December 2008 Search News

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31 Dec 2008

thumb George Band received an OBE for his services to mountaineering and charity in today's New Year Honours list Born in 1929,... Read more

31 Dec 2008

thumb Llanberis mountain rescue team have been extremely busy this festive period, rescuing several parties of walkers from the hills... Read more

31 Dec 2008

thumb Andy Kirkpatrick is currently soloing the Harlin Route on the north face of the Eiger, Switzerland. He is updating his blog... Read more

30 Dec 2008

thumb Shawn Diamond has climbed a new line on the boulders of Bishop, California. Luminance has been graded V11 (Font 8a) and features... Read more

30 Dec 2008

thumb UKClimbing.com roving reporters have given us the full low-down on this year's Kendal Mountain Festival, with photographs and... Read more

25 Dec 2008

thumb This morning, 25th December 2008, Stanage Edge in the Peaks. What am I doing here? Like the seventy-odd other climbers... Read more

23 Dec 2008

thumb Pete Benson and Guy Robertson have climbed The God Delusion IX,9 on the 10th of December 2008. Erik B on the UKC Forums... Read more

22 Dec 2008

thumb UKClimbing.com have a series of End Of Year Articles for 2008 coming this week. Jack Geldard (Editor, UKC) on Trad... Read more

22 Dec 2008

thumb Christmas came early for the winner of the 25th question in the METOLIUS COMP: 25 years, 25 cams, 25 days. 24 Metolius cams... Read more

21 Dec 2008

Yesterday morning at 05.00, Hilding was born. 4235g/54cm, a big boy with massive forearms;) Possibly I'll be a bit slow on the... Read more

21 Dec 2008

thumb Looking for work in North Wales? Something creative? Something climbing related? Steve Mayers of The Beacon Climbing Centre is... Read more

19 Dec 2008

thumb "Rob's just been in the shop singing the praises of his father-in-law the infamous Stevie Haston. It seems that Stevie did his... Read more

19 Dec 2008

thumb Following on from other recent video articles on UKC, we are now proud to publish an offering from SteepMedia. Dave Gill from ... Read more

19 Dec 2008

thumb We asked the climbing and outdoor shops who support and partner with UKClimbing.com to give us five gift ideas for climbers and... Read more

18 Dec 2008

thumb ...and here we go again. Dani wrote on his blog that Chris had said he had given Golpe de estado 9b, and immediately, the second... Read more

18 Dec 2008

thumb Were you inspired by the recent Scottish Tooling Series? Looking for somewhere to go 'tooling' south of the border? Drytooling... Read more

18 Dec 2008

thumb Three cams left to win. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of METOLIUS, Beyond Hope in conjunction with UKClimbing.com have been... Read more

18 Dec 2008

thumb As reported, Chris Sharma has managed to make the first ascent of Golpe de Estado in the El Pati-sector of Siurana, Spain; a... Read more

17 Dec 2008

As you may know already, Chris Sharma has made the FA of Golpe de Estado in the El Pati-sector of Siurana. No? Come on, it's been... Read more

17 Dec 2008

thumb Alex Honnold has, together with Ivo Ninov and Conrad Anker made the... what? 8th? free ascent of the 30 pitch El Nio, 8a+ (6... Read more

17 Dec 2008

thumb Bjrn Pohl reports at 8a.nu. "It seems Chris Sharma has managed to make the FA of Golpe de estado in the El Pati-sector of... Read more

17 Dec 2008

thumb "There's worse things in life than dying" This morning on the Radio 4 program Midweek with Libby Purves, Andy Kirkpatrick gave... Read more

17 Dec 2008

thumb Alex Honnold, 23, the extremely talented American climber, just doesn't let up. After an amazing trip to the UK he returned to... Read more

16 Dec 2008

thumb Six teams climbed the upper west face of Cerro Torre in the first nine days of December, doubling the number of previous ascents.... Read more

16 Dec 2008

thumb Pauline Sanderson reports on the final of the Scottish Tooling Series held at the Ice Factor - Lochaber last weekend. Thanks to... Read more

16 Dec 2008

thumb The BBC who created an international news event out of this years Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) could learn a lot from the... Read more

15 Dec 2008

thumb Hot on the heels of his ascent of Ingravids Extension F8c+, Tom Bolger has followed it up with a quick ascent of another Santa... Read more

14 Dec 2008

thumb If rumors are to be believed, John Gaskins is the strongest boulderer on the planet. His top three FA:s; Walk away sd, Il Pirata... Read more

14 Dec 2008

thumb Seven years old, with twenty-six issues and a respected website, as reported Alpinist is up for sale, and it seems that it has... Read more

13 Dec 2008

thumb Australian boulderer Sam Edwards has repeated The Island, Dave Graham's Font 8c problem in Fontainebleau. Sam has registered... Read more

12 Dec 2008

First read post below.... then again, endurance, to be able to keep going without getting pumped, is an acquired ability much in... Read more

