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Dartmoor granite is a rough rock type that benefits both from an ability to edge on the feldspar and smear on the faces  © UKC Gear

Tenaya Mastia

The Mastia is a good all-round performance rock shoe with a varied focus, says Rob Greenwood, ranging from overhanging sport to bouldering on rock types which require that little bit of extra sensitivity.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Montane X BMC Men's and Women's range  © UKC Gear

Montane X BMC Clothing line

Montane's X BMC range of climbing clothing balances casual comfort and technical cuts, making it equally suited to use at the wall or out on the crags. Made in collaboration with the BMC, 5% of all UK sales of the range will be donated to the A...

Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood
Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.

Crawe 1  © UKC Gear
Crawe 1  © UKC Gear

Five Ten Crawe - a performance all-rounder

The Crawe manages to blend excellent technical performance on edges with good all-round use and comfort, reckons Theo Moore. It's rare that a climbing shoe gets this right, and as a result the Crawe is brilliant for both routes and bouldering.

A perfect chuck-on warm layer for a chilly pizza break  © Ben Bishop
A perfect chuck-on warm layer for a chilly pizza break  © Ben Bishop

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL - lightweight insulated jacket

At £250, the Nuclei FL comes in at the top end of the lightweight synthetic hoody price spectrum, but it is...

We go to great lengths to pick our top reads of the year  © Dan Bailey
We go to great lengths to pick our top reads of the year  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2020

If lockdowns have hit our outdoor lives this year, then at least many of us have had more time for reading. In our...

Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear
Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

Using the Addsfit Portable Massage Gun as an aid to warming-up at the wall  © UKC Gear
Using the Addsfit Portable Massage Gun as an aid to warming-up at the wall  © UKC Gear

Addsfit Portable Massage Gun

Walk into any climbing wall and you'll probably see people using an assortment of therabands, foam rollers, and massage balls....


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles  © JoeyPowis

The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles

The Font is a new London-based indoor bouldering gym with its first site opening in Wandsworth (SW18) in Q1 2021. Our Mission: Urban bouldering destinations that provide inspiring spaces for the climbing community to climb, train and connect.

Mapo Tapo Page collage  © Mapo Tapo
Mapo Tapo Page collage  © Mapo Tapo

'The Climbing Travel Guide' reaches fundraising goal in 19 hours

In just 19 hours the campaign to create the photo-book 'The Climbing Travel Guide' reached its 10K euro fundraising goal to promote sustainable travel.

FATMAP Phone Display  © FATMAP
FATMAP Phone Display  © FATMAP

UKClimbing crags now available on FATMAP

We've partnered with FATMAP to add 16,000 crags to their high-resolution 3D map. You can now see crags pins on FATMAP which are linked to the individual crag pages on UKC.

Hiangle Pro 3x2  © Five Ten
Hiangle Pro 3x2  © Five Ten

Five Ten Hiangle Pro

Made for the demands of modern bouldering competitions, these climbing shoes are built on the same last and with the same materials...

Mastia  © Tenaya
Mastia  © Tenaya

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing...

U27 Membership  © BMC
U27 Membership  © BMC

Support the BMC for £1 / month

The BMC has launched a brand-new digital-only membership for the U27s. This new membership not only supports the...

Boulder Britain   © Boulder Britain
Boulder Britain   © Boulder Britain

Boulder Britain 2020: Bigger, Better, BOULDER!

Boulder Britain 2020: It's not really called that. It's just called Boulder Britain. I...


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