Loading Notifications...

Climbing


Sub-categories

Climbing Accessories

Chalk, clip sitcks and other miscellaneous climbing gear

Belay Devices & Locking Gates

Belay Devices, Locking Gates, Ascenders, Pulleys & Via Ferrata Gear

Harnesses

Climbing harnesses for winter or summer

Helmets

Rock climbing and mountaineering helmets

Protection

Cams, Nuts, and other protection

Ropes

Climbing ropes, rope bags and other accessories

Training Aids

Fingerboards, bolt-on holds and training accessories

Rock shoes

Performance rock shoes for rock climbing or bouldering


Featured Group Test

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

Group Test Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we test seven of the bigger pads on the market. 


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey
Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?

The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear
The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear

DMM Dragonfly Micro Cams

DMM's long-anticipated entry into the micro cam market was worth the wait, says Theo Moore

The SNAP Guts being put through its paces in Font  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
The SNAP Guts being put through its paces in Font  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

SNAP Guts Bouldering Mat

Rob Greenwood justifies his recent trip to Font with a thorough look at SNAP's latest pad, the curiously named 'Guts'.

A solid Orange Totem  © UKC Gear
A solid Orange Totem  © UKC Gear

New Totem Cams: Black and Orange

In 2015 we gave Totem Cams a glowing write-up, praising in particular their high holding power and narrow head width. This review...

The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley
The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these...

Edelrid GigaJul - basic set up  © UKC Gear
Edelrid GigaJul - basic set up  © UKC Gear

Edelrid Giga Jul

Billed as the most versatile belay device ever, the Giga Jul is the latest in a long line of belay devices under the Jul label. After six months...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country

Wild Country Product Preview - Spring/Summer 2021

As we approach the time of year where we are looking around to check out all the new gear coming out for SS21 we are faced with the realisation that this year will be slightly different. No international trade shows or brand sales meeti...

Pure Grip 3x2  © Beal
Pure Grip 3x2  © Beal

Beal ROLL GRIP & PURE GRIP

Beal ROLL GRIP is liquid chalk in a roll-on 50ml bottle. It's refillable using Beal PURE GRIP which comes in 250ml.

Beast your workouts  © Griptonite
Beast your workouts  © Griptonite

Grippy App - Beast yourself during lockdown with professional workouts from top co

Beast yourself during lockdown with professional workouts from top coaches!

Autana wide  © EDELRID
Autana wide  © EDELRID

New harnesses from EDELRID

Alongside rope harnesses are another product group in which EDELRID continue to push innovation and release new products. 2020...

ROOKIE thumb  © Beal
ROOKIE thumb  © Beal

Beal - ROOKIE kids climbing harness

Beal ROOKIE is an adjustable childrens/adolescents sit harness for climbing gyms or at crags.

#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond
#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the #21 Camalot C4

BD Athlete Alex Honnold has never been a fan of wide cracks, or as he puts it a little more bluntly: "Offwidth climbing...

Wild Country Zero Friends comprehensively reviewed at Outside

New in at Outside, check out the latest tiny cams from Wild Country; a refined piece of gear...


All Climbing Posts

Title Type Brands Date