October 2012 Search News

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31 Oct 2012

thumb Mayan Smith-Gobat from New Zealand has repeated Wolfgang Güllich's 1985 test-piece Punks In The Gym, 8b+, in the Arapiles,... Read more

31 Oct 2012

thumb Cairns showing the descent points for No.4 Gully and Coire Leis have been completed in time for the coming winter season on The... Read more

30 Oct 2012

thumb Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has officially launched the so-called Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail in Edinburgh this... Read more

30 Oct 2012

thumb Adam Ondra has flashed Adam Taylor's Southern smoke direct which was given 9a+ and unrepeated. Speculations about what Adam... Read more

30 Oct 2012

thumb Last week we ran a short report about Hazel Findlay, James McHaffie and Neil Dyer making the second ascent of Premuir on El... Read more

29 Oct 2012

thumb It should come as no big surprise to anyone that things have been going down in Kentucky's sandstone Mecca, the Red River... Read more

28 Oct 2012

thumb Dai Koyamada has made the second ascent of Martin Keller's Der mit dem Fels tanzt, 8C, at Chironico in Switzerland. Martin had... Read more

27 Oct 2012

thumb 11 year old, Ashima Shirashi just keeps taking giant steps. Now she has repeated Joe Kinder's Southern smoke, 8c+, at the Bob... Read more

26 Oct 2012

thumb Back in January we reported about the antics of Tim Emmett and Will Gadd on the Spray On ice formations at Helmcken Falls in... Read more

26 Oct 2012

thumb There has been some great success for British climbers in Yosemite this Autumn. Hazel Findlay, James McHaffie and Neil Dyer have... Read more

26 Oct 2012

thumb German, Daniel Jung has made the third ascent of Markus Bock's The Elder Statesman, ~9a, in Frankenjura, Germany. You might... Read more

23 Oct 2012

thumb Carlo Traversi has done it yet again. Repeated an 8C that is. This time Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild at Magic... Read more

23 Oct 2012

thumb A few days ago, Tomoko Ogawa became the first woman to climb a confirmed 8B+ boulder problem by repeating Dai Koyamada's... Read more

23 Oct 2012

thumb In an earlier news post, I said a bunch of French and Swiss climbers were on their way to the Red River Gorge. Given what I'm... Read more

23 Oct 2012

thumb Many of the world's best climbers are now in or on their way to Kentucky's Red River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and... Read more

22 Oct 2012

thumb Two weeks ago we reported that some surprising good conditions had arrived in the Alps with British alpinists Matt Helliker and... Read more

22 Oct 2012

thumb Kylmää kiveä from Blue Kangoo Films is a documentary about how Finnish climbing became what it is today. From the very warm... Read more

21 Oct 2012

thumb This is a little teaser of the upcoming film Brasil vertical, featuring Felipe Camargo on some of his hardest first ascents... Read more

21 Oct 2012

thumb Tomoko Ogawa has repeated Dai Koyamada's Catharsis at Shiobara, Japan, thereby becoming the first woman to repeat a confirmed... Read more

21 Oct 2012

thumb Dai Koyamada is back in Ticino, Switzerland, where he has made a quick repeat of Dave Graham's From dirt grows the flowers, 8C,... Read more

19 Oct 2012

thumb Back in July 2012, Bangor University students Tom Livingstone (21) and Tom Ripley (22) managed a number of climbs including a 2... Read more

19 Oct 2012

thumb After falling many times on the last move, Carlo Traversi has repeated Daniel Woods' In search of time lost, 8C, in the... Read more

18 Oct 2012

thumb In this video we get to tag a long a bunch of strong boulderers in southern Africa. Featuring Guntram Jörg, Arjan De Kock,... Read more

17 Oct 2012

thumb A few days ago Italian 19 year old, Niccolò Ceria repeated Entlinge, ~8B+, and L'ombre du vent sds, ~8B, in the Murgtal,... Read more

17 Oct 2012

thumb Pete Robins has completed a new route on The Diamond in the nick of time before the wet winter weather returns. It had been a... Read more

17 Oct 2012

thumb Chris Sharma has started the autumn season in a very impressive way by climbing La Tierra Negra, 9a/9a,+ and La Nevera Severa,... Read more

17 Oct 2012

thumb After a, by her standards, disappointing result in the Atlanta World Cup, Sweden's Matilda Söderlund had something better to... Read more

16 Oct 2012

thumb The future of a key part of the Peak District – the High Peak Moors of the Upper Derwent, Bleaklow and Kinder – is being... Read more

16 Oct 2012

thumb Manuel Brunn has made the first repeat of The Elder Statesman, a crimpy Markus Bock route in the 9a range in Frankenjura,... Read more

