May 2007 Search News

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30 May 2007

thumb Ueli Steck's solo attempt to climb a new route on Annapurna's (8091m) south face ended May 28, when he survived a 300-meter... Read more

30 May 2007

thumb The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena(EICA) formerly known as the Ratho Adventure Centre re-opened last Friday (25th May).... Read more

29 May 2007

thumb And of course the grade debate rages. On both the thread attached to the news report here. And on the original thread... Read more

29 May 2007

thumb Jim Perrin follows up the success of his biography of Don Whillans, The Villain, with his most recent book, The Climbing Essays,... Read more

29 May 2007

thumb On Bank Holiday Monday (28th May) Steve McClure, 36, of Sheffield redpointed a new route at Malham Cove, a route that is perhaps... Read more

26 May 2007

thumb The Aviemore Mountain Film Festival which closed last Sunday has been proclaimed by its organisers as their best yet. 1,500... Read more

25 May 2007

thumb "Two fearsome doglike beasts are said to stalk the undergrowth from dusk till dawn. The first of which (The Cappel) is said to be... Read more

25 May 2007

thumb On 29/04 the Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer (23) carried out the second solo ascent of the legendary Via attraverso il Pesce (aka... Read more

24 May 2007

thumb For me, like many climbers and outdoor types in the 80's a POD rucksack was the item to have. I got a POD Teardrop, a purple one.... Read more

23 May 2007

thumb Baked Alaska...it's hot? Seems like it. With 550 people attempting to reach the top of the world, that would be Everest, it is... Read more

22 May 2007

thumb As reported earlier this month at UKClimbing.com, on Sunday April 29th, Dave Pickford (28) of Bristol climbed a major new route... Read more

22 May 2007

thumb A few weeks ago UKClimbing.com was in touch with Kevin Thaw at Everest Base Camp by mobile phone, made possible by China Telecom,... Read more

22 May 2007

thumb Jerome Stiller, 50, and his friend were climbing on Eldorado Canyon's Redgarden Wall (Colorado, USA) and fell, taking a 100ft... Read more

22 May 2007

thumb Gareth Hughes and Vivian Scott made the first ascent of the East Face of Mt. Dan Beard, the 10,260-foot peak that forms the north... Read more

22 May 2007

thumb Graeme Alderson (43) of Manchester has spent seven years as the BMC's climbing walls and competition guru. As you may have read... Read more

21 May 2007

thumb The British team of Jon Bracey (30) and Andrew Houseman (25) made the second ascent of The French Route on the formidable North... Read more

20 May 2007

thumb Climbers enjoy naming routes. Sometimes they name them after a song or a book, sometimes a distinctive single word name that can... Read more

18 May 2007

thumb Earlier on this week we ran an eclectic news report about a Nepalese ascent of Troutdale Pinnacle in Borrowdale; Pete Whittaker,... Read more

17 May 2007

thumb We've had several emails and threads at UKClimbing.com concerning the old photographs uploaded at the E.Y.C.M.C photo gallery.... Read more

17 May 2007

thumb As the hordes once again plod up Mt. Everest's normal routes this May, an extraordinary season lies just ahead on K2, the world's... Read more

15 May 2007

thumb The online presence of the UK climbing magazines has been weak. But with declining magazine readership, concerns about resources... Read more

15 May 2007

thumb Mike 'Twid' Turner can't get enough of Alaska. He has just returned from his fifth trip this April just gone. Twid, a mountain... Read more

15 May 2007

thumb It goes without saying that 06/07 has been a very poor climbing and skiing season in the Cairngorms. Climate change is just one... Read more

14 May 2007

thumb More news about a possible repeat of the UK's first E11. Dave Brown and Paul Diffley have a blog up about Sonnie Trotter and... Read more

14 May 2007

thumb Canadian top climber Sonnie Trotter, 27, of Canmore, first ascensionist of that other hardest crack in the world, Cobra Crack... Read more

14 May 2007

thumb Over 50 women participants attended the first annual women's climbing weekend April 28-29, 2007, at Joshua Tree National Park in... Read more

14 May 2007

thumb Slacklining has really caught the imaginination of climbers these days. Often done in climbing campgrounds as a fun diversion it... Read more

14 May 2007

thumb The bouldering section of the new Altus wall opened on 12th May. About 50 climbers turned up to join Malcolm Smith sampling the... Read more

13 May 2007

thumb Is hell windy? This place can be. We've no idea why Alastair Lee shot this video. But let it be a warning to you if you are... Read more

11 May 2007

thumb If you are a beginner climber or are thinking of starting climbing, or have started and want to improve, then we have a new forum... Read more

11 May 2007

thumb Greg Chapman is a boulderer's boulderer, authentic to the core, passionate, persistent, committed. He runs the website... Read more

10 May 2007

thumb Last month Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden succeeded on Manamcho (6264m) in Tibet's Nyainqentanglha East range. Erik Lambert... Read more

10 May 2007

thumb Time to hit the 'Big Wall – California' No, not El Capitan - California USA, but California in the North Wales Slate... Read more

9 May 2007

thumb Another significant and very hard new route, this time in South Wales. On Sunday April 29th, Dave Pickford climbed a major new... Read more

9 May 2007

thumb Steve McClure, 36, has climbed a new traverse at Raven Tor, Derbyshire. Fat Lip weighs in at a proposed grade of Font... Read more

8 May 2007

thumb Virgin rock with strong unclimbed lines are scarce in England. The climbing magazines used to be full of news reports documenting... Read more

7 May 2007

thumb Sunday afternoon: I was at the Black Horse Pub, Pimlico Road near Clitheroe in Lancashire, enjoying my Uncle Pete Monk's 60th... Read more

7 May 2007

thumb Cheddar Gorge has received a makeover in recent years; newly equipped routes (300 of them), a new guidebook, an extended climbing... Read more

6 May 2007

thumb As reported here at UKClimbing.com on Saturday, Es Tresidder just broke the record for the traverse of Skye's Cuillin Ridge in a... Read more

5 May 2007

thumb Dave Macleod has succeeded in establishing Metalcore 20m 8c+ , Scotland's hardest sport route. Start up Bodyswerve, but follow... Read more

5 May 2007

thumb The UK's wall and climbing competition expert, Graeme Alderson just called from the IFSC Climbing Worldcup being held at the tiny... Read more

5 May 2007

thumb On Friday, 4th May, Es Tresidder, 27 of Kinghorn, Fife broke the record for the traverse of the Skye Ridge with a time of 3 hrs... Read more

3 May 2007

thumb I thought something was different this morning in the Lakes, the sun was shining a bit brighter. All was answered a few hours... Read more

3 May 2007

thumb Last Saturday saw the final regional rounds in this year's BMC Youth Climbing Series. The top three young people in each category... Read more

3 May 2007

thumb Hot Aches, the media company behind the award winning E11, the film about Dave MacLeod's ascent of Rhapsody, are well underway... Read more

2 May 2007

thumb Some E8/9's can wait a decade for a repeat. But such is the positive climbing energy in North Wales that things are happening a... Read more

1 May 2007

thumb Following a prolonged dry spell, the fire index has reached a critical level and it's looking like all open moorland in the Peak... Read more