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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. 

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

Climbing psychology is a complicated subject, not extensively covered in the literature to date. This self-published book by MCI Kevin Roet aims to give you the tools to improve your performance, no matter...

Unparallel Flagship LV

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

Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe

Those looking for top easy climbing and scrambling performance will find it in the new Scarpa Gecko, says Alan James. 

Five Ten NIAD Lace - an Updated Classic

The Five Ten Anasazi Pink needs little introduction. This flat, stiff, lace-up shoe has been a mainstay in many...

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2021

Despite Covid-19, 2021 has been a good year for outdoor literature. From inspiring new guidebooks to historical...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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.

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 market. Spring 2022 sees the introduction of three new colours. 

EDELRID #climbGREEN carabiner range

Enviromental sustainability has been one of the main driving forces behind EDELRID products for many years and the #climbGREEN range continues that trend.

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...

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...

Mammut Togir 3 Slide 2.0 Harness

Our original go-to for climbing. A multifunctional all-rounder perfect for all types of rock climbing and...


Be ready for action whatever the Easter holiday weather

Be ready for action whatever the Easter holiday weather


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