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Dave MacLeod climbing Rainbow Warrior (8b)

Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of Rainbow Warrior 8b at the Loch Maree Supercrag, deleted scene from the feature length film Undiscovered.

Undiscovered Deleted Scene: Rainbow Warrior 8b from Dark Sky Media on Vimeo.

The author silhouetted at Tannourine El-Fawqa.  © Johan Sakr

Destination Guide Lebanon - Hidden Gem of the Middle East

Lebanon might not be the first country that springs to mind when considering climbing in the Middle East....

Improve your movement  © Nick Brown - UKC
Improve your movement  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Neil Gresham Technique And Training: Improve Your Movement

Neil Gresham examines movement in climbing and expands on how to improve one of the most important aspects of climbing.

Crag Notes: Stepping Forth  © Anna Fleming
Crag Notes: Stepping Forth  © Anna Fleming

Crag Notes: Stepping Forth

We park at the lighthouse and slither down to the tide line. Waves break onto glistening black rocks. The tide is on the ebb. The sky is grey, the water like steel and a cold wind blows down the Firth of Forth. It is the 4th January: we have come to Aberdour to...

Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC
Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC

Video Rab: Preparing for Winter - Lock Off Training

In this episode, Greg discusses the importance of training lock offs, which you regularly perform outside when reaching up for holds and placing gear.

Stats of the Decade Collage  © UKC Articles
Stats of the Decade Collage  © UKC Articles

2010-2019 - The UKC Climbing Decade in Numbers

As we begin the new decade, it can be interesting to see how things changed throughout the last decade. Andy Ovens and Paul Phillips have designed multiple interactive charts to make sense of what happened on UKC between January 2010 and...

Xtreme Scenario: A study on the aesthetics of the technical equipment used in climbing.  © Tomorrow Bureau

Xtreme Scenario: Outdoor Gear ASMR?

News of the decade: 2015-2019.  © UKC Articles

Defining a Decade - Climbing News of the 2010s (Part 2)

My Climbs by Mummery montage  © Lily Bristow

Mountain Literature Classics: My Climbs in the Alps & Caucasus by Albert Mummery

Decade Montage 2010-2014  © UKC

Defining a Decade - Climbing News of the 2010s (Part 1)


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Fast Alpine 40 montage  © Toby Archer

Montane Fast Alpine 40 Pack

"The Fast Alpine 40 is Montane's very decent stab at making an all-round pack for the British mountaineer", reckons Toby Archer

Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey
Solid rand, synthetic upper, integrated gaiter and super-chunky sole unit - the makings of an excellent B3 boot  © Dan Bailey

Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX Boots

They're no lightweights, but the Vultur Vertical GTX are superb solid B3 boots, which combine warmth, comfort and technical performance, says Dan Bailey.

The OneMoveT and Rondo Slim Pants in use at JA Martin  © UKC Gear
The OneMoveT and Rondo Slim Pants in use at JA Martin  © UKC Gear

E9 Clothing/Apparel Review

E9 have been around for a while, but due to a change in distributor are likely to become more visible in coming months. We take a timely look at a few products from across the range, as well as a better look at the brand itself, which makes all their clothing in...


Robbie Phillips climbing in the Scarpa Booster at Eden Rock  © Robbie Phillips

Open Comp Win 1 of 3 pairs of Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

Snaefell  © 66 North
Snaefell  © 66 North

Open Comp Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345

Win a 66 North Snaefell jacket worth £345 and eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest thanks to Polartec®

Mountain Hardwear athlete Anna Liina Laitinen testing out the Super DS Climb Jacket   © Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Hardwear athlete Anna Liina Laitinen testing out the Super DS Climb Jacket   © Mountain Hardwear

Open Comp Win a Men's or Women's Super/DS Climb Jacket

A jacket that's built to move. Mountain Hardwear's Super/DS™ technology provides the warmth and durability MHW clothing is renowned for. Super/DS™ Climb Jacket adds a 2-way stretch fabric for ultimate DS™ (Dynamic Stretch) when belaying...


Gear News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Eyjaffyodur  © 66 North

66 North and Polartec NeoShell: eliminate the wet winter sweat-fest 

Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a key ingredient in select pieces of 66 North's wet weather collection designed for outdoor enthusiasts and engineered to protect against all weathers.

The Jöttnar Down Collection

Providing lightweight warmth is the primary function of a down jacket. With unrivalled ability to trap and retain body heat, down is the best insulating material available.

Outdoor Research Handpicked Handwear: Shop Staff Favourites.

We bring you the low down from those who know the products best...SHOP STAFF!! This list of staff recommendations comes from some of UK's leading independent retailers, who you know you can trust for sound, solid advice based...


Climbing Sales Representative, DMM  © DMM Wales
Climbing Sales Representative, DMM  © DMM Wales

Climbing Sales Representative, DMM

DMM International currently have the following vacancy: Climbing Sales Representative.

Deputy Manager Job at The Climbing Hangar  © mark duchesne
Deputy Manager Job at The Climbing Hangar  © mark duchesne

Deputy Manager Job at The Climbing Hangar Swansea

The Climbing Hangar is looking for a Deputy Manager for its climbing wall in Swansea.

JOBS: Head Coach, Marketing and General, 3 Wise Monkeys, Fort William
JOBS: Head Coach, Marketing and General, 3 Wise Monkeys, Fort William

Head Coach, Marketing and General, 3 Wise Monkeys, Fort William

3 or 4 full time jobs up for grabs in Fort William at Three Wise Monkeys Climbing! We're seeking an emerging marketing rockstar, a totally badass...