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First ascent of El Flechazo

First ascent on Cerro Standhart, Argentina, Patagonia Febuary 2020 with Nicolas Favresse. We spent three days on the wall, and celebrated my birthday with some cake, singing, and ice cream on the summit.

Marmot Photography Awards 2020  © Rob Johnson - Film Up High

Marmot Photography Awards 2020 - Category Finalists

UKClimbing and UKHillwalking are proud to announce the category finalists for the 2020 Marmot...

Crag Notes: Dream of Dry   © Nick Bullock
Crag Notes: Dream of Dry   © Nick Bullock

Crag Notes: Dream of Dry

In this month's Crag Notes Nick Bullock has adapted a piece he first wrote upon his return from Canada in 2015, which - unbeknown to him at the time - chimes with the mood of lockdown life in 2021. 

Ailsa Graham reaches for the next hold.  © Ailsa Graham
Ailsa Graham reaches for the next hold.  © Ailsa Graham

Opinion As Climbing Participation Grows, Routesetting Must be Inclusive

Ailsa Graham calls for more considered routesetting at climbing walls to help people of all heights and abilities to progress...

Tyler Landman on the Ace 8B  © Alex Messenger
Tyler Landman on the Ace 8B  © Alex Messenger

Interview Outspoken - Tyler Landman

The name Tyler Landman is synonymous with British bouldering. At age 15, he repeated Jerry Moffatt's iconic problem The Ace which overlooks Stanage Plantation. The ascent was a key milestone in Tyler's progression and afterwards, he continued through the upper...

Mountaineering snowshoes in use on appropriate terrain  © Alex Roddie
Mountaineering snowshoes in use on appropriate terrain  © Alex Roddie

Skills Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

Requiring less skill than skiing, and making a big difference when progress on foot would be a nightmare, snowshoes have a clear niche in Scottish winter, reckons Alex Roddie. Having spent years insisting he could do without, Alex is now a...

The joys of taking your family climbing  © mark s

10 Climbing Stories We Liked in 2020

Marc Elliott's GBBO portrait.   © The Great British Bake Off/Channel 4

Interview The Great British Bake Off's Marc Elliott: Climber, Amputee and Star Baker

Crag Notes: Mourne  © Andy Moles

Feature Crag Notes: Mourne

UKC Christmas Quiz 2020.  © Natalie Berry

UKC Christmas Climbing Quiz 2020


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Testing the Hornstrandir on a wintry Striding Edge   © Toby Archer

66°North Hornstrandir Shell

Named after Iceland's northernmost peninsula, and made from top-of-the range Gore Pro, the Hornstrandir is 66°North's premier shell jacket. It's a good tough all-rounder, says Toby Archer, but with a few design tweaks it could be further improv...

Montane X BMC Men's and Women's range  © UKC Gear
Montane X BMC Men's and Women's range  © UKC Gear

Montane X BMC Clothing line

Montane's X BMC range of climbing clothing balances casual comfort and technical cuts, making it equally suited to use at the wall or out on the crags. Made in collaboration with the BMC, 5% of all UK sales of the range will be donated to the Access & Conservation...

Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood
Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.


Comp 3x2  © Summit Financial Services

Open Comp Win a Montane Alpine Spirit GORE-TEX Jacket with Summit Financial Services

For over 22 years Summit Financial Services has provided life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover for climbers & mountaineers

Lifestyle 2  © Sprayway
Lifestyle 2  © Sprayway

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Sprayway women's Vista or men's Kenmore Jacket

Waterproof jackets are our bread and butter, it's where it all began. From our first long PU sailing cagoules of the 70's to the co-development of HydroDRY® one of the first machine taped waterproof fabrics and the start of...

Guide 3x2  © Deuter
Guide 3x2  © Deuter

Winners announced WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Deuter Guide 34+ packs

Just in time for winter - when you'll need an alpine pack to be carrying all your extra kit - Deuter are giving you the chance to win a Guide 34+ pack.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Nikwax Tech Wash® and TX.Direct® proven to be the highest performing care system f

Don't treat your waterproof gear to anything less than the best. Nikwax Tech Wash® has been independently proven to be the best performing product for cleaning waterproof gear in a washing machine. It is the only product demonstrated to provide...

Point 5 Thumbnail  © Point 5 Clothing
Point 5 Thumbnail  © Point 5 Clothing

Point 5 Technical Down Jacket

A well thought out, practical active wear jacket. Perfect for walking, belaying, climbing and skiing.

Fixe  © Fixe
Fixe  © Fixe

Fixe redesigns its anchor line launching 75 new references

Fixe Climbing S.L. has recently worked hard to end this year 2020 with a very special line. The company from Sant Quirze de Besora (Barcelona) has renewed its entire anchor line.


The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles  © JoeyPowis
The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles  © JoeyPowis

The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles

The Font is a new London-based indoor bouldering gym with its first site opening in Wandsworth (SW18) in Q1 2021. Our Mission: Urban bouldering destinations that provide inspiring spaces for the climbing community to climb, train and connect.

Climbing & Outdoor Channel Account Manager  © 2PURE
Climbing & Outdoor Channel Account Manager  © 2PURE

Climbing & Outdoor Channel Account Manager

Are you an active climber, at ease in the digital sphere who is looking to make career progress in the climbing and outdoor business sector? If so,...

Marketing and Communications Managers at Equip  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Marketing and Communications Managers at Equip  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Marketing and Communications Managers at Equip, Alfreton

We have two new exciting opportunities, for an experienced Digital Marketing Manager and Digital Communications Manager, to join us at Equip. ...