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It's Up To Us to Fund Path Upkeep, Says New Campaign

Thursday saw the launch of an ambitious new campaign that aims not only to raise money for path repairs on one of Scotland's best-known hills, but to begin a wider conversation around the need f...

Interview "All-in, To The End" - Andy Berry Breaks Lake District 24hr Record

On Saturday 20th May Andy Berry broke the speed record on the Lake District 24-Hour fell challenge, beating Kim Collison's 2020 time of 23 hours 45 minutes by over 20 minutes, to record a new time of 23:23. "I knew this...

Fantasia (L2) - 9b First Ascent by Cédric Lachat

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat (38) has made the first ascent of Fantasia (L2) at X in the Vercors and has suggested 9b. If confirmed, the line is his first of the grade.

Narasaki and Grossman win IFSC Boulder World Cup Salt Lake City

IFSC commentator Matt Groom reports from the third round of the Boulder World Cup in Salt...

Will Bosi makes second ascent of Isles of Wonder Sit, suggests 8C

Will Bosi has made the second ascent of Aidan Roberts' boulder, Isles of Wonder Sit Start, at...

Howl at the Moon Sit, 8C+, for Drew Ruana

Drew Ruana has made the second ascent of Howl at the Moon Sit, an 8C+ boulder in Guanella Pass, Colorado.


FIRST LOOK: We tried the new Olympic Wall at Parthian Wandsworth


In May 2023, we went down to Wandsworth, London, for a sneak peak into Parthian Climbing's latest wall build. It's safe to say we were not disappointed! The main attraction was EP's Titan Bouldering Wall, which is being used at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

From early July, you'll have the chance to climb on the same wall that the likes of Ondra and Garnbret will test themselves on next summer...

Interview 100 x Fontainebleau 7A boulders in a day for Séb Berthe and Hugo Parmentier

Last week, Séb Berthe and Hugo Parmentier undertook what they described as...

Last Blast

Chris Hamper, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2015, shares the story of what he thought would be his last-ever outing on rock with friends...  'Jess met me on top and the emotions finally caught up with me. I cried. The effort, the kindness of my friends,...

Interview Robbie Phillips on Valinor E9, his approach to new routes, and his next big project

'really, this climb is what I have been looking for most of my life'.

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life: First Aid Kit

On a warm spring day in Assynt, Gail Donaldson could have gone ultra-light and barely equipped. But when a surprise slip left her incapacitated, alone, and out of mobile signal, she was glad to have packed with accidents in mind. Her first aid...

Interview Jorge Diaz Rullo on hard first ascents, and even harder projects

At just 24 years old, Jorge Díaz-Rullo is quickly cementing his status as one of the most capable climbers in the world.

Mammut - Episode 1  © UKC

Video Bouldering outdoors for the first time

Sam Prior on Tourniquet, 8A, Kentmere  © Sam Prior

Interview Sam Prior on projects, parenthood, and new perspectives

"Mountain rescue has made me who I am..."  © David Lintern

Podcast Mountain Air - 12. Heavy Whalley on a Lifetime in Search and Rescue

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Golden Gate Kima RT - brilliant, apart from the bad bits

A mountain running shoe with a carbon plate - an idea that's crossed over from road running - the Kima RT is designed to reduce fatigue over long distances. Rob Greenwood felt the benefit, but then ran into some big issues. If these can be reso...

Book Review: Voices From the Hills

Just decades ago women were unable to compete in traditional mountain races, yet today we see female runners winning ultra distance events outright. But without knowledge of the pioneers, how can women achieve the same sense of belonging in the mountains as...

Sprayway Kid's Jackets - Eldon IA and Kip IA

A shell and a fleece which can be zipped together for convenience (but which also of course work well alone), these kid's jackets are decent value, says Dan Bailey, with good hand-me-down potential. From climbing hills to the school run, the...

Open Comp Win a Pair of Black Diamond Method S Climbing Shoes

Win a pair of Black Diamond Method S Climbing Shoes. Designed by Black Diamond in the Salt Lake City office basement, a true collaboration between our athletes and legendary Cobbler George. 

Open Comp Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag Competition

Win a Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag

Open Comp WIN a Vango F10 Xenon UL 2+ PLUS 1 of 10 Nikwax Camping Care Kits!

In this competition, Nikwax is offering you the chance to win 1 of 10 Nikwax Camping Care Kits PLUS one lucky winner will also receive a Vango F10 Xenon UL 2 Plus worth £535!

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

MPOWERD Luci Lights - New Big String and Luci Beam

Solar power lighting specialists MPOWERD introduced two new products - The new Big String and Luci Beam. 

25 Years of Red Chili

This year marks over 25 years since the Red Chili brand came into existence. Like a lot of great ideas the brand came about after a long day of climbing and a few too many glasses of wine.   

The new Adidas TERREX Skychaser Tech Mid GORE-TEX

The TERREX SKYCHASER TECH MID GORE-TEX merges key benefits of hiking and trail running shoes, ensuring comfort while supporting speed and agility.

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa Mescalito Mids - Save 35%

Save 35% and pick up a pair of comfortable, lightweight, three-season hiking boots for just £149! Get ready for summer trekking, hiking and walking adventures.

Route Setting Development Manager

ABOUT THE RSD Route Setting Development (RSD) is the route setting division of the Association of British Climbing Walls. Its mission is to...

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