November 2009 Search News

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30 Nov 2009

thumb Although, I suspect, pretty much unknown outside of Britain. Ryan Pasquil is definitely one of the most prominent climbers in the... Read more

30 Nov 2009

thumb The BMC has now replaced the lower-offs and bolts on a small selection of Main Wall routes on a trial project. The BMC... Read more

28 Nov 2009

thumb A few weeks back, German veteran Andreas Bindhammer repeated La novena enmienda, ~9a+, at Santa Linya, Spain. Pierre Délas from... Read more

27 Nov 2009

thumb Here Slovenian climber Natalija Gros stars in a short film called Le Tango Vertical in which she goes barefoot deep water... Read more

27 Nov 2009

thumb So, the other day, Daniel Woods, who's currently residing in Innsbruck (kinda popular nowadays!), made the FA of American... Read more

27 Nov 2009

thumb A new climbing wall proposed for Milton Keynes needs your help: Big Rock Climbing Centre is a collaboration between Beacon... Read more

27 Nov 2009

thumb James Pearson who's now living out in Austria for the winter, had a fairly chilled summer and is treating his winter sojourn... Read more

26 Nov 2009

thumb Edu Marin doesn't stop, flapper or not. Today he climbed at Margalef again, in the Tenebres sector, where he made the FA of 403,... Read more

26 Nov 2009

thumb Yuri, from Escalada café brings us some news from Brazil. Leandro Pardal sent Bring the ruckus and André Berezoski made the FA... Read more

26 Nov 2009

thumb Those of you who're fortunate enough to have watched Progression will be familiar with the project First round, first minute, at... Read more

26 Nov 2009

thumb No, I'm not going to start a lame "photo of the day"-thing, just found this arty one on Edu Marin's blog. To make a short story... Read more

26 Nov 2009

thumb UKClimbing is looking for a full-time graphic designer / sub-editor. The UKC team is a close knit family and we are looking... Read more

25 Nov 2009

thumb UKC User John Cooke has realised a long term climbing ambition by headpointing an E8 trad route. John had been looking to tick... Read more

25 Nov 2009

Lucas Ménégatti has now reached Yosemite on his US bouldering odyssey. A couple of days ago, he fought his way up the tricky Yabo... Read more

25 Nov 2009

thumb Often we ask ourselves Why climb? Well, here Captain Kirk answers that question. “Why do I climb the mountain? Because I'm in... Read more

24 Nov 2009

Regardless of what you think about publicity stunts, such as scaling tall buildings, you have to admit this is pretty cool... Read more

24 Nov 2009

thumb Edu Marin has started a blog, and while I'm on the subject, he's had a few decent days at the crag lately, onsighting an unknown... Read more

24 Nov 2009

thumb Government U-Turn has Positive Prospects for Climbers On the 17th of November Prime Minister Gordon Brown and information tsar... Read more

23 Nov 2009

He's very low key nowadays, but once in a while some news surfaces. This is such a time. 8 November, Andreas Bindhammer bagged La... Read more

23 Nov 2009

Joost Hofman of Joost has made an interview with Nalle Hukkataival. Quality!ROCKLANDS: Black Diamond Climber Nalle Hukkataival... Read more

23 Nov 2009

thumb Lino Lacedelli has died aged 83, on November 20. He and Achille Compagnoni were the first team to summit K2 (8,611m) back in... Read more

23 Nov 2009

thumb Despite the torrential rain and floods in Cumbria, Kendal Mountain Festival 2009 was a big success. UKClimbing will have a report... Read more

22 Nov 2009

thumb Today... uhm, that would be yesterday, Romain Desgranges went to Branson, a very small but also legendary place at a hillside in... Read more

20 Nov 2009

Tomá? Mrázek has made the 3rd ascent of Ramon Julian's Open your mind direct, ~9a+, at Santa Linya, Spain. There's a strong posse... Read more

20 Nov 2009

Tony Lamiche, Jérôme Meyer, Gérome Pouvreau, Loic Gaidioz,...climbing at Verdon, Tralenta, la Sainte-Victoire, Santa Gadea, etc... Read more

20 Nov 2009

thumb Joey Kinder is enjoying Spain again after a couple of days of sickness. Yesterday he ticked an 8c+ again, La Leccion at... Read more

20 Nov 2009

thumb David Lama and Daniel Steuerer are on their way to Patagonia, where they intend to make the first free ascent of the... Read more

