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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 Access & Conservation Trust. We check out a range of items for both men and women.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Microlight Alpine montage  © Rob Greenwood

Rab Microlight Alpine jacket - Men's and Women's

Made using recycled fabrics and P.U.R.E recycled hydrophobic down, the new Microlight Alpine is an ethically sound upgrade to an established class act. Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr conduct a his-n-hers review.

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.

A perfect chuck-on warm layer for a chilly pizza break  © Ben Bishop
A perfect chuck-on warm layer for a chilly pizza break  © Ben Bishop

Arc'teryx Nuclei FL - lightweight insulated jacket

At £250, the Nuclei FL comes in at the top end of the lightweight synthetic hoody price spectrum, but it is very warm for its weight, very light, and made to a high quality. Rebecca Ting has been practically living in hers for the last nine...

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...

We go to great lengths to pick our top reads of the year  © Dan Bailey
We go to great lengths to pick our top reads of the year  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2020

If lockdowns have hit our outdoor lives this year, then at least many of us have had more time for reading. In our...

The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland montage  © Scottish Mountaineering Press
The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland montage  © Scottish Mountaineering Press

The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland 

"Even if you're only vaguely into Scottish rock climbing, I can't see how your life is going to be complete without this...

IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood
IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Rehaused by Dirtbags chalk bags  © Berghaus

Berghaus products find a second life with Rehaused by Dirtbags

Berghaus has teamed up with Cumbrian climbing company Dirtbags to launch a new product range made out of repurposed materials. Rehaused by Dirtbags is a collaboration that takes Berghaus products that have reached the end of their usabl...

Mapo Tapo Page collage  © Mapo Tapo
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...

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...

1120-true-grit-giveaway-ukc.jpg  © Outside Ltd
1120-true-grit-giveaway-ukc.jpg  © Outside Ltd

Spend £50 on climbing gear at Outside and get a free copy of True Grit

True Grit is a selective topo-style guidebook covering the major Peak...

Climbing Technology - New Harnesses & Quickdraws

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


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