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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?


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody & Alpine Light Pants

From winter walking and climbing to spring cragging and via ferrata, Toby Archer tests a lightweight softshell combo from Black Diamond

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review...

Black Diamond Iota Headtorch

Weighing only 56g, yet maxing out at 150 lumens, the Iota's impressive power:weight ratio makes it a great backup torch. But it also...

Sneak Peak: Black Diamond ATC Pilot and Momentum Rock Shoe

In September Black Diamond and Visit Innsbruck teamed up to invite UKClimbing, among others, to the...

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little...


Latest News

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OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the clothing category:

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and here you can see some of the best products in the climbing equipment category that we saw:

The technology behind Black Diamond Climbing Shoes

Five years. This is how long the designers at Black Diamond have been working to create this unique line...

Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag

The ultimate for cold cragging days or for climbers who suffer from cold hands, the Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag's...

All-new Black Diamond ATC Pilot

Superior control with enhanced security. An all-new geometry assisted braking device, the ATC Pilot introduces a system...

Black Diamond Fontainebleau Clean Up March 30th - April 2nd

From the 30th March to the 2nd April Black Diamond athletes and crew will be visitng Franchard...


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Competition
Win the new BD Reactor Ice Tool

BD Athlete Will Gadd has been putting Black Diamond gear to the test for over 20 years. He was an early proponent of our revolutionary carbon fiber ice tools—now known as the Cobra—and has been questing to the top of ice formations around the world with prototype ice gear ever since.

Competition

Competition WINNERWin a Pair of Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

Five years. That's roughly how long the designers at BD have been working to create a unique line of climbing shoes. Ranging from entry level to high performance, Black Diamond designed a line of climbing shoes to fit the different needs of...

Competition

Competition WINNERWin a Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag!

Drawing on Black Diamond's 60 years of heritage and product innovation - from the first curved, form-fitted glove, to our own brand waterproof membrane BD.Dry and the first breathable climbing shoes – the Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag combines the...

Competition

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 2 Black Diamond Vector Helmets

A revolutionary helmet that's ideal for long routes, alpine climbs and other weight-sensitive missions, the Black Diamond...

Competition

Competition WINNERSWin a Black Diamond Zone Harness + Free Entry to Depot Climbing Wall

Black Diamond are the one of the main sponsors of the Depot climbing walls, providing clothing...

Competition

Competition WINNERWin a Black Diamond First Light Hoody

The Black Diamond First Light Hoody was designed as the ultimate in lightweight, breathable insulation, a piece that can...

Article

Article A German Adventure on the Orkney Islands

In August 2016 a team of German climbers visited Hoy. The group consisted of one of the best photographers and filmmakers of...

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 5 Black Diamond Spot Headlamps

Digital Feature The Master of Moves

Digital Feature Barbara Zangerl - Sharing the Line

Winner Win Black Diamond Bouldering Equipment


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