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North Wales Bouldering, 3rd Edition

Thanks to the pace of development, quality and sheer quantity of bouldering in North Wales, the third edition of this classic guidebook from Ground Up has had to be split into two volumes. It's still a glossy and inspiring book, says Rob Greenwood, and it's been made more user friendly too.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

North York Moors

A guidebook should inform, educate and entertain, says Rob Greenwood, and Franco Cookson's guide to the North Yorks Moors does each in abundance, shining a bright light on this unjustly neglected area.

Unparallel Flagship

Sitting at the top of Unparallel's range, the Flagship is a good performance all-rounder both indoors and out, says Rob Greenwood, with its focus firmly on edging. But with quite a specific fit, it would pay to try before you buy!

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

"Reading this book as the end of the third lockdown comes into sight reminded me of all the little things, and the big emotions, that I've missed from climbing" says Ian Parnell.

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and...

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to...

Boulder Britain 2nd Edition

As well as being a fantastic resource that shines a light on some hitherto under-publicised areas, this guidebook is fun through...

Scarpa Drago LV

The super-sensitive Drago is ideal for high performance bouldering and sport, both indoors and out, and if your smaller or lower volume feet...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Beta Eco

Beta Eco is constructed using recycled materials wherever possible in an effort to lead the way for environmentally sustainable climbing shoes.

BOREAL Crux performance climbing shoe

The new BOREAL Crux is a stunning technical all-rounder for those who want high level performance with more versatility than extremely down-turned shoes can achieve.

North Wales Bouldering Volume 1: Mountain Crags

Here we go again, fast forwarding from the 2nd edition in 2017, via a strange but ultimately very creative 2020, screeching to a halt at the start of the spring 2021. A new Ground Up book is here, the first volume of the hotly...

Five Ten NIAD VCS

Climb after climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD VCS Climbing Shoes deliver all-around performance. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges,...

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

A Feeling for Rock is a visceral exploration of rock climbing as a passion and lifestyle. Through a mix...

New Troll Products for Spring '21

The range of clothing and equipment from Troll expands for spring '21 with a new climbing trouser, some...

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...


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