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Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear
Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear

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 seven models go head to head.

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

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 extra thought could prove worthwhile. We compare 11 current models.

Headtorch fits on securely  © Martin McKenna
Headtorch fits on securely  © Martin McKenna

Grivel Salamander 2.0

The new Salamander 2.0 is a complete redesign on the popular Salamander mark one. In fact pretty much the only things that haven't changed...

Grivel Stealth  © UKC Gear
Grivel Stealth  © UKC Gear

Grivel Stealth Helmet

UKC's very own Rob Greenwood takes a look at Grivel's new lightweight helmet - the Stealth - but how did it perform compared to its...

Sport QDs montage  © UKC Gear
Sport QDs montage  © UKC Gear

Sport Quickdraws

In this group review we test sport climbing quickdraws from all the leading manufacturers, comparing them for key characteristics such as...

harness group test montage  © UKC Gear
harness group test montage  © UKC Gear

All Round Harnesses

Since most climbers do a bit of everything, there's a lot to be said for a harness that does too. Over spring and summer 2016 the UKC test...


Latest News

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OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd...

Greg leads The Forge, onsight. He spent 4 hours on the first pitch.  © Guy Robertson
Greg leads The Forge, onsight. He spent 4 hours on the first pitch.  © Guy Robertson

Grivel - North Machine and North Machine Carbon

Now that Greg Boswell and Guy Roberston have kicked off their Scottish Winter season with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 on An Teallach we thought we'd give a run down of the latest tools available from Grivel.

Grivel RECCO Helmet technology  © Grivel
Grivel RECCO Helmet technology  © Grivel

Grivel Stealth Helmets with RECCO Reflector

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

Mega k6g  © Grivel
Mega k6g  © Grivel

Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners

The Twin Gate is a safety revolution. The innovative design makes it a perfect snapgate or screwgate carabiner with the...

Pack Range thumb  © Grivel
Pack Range thumb  © Grivel

Grivel Pack Collection

A range of packs from Grivel to suit all your ambitions whether they be on snow, ice or rock.

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...


Articles

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Grivel Crampon Competition  © UKC Gear

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of Grivel Air Tech Crampons

The Grivel Air Tech crampon is a lightweight, semi-rigid all season crampon.This 12 point crampon is ideal for use in both Scottish winter mountaineering as well as classic and technical Alpinism.  The Air Tech weighs 790 grams per crampon ...

Grivel Competition  © Grivel
Grivel Competition  © Grivel

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 Grivel Poseidon Harnesses

The POSEIDON is a special harness for mountaineering, expeditions and ice falls. It is the first waterproof harness.

Lucy with one of her dogs, Buis, in Val Pennavaire, Italy  © Tim Glasby
Lucy with one of her dogs, Buis, in Val Pennavaire, Italy  © Tim Glasby

Interview Lucy Creamer - The Road to Recovery

Lucy Creamer was at the forefront of British female climbing for over two decades until she was struck with injuries which held her back from training. These injuries affected her more than she could imagine - getting back to fitness and more...


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