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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

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

Group Test Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size makes them extra sensitive to the vagaries of camming devices - holdi...


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, o...

Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood
Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond airNET Harness

At £150 this isn't a cheap option, says Rob Greenwood, but within the category of extremely lightweight, high performance sport harnesses the airNET sits proudly at the top in terms of lightness, durability and features. For an ultralight harness, it's also...

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

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

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'.


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Five  © Interface Climbing

Ground-Up walls from Interface Climbing

The new Ground-Up walls and Greenholds from Interface Climbing provide an affordable and adaptable system for climbing and training at home. The self-assembly walls, available in a range of angles and widths, along with the system-board...

Mick putting the Red Chili Voltage to work on his new route 'Safe as Milk' E7 6c at Craig Doris  © Red Chili
Mick putting the Red Chili Voltage to work on his new route 'Safe as Milk' E7 6c at Craig Doris  © Red Chili

Red Chili Voltage in action

Red Chili UK athlete Mick Lovatt has been hard at work this year, putting some of our top models through their paces. We've featured some photos and a few words from Mick in this article!

STINGER thumb  © Beal
STINGER thumb  © Beal

Beal STINGER III 9.4mm UNICORE rope

Beal STINGER III 9.4mm UNICORE is a single rope offering easy running and security for those hard routes.

Jakob Schubert climbing  © Mammut
Jakob Schubert climbing  © Mammut

Mammut Sender Harness

The harness for top performance. Jakob Schubert climbed his way into the medal rankings at the 2019 World Championships with the...

Full Set of Z4s  © Black Diamond
Full Set of Z4s  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi...

BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond
BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

Edelrid Key Products  © Edelrid
Edelrid Key Products  © Edelrid

History of EDELRID and some key products

EDELRID started out manufacturing braids and cords and in 1880 presented their first braided fishing lines in...


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