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Crag Notes: An Eve on Strange Midland Stones (1998 – 2019)  © Nikki Clayton

Crag Notes: An Eve on Strange Midland Stones (1998 – 2019)

In Crag Notes this month, Mark Goodwin looks at one of Britain's least likely rock pastures: Leicestershire. Beacon Hill sprouts from from a hilltop in an otherwise flat, rural and distinctly un-rocky county. It's vista above the local landscape is said to be the


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Crag Notes - A Grey Seals Memory  © Nick Bullock

Crag Notes: A Grey Seal's Memory

In this month's Crag Note Nick Bullock takes time to reacquaint himself with North Stack Gogarth, a crag he's shared an intimate connection with for over 20 years.

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 days is more likely to involve a trip to a local climbing gym, but pick your city and it needn't be. Fontainebleau is well known as being...

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 world's easiest 7000m summit. While in a strict technical sense that might be correct, this remains a serious mountain that, during...

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Can Torxa  © UKC Articles
Can Torxa  © UKC Articles

Margalef: 20 Years of Quality Sport Climbing

The Catalan destination of Margalef is well known throughout the world for its awesome steep walls and super hard routes, hence its popularity for hard first ascents and repeats. Perhaps less well known is the huge variety of easier...

Endless Boulders  © Nick Brown
Endless Boulders  © Nick Brown

Bouldering in Hampi, India

The first thing you notice when you wake up on the train or bus that is taking you to Hospet, is the amount of granite surrounding you is gradually increasing. Miles and miles of huge boulders and monoliths scatter the truly breathtaking landscape. I've...

Greg Chapman on Neverland 7B+.  © Lawrence Hughes
Greg Chapman on Neverland 7B+.  © Lawrence Hughes

Bouldering in Oukaimeden, Morocco

Oukaimeden is a small village in the High Atlas Mountains (2700m.) of Morocco and only 90 minutes drive from Marrakech. A new boulder destination with thousands of untouched sandstone boulders. Dutch climber and local resident Keoma Jacobs...

Natalie Berry making a smooth ascent of American (7b) in the atmospheric cave of Sector Oasis at Cala Llamp.  © Alan James
Natalie Berry making a smooth ascent of American (7b) in the atmospheric cave of Sector Oasis at Cala Llamp.  © Alan James

Mallorca - 8 New Crags to Discover

If you thought you'd ticked Mallorca then think again - 2016 brings a new guidebook and a wave of development on the island. In this article we cover 8 new sport climbing crags which have sprung up thanks to dedicated developers taking advantage...

Grade I montage  © indigo
Grade I montage  © indigo

Grade I Winter: 12 Must-Do Routes

Power by Proxy f6B, Battleship Beach  © Ben Stokes
Power by Proxy f6B, Battleship Beach  © Ben Stokes

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El Capitan, Yosemite  © ChrisJD
El Capitan, Yosemite  © ChrisJD

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Rab Carrington climbing the exquisite Rainbow at Sector Micro Theos with the Myrtoon Sea behind  © Graham Hoey
Rab Carrington climbing the exquisite Rainbow at Sector Micro Theos with the Myrtoon Sea behind  © Graham Hoey

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