing and others, TheLowDown is now available on Facebook. I'm not entirely sure why, but I... Read more

24 Aug 2009

thumb ...or if he's perhaps staying cool... Anyway, Phil Maurel reports from a still very hot Nice, Daniel Woods has, inspite of the... Read more

24 Aug 2009

thumb Gaz Parry, one of the UK's top climbers (see UKC News), has become an ambassador for the charity Fairbridge. Fairbridge support... Read more

24 Aug 2009

thumb Love it or hate it, you can't really ignore it! Facebook seems to have become the ubiquitous networking site for many people... Read more

24 Aug 2009

thumb UKC Examine The New Camming Units From Llanberis: DMM unveiled their new Dragon Cams at the OutDoor trade show in... Read more

22 Aug 2009

thumb What's wrong with the youth of today. There's a distict lack of respect for what earlier generations of climbers have... Read more

21 Aug 2009

When I have a choice, and I always have had so far, I stay off the crack. Always. Some people don't, and a very limited number... Read more

21 Aug 2009

thumb Toru Nakajima Ticks Peak District Project: 15 year old Toru Nakajima has continued his gritstone rampage with ascents of Elm... Read more

21 Aug 2009

thumb Team America Do Grit. You may have seen some of the clips before in the three exclusive videos we ran at UKClimbing.com ... Read more

19 Aug 2009

thumb A dramatic, multi-national attempt to save the accomplished Spanish alpinist, Oscar Perez, who lay injured high on a difficult... Read more

19 Aug 2009

thumb Es Tresidder is a regular UKC contributor and an environmental consultant. He has written a thought provoking article on... Read more

18 Aug 2009

...and sick again. Thanks for finding this Brüno, although I find it quite sick! Read more

18 Aug 2009

thumb Although waiting for it, I somehow managed to miss Nalle's blog update... If you did too, here's your wake-up call. So, here it... Read more

18 Aug 2009

thumb Steve McClure, one of Britain's top climbers, recently repeated the Raven Tor test-piece Hubble (F8c+) and in doing so... Read more

17 Aug 2009

thumb Ben Bransby and James McHaffie have made the 3rd free ascent of the 450m (14 pitches) Voie Petit on the Grand Capucin (3838m) in... Read more

17 Aug 2009

Although you can't see it, he's climbing above water. Pretty cool!DWS final 2009 from Martin Brusewitz on Vimeo. Read more

17 Aug 2009

thumb British trad stars James McHaffie and Ben Bransby have just made a free ascent of the legendary Voie Petit on the Grand... Read more

17 Aug 2009

thumb 15 year old Toru Nakajima climbs E8: Toru Nakajima has taken to the gritstone like, well, like a world class climber to... Read more

16 Aug 2009

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14 Aug 2009

Felix Knaub, not yet 18 at the time, has made the 3rd (lots of 3rds lately!) ascent of Markus Bock's Matador, ~9a, in the... Read more

14 Aug 2009

thumb Polish climber, Mateusz Haladaj has made the 3rd ascent of Bernhard Fiedler's Erfolg ist trainierbar reclimbed, ~9a, at... Read more

14 Aug 2009

thumb Welsh Classic Tick for Young Shauna: Shauna Coxsey has climbed the super classic V9 Jerry's Roof in the Llanberis Pass,... Read more

14 Aug 2009

thumb Sheffied Super-Star Repeats Lleyn Peninsula's Hardest Route: Pete Whittaker has grabbed the second ascent of Ugly at Shale... Read more

14 Aug 2009

thumb It's 1995. Rockfax guidebooks have published five guidebooks to mainly sport climbing areas: Yorkshire, Peak, The... Read more

14 Aug 2009

thumb A few weeks ago we ran a story about Leo Houlding, Carlos Suarez and Wang Zhi Ming's ascent of The Number One Precipitous... Read more

12 Aug 2009

thumb Belgium isn't exactly known for its many great crags (can't think of any besides Freyr), but inspite of this fact, it keeps... Read more