15 Oct 2012

thumb This is certainly the season for the bouldering areas of the Alps with cutting edge problems being climbed almost every... Read more

15 Oct 2012

thumb 22 September, Mario Luginbühl and a friend went climbing at Magletsch, in the St.Gallen canton, Switzerland. Mario was trying to... Read more

15 Oct 2012

thumb Adam Ondra has left the cold of the far north of Norway for the considerably nicer weather of Sicily, Italy, where he attended... Read more

15 Oct 2012

thumb Dan Middleton is the BMC Technical Officer. He knows all about gear, how it works, how it breaks and how it is made. Dan was... Read more

14 Oct 2012

thumb Waiting for the really good conditions to arrive, Carlo Traversi has still managed to pull off a couple of impressive repeats... Read more

12 Oct 2012

thumb Something slightly different this week - hard solo climbing from South Africa. This film focusses on Matt Bush, a 28 year old... Read more

12 Oct 2012

thumb Long-standing UKC contributor David Hooper has passed away. David has been fighting a battle with cancer for some... Read more

12 Oct 2012

thumb Stefan Glowacz, 47, vice World Champion back in 1993 and winner of the prestigious Aquafil Climbing Ambassador award at Arco... Read more

12 Oct 2012

thumb Mélissa Le Nevé is definitely best known as a boulderer with several 8A+'s and many 8A's to her name, as well as a lot of... Read more

10 Oct 2012

thumb Gérôme Pouvreau has had a good weekend at Pic St-Loup, France, making the first ascent of a 9a and flashing an 8b+/c. After... Read more

10 Oct 2012

thumb Dave Graham has repeated Daniel Woods' White Noise, ~8C, in Wild Basin, RMNP, Colorado. Dave's was the third ascent after... Read more

9 Oct 2012

thumb Hannah Midtbø has visited Västervik, Sweden, where she repeated Stefan Rasmussen's The office sds, 8A. This was the... Read more

9 Oct 2012

thumb Authors and mountaineers, Andy Cave and Ed Douglas are today's guests on Harriett Gilbert's Good Read on Radio 4. Ed... Read more

9 Oct 2012

thumb The British Lead Climbing Championships were held at EICA Ratho on the weekend of 6 and 7 September. With titles available in... Read more

9 Oct 2012

thumb Winter is knocking on the door at the high altitude areas of the Alps. When the conditions are good however, they are really... Read more

9 Oct 2012

thumb Masson Lees Quarry is one of those typical Peak District Quarries - a bit grotty, slightly ambiguous access and a bunch of... Read more

8 Oct 2012

thumb British alpinists Matt Helliker and Andy Perkins have made the autumn season's first ascent of Beyond Good and Evil on the... Read more

8 Oct 2012

thumb Mina Leslie Wujastyk is currently road tripping through the US of A. Right now she is in Colorado from where she has good... Read more

8 Oct 2012

thumb 14 year old Fredrik Serlachius has had a decent weekend among the pebbles around Västervik, Sweden, climbing his first, second... Read more

6 Oct 2012

thumb Last week, Poland's best female climber, Aleksandra 'Ola' Taistra, repeated Cosi Fan Tutte, 8c+, in the Piscineta sector at... Read more

5 Oct 2012

thumb On July 30, at 4 pm local time, the pro, David Lama, stood together with Peter Ortner and Corey Rich on the summit of the... Read more

5 Oct 2012

thumb Last month there was a terrible tragedy on Manaslu which we reported here. We have received two perspectives on this... Read more

5 Oct 2012

thumb 29-30 September, an IFSC World Cup was held at the Stone Summit climbing gym in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the first time ever.... Read more

4 Oct 2012

thumb This morning, after a rest day with dry weather and wind had allowed the The Change-project in the Hanshelleren cave at... Read more

3 Oct 2012

thumb Kilian Jornet, 25, one of the world's great endurance runners, has speed soloed the long, technical and exposed Innominata on the... Read more

2 Oct 2012

thumb Last month, after spending time in South Africa, Carlo Traversi finished off his trip by visiting continental Europe and... Read more

2 Oct 2012

thumb Jim Pope, 13, a member of the junior GB Climbing Team (profile), has become the fourth youngest Brit to climb an F8a. He topped... Read more

1 Oct 2012

thumb Matty Hong has made the 2nd ascent of Daniel Woods' White noise, ~8B+/C, at Wild Basin, Colorado. According to Jamie Emerson... Read more

1 Oct 2012

thumb Vivid landscapes is Haroun Souirji's video about Mélissa le Nevé's summer trip to Rocklands, South Africa, this year. The... Read more