September 2011 Search News

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30 Sep 2011

thumb Lots of leaping around to report this week. There might be something in the air and I don't just mean Andi Turner... As... Read more

30 Sep 2011

thumb As reported previously on UKC, wide crack fetish-fiends Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker are over in the USofA and on the hunt for... Read more

29 Sep 2011

thumb Well known British climbers Mick Fowler and Dave Turnbull are off to the remote far west of Nepal in October to attempt an... Read more

29 Sep 2011

thumb This is an excerpt of the full report on the BMC Website: The first largely-independent new route on Trango Tower in more... Read more

27 Sep 2011

thumb October. Cool weather and the burning colours of autumn when every leaf is in flower. Sticky friction on grit and the start of... Read more

27 Sep 2011

thumb American climber Alex Honnold, known for his hard solo ascents, has added even more cracks to his solo ticklist. As reported on... Read more

27 Sep 2011

thumb In this, the final video in the Mountain Equipment series, we talk to Dave MacLeod, perhaps currently the UK's top all round... Read more

27 Sep 2011

thumb On a recent trip to Rodellar in Spain, Hazel Findlay redpointed the 8b limestone sport route of of Les Chacals on the crag of... Read more

27 Sep 2011

thumb While waiting for the temperature to go down in Cresciano, so he can start making serious attempts on David graham's The story of... Read more

27 Sep 2011

thumb Paul Robinson and Marijus Smigelskis have made a video for Black Diamond Equipment. It shows some of the first ascents Paul... Read more

26 Sep 2011

thumb Young British climbers Hamish Dunn and Tom Ripley have just returned from a successful expedition to the Cordillera Carabaya, a... Read more

23 Sep 2011

thumb The next instalment of the Mountain Equipment video series is an interview with Stephen Venables. More about Stephen from his... Read more

23 Sep 2011

thumb On a one month bouldering trip to mainland Europe, Clare Curling ticked the Swiss boulder problem of Zentrale Traverse (7C+/8A)... Read more

23 Sep 2011

thumb Micky Page Repeats 2 x 8B+ and adds a new 8B+/C: A strong team of Brits headed out to Rocklands in the Cederberg Mountains of... Read more

22 Sep 2011

thumb Bouldering in South Africa clearly hasn't done any damage to Joey Kinder's route climbing form. Quite the opposite in fact, as he... Read more

22 Sep 2011

thumb For some years now, ever since I heard the first rumours in fact, I have been wanting to get in touch with the enigmatic Thomas... Read more

21 Sep 2011

thumb The long-running dispute between a Dartmoor landowner and groups representing walkers and climbers over public access at Vixen... Read more

21 Sep 2011

thumb As picked up on the UKC Recent Top Ascents Page: Bob Hickish has added a hard new sport route to Blackers Hole in Dorset. His... Read more

21 Sep 2011

thumb The Grand master of bouldering himself, Fred Nicole, is still going strong. When he is not cleaning his flat, he works... Read more

20 Sep 2011

thumb Sasha DiGiulian has re-located from Rodellar to Bielsa and then Margalef. Nothing seems to be able to stop her however. At... Read more

20 Sep 2011

thumb The next instalment of the popular video series is an interview with well known climbing photographer Heinz Zak. Some... Read more

20 Sep 2011

thumb Danilo Pereira, from Argentina but presumably more or less living in Spain, has made the possibly 3rd ascent, after Dani and... Read more

20 Sep 2011

thumb Rifle, Colorado local, Jen Vennon, has made the first female ascent of Stockboy's revenge, 5.14b/c (or 8c/+ in our money). The... Read more

19 Sep 2011

thumb Three expeditions are in the running for £1000 cash and £1000 worth of kit from . Votes from the general public... Read more

19 Sep 2011

thumb British climbers Andy Cave and Twid Turner climbed 'Ecstasy' a stunning new route on the southwest face of the Gross Simelistock... Read more

19 Sep 2011

thumb Until crisper conditions arrive at Magic wood and Ticino, Dai Koyamada has gone up on altitude, to Sustenpass ~2300m above sea... Read more

19 Sep 2011

thumb UKC Chief Editor Jack Geldard has added a new route to Craig Dorys on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. The route, named The... Read more

