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Honnold Breaks Down Climbing Scenes from Movies & TV

Professional rock climber and free-solo ascent master Alex Honnold is back to break down more rock climbing scenes from movies and TV, including 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Eiger Sanction,' 'Captain Fantastic,' 'Cliffhanger' and 'K2.'

Finger Injuries - What's Causing the Pain?

Gudmund Grønhaug and Cristiano Costa explain in detail the causes of finger pain in relation to...

Crag Notes: In the Moment

Within this month's Crag Notes Nina Clouston does a double take at St Bees: initially as a non-climber with an interest in birds, then as a climber with an interest in rock. Overlapping worlds that coexist wtihin the same space, but without realising that the...

Climbing Live - The Twitch Streamers Broadcasting Board Sessions

Having people pay to watch you climb in real-time may seem like a privilege afforded only to pro climbers, but on the popular Twitch platform, some amateur climbers are turning board sessions into simultaneous...

Meet the activists helping to diversify the outdoors: Pammy Johal

Despite well-publicised efforts to introduce more people of all backgrounds to the rewards of the outdoors, the outdoor industry itself still conspicuously lacks diversity. The sector has a big problem, according to Pammy Johal, who...

Polish Scouting in the UK - My Route into the Outdoors

Karolina Haluszczak writes about her family's displacement following the 1939 invasion of Poland, how World War II shaped the history of the Polish Scouting Association in the UK, and how the organisation fostered her passion for...

The sloping seat atop Napes Needle HS.  © Rachel Crolla

Collecting the Classics - Tales from a Classic Rock Completionist

Andy Reeve contemplating a delicious crag lunch  © Toby Dunn Collection

Feeding the Rat - A Climber's Life on the Edge of Edibility

'No one should ever feel ashamed to climb.'  © Emmie Harrison-West

How it Feels to be a Fat, Female Climber


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Beal Phantom Harness

Whilst it's pitched as a lightweight harness for high level sport climbing, the Phantom isn't actually mega-light by modern standards. But what you get instead is a great all rounder, says Rob Greenwood, with a clean and functional design that ...

Scarpa Cyclone GTX Walking Boot

The Scarpa Cyclone GTX is a solid 3-season walking boot featuring a distinctive exoskeleton to give support and stability. It's been brilliant for rough moorland walks over the last few months, says Theo Moore, and feels like it will last another 10 years (or...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their Punisher and Terminator gloves. They are so similar that it's hard to tell them apart, says Dave Saunders, but with improved dexterity and...


Open Comp Win a Black Diamond Zone Harness

Designed for the lightweight sport climbing redpoint, ice route or alpine mission, the Black Diamond Zone Harness is a versatile powerhouse.

Open Comp Win a pair of Dolomite Velocissima

Velocissima, an Italian-made shoe that ably combines over a century of artisanal skills at Dolomite with the very latest construction technology, striking the perfect balance between climbing and trekking, tradition and innovation, performance and...

Open Comp Win a Grangers bundle worth over £80

For over 80 years, Grangers has pushed to enhance your outdoor experience and keep you outdoors for longer. Whatever you're into you, you can rely on Grangers to take care of you and your gear by restoring it to like-new performance....


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Rab launches Down Collect and Recycle Scheme

British outdoor brand Rab (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.) has recently started its own down collect and recycle scheme. The scheme is part of Equip's long-term sustainability strategy, with Equip being certified as climate ne...

Peak Limestone update for Rockfax Digital

The recent good weather has left the limestone crags of the Peak District in good condition and we are delighted to annouce an update to the Peak Limestone package on Rockfax Digital.

DOLOMITE Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0

The Crodarossa Lite GTX 2.0 is a lightweight mountain approach shoe, meant for those who looks for the maximum freedom of movement while accessing climbing.


Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Evolv rock shoe reviews and bargains at Outside

After a frankly miserable winter stuck indoors, we've been out playing with Evolv's Zenist rock shoes.


Castle Climbing Reception Team Leader and Duty Manager, London

The Castle Team are looking for the right candidate to fill an exciting new dual role within the Centre as Reception Team Leader and Duty Manager. This is a full time role at 40 hours per week and is a great opportunity to gain...

Alpkit Store Manager - Ambleside

We are looking for someone mega to drive our Ambleside location. So are you keen to get involved with Sonder and Retail? If you have a passion for the whole outdoors then come and help us put that passion into helping people Go Nice Places, Do Good...

Climbing Instructors

Climbing Instructors EICA, Ratho Salary £19,332 p.a (pro rata for Part Time) Full Time and Various Part Time hours

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