UKC content in May 2010

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This month we've got 10 new articles, 37 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Graham Adcock discusses the issues surrounding the unique and sometimes difficult access arrangement at High Rocks on the... [ full story ]

thumb In this passionate and intimate article, one handed climber Kev Shields reveals his often disturbing motivations for hard... [ full story ]

thumb Adam Ondra talks openly about his recent trip to the UK, how British grades compare with the rest of the world and what he got... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from April 2010, including: 13 new articles, 35 product announcements and 8... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Sarah Burmester takes us on a journey to northern Bavaria in Germany, to the limestone area of the Frankenjura. "It's not all... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb Here professional mountain guide Libby Peter shows us how to protect traverses. This brand new UKC mini-series combines words,... [ full story ]

thumb Here professional mountain guide Libby Peter shows us how to use double ropes. This brand new UKC mini-series combines words,... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb UKC Editor Jack Geldard takes the Stretchman Jacket climbing. "Like a typical man, I opened the packet, put the jacket on and... [ full review ]

thumb The fleece is dead, long live the synthetically insulated midlayer/shell! opines Dave Sarkar. It's not been difficult to spot the... [ full review ]

thumb Keeping warm at the top of Europe. Rab mountain clothing gets put through its paces in Arctic Norway: the Shadow Hoodie, a wind... [ full review ]

thumb While most climbers carefully seek out the perfect rock shoe fit and style to maximise their performance, says James Ibbertson,... [ full review ]

thumb Matthew Munro, Sarah Flint, Alexandre Buisse, Bron Edwards and Andrew Warren won the chance to become a gear... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb The C.A.M.P. Nano 23 Karabiner is the lightest full strength krab in the world. C.A.M.P superceeds its own record with the... [ full story ]

thumb The BMC is seeking a IT & Database Support Engineer (Part-time, 17.5 hrs per week, based in Manchester on a 12 month contract. ... [ full story ]

thumb The Nine Trails jacket has been revised and has a more eye catching colour palette for Spring 2010. The Nine Trails Jacket is... [ full story ]

thumb Rock Over Climbing is opening on Saturday June 5th with the 'Summer Rock Fest', a celebration of climbing, including a bouldering... [ full story ]

thumb Awesome versatility, rugged good looks, and a born performer. Lightweight, stretchy, and cut for freedom of movement; Rock... [ full story ]

thumb Beacon Climbing Walls are a growing company that manufacture & install climbing walls all over the UK as well as marketing a... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Super Lightweight HMS carabiner with a key closure to reduce snagging when working with ropes and webbing. The Nitro uses... [ full story ]

thumb Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre is currently recruiting an enthusiastic individual to join its team as: Duty Manager We are... [ full story ]

thumb Mammut's new Chalten jacket for men is a warm weather jacket offering reliable protection in high alpine terrain. The jacket uses... [ full story ]

thumb Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting new development in Milton Keynes that will be opening in July 2010. The centre is being... [ full story ]

thumb These active pants and shorts come in a technical, high-quality stretch nylon; they are nicely styled, with well thought out... [ full story ]

thumb Camp Nano 30 quickdraws: lightweight quickdraws in quantity at a lightweight price. 10 for £99.99!!!! [ full story ]

thumb With the best winter in my memory slowly melting away its time to think about the summer rock and mountain courses. We have... [ full story ]

thumb The Puma offers similar styling and features to the popular unisex DMM Renegade harness, but with some very subtle changes in... [ full story ]

thumb If you have booked onto this years Kendal Mountain Festival Adventure Film Academy (AFA), held 21-25 July 2010, you also have... [ full story ]

thumb Six sport climbing crags between Junctions 16 and 23 on the A55 are all a short hop from the expressway. Easy route finding and... [ full story ]

thumb We have 2 vacancies at Facewest in our expanding warehouse. We need a full time staff member and another part time warehouse... [ full story ]

thumb All Black Diamond products are now reduced by 25% - that's cams, harnesses, helmets, crampons, headtorches ... the lot. This... [ full story ]

thumb It's a black tie dinner on Friday 21 May with a radical difference: set in the cavernous glory of the 900 year-old Honister Slate... [ full story ]

thumb Mountain Equipment Civetta Pant £35! - UKC May Deal Of The Month. Don't delay, buy today! [ full story ]

thumb Reading Climbing Centre will be opening its doors in September 2010, as a new addition to the group already including Manchester... [ full story ]

thumb The life of a mountain guide is very rewarding, yet can be very demanding and it is important from the outset to attract the... [ full story ]

thumb Kendal Mountain Festival's Adventure Film School, now called the Adventure Film Academy Classic, is being held in July and is a... [ full story ]

thumb Two years ago La Sportiva set to work to produce an upgraded model of the classic Katana, and the new Katana Laces is the result. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Joe Brown DEAL OF THE MONTH: Wild Country Titan Q/D Sets - Great Deals: Single Titan Quick Draw. SSP £14.50. SP Only £12.00 Set... [ full story ]

thumb Wind-shell jackets constructed from Pertex® Microlight 30D cross ripstop. Perfect for mountain walking, trek, travel and fast and... [ full story ]

thumb Why not join our bouldering team as they take you on a tour of the best venues that North Wales has to offer. [ full story ]

thumb Keswick Mountain Festival has announced the exciting line-up for Bike Night. On Thursday 20 May from 7pm bike enthusiasts can... [ full story ]

thumb To celebrate 30 years since Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust's conception Sir Chris Bonington CBE will share his experiences of... [ full story ]

thumb SteriPEN is launching the SteriPEN Adventurer Opti (due out end of this month), a water purifier the size of an electric... [ full story ]

thumb Set on the edge of Sheffield and within walking distance of this years Cliffhanger festival, The Big Shake Out is a great place... [ full story ]

thumb The Castle Climbing Centre, one of the busiest climbing walls in Europe, will be opening a new climbing shop on the 1st of... [ full story ]

thumb Mammut, the top-end Swiss outdoor gear and footwear manufacturer, has developed the new Claw GTX, a shoe that sports a sole with... [ full story ]

thumb In March we conducted a survey of over 350 climbers in order to be able to provide the most complete information we could to our... [ full story ]

thumb PRIMUS has launched the EtaSolo, £80, the latest addition to the award-winning Eta-Series of high-efficiency stoves. It's a... [ full story ]

thumb Our new Gore windstopper alpine softshell jacket. ROM = Range of Motion. [ full story ]

thumb They say that good things come to those who wait: in that case the forthcoming Froggatt to Black Rocks guide must be absolutely... [ full story ]


thumb Win £200 by designing a new UKC T-shirt! We are holding a competition to use the skills of the UKC User database to design a new... [ full story ]

thumb We have five copies of the new BMC guidebook, Froggatt to Black Rocks to win. All you have to do is answer five multiple choice... [ 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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