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31 Jul 2008

thumb TV channel for outdoor enthusiasts, you can now watch the action from the Tremadog festival and find out how these fantastic... Read more

31 Jul 2008

thumb Ben Nevis, east aspect of Tower Ridge, about 1100m alt. Echo Wall **** 100m Dave MacLeod July 28th 2008 Grade: Harder than... Read more

30 Jul 2008

thumb .......and perhaps the most provocative line coming out of Vern Clevenger was..."and sport climbing is"...........watch the video... Read more

30 Jul 2008

thumb Three German climbers seized by Kurdish rebels during an expedition on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey were released last Sunday... Read more

29 Jul 2008

thumb A TV series called Lost Land of the Jaguar is starting on the BBC this Wednesday. (Info and preview video). The series will... Read more

29 Jul 2008

thumb 28-year-old British climber Benjamin Cheek is missing on Shimshal Whitehorn (6303m), Karakoram, Pakistan. Cheek, a climber and... Read more

29 Jul 2008

thumb Over the next few weeks we shall be running several reports about the latest gear after our trip to the OutDoor Show at... Read more

28 Jul 2008

thumb This is a short round-up of European sport climbing and bouldering news. More info on these ascents can be found at 8a.nu,... Read more

28 Jul 2008

thumb Tyler Landman has dispatched two hard and famous problems in one session: "One large boulder sits in the woods, holding many... Read more

28 Jul 2008

thumb Karl Unterkircher was tragically killed on Nanga Parbat on July 15th. Unterkircher, aged 37, was an extremely experienced climber... Read more

28 Jul 2008

thumb It was only a decade or so ago when you hardly saw anyone wearing a helmet, especially at single-pitch crags. New lightweight... Read more

28 Jul 2008

thumb Four Hikers are missing in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The team have been missing for several days and American news... Read more

25 Jul 2008

thumb Four Dutch climbers from the same family have perished in an accident on Mont Dolent, in the Mont Blanc Massif. The four, from... Read more

25 Jul 2008

thumb 20th June 2003: John Arran and Shane Ohly managed to climb over 500 Peak grit routes in a day. John climbed 536 routes and Shane... Read more

23 Jul 2008

thumb Last Sunday Stephen Cutler died whilst descending from one of his favourite climbs at the top of Raven Crag, Langdale in the... Read more

23 Jul 2008

thumb In 1966 Chris Bonington, Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey made the first ascent of the 137m (450ft) Old Man of Hoy situated on west... Read more

22 Jul 2008

thumb Lisa Rands sent Nutsa (V12) despite rainy weather at the sandstone mecca of Rocklands, South Africa. Rands had tried the problem... Read more

22 Jul 2008

thumb The ground-up scene in the UK is still buzzing, with the main players hacking their way up everything, from the loose... Read more

22 Jul 2008

thumb Preliminary Report, more details to follow. News has reached us that Nico Favresse has repeated Cobra Crack in Squamish. Cobra... Read more

22 Jul 2008

thumb The Californian climber Ethan Pringle has quickly repeated The Path (5.14 R, 130') established by Sonnie Trotter last... Read more

21 Jul 2008

thumb UKClimbing.com's Editor Jack Geldard and myself have just spent four busy and intense days at this year's OutDoor 2008, at... Read more

21 Jul 2008

thumb Spain's Patxi Usobiaga continues his run of form by on-sighting Home Sweet Home F8c+ at Pierrot Beach, Preles in France. This is... Read more

20 Jul 2008

thumb The famous tree at Raven Tor, used to start the iconic routes Indecent Exposure, the Prow and Body Machine, has been chopped down... Read more

18 Jul 2008

thumb According to his scorecard on 8a.nu, Britain's Tyler Landman has made a flashed ascent of an unnamed Font 8b boulder problem in... Read more

15 Jul 2008

thumb Read the full report: HERE Cliffhanger 2008 ended in a blaze of glorious evening sunshine late Sunday night in Sheffield and... Read more

14 Jul 2008

thumb Iain Miller and Ross Jones have freed Testament to the Insane (XS 5b, 470m) on St. John's Head in Orkney in a 12 hour push. ... Read more

