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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 ...

Jöttnar Asger HS lightweight hoodless softshell

Lightweight, quick-drying, and really breathable on the move, the collared version of this popular lined softshell may be an improvement on the hooded original if, like Dan Bailey, you like simplicity and low bulk for easy layering.  

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. 

Rab's Xenair range - a jacket for all seasons?

Synthetic insulated jackets genuinely breathable enough to wear on the move are rare, but thanks to the...

Mountain Equipment Trango

The Trango is a very warm down jacket which manages to pack in as much insulation as possible without being too bulky or heavy....

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

Climbing psychology is a complicated subject, not extensively covered in...

Mountain Equipment Shroud - an all-new take on an old favourite

With its warm and weather-resistant fabric, this is not your average midweight fleece, says Dan...


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.

New Eastern Grit - Pre-order now and free on Rockfax Digital until 1 June

We are very excited to announce the publication of a new and fully-updated edition of Eastern Grit: the most popular climbing area in the UK.

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.

Pembroke update and Free Month on Rockfax Digital

For many climbers Easter equals Pembroke. To celebrate this year we're releasing a major update...

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...


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