December 2010 Search News

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31 Dec 2010

thumb In this video from Ian Caldwell on Vimeo, Ian and his climbing partner catch someone 'stealing' their quickdraws from their sport... Read more

30 Dec 2010

thumb On December 28th, after ten days of effort, Cody Roth managed to make the 2nd ascent of Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla's extremely... Read more

30 Dec 2010

thumb Hazel Findlay is coming to the end of a remarkable year of climbing. The Bristol based student has been extremely prolific over... Read more

29 Dec 2010

thumb [UPDATE: Now with photos] On the 26th of December North Wales resident Pete Harrison made a winter ascent of the 18m E4 6b... Read more

28 Dec 2010

thumb 'Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence and that a momentary negligence may... Read more

27 Dec 2010

thumb There may have been some disappointed faces on Christmas morning in North Wales, as it seems that instead of Christmas... Read more

26 Dec 2010

thumb A couple of days ago, Paul Robinson said the relocation from Ticino was the worst idea ever. Now, after his first climbing day in... Read more

25 Dec 2010

thumb There wasn't as much snow as last year but this years traditional Christmas day ascent of Christmas Crack HS 4b at Stanage was... Read more

25 Dec 2010

thumb Wishing all our readers, advertisers and contributors a very merry Christmas! Check out the weekly top ten photos for visual... Read more

25 Dec 2010

thumb I mentioned the other day the Cataluna season is kicking in. It would seem Sachi Anma got wind of this as the Japanese, best... Read more

25 Dec 2010

thumb Film maker Petr Pavlíček's christmas gift to the climbing world is this video of Adam Ondra making unreasonable easy work of... Read more

22 Dec 2010

thumb 'The Thing in the Forest' is a short E7 6c in the Cooley Mountains, Co. Louth, Ireland. It has just seen its second ascent at... Read more

22 Dec 2010

thumb Paul Robinson has now left Ticino and moved to his new temporary base camp in Fontainebleau. Before he left, he got very close to... Read more

22 Dec 2010

thumb On Saturday 11th December, eighteen months after opening its doors to the public, The Depot Climbing Centre in Leeds staged... Read more

21 Dec 2010

thumb Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis is perhaps the most famous of all the UK's winter routes and is a 'must do' for every winter... Read more

21 Dec 2010

thumb Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has continued her run of bouldering form on her extended trip to Switzerland. A month ago we reported... Read more

20 Dec 2010

thumb 'We might be in the middle of a ten-year spell of colder than average winters', writes David Dobson from the Earth... Read more

20 Dec 2010

thumb Hot on the heels of his recent redpoint of L'Espolon De L'Ocaive, Gaz Parry has ticked another F8c route: Mala... Read more

20 Dec 2010

thumb Thank you to everyone who entered last weeks competitions. The winners are below. Congrats to all the winners but especially to... Read more

19 Dec 2010

thumb Ethan Pringle has made the FA of Spicy dumpling an open project bolted by Chris Sharma at Yangshuo, China. As a project, it was... Read more

18 Dec 2010

thumb This year's Cataluńa season hasn't lived up to the high expectations. At least not yet. Sure, we've seen the odd 9a and 8c+... Read more

17 Dec 2010

thumb Tonight's Friday Night Video is from Bamboo Chicken and is of Tim Emmett making the first ascent of Muy Caliente! (E10) in... Read more

17 Dec 2010

The other week, Gabriele made the FA of GEO, a stunning aręte at Borgone in the Val di Susa, Italy. Gabri has had quite a good... Read more

17 Dec 2010

thumb This is the third of the 2010/11 season of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives... Read more

16 Dec 2010

thumb Doubt has been cast on Rich Simpson's sporting achievements in climbing, running and boxing. Two months ago, after the... Read more

16 Dec 2010

thumb British climbers Jon Griffith and Will Sim are currently in Patagonia and have climbed the East Face Route on Cerro... Read more

15 Dec 2010

thumb Another big repeat for Pete Macpherson and Martin Moran came earlier this month when the pair teamed up to climb The God... Read more

13 Dec 2010

thumb Niall Grimes was at this year's Kendal Mountain Festival. Whilst there he interviewed several of the high profile... Read more

13 Dec 2010

thumb Paul Robinson has either repeated Dave Graham's From dirt grows the flowers or From dirt grows the flowers left depending on... Read more

13 Dec 2010

thumb Most of the top ten photos on UKC this week are recent shots of a mixture of rock climbing on gritstone and winter climbing... Read more

