FIRST LOOK: Performance Indoor Climbing Shoes for 2024

Rob Greenwood takes a first look at some new performance climbing shoes that would be suited to indoor climbers. Soft, sensitive, smearing, and small edges are all keywords for a product like this and we've chosen some exciting models that you'll be spotting down the wall soon...

Opinion Today's Climbing Media Output Rarely Conveys Depth of Experience

Climbing videos, writing and other content typically fail to engage with the bodily...

Skills Why Learn to Navigate?

Getting lost can waste a lot of time, and occasionally proves dangerous, says Nicola Jasieniecka of Mountain Training. But navigating effectively isn't just about avoiding unpleasantness: it can be deeply satisfying too, enriching your sense of connection with the...

Destination Guide The Skye Cuillin for Munro Baggers

Having helped dozens of Munroists of all abilities complete their Cuillin Munros and Tops, guide Tom Lawfield outlines key considerations for would be peak-baggers keen to take on the UK's most challenging mountains.

Opinion Climbing has Succumbed to Numbers

From the death of Pakistani porter Mohammad Hussan on K2 as over 100 climbers filed past him to the current financial crisis at the BMC, much has happened recently in the climbing world and it all comes down to money and numbers, argues mountaineer,...

The Big Three Rounds - All You Need to Know: Part 2. Reccying

An essential part of the Big Round process, reccying is a lot more than simply learning the route and preparing mind and body for the endurance challenge to come: it's also about trialling food, clothing, kit and footwear so...

Interview BMC CEO Paul Davies on GB Climbing

Podcast Mountain Air - 14. Dougie Baird, Mountain Path Builder

Whatever Happened to Susi Good? The '90s Competition Star Who Walked Away

What to Have For Breakfast in the Hills

Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane's Lightweight Legwear

In hope that there's still a bit of life left in the autumn sun, Dan Bailey checks out a range of lighter legwear perfect for warmer conditions, from running shorts to an interesting trouser/leggings crossover.

MSR Freelite 2 Tent

A two-person model weighing only around 1kg, the Freelite 2 also makes a luxurious - and highly portable - shelter for one, finds Toby Archer. If you're after a tent that's both ultralight and airy for summer, MSR's Freelite series is worth a closer look.

LED Lenser NEO 5R - an excellent all-rounder

Compact, comfy and bounce-free, the NEO 5R is an excellent midweight, mid-power torch for night running, says Dan Bailey. But this rugged model has a lot more potential than that, with a balance of brightness and burn time that'd make it equally...

Open Comp Win a pair of Beal ICE LINE 8.1mm ropes

Beal are giving you the chance to win a pair of 70m Beal ICE LINE 8.1mm Golden Dry Mountain Line climbing ropes.

Open Comp Win a pair of Red Chili Sensors

The Sensor, as the name would suggest, is our most sensitive shoe to date. To be in with a chance of winning, have a read about the shoe below and answer the simple question.

Open Comp Win a Pair of Scarpa Spin ST Running Shoes

The Scarpa SPIN ST combines high levels of traction with lightness and breathability for maximum performance on muddy terrain. Here's your chance to win a pair...

Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Adventures For Kids - a gritstone bouldering guide for children and their parents

At last, children can be set free to get stuck into grit bouldering on their own terms without having to battle with adult sized problems and all they need is this new guidebook from Future Primitive Publishing.

Fully Committed: Salewa's Latest Mountain Boot

Salewa's Ortles collection is its most technical and performance-oriented range, named after Mt Ortles (3,905m), the highest point in the South Tyrol region.

Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha

In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha, Berghaus has brought together two high performance fabrics to create an ultra-lightweight waterproof and insulated shell for long, hard days in the mountains.

Latest Deals

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Deals on Tendon Ropes at

Pick up a great value 50m half rope: the Ambition 8.5mm has excellent handling, versatility and very high durability.

Save 50% on selected collapsible camping cooksets and nesting dinnerware

Set your table with Sea to Summit's collapsible camping cookware - while stocks last!

General Manager

We’re looking for a passionate and motivated individual to take the reins of our flagship centre in Brixton, South London. The sense of...

General Manager

Clip ‘n Climb is launching in Crawley! Clip ‘n Climb is an exciting indoor climbing concept, combined with a high-quality cafe. The...

Lead Coach / Duty Manager at Indirock, Essex

Lead Coach / Duty Manager at Indirock, Essex Indirock is recruiting possibly the most dynamic and exciting position in their team – Lead Coach...

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