12 Dec 2008

thumb As you may know, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold and Matt Segal certainly made a mark on their brief trip to the UK. Here are... Read more

11 Dec 2008

thumb The winners of MARMOT On Sight CLIP COMPETITION have been decided and announced. The judges were Hugh Harris of Marmot UK,... Read more

11 Dec 2008

thumb BMC negotiate access to Craig y Forwyn, ending a 20-year ban This is a cause for celebration! The BMC has just re-secured... Read more

11 Dec 2008

thumb Updated with picture Twenty-year old British stamina machine, Tom Bolger, now resident of the Catalunyan town of Lleida has... Read more

10 Dec 2008

With all the link-ups and extensions creating increasingly longer routes, for example in the the Santa Linya cave, I think an... Read more

10 Dec 2008

thumb Ramonet, or Ramon Julian Puigblanque, is the man of the moment, at the place of the moment, Santa Linya. Two days ago, he made... Read more

10 Dec 2008

thumb This is an excerpt from the report by Lindsay Griffin on the BMC Website This autumn a four-member team of like-minded friends... Read more

10 Dec 2008

thumb 47 year old Lynn Hill completed Chablanke a V11/12 (font 8A/+) boulder problem at Hueco Tanks, Texas a couple of days ago. The... Read more

9 Dec 2008

thumb Western Catalunya is where you're supposed to be if you want to watch hard sportclimbing this time of year. Andrada, Sharma,... Read more

9 Dec 2008

Lynn Hill, 47-years-young, is as strong as she's ever been. Yesterday, she made the 6th female ascent of Chablanke, 8A/+, at... Read more

9 Dec 2008

thumb After poor early-Autumn weather, conditions are finally improving in Catalunya, heralding a flurry of important ascents over... Read more

8 Dec 2008

thumb The story goes as follows: In 2006, Dave MacLeod made the FA of Rhapsody, E11 or 8c/+ S, on Dumbarton rock not far from Glasgow,... Read more

8 Dec 2008

thumb We asked the climbing and outdoor shops who support and partner with UKClimbing.com to give us five gift ideas for climbers and... Read more

8 Dec 2008

thumb Now updated with photos Dan on his ground-up repeat of Superbloc Another view of Dan on Superbloc Ryan just before his... Read more

8 Dec 2008

thumb The Promise saw three ground-up ascents this weekend at the hands of Pete Robins and Ben Bransby. Yes, that's right, Three. Pete... Read more

5 Dec 2008

Dave Graham, a true master of his own world, has made the coveted FA of the sit down start to Boogalagga, at Chironico, Swizzy.... Read more

5 Dec 2008

thumb ...the Haute-Savoie to be more precise. First it was Fred Rouhling's 8B+/C problem Soumission that was destroyed. Since it's on... Read more

5 Dec 2008

Climber, Coach and Photographer Mark Reeves has put together a short film titled Hard Sl8. Mark has a photography article coming... Read more

5 Dec 2008

thumb A new institute of higher climbing learning is opening in Bristol next Tuesday, 9th December. The Climbing Academy is a new... Read more

4 Dec 2008

thumb It's Christmas time again, and the BMC is getting into the festive spirit by announcing the next round in the great BMC bolt... Read more

4 Dec 2008

thumb Gaz Parry has made the third ascent of Infinite Gravity at Blackers Hole, Swanage. This 40m route was first climbed by Pete Oxley... Read more

3 Dec 2008

thumb About a month ago, he repeated Livin' Astro, 8c+, at Rumney, and a few days ago, he did Double down, an 8B problem at Great... Read more

3 Dec 2008

thumb The Articles page on UKClimbing.com has undergone a major upgrade to make it more user-friendly and attractive. As part of these... Read more

3 Dec 2008

thumb The forthcoming Gogarth North guide has been transferred to Fratelli Spada, the Italian printing company. The books are due to... Read more

2 Dec 2008

thumb UKClimbing.com are proud to present a video interview with Johnny Dawes and Nick Dixon. This interview was expertly filmed and... Read more

2 Dec 2008

thumb Leah Crane has climbed Bus Stop (V9/Font 7c) on the Jerry's Roof boulder in the Llanberis Pass. Leah tried the problem on... Read more

2 Dec 2008

thumb 19-year-old Alex Puccio from Boulder, Colorado has climbed her fourth V12 (Font 8A+) with an ascent of A Maze of Death at the... Read more

1 Dec 2008

thumb Just as predicted by Carlo, Alex Puccio (his girlfriend) has made the FFA of Dave Graham's A maze of death, 8A+, at the Bardini... Read more

1 Dec 2008

thumb Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has climbed the classic gritstone problem Brad Pit (Font 7c+). Mina is one of only a handful of women to... Read more

1 Dec 2008

thumb Katy Whittaker has made what is thought to be the second female ascent of the coveted gritstone route Master's Edge (E7... Read more

1 Dec 2008

thumb UKClimbing.com reports on hundreds of new routes and significant repeats every year. In our reports we try to convey as much... Read more