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Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin McKenna


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Group Test
Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

The TX2 has the lightness, comfort and grippy tread of a trail shoe without sacrificing performance on the rock, says Tom Ripley. The best of both worlds?

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...

Thermacell MR300 Insect Repeller

Thermacell devices create an insect repellent zone that's said to deter small flying insects. But do they work on Scottish...

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....

Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 Pack

Having used this versatile little pack for everything from hillwalking and mountain rock to the daily cycle commute, Toby Archer finds he...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Ocun Rope Range

Low impact force, long lifespan and zero sheath slippage achieved solely by perfect control over the manufacturing process. These are just some of the advantages of the new OCÚN ropes.

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 stories, stars and sends to the big screen!

30% off Biographies at Vertebrate Publishing

According to some forecasters we're in for our coldest winter in eight years. With freezing temperatures predicted to blast the UK with thick snow, indoor entertainment might be the only option. To keep you occupied while the impending...

Grivel Stealth Helmets with RECCO Reflector

GRIVEL, a leader in mountain equipment, and RECCO, a Swedish company which produces rescue technology to make...

Exposure Lights launch new HT1000 & HT500 Head Torches

Exposure Lights will be a new name to many, but the introduction of their HT1000 and HT500 Head...

Glenmore Lodge Early Bird Discount

Take advantage of our early bird offer.  Book your Summer 2019 Glenmore Lodge adventure and pay 2018 prices.  Offer open until 14...

Montane Winter Range Overview

Highlights of Montanes Winter Range, including innovative new insulation, shell, and mid-layers.


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