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24 Sep 2018

thumbPublished in 1978, 'Classic Rock' is Ken Wilson's compilation of some of the best rock climbs in the UK. With 82 routes, the vast...

20 Sep 2018

thumbTom Livingstone reflects on what style means to him in the context of climbing, and beyond... Style is embodied in adventure of...

17 Sep 2018

thumbWhen Steve McClure attempted to rope-solo a route in Malaysia this summer, things didn't quite go to plan... 'The Dragon will...

10 Sep 2018

thumbWe generally take April Fools' Day quite seriously here at UKC. Each year, we try our best to conjure up a mix of credible and...

7 Sep 2018

thumbMilosz Pierwola outlines a case of climbers getting the wrong end of the stick, causing a social media uproar that nonetheless...

4 Sep 2018

thumbTaylor Reed of BetaAngel.com recently attended The International Rock Climbing Research Congress in Chamonix, France. He has...

3 Sep 2018

thumbWe all know that Brits are typically perceived as grumpy, tea-drinking so and sos with stiff upper lips, right? But what defines...

29 Aug 2018

thumbIt has been a record-breaking season for helicopter rescues in Pakistan, with four recent high profile rescues making headlines...

Aug 2018

thumbArmed with a new pilots license, Maurice Wilson set out from London in 1933 planning to crash land on the upper slopes of Everest...

Aug 2018

thumbAndy Moles and Ferdia Earle are an enigmatic climbing couple whom you've probably never heard of. Together they have climbed...

Popular Feature Articles

Jun 2018

thumbBody shape and healthy eating is a weighty topic in climbing, but one that deserves more open discussion - especially with regard...

3 Sep 2018

thumbWe all know that Brits are typically perceived as grumpy, tea-drinking so and sos with stiff upper lips, right? But what defines...

29 Aug 2018

thumbIt has been a record-breaking season for helicopter rescues in Pakistan, with four recent high profile rescues making headlines...

Jul 2018

thumbNatalie Berry explores the growing indoor climbing wall industry and the opportunities and challenges that a boom in popularity...

Most Popular Feature Articles Ever

Apr 2014

thumbFinger Injuries are almost certainly the most common injuries climbers face. In this article, climbing coach Robin O'Leary...

May 2006

thumbFigure 8? Groove? They're all here (well almost). We couldn't think of anything starting with V, W, X, Y (you surely will). If...

Feb 2002

thumbFed up with having to pay to get in to crowded indoor walls? Are they never open when you want them? Let Nick Smith tell you how...

Jul 2000

thumbWant to know how they did the climbing stuff in Mission Impossible 2? Was it Tom Cruise? An exclusive chat with a guy who did the...

May 2009

thumb23 years after first visiting Groningen, Alan James makes a return visit and discovers that the scrappy local wall he climbed on...

Apr 2012

thumbIn this detailed article, Matt Fuller and Dr. Mark Taylor explain all the technical details behind waterproof fabrics. "Making...

Aug 2012

thumbThere is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the...

Feb 2014

thumbElbow injuries (tendonitis) are arguably the most common along with finger injuries. In this article, climbing coach Robin...

Apr 2005

thumbCan the climbing media be blamed for using racy images of women to sell to men? They are in business and are they not only...