Damian Hall completing his record breaking Winter Paddy Buckley Round  © https://www.inov-8.com/

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round, finishing in a time of 21:20:30 - 7 minutes ahead of Jim Mann's previous fastest known time. We caught up with him to find out more.

Lyndsay on Puma Crack, Indian Creek.  © Ari Schneider

Gender Bias in Climbing Media - A Study

A figure of eight in pressure-sensing fibre validates the research team's virtual model.  © MIT
A figure of eight in pressure-sensing fibre validates the research team's virtual model.  © MIT

Knot Theory, in Practice - Studying The Mechanics of Knots

Experiments with psychedelic, colour-changing fibres and spaghetti might sound more akin to child's play than to serious scientific research, but a team of mathematicians and engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in...

La Rage d'Adam 9b/+, Ramirole, Verdon Gorge.  © Julia Cassou
La Rage d'Adam 9b/+, Ramirole, Verdon Gorge.  © Julia Cassou

Feature Nobody's Wing Man: Seb Bouin - The Story so Far

Dave Barnes discusses pushing the known limits with the world's most accomplished rock climber of 2019: Sébastien Bouin. The name Bouin is mostly associated with a fixing and preserving solution used in histology, consisting of a variety of...

Gri Gri Plus in use  © UKC Gear
Gri Gri Plus in use  © UKC Gear

Decking Out: Battling Complacency and Taboo in Climbing Culture

Paul Sagar explores why climbing accidents - specifically ground falls - are rarely discussed...

Chalk it up to obsession; healthy and unhealthy. Find a balance.   © Sarah-Jane Dobner
Chalk it up to obsession; healthy and unhealthy. Find a balance.   © Sarah-Jane Dobner

Opinion Cyborg-Climbers - Come to your Senses!

Sarah-Jane Dobner asks whether some facets of the modern emphasis on training and nutrition in climbing are causing...

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...


L’Ultimo Jolly at Bausu Centrale, Val Pennavaire  © James Rushforth

Val Pennavaire - Finale Ligure's Lesser-Known Neighbour

Val Pennavaire, or 'Oltre Finale' as it was previously known, is an area that deserves to be on more people's radar. There are crags aplenty, classics in quantity, a plethora of routes across the grades, and a unique accommodation spot.

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

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. Bordering Syria and Israel only makes this country seem as inaccessible. Yet, this couldn't be further from the truth, writes Juman...

Groups enjoying the easily accessible ice cragging on the Lillaz Cascata.  © Steve Broadbent
Groups enjoying the easily accessible ice cragging on the Lillaz Cascata.  © Steve Broadbent

Cogne – Icefall climbing in the Italian Alps

The small resort of Cogne sits at 1500 metres above sea level, on the edge of the Gran Paradiso National Park in northwest Italy. As well as being the cross-country skiing capital of Aosta, with over 70 kilometres of ski trails, Cogne...

Steve on Malovista pitch 4.  © Pat Littlejohn
Steve on Malovista pitch 4.  © Pat Littlejohn

Trad Climbing on Mallorca

Mallorca is an island with high limestone mountains and massive sea cliffs. Traditional climbing on Mallorca goes back a...

Cities, seas and sit starts.  © Simon Slater
Cities, seas and sit starts.  © Simon Slater

Helsinki Bouldering

Pete Edwards shares the beta on urban bouldering spots in and around Helsinki, Finland... Climbing on a city break these...

Lenin Peak, North Face: Standard route ascends middle of glacier then trends right and goes on to right ridge line via Camp 1.  © JSTaylor
Lenin Peak, North Face: Standard route ascends middle of glacier then trends right and goes on to right ridge line via Camp 1.  © JSTaylor

Lenin Peak 7,134m - The World's easiest Seven Thousander?

Lenin Peak, which sits on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, is widely cited as the...

