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8 Dec 2017

thumb There is a basic rule in all forms of rock climbing: leave it as you found it. These days I'd go a little further: leave things... Read more

1 Dec 2017

thumb Temperatures dropping, daylight in shorter supply, energy bills rising – time to give some thoughts to a winter sun-rock trip.... Read more

Aug 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason gives us some tips for scrambling on mixed terrain, with a partner. Read more

Aug 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason explains how to safely cross a Bergschrund. Read more

Aug 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason explains a useful knot for walking on glaciers. Read more

Jul 2017

thumb In this video, Peter Mason explains the rope work and necessary precautions for walking on glaciers. Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Phoning for help in the mountains - we all hope we'll never need to, but if the worst happened would you know what to do?... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb In this video series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Arc'teryx and mountain guide Peter Mason, to cover a range of basic... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb In this video series on UKClimbing, we have teamed up with Arc'teryx and mountain guide Peter Mason, to cover a range of basic... Read more

Jul 2017

thumb Fell running is a surprisingly simple transition from hillwalking, says Claire Maxted - it's just lighter and faster! If you have... Read more

Popular Climbing Skills Articles

8 Dec 2017

thumb There is a basic rule in all forms of rock climbing: leave it as you found it. These days I'd go a little further: leave things... Read more

1 Dec 2017

thumb Temperatures dropping, daylight in shorter supply, energy bills rising – time to give some thoughts to a winter sun-rock trip.... Read more

Most Popular Climbing Skills Articles Ever

May 2011

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... Read more

Sep 2011

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

Jan 2014

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

Mar 2003

thumb What 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

Apr 2011

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

Jun 2011

thumb In 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

thumb Neil 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

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

Jan 2016

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