12 Aug 2009

thumb Tom Hornbein, Chris Sharma, Leo Houlding, Steve House, Alastair Lee, Ueli Steck, Alain Robert, Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker, Glen... Read more

11 Aug 2009

thumb ...the Longhope Route on St. John's head, on Hoy, Orkey Islands. 8c-ish may not sound too hard by young MacLeod's standards, but... Read more

11 Aug 2009

thumb Steve McClure is now one of the select few (Ben Moon, Malcolm Smith, John Gaskins, Steve Dunning, Richard Simpson) to have... Read more

11 Aug 2009

thumb Steve McClure has been active on Northern limestone recently, repeating the Raven Tor test-piece Hubble (F8c+), as well as... Read more

10 Aug 2009

thumb It wouldn't be right to have a Dave Birkett story without a Dave MacLeod report - they are after all only two of a handful of... Read more

10 Aug 2009

thumb Mina Leslie-Wujastyk in Summer Sizzle Shocker: Sheffield based boulderer Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has climbed Atomic... Read more

10 Aug 2009

thumb Dave Birkett had a bit of a set back recently when his truck spontaneously set on fire. It was a write-off and worse, as it... Read more

8 Aug 2009

thumb Matt Wilder has made the 3rd ascent, after Sonnie Trotter and Ethan Pringle, of The Path, 5.14 R (8b+/c-ish) at Lake Louise,... Read more

7 Aug 2009

thumb One of the all time great legends of climbing, Riccardo Cassin, died last night aged 100. Riccardo made countless big first... Read more

7 Aug 2009

Here's a video by "Roadcrew", meaning Georgia Court, Grant Hulley and Micky Wiswedel, showing Adam Ondra firing off a couple of... Read more

7 Aug 2009

thumb Keita Mogaki, you know the guy who made the first flash of La danse des balrogs at Branson early this year, has done it again.... Read more

7 Aug 2009

Keita Mogaki, you know the guy who flashed La danse des balrogs at Branson earlier this year, has done it again Read more

7 Aug 2009

thumb One of the greatest names in 20th Century mountaineering sadly passed away on the 6th August at his Piani Resinelli home... Read more

7 Aug 2009

thumb Sir Christian John Storey Bonington was 75 yesterday (born 6 August 1934 in Hampstead, London). A belated Happy Birthday from... Read more

6 Aug 2009

thumb Chuck Fryberger and Jamie Emerson reports, Nalle Hukkataival has, after 12 long days of work, succeeded on a mega project in the... Read more

6 Aug 2009

thumb Leo Houlding, Sean Leary (USA), Carlos Suarez (Spain) Alastair Lee, Chris Reyburn, Jason Pickles, and Ian Burton are now on... Read more

5 Aug 2009

thumb Summer typically means zero to none serious route action in most hot (sorry!) areas in Europe. There are a couple of exceptions... Read more

5 Aug 2009

thumb This week, the French climber Romain Desgranges has done a first try* ascent of Dave Graham's Ba, ba, black sheep 8c+ atCeüse.... Read more

4 Aug 2009

Adam Ondra is well on his way to do to bouldering what he's already done to climbing. During a recent trip to the Rocklands,... Read more

4 Aug 2009

thumb Study finds 63 percent increase in the number of rock climbing-related injuries treated in emergency departments each year.... Read more

4 Aug 2009

thumb Just two hours flight away from the diminutive gritstone edges of the Peaks District are Northern Italy's granite paradises of... Read more

3 Aug 2009

Last week, Peter Würth wrote the last chapter and put an end to the Never ending story. He did so by linking Unendliche... Read more

3 Aug 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has flashed two Font 8B boulder problems in a single day at the South African bouldering area of Rocklands. "Adam... Read more

3 Aug 2009

thumb Wet Hold Stops McClure High On Mission Impossible: Steve McClure had a recent weekend trip to North Wales during which he... Read more