UKC content in June 2010

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This month we've got 12 new articles, 28 product announcements and 8 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Another Cerro Torre controversy. What is it about that spire? If fantasies build any peak, they make Cerro Torre. It is... [ full story ]

thumb Mountaineering Ireland (MI) hosted the first Fair Head climbing meet over the weekend of 4th - 6th June. The meet was a... [ full story ]

thumb In this short video American climber Steph Davis enters 'The Crack House' a super long Moab roof crack in Utah, USA. Although... [ full story ]

thumb Between April 22 and May 7 of 2010 Philippe Gatta and Jean-Marc Wojcik climbed the Southwest Ridge of Ama Dablam (6856 m) in... [ full story ]

thumb In this, his second article for, Stevie Haston recounts the first ascent of Comes The Dervish, but more than that,... [ full story ]

thumb In this UKC Feature, a follow up to 'Mountaineering Mums', Assistant Editor Sarah Stirling explores the difficulties of pursuing... [ full story ]

thumb In the 1960s and '70s, Stoney Middleton was the epicentre of British climbing. It boasted some of the hardest routes in the... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 10 new articles, 37 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Matt Heason takes us on a tour of Millstone in the Peak District. "The fact that Millstone has been quarried has left it with... [ full story ]

thumb Gritstone local and professional photographer Adam Long takes us on a quick tour of Stanage - the queen of grit. We get route... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb "Much anticipated" would be something of an understatement. If anyone was silly enough to have waited with bated breath, they... [ full review ]

thumb Rock shoes can be an expensive part of a climber's wardrobe, especially for those who wear them out quickly or like to have... [ full review ]

thumb Jack Geldard tests a set of holds from the UK based company - Planet Holds. "The holds in general are very basic in shape, no... [ full review ]

thumb Stef Kerek reviews this high performing, lightweight, water resistant Windstopper Soft Shell. When it arrived it looked very... [ full review ]

thumb For the last six years the Slovenian alpinist, photographer, and biologist Matevz Lenarcic flew solo around the Alps in his... [ full review ]

thumb Assistant Editor Sarah ponders whether these are the ideal multi-tasking trousers for all seasons and activities... [ full review ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Jack Geldard takes a look at two of the English language guidebooks to the Italian Dolomites from Versante Sud. The Tre Cime by... [ full review ]

thumb The new Vapour rock shoe is the latest in a long line of solid and dependable performance rock shoes from Scarpa. Long time... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb As climbers, we at Harrogate Climbing Centre are keen to make sure that the venues which are important to us and our users are... [ full story ]

thumb A classic rope bag receives a revamp. [ full story ]

thumb Climbing Centre Manager Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Warwick, Coventry. £23,566 - £26,523... [ full story ]

thumb The last two pieces of kit to complete Montane's 5-strong range of clothing designed to help raise £50,000 for Mountain Rescue... [ full story ]

thumb John Dunne used to fuel his days climbing at Malham with trips to the Beck Hall Cafe famous for their plate o'cakes. There were... [ full story ]

thumb DR Climbing Walls are looking for an artistic and motivated individual to work in the design department of this leading climbing... [ full story ]

thumb It might seem like only five minutes since last year's Kendal Mountain Festival, but we can already reveal some early highlights... [ full story ]

thumb This is about as light as a waterproof can get, and it's packed with impressive features that defy its scant 218 gram weight.... [ full story ]

thumb Next weekend is the third Lakes Festival of Climbing, starting on Friday, June 25 at 4:00pm. Location is the Duddon Valley in... [ full story ]

thumb The biggest gig of the year for outdoor companies and shops is fast approaching and will be there in force. Alan,... [ full story ]

thumb Job Opportunities at Reading Climbing Centre We are one of the UK's most innovative indoor climbing centre operators. We are... [ full story ]

thumb Skyler Weeks is an American wine taster. He's also the World Record holder in the dyno! [ full story ]

thumb Big Stone Country is an exciting new book project aiming to bring together pictures, impressions and stories from modern extreme... [ full story ]

thumb Clearance deals on Zero-G ropes while stocks last! From £75. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb No sooner have we filled our warehouse position than Tim announces that he would like to go part time to do a masters degree and... [ full story ]

thumb A performance-fitting, approach shoe with sticky climbing rubber for excellent grip. The Karakoram is built for the approach.... [ full story ]

thumb Last week saw over 200 people head down to the soon-to-be Reading Climbing Centre to see the centre plans and give us their... [ full story ]

thumb Distinguishing features: aggressive. The velcro shoe that everyone has been waiting for. [ full story ]

thumb The Vapour-rise Pull-on can be worn next to the skin as a single active layer, or over a base layer as an effective soft shell.... [ full story ]

thumb Gritstone gods Johnny Dawes and John Allen were there at the launch of the new BMC Froggatt to Black Rocks guidebook last night.... [ full story ]

thumb Our best selling men's model just got an upgrade. The Defy VTR appeals to new and advanced climbers alike as a comfortable,... [ full story ]

thumb We are pleased to announce the dates are confirmed for STS 2010. The Scottish Tooling Series this October and November will be... [ full story ]

thumb If you work or volunteer in the North West and are planning to undertake an assessment course for the WGL, ML, SPA or CWA scheme... [ full story ]

thumb This year the British Bouldering Championships will take place over the weekend of 26-27 June in Sheffield. There is no... [ full story ]

thumb Intelligence Squared are hosting a debate at the Royal Geographical Society on 6-9pm on June 15th 2010. The topic is, Everest has... [ full story ]

thumb Online now - a fantastic selection of Wild Country pictures for you to download as your screensaver. Over the years Wild... [ full story ]

thumb Harrogate Climbing Centre is officially celebrating its inauguration into the heart of Yorkshire Gritstone country! John... [ full story ]

thumb Check out - an interactive website where you can make topos, share pictures, keep track of ticks and to-dos, and... [ full story ]


thumb There's less than two weeks to go before Cliffhanger, the Alpkit Shake Out weekend and the IFSC Bouldering World Cup at... [ full story ]

thumb Each first Friday of the month DMM are running a week long competition at All you have to do is answer three... [ full story ]

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