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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 Review

The Project is large enough to fill even the largest of gaps  © Alan James

Alpkit Bouldering Mats - Origin, Mujo, and Project

Over the past few years Alpkit have been investing in their UK factory. They've also been working on their range of bouldering mats, which saw a complete overhaul late last year. With six new pads to choose from, we test the three largest.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Lowering off of a long route requires a long rope, which also means a heavy rope, unless it's 8.9mm of course...  © Penny Orr

Edelrid Swift Eco Dry 8.9mm

With a versatile triple rating and fantastic handling, the Swift is a great route for long sport pitches and alpine north faces alike; but it is the environmentally-aware production that really sets this rope apart, says Rob Greenwood.

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine female-specific models here.

Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear
Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

Edelrid Bulletproof the set  © UKC Gear
Edelrid Bulletproof the set  © UKC Gear

Edelrid's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners....

Trying out the OUISTITI at Benny Beg   © Pegs Bailey
Trying out the OUISTITI at Benny Beg   © Pegs Bailey

Petzl OUISTITI Kid's Harness & PICCHU Helmet

Neither are light, but if you're kitting out a smaller kid then this full body harness and dual-rated helmet from...

Its lightness and comfort make it ideal for all-day mountain rock - Graue Wand, Furkapass  © Chris Burn
Its lightness and comfort make it ideal for all-day mountain rock - Graue Wand, Furkapass  © Chris Burn

Petzl SITTA Harness

The SITTA is both the lightest and the most comfy harness Tom Ripley has ever used, and perhaps that explains the high price...

Beal Cobras  © Martin McKenna
Beal Cobras  © Martin McKenna

Beal Cobra II Half Rope

The Beal Cobra is an all round rope that can be used for trad, winter and alpine. These mid-weight ropes are ideal for anyone who wants...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Montane Summer Range Preview

A look at Montane's new Summer Range, with some updated classics alongside innovative new products.

Voltage  © Red Chili
Voltage  © Red Chili

New models from Red Chili - Voltage and Ventic Air

Now that winter is coming to an end people are starting to think about getting outside and putting that winters worth of training to use on the rocks.

Birdie 2  © Beal
Birdie 2  © Beal

Beal BIRDIE - Compact belay device with assisted braking

Compact belay device with assisted braking for lead climbing or top rope. All metal construction, with cam friction components in stainless steel for great durability.

WC Protection  © Wild Country
WC Protection  © Wild Country

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate...

Steve McClure, Rockcity, Hull  © Lisa Grant
Steve McClure, Rockcity, Hull  © Lisa Grant

Rockcity Plywood Volumes

Rockcity has introduced a new line of plywood volumes to compliment their established climbing hold collection.

Montane Updates Fast Alpine 40 Climbing Pack

New for this season, Montane have updated their iconic Fast Alpine climbing pack to increase usability and...

Jay and Jayne  © Edelrid
Jay and Jayne  © Edelrid

Exciting updates for EDELRID's best sellers

Edelrid's three best selling harnesses have had some exciting updates for 2019. We have the Jay for men, the...


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