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Firetail

Simon Bischoff climbs Firetail, an absolutely stonking route, on Flinders Island in the middle of Bass Strait.

Sébastien Cuomo with his creation.  © Sébastien Cuomo

Mountains in Miniature - A LEGO Mont Blanc Massif

Sébastien Cuomo didn't expect the 3000 notifications and 400 shares that animated his phone when he...

Nares Craig atop the Wedding Cake of New Court, St John's in 1937 from The Night Climbers of Cambridge  © The Night Climbers of Cambridge
Nares Craig atop the Wedding Cake of New Court, St John's in 1937 from The Night Climbers of Cambridge  © The Night Climbers of Cambridge

Mountain Literature Classics: The Night Climbers of Cambridge

While the working classes were trespassing on the grouse moors of Kinder, the sons of the grouse-shooting set were busy illicitly clambering up the dreaming spires of Cambridge (and they were probably at it in Oxford too). Put a...

Exposed to The Naked God (E6 6a), Blackchurch.  © Stu Bradbury
Exposed to The Naked God (E6 6a), Blackchurch.  © Stu Bradbury

Extreme Culm - Recollections of Climbing on the Coast

Stu Bradbury provides some great personal recollections and highlights of climbing on the Culm coast.

Saddle Head.  © Heather Dawe
Saddle Head.  © Heather Dawe

A Pembrokeshire Summer

Author Heather Dawe shares an excerpt from an upcoming book in which she reflects on her climbing adventures twenty years ago, as she slowly gets back into the sport... Scrambling down closer to the sea, I looked for the beginning of the route. The water was calm,...

Distancing is easier with small groups, or one-to-one, as here on Curved Ridge  © Al Halewood
Distancing is easier with small groups, or one-to-one, as here on Curved Ridge  © Al Halewood

Coronavirus - The Impact on Outdoor Centres, Guides and Instructors

According to conventional wisdom, Lockdown has given us all a greater awareness of nature and an appreciation for the outdoors; but the measures to control Coronavirus continue to have a major impact on the outdoor activity...

A Lego route map.   © Dan Bailey

How Lego helps a Blind Climber to Route-Read

Empire of the Sun at Anstey's Cove  © Toby Dunn

Close to Home - Climbing & Travel in a Post-Pandemic World

Padarn at night  © johnhenderson

Run-Swim the Puddle Buckley, a New Way to See Snowdonia

Is it Kalymnos? No – it’s Foxhole on Gower – Jon Warner on Chicken Licken (6c).  © Tom Skelhon

Destination Guide South-West Sport Climbing


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Prism Ultra Pull-On  © UKC Gear

Montane Prism Ultra Pull-On

Whether worn as a midlayer or an outer, on the move or at the belay, this lightweight insulated smock is an excellent, packable companion to have on hand for all sorts of activities where only moderate warmth is needed, says John McKenna.

The Julbo Shield are a sizable pair of sunglasses  © UKC Gear
The Julbo Shield are a sizable pair of sunglasses  © UKC Gear

Julbo Shield Sunglasses

With a photochromic lens that adapts to light levels, the top-end version of Julbo's Shield is a pair of sunglasses that you can wear anywhere from high altitude peaks to the hills of home. Rob Greenwood has been living in his for several months, and like John...

Steep, overhanging limestone on pockets and edges are where this shoe feels at home  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Steep, overhanging limestone on pockets and edges are where this shoe feels at home  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La Sportiva's extensive rock shoe range, says Nick Brown.


Open Comp Win a pair of Dolomite '54 Hike GTX

'54 Hike GTX, the ultimate expression of 100% Italian performance, comfort and style; a real must-have for this season.

Drago LV  © Scarpa
Drago LV  © Scarpa

Open Comp Win a Pair of Scarpa Drago LV

Seeking to maintain all the winning characteristics of the world cup winning Drago, the LV version has been engineered to suit climbers of all gender and age with a lower volume, skinnier foot. Careful tuning over many prototypes has shaved the optimum...

Open Comp Win a pair of Boreal Drom approach shoes

Your chance to win a pair of Boreal Drom approach shoes.


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Putting the new BD Crack Gloves to the test  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek, or jamming your soft paws in to the depths of Ramshaw, Black Diamond have got a glove for you.

Boulder Britain   © Boulder Britain
Boulder Britain   © Boulder Britain

Boulder Britain 2020: Bigger, Better, BOULDER!

Boulder Britain 2020: It's not really called that. It's just called Boulder Britain. I mean, Boulder Britain 2020 sounds good today, the way Space 1999 sounded in 1987, but how's it going to sound in 2029? Exactly! But for now, let us...

Atom LT Lifestyle  © Arc'teryx
Atom LT Lifestyle  © Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

 Atom LT Hoody - An icon evolves. Steeped in the alpine, this versatile hoody has warmed climbers, hikers, backcountry skiers and downtown commuters for over a decade.


Senior Climbing Instructor, University of Warwick  © Ad-Seeker
Senior Climbing Instructor, University of Warwick  © Ad-Seeker

Senior Climbing Instructor, University of Warwick

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Senior Climbing Instructor Department: Commercial - Warwick Sport £22,417 - £25,941 per annum Permanent, Full-time Ref:...

Depot Pudsey Centre Manger  © DepotRecruitment
Depot Pudsey Centre Manger  © DepotRecruitment

The Climbing Depot Pudsey, Centre Manger

Depot Climbing are looking for a proactive and experienced Centre Manager to work alongside and develop its current incredible team! This is an exciting opportunity to work at the epicenter of Depot activity in the place where is all began.

DMM  © DMM
DMM  © DMM

DMM Brand Manager

DMM are pleased to announce that we are now hiring for the newly created role of DMM Brand Manager. We are looking for an innovative, experienced, organised and professional Brand Manager to help us communicate the story of our brand and our products worldwide.