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

South-West Sport Climbing

September heralded the fast approaching end of the summer climbing season with many praying for an eternal Indian summer to get that last project clean. However, truth be told, the deteriorating weather can turn many crags into a dank seeping mess within a few weeks. Normally, this is the time to book that winter fix to the Costa Blan...


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Morning on the Dubh Slabs   © Dan Bailey

Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

With acres of perfect slabs in a stunning island location, the Dubh Ridge isn't only one of the longest rock climbs in the UK, but also has to be among the most enjoyable at any grade. Dan Bailey and Nick Brown load up for an overnight trip to this laid-back Cuillin classic. 

About to board the ICE 19 from Brussels to Cologne  © Glyn Hudson
About to board the ICE 19 from Brussels to Cologne  © Glyn Hudson

A Guide to Climbing Trips in Europe by Train

Train travel enthusiast Amy Underwood Thompson shares some tips for planning and enjoying more environmentally friendly climbing trips around Europe... Across Europe restrictions are lifting, travel corridors are opening and train services...

Paul Swail on Etat de Choc  © Will Sim
Paul Swail on Etat de Choc  © Will Sim

Chamonix Jams

John McCune takes us on a tour and relives his experiences on the best of Chamonix's jamming cracks. As mixed climbing conditions become rarer, the jamming experience is becoming highly sought after in the high granite peaks.

Stoney Middleton - Historical Relic or Overlooked Gem?

Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

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Sport Climbing in Thakhek – South East Asia's best sport climbing?

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

Yosemite National Park

On the west coast of America, in central California lies Yosemite National Park. The King of climbing destinations. Perhaps the most well-known climbing destination in world. 

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

Leonidio Limestone

The limestone crags around the town of Leonidio in the Peloponnese region of mainland Greece have been described as "the new Kalymnos" and "possibly the next big thing in European sport climbing". Well, I've not been to every sport-climbing destination in...

Dreamboat Annie at Porth Clais - Beginners' Pembroke article montage  © UKC Articles
Dreamboat Annie at Porth Clais - Beginners' Pembroke article montage  © UKC Articles

Beginners' Pembroke

Talk to any keen and accomplished trad climber in the UK about Pembroke and you'll see their eyes light up. Let them loose and they could end up boring you to death for hours with endless tales of classic routes that you haven't yet done. So what is it about...

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...

Bytilith Wall at Talfarach  © Eilid D Hughes
Bytilith Wall at Talfarach  © Eilid D Hughes

North Wales Bouldering

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

Bouldering in Oukaimeden, Morocco

Eystrahorn - new route potential  © Rob Askew
Eystrahorn - new route potential  © Rob Askew

Iceland - Not just for Geysers!

Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen
Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen

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