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This month we've got 15 new articles, 17 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb James McHaffie should have been the star of last year's film On Sight, but he wasn't. He has climbed over thirty E7's in the... [ full story ]

thumb Simon Frost recounts a tragic and epic experience on the Grand Charmoz fourteen years ago. "He was looking at me, registering,... [ full story ]

thumb The American climber Skyler Weekes is traveling to Sheffield in July for Cliffhanger. Skyler is an exponent of controlled... [ full story ]

thumb In the first of a new series, explains NICAS: NICAS is a series of certificates achieved through indoor... [ full story ]

thumb In this new mini-series 'Relocate' we take a look at different areas of Britain and what they are like to live and climb... [ full story ]

thumb Iain Miller has been active off the coast of Donegal, Ireland. With several first ascents over the last year of some of the West... [ full story ]

thumb The Melloblocco is a bouldering festival and outdoor competition held every year in the beautiful Val di Mello in Italy. Here... [ full story ]

thumb Viv Scott takes us through the winter of 08/09, documenting the highlights of the season. Routes covered include; The God... [ full story ]

thumb In this UKC exclusive interview, we speak to Andy Turner. He spills the beans on his climbing, his top routes and his... [ full story ]

thumb There is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the... [ full story ]

thumb 23 years after first visiting Groningen, Alan James makes a return visit and discovers that the scrappy local wall he climbed on... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 12 new articles, 22 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

Picos de Europa 19-May-09

thumb Under-rated and often overlooked, the Picos de Europa is Northern Spain's hidden secret! A huge area of wild limestone peaks... [ full story ]

Gogarth 14-May-09

thumb The sea cliffs of Gogarth, situated on the western tip of Anglesey are the stuff of legend. These beautiful and atmospheric crags... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb Ever wondered what people mean when they talk about "dynamic belaying"? This article describes how you can use dynamic belaying... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb I have used my Flyrocs in the Lake District as my main active shoe (anything other than work and smart) for the past 2 years and... [ full review ]

Outlaw Pack 10-May-09

thumb Tom Briggs has just returned from two weeks ski mountaineering and loves the 32L Black Diamond Outlaw packs. Just big enough to... [ full review ]

thumb Font trips always seem to involve spending a disturbingly disproportionate amount of time discussing which crag to visit; this ... [ full review ]

Dart Crampons 06-May-09

thumb The first thing I noticed about the Darts is that there is basically nothing to them. But that is most certainly a good thing.... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb 14 quickdraws, a harness, a screwgate, a belay device and a 70m rope.Total weight = 4.8kg. You are all set for a Euro sport... [ full story ]

thumb Alpkit will be at this years Cliffhanger Festival with a new climbing event just for kids and just for fun, but with a little bit... [ full story ]

Super Crash Pad 21-May-09

thumb One of the hardest wearing bouldering pads available. A 90mm deep, taco-style crash pad with continuous foam coverage ensures a... [ full story ]

thumb Representatives from the climbing and mountaineering media from Russia, Czech, Spain, France, Germany, and UK, will be... [ full story ]

Helios Sun Hat 17-May-09

thumb A Light weight, high protection sun hat. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb LAMM & OMM entrants take note: The brand new Mica jacket is the lighest fully waterproof, windproof and breathable jacket that... [ full story ]

thumb Do you want to "live the dream"? V12 Outdoor have a vacancy - and you get to drink the best coffee in Wales! [ full story ]

thumb Plas y Brenin and The Manchester Climbing Centre recently unveiled an extensive partnership arrangement which will see MCC... [ full story ]

thumb I'm not myself in the city....It's when I run.......I feel different when I'm running.....that empty choking feeling of the city... [ full story ]

thumb This sun bucket has a no-see-um headnet that protects your face and neck from insects. It can be rolled up over the brim of the... [ full story ]

thumb Seattle based Outdoor Research has been equipping climbers, mountaineers and adventurers since 1980. They are now distributed by... [ full story ]

thumb From April 2009, Marmot in the UK and Ireland is represented by Marmot UK; an entirely new branch company owned and managed... [ full story ]

thumb Two 19th-century fellows, F.W. Lindqvist and J.V. Svensson, began manufacturing kerosene stoves in a little blacksmith's workshop... [ full story ]

thumb The Plywood Masters bouldering competition will take place at BoulderUK, Blackburn, Lancashire, on the 16th & 17th May. [ full story ]

thumb Incredibly light, single skin, 2 person, low profile mountaineering shelter. [ full story ]

thumb Lightweight and affordable tasty freeze-dried meals. Breakfast, dinner and dessert - soup for starters if you like. Travel Lunch... [ full story ]

thumb Officially the world's lightest Locking Keylock Carabiner [ full story ]

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