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Scarpa Instinct S

Combining performance, sensitivity, and comfort, the Instinct S is surprisingly versatile. If you've had doubts about slippers in the past, then they might well turn your head, says Rob Greenwood.


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Scarpa Mago

The Scarpa Mago is an updated version of an old classic. The old Mago was known for its toe power and, whilst it was amazing on small footholds, it was a bit of a one-trick pony. The new Mago retains that power whilst having an updated ...

Boreal Crux and Crux Lace (Men's and Women's)

If you're seeking a single rock shoe to do a bit of everything, and which offers comfort without making major compromises on performance, then the Crux series would be well worth a look, say Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr. 

Mountain Equipment Trango

The Trango is a very warm down jacket which manages to pack in as much insulation as possible without being too bulky or heavy. Whether you're heading to cold snowy places, or just want something extra snug for bouldering or belaying, it's really, really good, says...

Ocun Nitro

The Nitro is a high-performance bouldering shoe from Ocun. It's low-volume, sticky, and hugs your foot to give you maximum performance whether...

Climbing Psychology – Mind Training for Optimal Climbing Performance by Kevin Roet

Climbing psychology is a complicated subject, not extensively covered in...

Boreal Beta and Beta Eco - Men's and Women's

Aimed at indoor beginners, the Beta and Beta Eco offer a forgiving and comfortable fit for climbing shoe first...

Unparallel Flagship LV

The original Flagship is highly versatile, worn by Tomoa Narasaki in the Olympics but equally appealing to everyday climbers indoors...


Latest News

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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.

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

We have just added four new crags to Rockfax Digital - two in Lancashire and two in North Wales (Clwyd Limestone area).

Northern Rock - WIRED Guide

After 6 years of work by a team of over 100 dedicated local volunteers, the long-awaited Northern Rock is here! 608...

Climbing Psychology by Kevin Roet

Climbing psychology is a complicated subject, not very well covered in climbing literature.  As a climbing instructor...

Peak Bouldering free on Rockfax Digital during February

We're making the entire Peak Bouldering guidebook FREE for February. That's all of the...

3RD ROCK Core Climbing Collection

The 21/22 core collection from 3RD ROCK pairs freedom to move with sustainability - inspired by forests and made with...


Be ready for action whatever the Easter holiday weather

Be ready for action whatever the Easter holiday weather


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