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30 Nov 2012

thumb This week's Friday Night video is from and is a look into the life and story of Silvia Vidal one of the world's most... Read more

30 Nov 2012

thumb A planning application has been submitted for a new pumped storage power station at the Glynrhonwy slate quarries at Llanberis... Read more

29 Nov 2012

thumb German Climber Pirmin Bertle has added a new Font 8B problem to the sandstone bridges at Fribourg, Switzerland. We liked the... Read more

29 Nov 2012

thumb German climber Sarah Seeger, who is based in the Frankenjura, has had a couple of trips to Spain this year, and on one of them... Read more

27 Nov 2012

thumb On Friday 23rd of November Jordan Buys added No Surrender, a new E8 7a to the quarried grit venue of Baildon Bank,... Read more

27 Nov 2012

thumb After Adam Ondra has raised the bar and broken into the next realm, others are showing interest in joining him there. German,... Read more

27 Nov 2012

thumb The second and third rounds of the 2012 Scottish Tooling Series saw excellent turn-outs at the Glasgow Climbing Centre on 17th... Read more

24 Nov 2012

thumb As predicted, it didn't take long until Nalle Hukkataival's Off the wagon, at Valle Bavona, got a second ascent, and it wasn't... Read more

23 Nov 2012

thumb This week's Friday night video collection is in memory of French climber Patrick Edlinger. Patrick passed away last Friday aged... Read more

23 Nov 2012

thumb Cold Wars, the second book by Andy Kirkpatrick, has won the 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. He becomes one of... Read more

22 Nov 2012

thumb Nalle Hukkataival, the force from Finland, has finally made the first ascent of the Wagon-project in Valle Bavona, Switzerland,... Read more

22 Nov 2012

thumb Gaz Parry reports on the October Round of the bouldering series Blocfest, held at Mile End Wall in London. The next round is... Read more

21 Nov 2012

thumb In this amazing video we follow the then 10 year old Ashima Shiraishi's trip to Hueco Tanks, Texas in March, 2012. The video... Read more

21 Nov 2012

thumb Saturday 1 December it's that time again. La Sportiva Legends Only-time, that is. This is the invitational, bouldering comp at... Read more

21 Nov 2012

thumb On the 16th November British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey made what is probably the 2nd ascent of Plein Sud (900m, VI,... Read more

21 Nov 2012

thumb This is the video of Adam Ondra making what could quite possibly be the hardest onsight ever made: The Golden ticket, hard 8c+,... Read more

20 Nov 2012

thumb Mike Adams has added a new problem following a square cut arete at Kay Nest, North York Moors. The problem is now named Mixed... Read more

20 Nov 2012

thumb The last lead World Cup of the year came to an exciting finish this weekend in Kranj, Slovenia, as male competitors Ramon... Read more

20 Nov 2012

thumb Iconic French climber Patrick Edlinger has died aged 52. The French sport climbing pioneer passed away on Friday the 16th of... Read more

19 Nov 2012

thumb Klem Loskot, one of the great heroes and pioneers of the late 90s is back with a bang! Rumors have circulated and now Climax... Read more

17 Nov 2012

thumb Fabian Buhl from southern Germany, has made the 4th ascent of Daniel Woods' American gangster, 8B+, at Sundergrund in the... Read more

16 Nov 2012

thumb Nalle Hukkataival is in Ticino, Switzerland, where he is using the good conditions to full effect and has managed to make the... Read more

15 Nov 2012

thumb Here is an excellent Red River Gorge wrap-up video from Cédric Lachat, covering some of the hard ascents that have happened... Read more

14 Nov 2012

thumb In a recent study by Mammut, tests have show that some fixed carabiners (often found on steep sport crags) can be worn in to such... Read more

14 Nov 2012

thumb "The dry-tooling comp was a perfect day in that the balance between challenge and fun was held - in other words it was worth... Read more

13 Nov 2012

thumb Tom Peckitt has made the first ascent of a great looking boulder at , Yorkshire. The Uncertainty Principle (8A+) is named in... Read more

12 Nov 2012

thumb The other day, Wild one, the movie about the world famous para climber Philippe Ribière, premiered in Pibrac, France. Before... Read more

12 Nov 2012

thumb British climbers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have nabbed a top class first ascent (again), this time in the Pangi region of... Read more

11 Nov 2012

thumb I guess this hasn't escaped many, but things have gone down in Kentucky's Red River Gorge lately. First there was, Ashima... Read more

11 Nov 2012

thumb A little more than a year ago, after years of projecting, James Kassay managed to repeat Dai Koyamada 65+ move monster The... Read more

10 Nov 2012

thumb I mentioned in a previous post that Dai Koyamada would go back to his Delusion of grandeur sds-project at Chironico once the... Read more

9 Nov 2012

thumb In this short interview, James Pearson talks about trad climbing, danger, falling off and the Odyssey. See the full Odyssey... Read more

9 Nov 2012

thumb Author, landscape photographer and UKC member Gordon Stainforth scooped a prize for his latest book at last week's Banff... Read more

9 Nov 2012

thumb Top British boulderer Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has climbed yet another Font 8A with her recent ascent of Gentleman's Project at Joe's... Read more

8 Nov 2012

thumb A new free guide to walks around several Welsh reservoirs has been launched this week, supported by UKHillwalking. In case... Read more

8 Nov 2012

thumb In this short video, James Dunn highlights the famous BMC International Meet. James commented: "The International Meet is... Read more

7 Nov 2012

thumb British climber Stew Watson has repeated the famous 8c sport route of Wallstreet at Krottenseer Turm in the Frankenjura,... Read more

7 Nov 2012

thumb With things cooling off a bit in the UK it seems like a good idea to do a quick whip around to summarise the best new... Read more

6 Nov 2012

thumb Mélissa Le Nevé has been in the Red River Gorge for a couple of weeks, and now the "shape has arrived" too. After warming up... Read more

6 Nov 2012

thumb Escaping the bad weather in Ticino, Dai Koyamada took the road a bit further up the road from Chironico to see what he could... Read more

4 Nov 2012

thumb Jim Pope, aged 13, decided to try some Trad. Not only did Jim cruise up two E6's at Burbage South, they were also his first trad... Read more

3 Nov 2012

thumb Powered by beta and belay from Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods managed to flash Jonathan Siegrist's Pure imagination, 8c+, at the... Read more

2 Nov 2012

thumb "We are climbers first, disabled second," says Arc'teryx athlete Craig DeMartino. "If you're a climber, you want to climb El... Read more

2 Nov 2012

thumb Adam Ondra, who is spending two weeks in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, has now done what everyone was waiting for. He went to... Read more

1 Nov 2012

thumb Paul Robinson has repeated Fred Nicole's Entlinge at Murgtal, one of the few places that are dry enough to climb in the Alps... Read more