20 Nov 2009

thumb Marketing. Advertising. Sales. Outdoor companies need to advertise their products and one way they do this is by sponsoring... Read more

20 Nov 2009

thumb The 2009 Kendal Mountain Festival opened last night and runs through to Sunday evening. Tickets are still available for... Read more

19 Nov 2009

thumb Here's an interview with Keith Bradbury aka Uncle Somebody, the man behind Between the trees. Again, I can't take credit it for... Read more

19 Nov 2009

Today it's one year since I started this blog. I wasn't really sure why at the time, and I guess that's not unusual in any way.... Read more

18 Nov 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has repeated Tomás Mrázek's Xaxid Hostel at Misja Pec, needing three tries, plus the three he used for Ekstaza,... Read more

18 Nov 2009

thumb This year's Kendal Mountain Festival sees a great celebration of mountain writing with a series of events that will make the... Read more

18 Nov 2009

thumb In July we ran a competition to find a climber to feature on the UKClimbing.com sponsored page in... Read more

17 Nov 2009

thumb It took 6 years until the 2nd ascent, but now they come in quick succession. 15 November, Keita Kurakami made the 5th ascent of... Read more

17 Nov 2009

thumb The winners of the lead category of the 2009 World Cup are Adam Ondra (Czech) and Johanna Ernst (Austria). Ondra won... Read more

17 Nov 2009

Dean Potter has just been named one of the "Adventurers of the Year" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine for his... Read more

17 Nov 2009

thumb In this clip from the forth coming film Welsh Connections we see British climbing legend Johnny Dawes do battle with pitch 4... Read more

16 Nov 2009

Anatole bosio punt-x from henneteau mathieu on Vimeo. Read more

16 Nov 2009

Lucas Ménégatti is on a 6 month roadtrip in the US. Before heading to Yosemite, he had a good outing in the Clear creek canyon,... Read more

16 Nov 2009

UKC Contributor and general top bloke Tom Hutton has just won an award from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild... Read more

16 Nov 2009

thumb Christian Core has made the FA of Toky in the Eller valley, Liguria, Italy, suggesting 8B+. The area is also home to Raul, 8B,... Read more

14 Nov 2009

thumb On Monday the 9th of November Slovenian Alpinist Tomaz Humar sustained an injury high on Langtang Lirung's South Face... Read more

13 Nov 2009

Kensuke Hamada has made what I think is the 4th ascent of Tokio Muroi's Bansousha at Ogawayama, Japan. Weighing in around... Read more

13 Nov 2009

Earlier this year, a Swiss team consisting of Tom Holzhauser, Dominik Angehrn, Michi Tresch and Ivan Tresch, spent two months in... Read more

13 Nov 2009

thumb Keith Bradbury (aka Unclesomebody) has just released his latest film Between The Trees. The film documents the trip of a... Read more

13 Nov 2009

thumb As reported earlier on UKC, Nick Bullock and Andy Houseman have succeeded on the previously unclimbed North face of... Read more

12 Nov 2009

Here's a video of Olivier Lebreton repeating Arnaud Ceintre's La cicatrice de l'Ohm, 8B+ trav, at Mare aux Corneilles,... Read more

12 Nov 2009

thumb Mexican, Ricardo Vara has broken through a mental barrier and climbed Rodney Blakemore's The sick dimension, 8c, at Culo de gato,... Read more

12 Nov 2009

thumb According to Michele Caminati, it's still possible though, but a bit harder (possibly 8C again), especially if you're tall. So...... Read more

12 Nov 2009

thumb The Grit Flick competition was a great success. We had around 100 entries from which Alan James (the UKC Big Boss!) has chosen ... Read more

12 Nov 2009

thumb The classic Cloggy E1 Vember was named after the daughter of Mrs Williams who ran the Half-Way House cafe on the railway... Read more

11 Nov 2009

thumb I guess it doesn't come as a surprise there are plenty of strong French kids, but this doesn't make it any less impressive, does... Read more

11 Nov 2009

thumb Bernhard Schwaiger has put up Crazy glue, 8B/+, yet another testpiece in the Saalachtal, Austria. The style is the... Read more

11 Nov 2009

thumb Silvia Fitzpatrick reports on her blog that she has just completed her second F8b. Talking to DMM, Silvia said: "I had been... Read more

11 Nov 2009

thumb Walk of Life, the 21 minute film documenting James Pearson's ascent of the climb of the same name at Dyer's Lookout on the North... Read more

