UKC content in May 2014

© Jack Geldard

This month we've got 7 new articles, 35 product announcements and 4 independent gear reviews from the UKC testers


UKC Feature Articles

thumb Catalunya-based Brit, Tom Bolger recently had a return to 9a form with an ascent of Era Vella, following a back injury preventing... [ full story ]

thumb Mick Ward takes a nostalgic look back at British climbing, from the post-war boom through to the swinging sixties and... [ full story ]

thumb What are the best five HVS routes in the UK? Read this article and find out! Do you agree? Have you done them all? And is the... [ full story ]

thumb In April, Hazel Findlay became the first British woman to climb 8c with Fish Eye at Oliana caught up with Hazel... [ full story ]

thumb A summary of all the latest content on from the past month, including: 11 new articles, 34 product announcements... [ full story ]

Gear Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers


thumb Adrian Berry reviews the Alpine Up - a double rope assisted belay device. Is it like a Grigri for Trad climbers? Would you... [ full review ]

thumb Mammut have taken harness development in a new direction by integrating a top of the range harness with a pair of rock climbing... [ full review ]

thumb 16 years after the first Peak Bouldering Rockfax comes a long-overdue new edition. At more than twice the size it certainly has a... [ full review ]

thumb The lightest technical crampons currently available allied to a very clever modular design that means they will fit many... [ full review ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb Exclusive UKC promo code from Mountain Drop-offs, book your Geneva Airport/Chamonix transfers online quoting UKC14 and get a... [ full story ]

thumb Up to 70% off, The Depot Shop's biggest clearance on selected brands.Clothing, shoes and accessories all reduced whilst stocks... [ full story ]

thumb DMM is a company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells high quality equipment for use in climbing, mountaineering, tree... [ full story ]

thumb From 6-8th June DMM will be holding a Climbing Festival on Bornholm Island in the Baltic Sea. [ full story ]

thumb If all this rain is getting you down, why not cheer yourself up with some retail therapy? Or at least buy a new waterproof... [ full story ]

thumb Molly Thompson-Smith, one of the brightest young stars in climbing, has joined the Berghaus team of sponsored athletes. ... [ full story ]

thumb Big Rock Climbing Centre in Milton Keynes is looking for a Head Coach to manage our youth climbing team [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb On Monday night Kendal Mountain Festival was named Tourism Event of the Year at VisitEngland's Awards For Excellence, in a... [ full story ]

thumb Wild Country are looking for a design engineer to intern for 1 year from July 2014. [ full story ]

thumb Need a new head torch? Need a spare headtroch? Need extra headtorches to stash around the home and in the car? Then take... [ full story ]

CAMP Flint Kit 26-May-14

thumb A versatile and affordable kit for indoor and outdoor climbers. The light and comfortable Flint harness features the patented... [ full story ]

thumb Surely there's no room for another pack brand in the UK?  BOREAS GEAR, hailing from San Francisco, and Ardblair Sports Importers... [ full story ]

thumb The third annual Wild Country Crag Clean Up at Outside - love where you climb! [ full story ]

thumb are proud to announce the arrival of two major outdoor brands to their site - Klean Kanteen and Jack Wolfskin [ full story ]

thumb Purchase a the trad climbing starter set of Black Diamond Classic Stopper Set 5-11 and Black Diamond Hexcentrics 5-8 and receive... [ full story ]

thumb The Ascent Harness is Climbing Technology's most popular all round harness. It provides a wealth of features for the trad, sport... [ full story ]

thumb Here at Rock Over Climbing, Manchester we are offering some great deals on exciting holidays to the bouldering mecca of... [ full story ]

thumb On May 6, 2014 at 9 p.m. MDT, MSR-sponsored athlete Eric Larsen reached the geographic North Pole with expedition partner, Ryan... [ full story ]

thumb Lowe Alpine are looking for a Product designer to join an energetic, committed group of outdoor people and produce the best... [ full story ]

thumb Beyond Hope are the distributors of prAna, Evolv, Western Mountaineering, Nemo and Blue Ice. They are looking to recruit a Sales... [ full story ]

thumb Wild County Helium karabiners - the best all-rounder now at a bargain price. [ full story ]

thumb The Defy and Elektra models have received a facelift for 2014, while retaining all the great features that have made them so... [ full story ]

thumb Looking for a climbing trip with a difference? Petzl are inviting climbers to join them on their 2014 RocTrip to Eastern Europe. [ full story ]

Latest Product News

Announcements direct from the manufacturers


thumb This summer Rockfax will be publishing a big new book to the magnificent Dolomites in northern Italy. This guide will cover... [ full story ]

thumb Beacon now provide a Factory Direct ordering scheme, offering 30% discount on our normal climbing hold retail prices to all... [ full story ]

thumb Save at least 20% off the RRP on all of our Lowe Alpine Packs throughout May.  [ full story ]

thumb With all the features you expect from MSR, the freestanding Elixir 2 and Elixir 3 tents offer first-time (and long-time)... [ full story ]

thumb High Sports are recruiting for a new member of our management team who will become integral to our Climb London operation. Based... [ full story ]

DMM Vector 06-May-14

thumb The Vector is an exciting new trad climbing sack which forms a key part of the fresh range of DMM rucksacks and bags. With its... [ full story ]

thumb Job Vacancy – Wild Country Sales Representative Wild Country is looking for a UK Sales Representative. The position will be... [ full story ]

thumb Exclusively for UKC members. Get geared up for summer climbing at Cold Mountain Kit and if you spend £140 or more, receive a UK... [ full story ]

thumb Outside are proud to announce our new online partnership with premium gear manufacturer Mountain Hardwear. After much behind the... [ full story ]

thumb The Anasazi Pinks were one of the most popular shoes of the past 10 years. Comfortable, precise and with glue-like sticking power... [ full story ]

thumb Community & Business Services - Preston City Council is looking to recruit a highly motivated and self driven individual to join... [ full story ]

thumb Would you like to join the UK's leading specialist outdoor retailer? Our flagship store in London's Covent Garden is looking for... [ full story ]


thumb Adventure Peaks are giving away 2 x Rab Neutrino Endurance 600 Sleeping Bags, to enter simply answer the following question... [ full story ]

thumb The new Anasazi Guide is designed for multi-pitch trad climbs and epic, all-day adventure. Five Ten are giving away a pair if you... [ full story ]

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