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Spain: El Chorro Rockfax

El Chorro regular Andy Swann puts his considerable local knowledge to good use when assessing the new Spain: El Chorro guidebook from Rockfax.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive shoes with a good edge. How did they all do?

Five Ten Quantum VCS

This stiff down-turned velcro shoe gives a lot of power in the toe and heel whilst maintaining good levels of support. It is surprisingly comfortable for such a down-turned shoe, making it an excellent option for sport climbing as well as bouldering.

North Wales Slate

A new Rockfax guide has just been published to the North Wales Slate. The much-loved previous guide was a hard act to follow. Dave Evans has a look to see if this new book is a worthy successor.

Edelrid's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners....

Petzl OUISTITI Kid's Harness & PICCHU Helmet

Neither are light, but if you're kitting out a smaller kid then this full body harness and dual-rated helmet from...

Climbers' Club Guide to South Devon

Rob Greenwood takes a look at the latest guidebook in the Climbers' Club series, the long awaited update to Nick White's 1995...

Scarpa Maestro

The Maestro is an antidote to crippling downturned performance shoes, says Theo Moore: a comfy flat(ish) shoe which still manages to pack a...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The new Boreal Ninja performance slipper

The original Ninja slipper was legendary, offering a huge step up in performance. The latest incarnation is set to be equally groundbreaking, with outstanding performance in an easy-fit slipper.

Beal OPERA 8.5mm UNICORE - Triple rated rope

Weighing in at only 48g per metre, the Opera 8.5 is the first sub 50g rope and is the lightest and thinest single rope on the market that is also rated as a double and twin rope.

Stocking Fillers from Edelrid

Now that the festive season is upon us it's time to start thinking about hanging up your rock shoes for a few days and relaxing. Before that however you may want to consider a few small gifts for the climber in your life.

Master your mind with MASTERMIND!

"The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." (W. Güllich) Utilising the power of your mind will make the most...

EB Split

EB, the grandfathers of all rock shoes, have been quietly reinventing and re-establishing the brand over the past 6 years, under the guidance of...

Ocun Rope Range

Low impact force, long lifespan and zero sheath slippage achieved solely by perfect control over the manufacturing process. These are just...

REEL ROCK 13 - Big Screen Sends and Stories

The Reel Rock Film Tour is returning to the UK and Ireland bringing a collection of climbing's greatest...


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