16 Sep 2011

thumb This week's Friday nighter continues on with the series and an interview with Peter Habeler. For those who don't know... Read more

16 Sep 2011

thumb Muriel Sarkany from Brussels, Belgium has fired off her second 8c of the summer (I guess mid September could be considered... Read more

16 Sep 2011

thumb Austrian, Guntram Jörg, or simply "GU" to his friends, one of those super psyched and extremely productive boulderers who have... Read more

15 Sep 2011

thumb One of the legends of world climbing, Walter Bonatti, has died on Tuesday 13th September in Rome aged 81. Bonatti was destined... Read more

14 Sep 2011

thumb Here is a short video teaser, presenting the Hansehelleren cave at Flatanger north of Trondheim in Norway. Already, one 9a, the... Read more

13 Sep 2011

thumb Last weekend saw a major rockfall on the famous Petit Dru in the Chamonix valley, France. The granite tower, home of several... Read more

13 Sep 2011

thumb Dai Koyamada tells us that he has "completed a project in the "Darkness roof", at the granite bouldering destination of Magic... Read more

13 Sep 2011

thumb Slovenian climber Luka Krajnc has made the fourth complete free ascent of Bellavista on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites,... Read more

12 Sep 2011

thumb The first ever British Speed Climbing Champions will be crowned on Sunday 16th October 2011 at Edinburgh International Climbing... Read more

12 Sep 2011

thumb Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall have been training hard in a dank cellar in Sheffield for several months and are now jetting off... Read more

9 Sep 2011

thumb This week's Friday Nighter is part of the video series from . This time it's Doug Scott in the limelight. For those who... Read more

8 Sep 2011

thumb After making rather short work of Cosi fan tutte extension, 8c+, the other day. Sasha DiGiulian felt she'd better practice her... Read more

8 Sep 2011

thumb It would seem Adam Ondra's visit to Magic Wood was a mere drive-by. Instead he gave some attention to some rock back home at... Read more

8 Sep 2011

thumb The third BMC Gower Climbing Festival is being held - THIS WEEKEND - the 9th – 11th September. It will be based at Pitton Cross... Read more

7 Sep 2011

thumb Married couple, Daniel Woods and Courtney Sanders had a good time among the pebbles of Silvretta, Austria. Daniel repeated... Read more

7 Sep 2011

thumb 'The key challenge is the enormous threat to the mountain landscape from developers'. So says Brian Linington, newly elected... Read more

7 Sep 2011

thumb James Kassay has, finally, bagged The Wheel of life, ~8C+, Dai Koyamada's ~65 move mega link-up in the Hollow Mountain Cave,... Read more

6 Sep 2011

thumb This is a video of Arnaud Petit making the first traditional ascent (FTA?) of The Black Bean, 8b, in the Biographie sector at... Read more

6 Sep 2011

thumb In this extended interview from Mountain Equipment, we talk to legendary British alpinist Andy Parkin. This video is part of a... Read more

6 Sep 2011

thumb Neil Dyer has added a new 8c+ to Lower Pen Trwyn, the classic hard sport crag of North Wales. Megalopa takes a line up the white... Read more

5 Sep 2011

thumb A couple of days after onsighting the intro pitch, an 8a+, and after only four tries, Sasha Digiulian redpointed the 55 meter... Read more

5 Sep 2011

thumb Leap E8 gets multiple ascents and James McHaffie onsights Point Blank and more: The last few weeks have seen multiple ascents... Read more

5 Sep 2011

thumb Belgian, Olivier Mignon has made a repeat of Chris Sharma's The never ending story, 8B+, on the very polished Bach Boulder at... Read more

3 Sep 2011

thumb 'Melody', Stevie Haston's HXS/E9 from 2005 gets its first repeat: The Stigmata Buttress of Craig Dorys is a steep and loose pile... Read more

2 Sep 2011

thumb Late in August Ben Fleetwood of Kendal completed a round of Scotland's 283 Munros. His first was , at the tender age of six... Read more

2 Sep 2011

thumb Gaz Parry, Giles Cornah and Jerry Gore have repeated Unchi Maka on the South West Face of Sialouze, France. This 400m alpine... Read more