Anyone keen for Albarracin now? ;o)  © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH
Anyone keen for Albarracin now? ;o)  © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Albarracin: Spanish Sandstone Bouldering

Albarracin is an extremely popular bouldering destination in eastern Spain. Easily accessible, abundant in low...


Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Antagonistic Exercises

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he talks about...

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

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.

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

Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell 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.

Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC
Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC

Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell Rab: Preparing for Winter - Ice Axe Pulls

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, Greg talks about the importance of replicating similar movements to those that you find outside, specifically locking off on ice axes.

Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC
Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC

Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell Circuit Training

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he discusses the importance of circuit training and gives some advice on how to vary your training; from replicating time spent on a climb to the importance of core strength.

Tess tethered at Jerry's Roof, Llanberis Pass.  © Pete Edwards

Who Let the Dogs Out: How to be a Responsible Crag Dog Owner

Traverses can be a valuable tool for spotting basic footwork or body position errors, while keeping things fun.  © Ari Schneider

Coaching Kids - 7 ways 7 Year Olds Learn to Climb

To avoid locking off on overhanging walls, practice twisting in (either by stepping through and using your outside edge, or doi  © Nick Brown - UKC

Neil Gresham Technique and Training Posture in Climbing

Tim Neill on Directes des Capucines  © Calum Muskett

altitude and acclimatisation High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 4 - Training and Preparation for High-Altitude


Paul Cox on Right Eliminate, Curbar  © Mike Hutton

The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Curbar

Marmot Photography Awards 2018  © UKC

Photo Awards Marmot Photography Awards 2018

Jack Lawdedge on Trail of Dreams E4 6A  © Mike Hutton

The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Rhoscolyn

James Ibbertson on The Wall of Horrors, Almscliff  © Mike Hutton

The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Almscliff


El Portrero Chico  © Jacob Roman

El Potrero Chico - Multi-pitch Sport Climbing in Mexico

'The idea of going to El Potrero Chico, Mexico was agreed on. I got in touch with Peter to say I was going to be in North America between February and March. Wanting sunshine and multi-pitch sport climbing El Portrero kept coming up in discussions...

Big exposure on Riso Patron Sur.  © Silvan Schüpbach
Big exposure on Riso Patron Sur.  © Silvan Schüpbach

Expedition Riso Patron Sur

In February/March 2018, Matteo Della Bordella (ITA) and Silvan Schüpbach (SUI) climbed the Riso Patron Sur in Chile, establishing King Kong (900m, M7+, 90°). They sent in the following report.

Benno on pitch 9 of Alexandra Supernova.  © Benno Wagner
Benno on pitch 9 of Alexandra Supernova.  © Benno Wagner

New Multi-Pitch in Kyrgyzstan - Alexandra Supernova

"Kyrgyzstan! Wow! Where is that? Can you climb there?" Almost everyone asks me this whenever I start to tell the story of my last summer-holiday. "Yes, you can!" Kyrgyzstan is the home of the Pamir-Alai-Mountains. There are many...

The team on the summit  © GMHM
The team on the summit  © GMHM

New French Route on Baffin Island

In May, a team from the Chamonix-based GMHM (the French mountain military) opened a new route on Baffin Island, Canada....

Ciaran on approach  © John Proctor
Ciaran on approach  © John Proctor

Jiptik Valley 2016

In July of this year, Robert Taylor, John Proctor, Ciaran Mullan and Phil Dawson headed to the Jiptik valley in Southeast Kyrgyzstan....

Polar Daze on Mount Hannes  © Paul Seabrook
Polar Daze on Mount Hannes  © Paul Seabrook

Greenland - New Peaks, New Routes

Can I commit to a trip to Greenland this summer? Can I commit quickly? Can I commit now!? A personal account of...

Delicate granite slab climbing on The Bad Man of Bodie  © Wil Treasure
Delicate granite slab climbing on The Bad Man of Bodie  © Wil Treasure

The Bad Man from Bodie - Greenland New Routing

Wil Treasure and Duncan Barrack share a trip report from Greenland's Tasermiut Fjord, where they...


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