10 Dec 2010

thumb The second round of this year's Southern Indoor Bouldering League (SIBL) took place on the 28th November at Evolution Climbing... Read more

10 Dec 2010

thumb Tonight's video is from UKC user Gcandlin. He described his film: "I shot a short film in Swanage at the weekend about my... Read more

10 Dec 2010

thumb Andy Turner has repeated Cathedral, X,11 on The Cobbler. Andy's ascent is thought to be the first repeat of this Dave MacLeod... Read more

10 Dec 2010

thumb This is the second of the 2010/11 season of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan... Read more

10 Dec 2010

thumb Thank you to everyone who entered our three competitions last week. We have two new competitions starting today from Wild Country... Read more

9 Dec 2010

thumb Stefan Glowacz and Holger Heuber have succeeded in climbing their new route Behind the Rainbow on the north face La Proa on... Read more

8 Dec 2010

thumb As reported in the previous post, after five weeks of horrible warmth and humidity in Kalymnos, Pirmin Bertle did the two 8c+'s... Read more

8 Dec 2010

thumb Lately, quite a few 8c+'s have seen repeats on various locations around the world. Here are some of them: At Kalymnos, Pirmin... Read more

8 Dec 2010

thumb Mick Fowler was elected President of the Alpine Club at the weekend (4 Dec) following what is thought to be the first... Read more

7 Dec 2010

thumb The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) have recently acquired the Harrison's Rocks site and now wish to develop the woodland,... Read more

7 Dec 2010

thumb British Climbers Unite Against Irresponsible Behaviour: Nineteen year old student Calum Nicoll and his climbing partner... Read more

7 Dec 2010

thumb Dai Koyamada has now returned to Japan after 40 days in Ticino, Switzerland. Unfortunately, also this year's trip was plagued by... Read more

6 Dec 2010

thumb Sportscotland Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) in conjunction with The City of Edinburgh Council and The Pentland Hills... Read more

6 Dec 2010

thumb The FWA of Satyr was completed on Sunday 5th Dec 2010 by Donald King and Andy Nelson. This is a summer E1,5a on Central... Read more

6 Dec 2010

thumb Gaz Parry has climbed L'Espolon De L'Ocaive (F8c) at L'Ocaive in the Costa Blanca, Spain. Gaz commented on the Beta Climbing... Read more

6 Dec 2010

thumb In this climbing documentary by investigative journalists Carlo Traversi and Jon Glassberg, Wallraffing* as boulderers, we get to... Read more

5 Dec 2010

thumb Paul Robinson has made the 2nd ascent of Nalle Hukkataival's Ninja skills, 8B+, at Sobrio, Ticino. Fighting Baltic, but perfect... Read more

4 Dec 2010

thumb It's a rare thing to get Stanage all to yourself. It's also fairly unusual to have to crawl there. The first snow of winter... Read more

4 Dec 2010

thumb Spanish climber Daila Ojeda has done her 3rd 8c, Full equip at Oliana, near Lleida, Spain. The route was bolted by Victor... Read more

3 Dec 2010

thumb Edinburgh International Climbing Arena witnessed a thrilling and nail-biting finish to this year's Scottish Dry Tooling Series... Read more

3 Dec 2010

thumb Back on the 15th of November we reported that Dave MacLeod had climbed a new route in Glenfinnan. Die by the Drop is a short... Read more

3 Dec 2010

thumb This is the first of the 2010/11 season of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a... Read more

3 Dec 2010

thumb American Alpinist Colin Haley has reported on his blog that he has made a solo ascent of Exocet (500m, WI5, 5.9), on Cerro... Read more

2 Dec 2010

thumb The sandstone bouldering area of Albarracin in Spain is becoming a victim of its own success and of bad behaviour from... Read more

2 Dec 2010

thumb Even though time was scarce, Adam Ondra found time to complete another ~8C during his brief stop in Ticino the other day. This... Read more

2 Dec 2010

thumb Steve Ashworth from The Epicentre in Ambleside gives us an up to date report on Lakes winter climbing conditions and a forecast,... Read more

1 Dec 2010

thumb From the Peak District National Park Authority Website: The Peak District National Park Authority has welcomed a... Read more

1 Dec 2010

thumb Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have abandoned their project on El Capitan for the season. When completed, the project... Read more

1 Dec 2010

thumb Are you one of those people who never wins competitions? Me to. I suppose the reason is that I don't enter... Read more