November 2008 Search News

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30 Nov 2008

Is it possible to upgrade a route without having done it? Open air is a good example. Or is it? When Alexander made the FA he... Read more

29 Nov 2008

thumb Daniel Woods has been on a short "family trip" to Hueco. The conditions were far from optimal, but Daniel managed to get some... Read more

29 Nov 2008

thumb During the winter months the Winter Climbing forums are the most visted forums at UKClimbing.com. Lots of keen climbers sharing... Read more

29 Nov 2008

thumb Dave Macleod has been out in Spain, soaking up the sun and 'taking in some classics'. "On the first couple of days I just... Read more

29 Nov 2008

thumb Bishop, California: The Buttermilk highball boulder-route Evilution (V12, Font 8A+ or in UK route speak E8) has received its... Read more

28 Nov 2008

thumb Climbing quiz-master George Smith has come up with an awesome climbing quiz. The first correct email to be pulled out of a hat... Read more

28 Nov 2008

thumb UKC have a series of three films featuring Alex, Matt and Kevin in action on the grit. Film 1: Kevin (first) then Alex... Read more

27 Nov 2008

thumb Earlier this week, I wrote a news piece on 8a.nu about James Webb having repeated Fred Nicole's, more or less, one move wonder... Read more

27 Nov 2008

thumb And by all likelihood, it's even more difficult if you have to take the risk factor into account as well... This is, I think, the... Read more

27 Nov 2008

thumb Patagonia are looking for a Sales Representative for Northern England, Scotland & Ireland. You must be an active outdoors... Read more

27 Nov 2008

thumb UKC have a series of three films featuring Alex, Matt and Kevin in action on the grit. Film 1: Kevin (first) then Alex... Read more

26 Nov 2008

I asked Carlo Traversi about his latest sending spree in the Buttermilks: "Four 8A+ now. Yeah, feeling pretty good. I have... Read more

26 Nov 2008

thumb Visiting American climbers Kevin Jorgeson, Matt Segal and Alex Honnold have had an amazing gritstone trip. They've ticked some... Read more

26 Nov 2008

thumb Whilst some think Team America have taken the Gritstone by storm - downgrading everything in sight, others rest easy knowing... Read more

26 Nov 2008

thumb Andy Turner (first ascent of the now sought after 'The Secret' on Ben Nevis) and James Thacker (Mountain Instructor - Blog) have... Read more

25 Nov 2008

thumb A couple of days ago, Joey Kinder made the FA of Southern smoke, 8c+, in the RRG, a route he bolted himself. Strangely enough,... Read more

25 Nov 2008

thumb Carlo Traversi has ticked another 8A+, this time a highball, Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Carlo comments in his 8a-scorecard:... Read more

25 Nov 2008

thumb Mick Ryan and myself left Ambleside at 7.30 this morning axes and crampons in tow (well one of us had crampons) hoping to find... Read more

25 Nov 2008

thumb On Friday 14th of November we ran a Comedy Quiz with George Smith (Watch it here). Congratulations go to the winner - John... Read more

25 Nov 2008

thumb Joe Puryear and David Gottlieb have made the first ascent of Kang Nachugo (6,735m) in the Himalya. They have described the peak... Read more

24 Nov 2008

Carlo Traversi, who's on a roadtrip with younger brother Giovanni and Garrett Gregor, has completed a nice 8A+ triple in the... Read more

24 Nov 2008

thumb The 2008 UKC/International Literature Festival Writing Competition is now over. The winning essay was read aloud by climbing... Read more

24 Nov 2008

thumb Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some special offers that climbing businesses are offering UKClimbing.com readers.... Read more

24 Nov 2008

thumb With all the Peak District media glare shining directly on 'Team America' (Do they really have stars and stripes on their... Read more

24 Nov 2008

thumb I've just put up a preliminary list of winners of the main film competition at the Kendal Mountain Festival. We'll have a more... Read more

23 Nov 2008

I mentioned the other day the possibility that the upper grades in bouldering are being condensed. What used to be a solid 8A+,... Read more

23 Nov 2008

thumb For the Kendal Mountain Festival Film results scroll one news item lower. With his first book, Psychovertical, Andy... Read more

23 Nov 2008

thumb Just over two hours ago On Sight, the climbing film by Alastair Lee, won the Best Climbing Film and the prestigious Grand Prize... Read more

22 Nov 2008

Kevin Jorgeson has made the 2nd ascent of James Pearson's The Groove, at Cratcliff. Originally given E10 7b, James has, in... Read more

