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Feb 2017

thumbWhen I was new to climbing, Font 7A was a grade that I looked up to and thought 'one day.' It was a grade that heroes climbed and... Read more

Feb 2017

thumbThe snow may be melting, but it'll soon be back, and with it the risk of avalanche. This article from Glenmore Lodge is a helpful... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbLow temps, stormy weather and deep snow make camping in winter a challenge. But with the right gear and a few key tricks and... Read more

Dec 2016

thumbKnowing how to avoid getting your ropes stuck, and how to deal with it when they do, is an important skill. This article gives... Read more

Dec 2016

thumbSafely, quickly and efficiently completing multiple abseils to descend from a multi-pitch route is an important skill. Trainee... Read more

Dec 2016

thumbScotland in the winter is hard to define. It's big, but not massive. It's hard, but only as hard as you want it to be. It's... Read more

Nov 2016

thumbTheo Moore discusses the importance of seeing past the dichotomy of success and failure as a climber... In climbing and in life... Read more

Nov 2016

thumbDr Keri Wallace sheds some light on a rarely discussed topic - climbing during pregnancy. When it came to climbing in pregnancy,... Read more

Nov 2016

thumbThere are loads of ways to tie in to a belay, whether that belay is built of bolts or traditional gear, but over the years I have... Read more

Nov 2016

thumb Sports psychologist and climber Madeleine Eppensteiner shares her tips for overcoming the fear of falling on sport... Read more

Popular Climbing Skills Articles

Feb 2017

thumbWhen I was new to climbing, Font 7A was a grade that I looked up to and thought 'one day.' It was a grade that heroes climbed and... Read more

Jan 2017

thumbLow temps, stormy weather and deep snow make camping in winter a challenge. But with the right gear and a few key tricks and... Read more

Feb 2017

thumbThe snow may be melting, but it'll soon be back, and with it the risk of avalanche. This article from Glenmore Lodge is a helpful... Read more

Most Popular Climbing Skills Articles Ever

May 2011

thumbThis is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and... Read more

Sep 2011

thumbStrong shoulders aren't necessary healthy shoulders. Ever had pain or twinges in your shoulders? In this classic UKC article... Read more

Mar 2003

thumbWhat is the ideal object for cleaning rock boots before you climb, and where can you get it? Why do all those E-silly climbers... Read more

Jan 2014

thumbIn this article, Dave Flanagan gives 10 tips on how to improve at bouldering indoors and also how to use bouldering to improve... Read more

Apr 2011

thumbIn this article experienced climber Bart van Deenen shares his personal experiences of beating elbow tendonitis and gives us an... Read more

Jun 2011

thumbIn this article we look at tips and hints for buying rock shoes / rock boots. The tips and advice are aimed primarily at... Read more

Mar 2007

thumbNeil Gresham concentrates on bouldering and comes up with a five point plan to get more out of your bouldering. He includes a... Read more

Jun 2006

thumbLoved by student groups, dreaded by climbers. a series of tips on how to make your abseils run smoother. Read more

Jan 2016

thumbTop winter climber and professional instructor George McEwan gives us step by step instructions on good ice climbing... Read more