THE TICKLIST: How hard are Aidan Roberts' New Problems?

Aidan Roberts has made ascents of two of his long term projects, The Helvellyn Project, which he has since named Spots of Time, and The Midnight Project, in Chironico, Switzerland.


Classic UK Routes: Commando Ridge, Bosigran

Tom Newberry writes about a classic of the West Country with a storied past: Bosigran Ridge, AKA Commando...

Opinion Perspectives on the Old Man of Hoy Clean-up

A recent survey by Mountaineering Scotland fielded the climbing community's opinion on a proposed clean-up of old ropes and slings from the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney. The results suggest that 92.5% of respondents are in favour of both a clean-up...

Interview Exmoor Coast Traverse - England's Best Kept Mountaineering Secret

Journeying through a largely hidden world at the base of England's biggest sea cliffs, where few ever tread and the tidal range is the second highest on the planet, the traverse of the Exmoor Coast is a unique multi-day...

Wings & Walls - Climbing and Birdlife Etiquette

Robbie Phillips gives us some tips and tricks on how to make sure our climbing doesn't disturb the birds that we share the rock with, as well as some cautionary tales from his own climbing career. Every crag we climb at is home to birds...

Opinion Highland Phone Masts - A Preventable Disaster for Wild Land

From Torridon to the Cairngorms, planning authorities face a flood of applications to build hundreds of new 4G masts in Scotland's wildest and most scenic places. Costing taxpayers half a billion pounds, the Shared Rural Network...

Destination Guide Bridging Two Worlds: The Unlikely Connection Between Horses and Climbing

Climbing Never Die - A Film about Ukrainian Climbers in the Midst of War

Mountain Literature Classics: Scrambles Amongst the Alps by Edward Whymper

Interview Anna Wells on the Winter Munro Round

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane Fury Lite Hoody

It's just a fleece, says John McKenna, but a nice one. The Fury Lite is well suited to both walking and climbing, and its midweight thickness makes it useful year-round.  

Rab Muon 50L Pack

As a lightweight, midsized backpacking pack, the Muon really stands out for its functional design and its close and comfortable fit. Bring on summer bivvy trips, says Dan Bailey.

Mountain Equipment Vega - update of a classic

A versatile midweight down jacket, the Vega is warm enough for winter mountains but light enough to remain packable, says Tom Ripley. In fact he rates it so much, he's on his third...

Open Comp Win an EDELRID OHM II

The EDELRID Ohm is undoubtedly one of the most innovative climbing products of the last 10 years! Since it's release in 2017 it has been an essential tool for any climbing duo with a large weight difference. Now for 2024, there is a new version...

Open Comp Win a Tendon Ropes Master 9.7mm 60m

One of the most favorite ropes among our customers. MASTER 9.7 is time-proven – it offers an ideal diameter, SBS sheath and a long lifespan. One of the best ropes for rock climbing you can get. Offers an excellent value for money.

Winners announced WINNERS - Win The First Eco-Friendly Harness by OCÚN

Experience the ultimate in comfort and versatility with our sustainable climbing harness. Made from recycled materials, this versatile harness allows you to climb with confidence, knowing you're doing your part for the planet. 

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Art of Climbing – Out Now

Capturing the beauty, theatre and emotions of a climb in a single shuttered moment, 'The Art of Climbing'  is a dramatic collection of photographs by Australian rock climber and photographer, Simon Carter 

Cocoon's Innovative Travel Towels

Cocoon's innovative fabric materials combined with clever design help travellers, climbers and adventurer's journey in comfort and travel as lightly and efficiently as possible.

Berghaus Freeflow - a new dimension for ventilated packs

Berghaus has launched a new generation of Freeflow daysacks, using 3D technology to deliver innovation in packs. The 2024 Freeflow system has been engineered to deliver genuine evolution in frame design, suspending the pack away from the back...

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

20% Off Climbing Ropes this Easter

With Spring in the air now is a great time to refresh your climbing rope for the new season that awaits.

Website Merchandiser

Website Merchandiser at Ultralight Outdoor Gear Job Summary The role of the Merchandiser is to drive online success through optimising the...

Assistant Chief Instructor - Big Rock, Milton Keynes

Big Rock in Milton Keynes has a reputation for quality climbing and community spirit. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to climb...

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