10 Nov 2009

Planet mountain reports, Arthur Kubista has made the FA of Der lange Atem at Schattenreich (Shadow land) in the Austrian... Read more

10 Nov 2009

8c+ is the name of the game in Spain it seems. Jon Cardwell has done two of them is the Sta. Linya cave, Fabelita and Blomu.Joe... Read more

10 Nov 2009

thumb Report by North Wales Bouldering: Seasoned campaigner, Chris Davies has added yet another hard first ascent to an already... Read more

10 Nov 2009

thumb Alastair Lee's new film Grit Flick is now available (read my opinion of it here The Gritstone Myth... Read more

9 Nov 2009

thumb Here's an exclusive interview made by Pierre Délas for Bealplanet.comIs Marina superstar the most difficult route you have ever... Read more

9 Nov 2009

thumb Ondra In Foot-Slip-Shocker: Unnamed source says "He might be human." Adam Ondra has so far dominated the 2009 World Cup... Read more

9 Nov 2009

thumb Report by DMM: British Alpinists Nick Bullock and Andy Houseman have succeeded on one of the 'great unclimbed faces' with... Read more

8 Nov 2009

thumb Barbara Raudner has made the first female ascent of Berni Fiedler's Gott gegen Lisa Simpson, 8b+, at the Adlitzgräben, Austria.... Read more

7 Nov 2009

thumb After having flashed Trans world depravity, a 40m endurance monster of an 8b+, at the Motherload, RRG, Jonathan Siegrist says:... Read more

6 Nov 2009

thumb Tomá? Mrázek has managed to make the FA of a long standing project at Misja Pec. On his website, he says he's been trying it... Read more

6 Nov 2009

thumb Here Andy Moles goes on a summer trip to the superb sea cliff destinations of Pabbay and Mingulay, Scotland. His film shows the... Read more

6 Nov 2009

thumb 19-year-old French climber Charlotte Durif has hit an extra ordinary run of form. The successful competition climber... Read more

5 Nov 2009

thumb Enzo Oddo, who according to Joey Kinder has been to Fontainebleau, where he did his first 8A and 8B/+ trav(!), Olivier Lebreton's... Read more

5 Nov 2009

Chris Sharma has pulled another one out of the hat, adding to the tally of 9a's in the Sta Linya cave: Analogica. He did this in... Read more

5 Nov 2009

thumb Alan Halewood was out on Ben Nevis yesterday and found "Almost a foot of soft snow lying at the summit." He posted a conditions... Read more

4 Nov 2009

thumb Jack Geldard takes a look at the changing face and price of climbing media: Flicking through the newly released and... Read more

4 Nov 2009

thumb James Kassay has repeated Sleepy Rave (Font 8C) in the Hollow Mountain cave, Grampians, Australia. The endurance boulder problem... Read more

3 Nov 2009

James Kassay has made what's most likely the 3rd ascent of Dai Koyamada's Sleepy rave, 8C. The problem/route-without-a-rope, is a... Read more

3 Nov 2009

thumb Toru Nakajima, you know the 15 year old who went to the UK and showed the locals how to climb grit? Well, Toru who's now turned... Read more

3 Nov 2009

thumb The Japanese gritstone sensation Toru Nakajima has climbed Meta Force (F8c+) at Horai, Japan. The youngster has just... Read more

3 Nov 2009

thumb It's November. The nights are drawing in, wood-smoke circles above chilly villages and... wait. What's that faint... Read more

2 Nov 2009

thumb Ramón Julian Puigblanque has once again had a successful extended weekend. It seems he trains during the weeks and delivers on... Read more

2 Nov 2009

thumb The French have been active lately with lots of sends. Durif, Dufraisse, Pouvreau, Thévenet, Pinet and so on. So, you think,... Read more

2 Nov 2009

thumb Here's run down on what the French have been up to lately:Alizée dufraisse, the machine, has done Abregenief, 8b, and onsighted... Read more

2 Nov 2009

thumb On the 1st November the third round of SIBL took place at The Westway Sports Centre. The action kicked off at 11am with over 130... Read more

2 Nov 2009

thumb If we feature a video on UKClimbing.com in a couple of days it can be watched between 2,000 and 10,000 times depending on what... Read more

1 Nov 2009

Psyched to climb Ultime démence, but unable to find a partner for the trip, Charlotte Durif decided to go for something... Read more

1 Nov 2009

thumb Jerry Moffatt and Niall Grimes' book, Revelations — Jerry Moffatt has won the prestigious Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain... Read more