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North York Moors

A guidebook should inform, educate and entertain, says Rob Greenwood, and Franco Cookson's guide to the North Yorks Moors does each in abundance, shining a bright light on this unjustly neglected area.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Julbo Sunglasses: Monterosa 2, Montebianco 2 and Shield M

Rob Greenwood looks at three pairs of sunglasses from Julbo, each coming with various lens options, and attempts to answer the key question of how an expensive pair of shades beats a budget alternative.

Montane Phoenix Stretch Jacket

The hybrid construction of the Phoenix Stretch Jacket helps make it a really versatile piece that works as either an outer layer or a midlayer, says Victoria de Ga. Breathable enough for active use in cold weather, but not too heavy to consider carrying in...

Beal Phantom Harness

Whilst it's pitched as a lightweight harness for high level sport climbing, the Phantom isn't actually mega-light by modern standards. But what you get instead is a great all rounder, says Rob Greenwood, with a clean and functional design that makes it ideal for both...

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

"Reading this book as the end of the third lockdown comes into sight reminded me of all the little things, and the big...

Montane Terra Pack Pants

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, it might be time to start thinking about light, cool legwear. Martin McKenna...

Mountain Equipment Kinesis Range - the ultimate softshell?

For this season Mountain Equipment have refreshed their Kinesis range, offering two new legwear...

Lowe Alpine Halcyon 35-40 Pack

Whether you're winter or alpine climbing, hillwalking or out on a minimalist backpacking trip, the Halcyon is a tough and...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

The Cuttings guidebook early access on Rockfax Digital

The new Dorset guide is Rockfax's most exciting publication this year: new routes, new crags, new topos and new photos for one of the most popular climbing areas in the country.

Beal VERDON II 9mm Half Ropes

Beal VERDON II 9mm is a classic half rope giving maximum security for all climbing types.

Beta Eco

Beta Eco is constructed using recycled materials wherever possible in an effort to lead the way for environmentally sustainable climbing shoes.

Peak Limestone update for Rockfax Digital

The recent good weather has left the limestone crags of the Peak District in good condition and we are...

BOREAL Crux performance climbing shoe

The new BOREAL Crux is a stunning technical all-rounder for those who want high level performance with more...

New Sicily guide added to Rockfax Digital

The brand new guide to Sicily is now available on Rockfax Digital. Sicily is about to become the new...

Rockfax VRS

Announcing the Rockfax Virtual Runner System - the perfect solution to choosing the right runner every time.


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