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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.


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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...

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.

Sendero montage  © Toby Archer
Sendero montage  © Toby Archer

Edelrid Sendero Harness - quietly competent

"The Sendero is actually quite difficult to review because there is really very little to dislike about it" says Toby Archer. 

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....

TN Pro montage  © Nick Brown
TN Pro montage  © Nick Brown

Unparallel TN (Tomoa Narasaki) Pro

In a market saturated with soft and specialised performance shoes, the TN Pro is something different, says Nick Brown - a...

The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear
The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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.

Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid
Swift Protect Pro Dry Action  © Edelrid

EDELRID's 2020 highlights

Despite 2020 being a rather odd year, Edelrid as always released some stand out products. These are our highlights!

South Wales Rock  © Climbers' Club
South Wales Rock  © Climbers' Club

South Wales Rock

From the Brecon Beacons through The Valleys and onto the Coast, this guide contains 1500 of the best routes in South Wales. This guidebook is the first joint venture by the Climbers' Club after 110 years of guidebook publishing; working with the South Wales Climbing...

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...

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...

Climbing Technology - New Harnesses & Quickdraws

Climbing Technology have updated their range of harnesses this year with 3 new models, the...

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...


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