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This month we've got 12 new articles, 22 product announcements and 7 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Mark Reeves climbs three of the classic routes on Cyrn Las, Llanberis. "The skeletal figurehead threatens to eat you, as you... [ full story ]

thumb In this humorous article, Ed Bellthorpe continues his journey of discovery through the murky world of North Wales... [ full story ]

thumb Kelly Cordes is the senior editor of the American Alpine Journal (AAJ). He has completed many cutting edge first ascents in the... [ full story ]

thumb In December 2008, legendary climbers Alex and Thomas Huber travelled to Antarctica to climb Ulvetanna, one of the most beautiful... [ full story ]

thumb No organization is immune from the influence of charismatic individuals with their own agenda. This fictional article takes an... [ full story ]

thumb Ken Wilson is known for his strong opinions. In this guest editorial he argues that Doug Scott should be the man to lead the BMC... [ full story ]

thumb Not another American taking a pot shot at our E-grade system? Yes, and this time in a song. Ohio climber, Kris 'Odub' Hampton... [ full story ]

thumb This is a summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 17 new articles, 23 product... [ full story ]

thumb This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Climbers' Club guidebook, Lliwedd, published in 1909. To mark this occasion... [ full story ]

thumb Creagan Beaulay was with Rad Butts when he completed the first ascent of Park Font, Font 9A/V17. Here Creagan describes... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

Lofoten 30-Apr-09

thumb "Friendly locals, quiet crags and world class scenery! You will be astounded!" "Where?" I hear you cry. Lofoten of... [ full story ]

Malham Cove 14-Apr-09

thumb Malham Cove is the jewel in the crown of Yorkshire's limestone crags. A huge amphitheatre of perfect rock which offers classic... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb It's not every day we get a new technology in climbing gear. I mean, nuts have got pretty colours... slings have got thinner...... [ full review ]

Nomic Ice Axe 20-Apr-09

thumb "Leashless climbing, surely that's a bit risky, what if you drop an axe two pitches up?" "So, when I was offered the opportunity... [ full review ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb I'd heard a lot of amazing things about Rab's range of Vapour-rise tops and jackets by the time my Trail Jacket arrived in the... [ full review ]

thumb With "Extreme" and "Evo" in their name I was expecting big things from La Sportiva's lightweight mountain boots. Hopefully... [ full review ]

thumb In this video review, UKC Editor Jack Geldard tests the Tempo soft-shell jacket from Marmot. He takes it running, cragging,... [ full review ]

Prodigy Gloves 06-Apr-09

thumb Its minus 25 and something's missing... We have just spent the last couple of hours trying to put a track up the 300m snow field... [ full review ]

Power Cam 03-Apr-09

thumb Metolius are no new comers to cams, and in a market which is about as saturated as you can get from cheap and cheerful cams from... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb A pioneer of the soft shell concept, the Rab Vapour-rise system provides excellent levels of comfort and protection. [ full story ]

Nano Jacket 28-Apr-09

thumb Thinking of going lightweight in the Alps this summer? Well, climbing light and fast just got a whole lot easier thanks to the... [ full story ]

thumb With a only few weeks to go until they start a fifteen month contract at Plas y Brenin one of their Centre Assistants has pulled... [ full story ]

thumb Outdoor Research is finally here and it's brought with it, amongst numerous other things, the legendary Water Bottle Parka! [ full story ]

thumb At Metolius we've always had a group of dedicated bouldering enthusiast. This explains why we were among the first companies in... [ full story ]

thumb If you like kayaking, climbing, bouldering, mountain biking or walking then join us in Yorkshire for a social weekend and... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC is seeking an officer to promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in Wales. This new and varied... [ full story ]

thumb Climbers, mountain bikers and anyone who thrives in the out-of-doors, will find the stretchy, lightweight and highly breathable... [ full story ]

thumb Simon Panton of Ground Up is currently choosing the cover for the new Llanberis Slate guidebook, due out later this year. He... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

Climbing Games 16-Apr-09

thumb Challenge and train your hands, feet, body and brain with over 120 activities. If you are new to climbing, you will find games... [ full story ]

thumb It is with great pleasure that we announce the new editor for Climber magazine. Otley based climber and journalist, Andy McCue... [ full story ]

LLAMFF 2010 09-Apr-09

thumb The Llanberis Mountain Film Festival is back! [ full story ]

Verso 08-Apr-09

thumb The VERSO is a simplified version of the REVERSO³ offering a lighter and more compact option for climbers [ full story ]

thumb New for 2009, this is the ultimate Slackline for ease of use and allows for the best environment for tricks, style and... [ full story ]

thumb Scarpa have just launched their new Alpine X line. The range consists of 5 models of mens and womens cross trainer's ranging... [ full story ]

thumb New for 2009, this is a slim and stylish line that is a perfect size to fit into a rucksack or to tuck away in your car for the... [ full story ]

thumb To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Climbers' Shop in Ambleside, we are hosting the Rock Stars Exhibition at Wilf's Cafe in... [ full story ]

thumb A single device for all rope types:This multi-purpose belay/rappel device is lightweight and easy to use. The asymmetric V-shaped... [ full story ]

thumb Best of Kendal Film Tour 20082008 Best Of Kendal Tour. Unmissable – the best action and adventure films from around the world! [ full story ]

thumb Ground Up has published a new guide booklet to the famous Llandudno limestone bouldering crag. This 20 page A5 booklet is... [ full story ]

thumb A Journey of exploration - The North Face are proud to introduce the 2009 Summit Series Road Trip - a unique spring festival of... [ full story ]

thumb Maximum protection at a minimalist weight of 340g. Stripped back of non-essential features but retaining dynamic cut and full... [ full story ]

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