22 Nov 2008

What's the difference between a solo and a highball?Think about it. The Grit test pieces are typically 10 m or thereabout. But so... Read more

22 Nov 2008

thumb Kevin Jorgeson has repeated almost all of The Groove at Cratcliffe. He opted to finish up the top section of Fern Hill, avoiding... Read more

22 Nov 2008

thumb Alex Honnold, one of the visiting American climbers, currently rampaging across the Peak District, has continued his gritstone... Read more

22 Nov 2008

thumb Kevin Jorgeson has repeated (most of) The Groove at Cratcliffe, Peak District. See updated news report with more info: UKC... Read more

21 Nov 2008

thumb Alex Honnold and Kevin Jorgeson has made the 5th and 6th ascents of Seb Grieve's Meshuga, E9 6c, at the Black Rocks. Not only... Read more

21 Nov 2008

thumb I've made a short interview with rising trad superstar Alex Honnold. Without revealing too much, I think it's safe to say it... Read more

21 Nov 2008

thumb Grades, grades, grades... Currently there's a discussion on 8a.nu regarding the original grade of Action Directe, when it became... Read more

20 Nov 2008

thumb The rampage continues."After Gaia, I went and threw a rope down Meshuga for the second time. The friction was amazing, the wind... Read more

20 Nov 2008

thumb Ty Landman was slightly annoyed yesterday. After having flashed the classic crimpy roof boulder La Soucoupe, originally 8B/+ but... Read more

20 Nov 2008

I wasn't really fully content with Mick's answer. I mean, take for example, The New statesman, E8 7a, right? Alex Honnold... Read more

20 Nov 2008

thumb During the Zillertal RocTrip this summer, I had a chat with Chris Sharma about the routes at the Schleierwasserfall. I also asked... Read more

20 Nov 2008

Now, I know I'm a nerd for even bothering with this, but as no one is reading this anyway, I might as well share my thoughts with... Read more

20 Nov 2008

thumb Anyone can press the shutter, but only the talented can take a photograph. Check out the UKClimbing.com Photo Gallery for the... Read more

19 Nov 2008

Tyler Landman is tearing everything up, usual style. After dispatching Practice of the wild a while back, the weather hasn't been... Read more

18 Nov 2008

thumb EDIT: PHOTOS AT: http://lezec.cz/clanek.php?key=7446 Yesterday Adam Ondra, the fifteen year old wonderkid from Brno in the... Read more

18 Nov 2008

thumb In August, the American climber Dean Potter made a "BASE solo" (or FreeBASE) of Deep Blue Sea (7b+, 300m, Rathmaier-Ruhstaller,... Read more

17 Nov 2008

Yesterday I felt like an ignorant idiot after posting the news of Alex Honnold's ascent of The New Statesman, calling it the 2nd... Read more

17 Nov 2008

thumb To celebrate the 25th anniversary of METOLIUS, Beyond Hope in conjunction with UKClimbing.com Presents.. THE METOLIUS... Read more

17 Nov 2008

thumb Although complete details are still not available, one of the highlights of the post-monsoon season in Nepal is likely to be the... Read more

17 Nov 2008

thumb One of the world premieres at Kendal Mountain Festivals next weekend is 'Andy Parkin: 'Life in adaptation" by Blue Hippo Media... Read more

17 Nov 2008

The E - grade confusion continues. Jens Larssen of 8a.nu in a discussion at 8a.nu says that, "The E-grading system is just a... Read more

16 Nov 2008

thumb Is the UK lacking climbers who can dispatch the Grit's hardest routes, some climbed over 20 years ago? No excuses about the rain... Read more

15 Nov 2008

Alex Honnold just emailed me back about an interview for the yearbook. He's on, which is great! Now I just need to work around... Read more

15 Nov 2008

On Wednesday the 12th November Alex Honnold climbed Gaia E8 at Black Rocks. He'd not been on the route before and had seen video... Read more

15 Nov 2008

thumb We've had another great response to one of our competitions. Thirty-four climbers entered the MARMOT "On Sight" Film Clip... Read more

14 Nov 2008

Alex Honnold, one of the very best and most low key climbers out there, has made fast work of, as in flashing, two of UK's proud... Read more

14 Nov 2008

thumb Climbing quiz-master George Smith has come up with an awesome climbing quiz. The first correct email to be pulled out of a hat... Read more

14 Nov 2008

thumb Phew! It's all over the place this great British grade debate. Climbing forums are alive with discussion, it's a hot topic... Read more

