UKC content in May 2011

© Mark Reeves
This month we've got 14 new articles, 37 product announcements and 5 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers

UKC Feature Articles

thumb Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Chaxi Raxi, a massive 9b line at Oliana, Spain in late April. This is... [ full story ]

thumb Chris Sloan takes his first trip to the Himalaya: "I got some really good tips from some UKC forum members and really enjoyed... [ full story ]

thumb This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and... [ full story ]

thumb In this short pre-cursor to his main training article series, climbing coach Robbie Phillips takes us through a 'warm up' and... [ full story ]

thumb Doug Scott pays tribute to James William Fullalove. "His genius stretched beyond singing. He was, in fact, one of the unsung... [ full story ]

thumb Kath Wills is a member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a Recue Emergency Care (REC) first aid instructor. She runs... [ full story ]

thumb Nuit Blanche is a modern classic water-ice climb above Argentiere near Chamonix, France. In this short video from Bjarne ... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 9 new articles, 38 product announcements... [ full story ]

Destination Articles

thumb Locally based climber Mark Reeves gives us a broad article on the history, geology, climbs and culture of the Llanberis slate... [ full story ]

thumb A destination guide to the sport climbing Mecca of Siurana in northern Spain. Focusing mainly on the lower and mid graded... [ full story ]

UKClimbing FAQs

thumb Have you thought "I'm terrified of heights" or "I'm not nearly strong enough to lift myself up by my arms"? We tell you why... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

thumb Dan Bailey sheds the pounds to test a range of bivi gear... "From mats to shelters to cookware, most bivvying gear has shed... [ full review ]

thumb Some might say that a mere 20 treks for a range as well trodden as the Alps is rather parsimonious, but what contributing editor... [ full review ]

thumb "The new Habanero, designed by Marcus Bock of Frankenjura fame, is a very different beast from Chili's original model of the same... [ full review ]

thumb Toby Archer reviews a fully adjustable all-rounder harness for the climber who does a bit of everything... [ full review ]

thumb Adam Lincoln reviews some climbing accessories at the smaller and more affordable end of the market: a horse hair Lapis Brush for... [ full review ]


thumb Several weeks ago we were exposed to another photographic talent at the UKC Photo Galleries, going by the name of Ice Nine. But... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb In this video, Arc'teryx designer Ian Martin explains what makes the new Spring 2011 Warp Strength harnesses even better, lighter... [ full story ]

thumb Though many hikers and climbers carry cameras with them, they often come away feeling disappointed because their images fail to... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Business Development Manager required in Grasmere, Cumbria. c. £30,000 per annum. These are exciting times here at the National... [ full story ]

thumb For one week only the Climbers Shop are offering a massive 25% off selected lines. This promotion isn't on last years stock, end... [ full story ]

thumb Here are some of our key products for this summer and a list of stockists. [ full story ]

thumb We are looking for a Diary Co-ordinator to join the team at Westway Sports Centre. £10.10 per hour - 20 hours per week... [ full story ]

thumb The Day Tripper Kit is designed for all-day hikes or short overnight trips, with a wide selection of medications, wound... [ full story ]

thumb Westway Sports Centre is currently seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Climbing Wall Duty Manager - £20,669 per annum. [ full story ]

thumb The Ambition 7.9 is a fantastic lightweight rope certified as both a half and twin rope. Great durability and fantastically low... [ full story ]

thumb Manchester Climbing Centre are Developing! To enable us to continue to expand successfully and sustainably, and due to internal... [ full story ]

thumb With its revolutionary, patent-pending design made possible by our in-house hot forge, the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate... [ full story ]

thumb At Nottingham Trent University (NTU) our Sports Development team provides a range of support services to a variety of student... [ full story ]

thumb PETZL has advised that a SCORPIO L60 lanyard was involved in a via ferrata accident in Grenoble, France. The probability of... [ full story ]

thumb Cliffhanger will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July this year. 'The UK's Biggest Outdoor Event for Outdoor People' is... [ full story ]

thumb Climb London are looking to recruit two part time administrator / instructors to work primarily at their Swiss Cottage centre.... [ full story ]

thumb The Women's Hueco Capris are quick drying and lightweight - ideal for bouldering or summer mountain walking. [ full story ]

thumb Do the maths and you can stay at PyB for about £8 a night sometimes! Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre, is based in... [ full story ]

thumb New for 2011 is the Venga Kid's Shoe from Evolv! [ full story ]

thumb A high performance super sensitive slipper designed for the modern climber that climbs in the gym, at the crag and in... [ full story ]

thumb Designed to withstand the rigours of any adventure. Developed with a team of professional Adventure Racers, The MtnHaus... [ full story ]

thumb The classic routes and mountains of North Wales will soon be the focus of the 2011 Marmot Rocks trip. Thirteen of Marmot's top... [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers

thumb Bean Bowers is an American climber, alpinist and skier. He has been diagnosed with cancer. Some of his UK friends: Ben Bransby,... [ full story ]

thumb At 258g the Inertia X Frame is the world's lightest, most compact, and most technically advanced camping mat available. Great for... [ full story ]

thumb New this year the Alpine Attack series ticks every box for the modern alpinist: lightweight, durable, clean design yet capable... [ full story ]

thumb The Boreas Pull-on and Women's Aurora Pull-on are made from a soft, breathable, light stretch polyester fabric and are ideal for... [ full story ]

thumb As the Gore-tex Experience Tour enters its second year, two enthusiastic climbers are being offered the chance to embark on a... [ full story ]

thumb Simple, clean cut and suitable for a wide variety of outdoor activities where a heavy weight softshell jacket just won't do... [ full story ]

thumb Over the weekend of the 14th - 15th May we will be hosting the Outside Rockfest at our Hathersage Shop in the Peak District. ... [ full story ]

thumb Five Ten announce their UK Climbing athletes for 2011. "Building on a successful 2010, we have kept our long term heroes and... [ full story ]

thumb A world-class cast of speakers has been added to the line up for this year's Keswick Mountain Festival. From 18-22 May, some of... [ full story ]

thumb Edelrid presents a new chalk bag that utilises an innovative single-handed opening/closing mechanism. Ideal for when you just... [ full story ]

thumb Designed by Doug Ritter, this kit includes everything in the Pocket Survival Pak, Plus a CRKT RSK-MK5 knife, an E-Gear PICO LED... [ full story ]

thumb A synthesis of our Drilite Ultra fabric and minimal functional design gives this lightweight jacket a real mountain pedigree. [ full story ]

thumb Get your summer climbing season off to a great start with this fantastic deal from Mammut. Buy Mammut ropes or hardware to the... [ full story ]

thumb We have been able to buy the last remaining stocks of Rab Atlas Explorer sleeping bags in the UK, these are great bags and we are... [ full story ]

thumb Get up to 44% off single Wild Country Rocks at planetFear. [ full story ]

thumb Action Outdoors have a vacancy for a University Internship 2011/12 based in Chamonix, Mont Blanc, France. [ full story ]


thumb We have 50 Pairs of Bridgedale TrailBlaze Socks to be won in this weeks competition. All you have to do is answer three questions... [ full story ]

thumb If you are on Facebook, go to the UK Five Ten Facebook page become a fan and stand a chance of winning a pair of Five Ten... [ full story ]

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