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Popular Feature Articles of 2017

May 2017

thumbToby Dunn is a talented climber from Newton Abbot. Having moved north and worked his way through the grades on Yorkshire...

Jan 2017

thumbBothies would be great if not for the other people you have to share them with. At the risk of insulting practically...

Jun 2017

thumbTwo weeks ago the masses were informed about one of the greatest climbing pieces of art that we have heard about. Alex's...

Oct 2017

thumbComments made by Sir Chris Bonington pertaining to mountain rescue services recently made their way into articles in both The...

Mar 2017

thumbLynn Hill needs little introduction. As a pioneer of free climbing in the 80s and 90s, Lynn is regarded as one of the most...

Oct 2017

thumbFormerly terms such as "Bumbly!" and "Filthy top-roping scum!!" were mortal insults. But times have changed. Nowadays we're all...

22 Dec 2017

thumbDesperate not to let the Christmas period interrupt your climbing plans? For those of you who can escape the dinner table and...

Mar 2017

thumbIf you're in the market for a new sleeping bag it can be a baffling choice. From fill and fabrics to temperature ratings and...

Popular Destination Articles of 2017

Oct 2017

thumbMantels aren't cool. Grinding your way up a rounded blob of rock doesn't really make for a good Instagram post. These days it's...

May 2017

thumbOn the west coast of America, in central California lies Yosemite National Park. The King of climbing destinations. Perhaps...

Feb 2017

thumbUp until the 1970s Iran was a regular destination for international teams, travelling to experience its undiluted culture whilst...

Sep 2017

thumbIn July 2014 I saw a picture that made my jaw hit the floor. The news item, entitled "John McCune Climbs Ireland's Ultimate...

Jan 2017

thumbThe first thing you notice when you wake up on the train or bus that is taking you to Hospet, is the amount of granite...

Popular Skills Articles of 2017

Jul 2017

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

Dec 2017

thumbThere 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...

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...


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