14 Jul 2008

thumb Andy Kirkpatrick is heading up a new article series on UKClimbing: Andy Kirkpatrick's Doctor Gear. Read the first one here:... Read more

14 Jul 2008

thumb On Sunday June 8th Leo Houlding and Sean Leary free climbed El Capitan and Half Dome in a day. Starting Freerider at 8am... Read more

14 Jul 2008

James McHaffie made an impressive on-sight of the terminally bold Raped by Affection E7 6c on Saturday evening - shooting out... Read more

14 Jul 2008

Many would agree that the Bachar - Yerian (5.11c R/X) on Medlicott Dome in California's Tuolumne Meadows is one of the finest... Read more

13 Jul 2008

thumb We have the results of the Junior competitions on the first day of the British Bouldering Championships 2008 held at the... Read more

13 Jul 2008

thumb Skyler Weeks (US) jumped an amazing 2.65m at Cliffhanger 2008 yesterday, setting a new World Record. Keith Sharples... Read more

11 Jul 2008

thumb Hot on the heels of the new Southern Sandstone guidebook, the Climbers' Club guidebook to Lundy is now available. Richard... Read more

11 Jul 2008

thumb Despite the weather breaking down somewhat into heavy showers typical of July now, some folk have managed to get out bouldering,... Read more

10 Jul 2008

thumb Win a Deuter Speedlite 15 Limited Edition Technicians Pack. Booty and swag. But you've got to earn it! Lots of great... Read more

10 Jul 2008

thumb For many climbers the main attraction at this weekend's Cliffhanger event in Sheffield is the British Bouldering Championships... Read more

9 Jul 2008

thumb Just days after Nic Sellers' super fast ascent, Llanberis climber Pete Robins has also bagged an ascent of Trauma in the... Read more

9 Jul 2008

thumb PHOTO COMPETITION: PrAna Climbing Facial Expressions We'd like to thank everyone who entered the prAna PHOTO COMPETITION. We... Read more

9 Jul 2008

thumb Who is this...? Where is this...? Have you seen the Cliffhanger banners on UKC? Over the past few weeks UKC and... Read more

8 Jul 2008

thumb During a joint operation between the RAF and the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team to rescue a walker with abdominal injuries, the... Read more

8 Jul 2008

thumb Chris Doyle has climbed a stunning new line down on the Sea View Walls below the Marine Drive on Great Orme. Flashpoint V8/7b+... Read more

7 Jul 2008

thumb Long time Yorkshire activists Matt Troilett and Mick Johnston have succeeded on a new line at Kilnsey. "Dead Calm" F8a, starts... Read more

7 Jul 2008

thumb 19 year old Leah Crane has just climbed another Font 7c, this time in Brione, Switzerland. During a quick fly-by 5 day bouldering... Read more

6 Jul 2008

thumb There have been some changes to UKClimbing.com over the last few months and this weekend we had an informal meeting at UKC HQ to... Read more

3 Jul 2008

thumb El Cap Report 7/2/08 By Tom Evans An illustrated account of yesterday's action on El Capitan including the new Nose speed... Read more

2 Jul 2008

thumb This morning in Yosemite Valley, Hans Florine and the Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama set a new speed record for climbing the 870m... Read more

2 Jul 2008

thumb Hot on the heels of the recent ascents of Ray's Roof [UKC News Item] in the Peak District, we have news of more off-width action... Read more

2 Jul 2008

thumb The final of the BMC Youth Climbing Series 2008 sponsored by Perkins Slade was held at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena:... Read more

2 Jul 2008

thumb On Saturday 28th of June, Nic Sellers, partnered by Pete Robins and Ben Pritchard, made the fastest ascent of Trauma to date. ... Read more

1 Jul 2008

thumb You hear it now and again from certain forum heads, "They are all armchair climbers", or "What do they know? None of them... Read more

1 Jul 2008

thumb A summary of all the latest content on UKClimbing.com from the past month, including: 51 new articles, 10 product announcements... Read more

1 Jul 2008

thumb Hans Florine emailed us at UKClimbing.com yesterday thanking us for our interest and support of his and Yuji Hirayama's attempt... Read more

1 Jul 2008

thumb Matt Heason's Cliffhanger approaches, this year held at Millhouses Park, Sheffield over the weekend of July 12th and... Read more