13 Nov 2008

thumb Taken from the full report by Dave Simmonite on the Climb Magazine Website On Wednesday the 12th November, the first day of... Read more

12 Nov 2008

When we climb and give a grade, we try to say something about how difficult the climb is. Now... difficulty is, well... difficult... Read more

12 Nov 2008

thumb The incredibly successful UKC Logbooks system has now got 100,000 routes recorded in its database. The 100,000th addition was... Read more

11 Nov 2008

thumb The Swedish extreme skier Fredrik Ericsson is trying to become the first person to ski the three highest mountains in the world.... Read more

10 Nov 2008

thumb British films have done exceptionally well at the latest Banff Film Festival in Canada, with Hot Aches and Posing Productions... Read more

10 Nov 2008

thumb In dramatically different ways, Sid Marty's book The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek and Robert MacFarlane's The Wild Places both... Read more

10 Nov 2008

thumb British junior team member Edward Hamer has had a recent run of form in his half term school holiday. Hamer, who recently... Read more

7 Nov 2008

Charlotte Durif has recently made a very fast ascent of Souvenirs du pic, 8c/+, at St Guilhem. She says the route is slightly... Read more

7 Nov 2008

thumb Sheffield based Leah Crane has topped off her recent trip to Fontainebleau with an ascent of Carnage Assis (Font 7c). Leah's... Read more

7 Nov 2008

thumb Rockfax have plucked a prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival for their new book Lofoten Rock. This follows on from their win... Read more

6 Nov 2008

thumb Lancashire based Jordan Buys has ticked one of Earl Crag's last great problems with his recent ascent of French Duke E9 7a (Font... Read more

6 Nov 2008

thumb On October 29th (UKC News) I was asked: "If the grade of one route falls, what happens to the grade of the others that are... Read more

6 Nov 2008

thumb Think of a 'climbers city' do you come up with Sheffield? Edinburgh? Leeds? Glasgow? What about London?! Perhaps in part... Read more

6 Nov 2008

thumb Dan Varian and Ned Feehally have repeated Ron Fawcett's 1986 slab nightmare Toy Boy at Froggatt in the Peak District. Graded E7... Read more

5 Nov 2008

thumb It's not just Barack Obama who can raise money to fund good causes using the internet.After the media debacle that was this years... Read more

5 Nov 2008

thumb Congratulations Barack Obama and the USA. Read more

4 Nov 2008

There have been many grade discussions lately... James Pearson's Walk of life, Skyler Weekes' dyno Zion ans Kevin Jorgeson's... Read more

4 Nov 2008

thumb There is an unprecedented number of climbing film premieres at this years Kendal Mountain Festivals ( 20th - 23rd November); of... Read more

3 Nov 2008

Yeah... as I've mentioned before, I'm working on a couple of articles on the subject of "hard routes". I asked Adam Ondra which... Read more

3 Nov 2008

Looking at the video of Mark repeating Zion, it seems strange Skyler needed 76 days for success. It doesn't even look very... Read more

3 Nov 2008

thumb On the day of the US elections it is with sadness that we report that bolt chopping is still alive in the USA. Sport climbing... Read more

2 Nov 2008

I asked Adam Taylor if he wished to tell his side of the whole "Fifty words for drama flattening of the hangers"-story:"Hey, I'm... Read more

2 Nov 2008

The Promise, once heralded as the hardest route on grit and originally given E10 7a, has seen two American ascents in short time.... Read more

2 Nov 2008

I've been thinking about what to do with this blog, and come to the conclusion that I'm going to comment the news on 8a.nu a... Read more

2 Nov 2008

About the Zion-dyno, speculated to be among the hardest in the world, Skyler Weekes, who made the AF, tells me"I really dont care... Read more

2 Nov 2008

thumb Alex Honnold, 23, the extremely talented American climber over in the UK with a group of friends at the moment has made the third... Read more

2 Nov 2008

thumb At Earl Crag on Saturday, Jordan Buys from Burnley, made the first headpoint ascent of one of Yorkshire's last great... Read more

2 Nov 2008

thumb It's easy to lose track of what Steve McClure has climbed, he doesn't exactly shout about it from the rooftops - he hasn't a blog... Read more

1 Nov 2008

Yep, it's that time again... as if I hadn't enough on my mind, I've, once again decided to start my blog. This time it's called... Read more

1 Nov 2008

thumb UK mountaineer Valerie Parkinson has climbed Manaslu without using oxygen. Valerie was part of the Altitude Junkies Manaslu... Read more