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Climb Tasmania Selected Best Climbs - 3rd Edition

Tasmania has some of the best and most diverse rock climbing in Australia, if not the world, and this inspiring and meticulously produced new select guide does it real justice, says Nick Hancock.

Therm-a-rest MondoKing 3D Sleeping Mattress


Latest Group Tests

These feature many different product ranges, reviewed by the UKC editorial team

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget i...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides from leading...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budgets of...


Open Comp Win a Pair of Mountain Equipment Anvil Pants

Open Comp Win a Rab Kinetic Ultra Jacket

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Open Comp Win an EDELRID #climbGREEN package


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Vertebrate Big Climbing Books Sale

Need some world-class climbing literature to add to your summer reading list or a guide to inspire your next adventure on rock? Until Friday 3 June, Vertebrate Publishing is offering up to 70% off a huge selection of their climbing narr...

Inside Ocún's new range of crash pads

As you make your pad, so you will land on it. There are more differences among crash pads than you might think. A look inside the Ocún crash pad reveals that a reliable crash pad is definitely not just a nicely wrapped piece of foam. 

New climbing shoes from Red Chili: from top-end bouldering to multipitch trad

Red Chili have some exciting new models for 2022. From top-end bouldering to multipitch trad, we have something for every style and every climber.

Tenaya partners with Zara to launch a new women's range of clothing and shoes

Global fashion brand Zara and climbing shoe company Tenaya are...

New Eastern Grit - Pre-order now and free on Rockfax Digital until 1 June

We are very excited to announce the publication of a new and...

Climbing Technology New Click Up Colours and Tuner I Lanyard

The Climbing Technology Click Up is one of the most popular belay devices on the...

EDELRID #climbGREEN carabiner range

Enviromental sustainability has been one of the main driving forces behind EDELRID products for many years and the...

Pembroke update and Free Month on Rockfax Digital

Cocoon : Hammocks, Tarps and Quilts - The Perfect Set Up!

Four new crags from Lancashire and North Wales added to Rockfax Digital


5.10 Rock Shoe Deals

With the summer months rolling in, save over 30% on Five Ten rock shoes!

Be ready for action whatever the Easter holiday weather

Be ready for action whatever the Easter holiday weather


Trade Show Reports

Spotlight '21

Trade Show Reports from the UKC editorial team

Spotlight '21 New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and...

Spotlight '21 New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

Spotlight '21 Final Spring / Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water...

Spotlight '21 New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

Spotlight '21 New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality...

Spotlight '21 New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs,...


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