September 2014 Search News

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30 Sep 2014

thumb Fred Nicole has repeated Nalle Hukkataival's The Escapist, ~8B/+, in the Fortress area of Rocklands, South Africa. The problem... Read more

30 Sep 2014

thumb The North Face of the Grandes Jorasses has seen perhaps its busiest autumn season ever, with hundreds of climbers tracking... Read more

30 Sep 2014

thumb Jordan Buys has recently put up a new link-up route in the Hollywood Bowl sector of , coming in at 8c+. King of Thieves is... Read more

30 Sep 2014

thumb This weekend the annual 2014 British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships will take place at Awesome Walls, Sheffield. In... Read more

29 Sep 2014

thumb On Saturday 27th September French climber Caroline Ciavaldini made an ascent of Dave Cuthbertson's E8 6b at near... Read more

29 Sep 2014

thumb We recently reported that Charlie Woodburn had repeated Dave Birkett’s route E7/8 6b on , making the long-awaited... Read more

26 Sep 2014

thumb Three large abseil stakes were recently placed on the grass slope above the descent to The Devil’s Chimney Cliff in... Read more

26 Sep 2014

thumb This week's Friday Night Video is from Moon Climbing documenting Ben Moon revisiting his classic LPT route Statement of... Read more

25 Sep 2014

thumb Last weekend the 2014 IFSC World Youth Championships in Lead and Speed took place in Nouméa, New Caledonia. This... Read more

25 Sep 2014

thumb Yesterday James Pearson made the fourth ascent of E11 7a at  near Glasgow. Having previously tried the route... Read more

24 Sep 2014

thumb We are very pleased to announce a new addition to the UKClimbing editorial team. Natalie Berry will be joining us from the... Read more

24 Sep 2014

thumb Alex Megos' feats in Céüse have already been mentioned here, probably more than once even, but now there is evidence. As the new... Read more

23 Sep 2014

thumb Jimmy Webb & Co's perpetual roadtrip continues. Currently, they are (still) in Squamish, BC, where the autumn temps (still)... Read more

23 Sep 2014

thumb The 2014 Scottish Youth Climbing Championships took place at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho on... Read more

23 Sep 2014

thumb On Sunday 21st September Neil Mawson made the first ascent of a new route in Pembroke at  which he has named . Its... Read more

23 Sep 2014

thumb 18 year old Ellis Butler-Barker has just made the third ascent of the Cheddar testpiece Death Star, 8c. Ellis climbed the... Read more

22 Sep 2014

thumb Charlie Woodburn has just made the first repeat of Skye Wall, E8 6b/c. The route took Charlie three attempts spread over three... Read more

22 Sep 2014

thumb On the second weekend of September the 2014 World Championship event in Lead, Speed and Paraclimbing took place in Gijón... Read more

21 Sep 2014

thumb Here is a video with Alex Megos showing us the new shorty-beta for Sky, ~8B, Rocklands, South Africa. He says it's probably 8B+... Read more

20 Sep 2014

thumb Alex Puccio has repeated Daniel Woods' ~25 move The Wheel of Chaos, ~8B+, in the upper chaos at Rocky Mountain National... Read more

19 Sep 2014

thumb This week's Friday Night Video is from . Here's what they say: "In 1996, Harald Bielmeier, bolted this 40m crack... Read more

18 Sep 2014

thumb Dave Macleod has just climbed a new route on the Cima Ovest in the Dolomites, Italy. Dave's new line takes a direct line up and... Read more

18 Sep 2014

thumb Dan Turner recently took advantage of some good weather in the Lakes and knocked off a triple 8 challenge in a single day,... Read more

17 Sep 2014

thumb Tom Bunn has made the first ascent of a striking new E7 at Tintagel Head in Cornwall. Hunter's Moon (E7 6b/c) is protected... Read more

15 Sep 2014

thumb Dan Varian and Ned Feehally haven't been letting the hot summer stop them from climbing hard problems up to 8B, including a... Read more

12 Sep 2014

thumb This week's Friday Night Video is an awesome 30 minute film from Scottish climber Robbie Phillips. Robbie has just had a... Read more

12 Sep 2014

thumb National Theatre Wales have painted an extract from a poem by Welsh poet Gillian Clarke for a show that the theatre is putting... Read more

11 Sep 2014

thumb Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Geocache, a "not really hard, just a bit strange" route just east of the Krottensee... Read more

11 Sep 2014

thumb The wash-out summer throughout the central European alps put paid to many rock objectives this year, but with each rain cloud... Read more

10 Sep 2014

thumb Yuji Hirayama, Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson have headed North to Nesscliffe, where they managed an impressive haul of... Read more

10 Sep 2014

thumb Back in January of this year Austrian competition climber Kilian Fischuber travelled to India to meet up with Tuhin Satarkar.... Read more

10 Sep 2014

thumb Adrian Berry has recently succeeded in crowd-funding the money needed to equip a number of mid to low grade sport routes on... Read more

9 Sep 2014

thumb Nalle Hukkataival has made the first ascent of Road sweet home for which he suggests 8C, probably in the Buandik area,... Read more

8 Sep 2014

thumb Back in March we reported on German sport sensation Alex Megos' short trip to the UK (see UKC News Item).  The list... Read more

8 Sep 2014

thumb The 2014 short list for the Boardman Tasker annual literature award has been announced. The overall winner of the award and... Read more

8 Sep 2014

thumb Top Japanese climber, Yuji Hirayama, is currently in the UK and has just climbed John Dunne's steep Pembroke... Read more

7 Sep 2014

thumb Alex Puccio has repeated James Litz' 2003 test piece Freaks of the industry, ~8B, in the Rocky Mountain National Park,... Read more

5 Sep 2014

thumb In tonight's Friday Night Video, we have a short film from Land Rover about top all-rounder Dave Macleod and his outlook on life... Read more

5 Sep 2014

thumb Here is another video from when Jimmy Webb roamed through the blocks of Europe earlier this year. Among other things, it... Read more

4 Sep 2014

thumb Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, not a pair to shy away from a challenge, put in an extraordinary effort earlier this week,... Read more

4 Sep 2014

thumb On Tuesday 2nd September, James Pearson made a flashed ascent of Charlie Woodburn's Something's Burning, E9 7a, in... Read more

4 Sep 2014

thumb From Petr Pavlicek comes this short movie featuring Adam Ondra bolting and making the first ascent of Illusionist, 9a, at... Read more

2 Sep 2014

thumb The first UK deep water soloing competition took place on 30/31st August and saw some great performances from teams entered by ,... Read more

2 Sep 2014

thumb North Wales based route setter, Alex Mason, has just added a hard new route to the Red Wall Promontory at South... Read more

2 Sep 2014

thumb Here is a new video from Haroun Souirji featuring Jan Hojer climbing indoors and in Fontainebleau. We get to see Jan make the... Read more