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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.


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Rob Greenwood's Bouldering 'Essentials'

Some say that bouldering, due to its elegant simplicity, is the purest form of climbing. Maybe that was once the case, but it certainly isn't now, with a plethora of products available that make a trad climber's rack look straightforward.

Crack gloves montage  © Toby Archer
Crack gloves montage  © Toby Archer

Crack Gloves from OR and Ocun

Crack gloves aren't just for softies and North Americans, says Toby Archer, they're great for gritstone too - particularly in the colder months. He checks out two models currently available in the UK.

Pongoose Review  © UKC Gear
Pongoose Review  © UKC Gear

Pongoose Climber 700 3-in-1 Clipstick

The clipstick has become a standard piece of equipment in the sport climber's rack, but the Pongoose Climber 700 offers something a bit different, with the ability to clip bolts, clip ropes, and even remove quickdraws. So how does it fare in practice?

Vegan Collage  © UKC Gear
Vegan Collage  © UKC Gear

An Introduction to Vegan Climbing Equipment

As a vegan, taking on a new sport/discipline requires research. With the help of the Veggie Guide team, we have put...

The Beta Project Brush Stick  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
The Beta Project Brush Stick  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Beta Project Brush Stick

Beta Climbing Designs have long been known for by sport climbers for their famous clipstick; now the Project Brush Stick marks their...

gift guide montage  © UKC Gear
gift guide montage  © UKC Gear

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples...

Climbskin absorbs so fast, you can be climbing again in about five minutes  © Ellie Fuller
Climbskin absorbs so fast, you can be climbing again in about five minutes  © Ellie Fuller

Climbskin Hand Cream

This climber's hand care product is "effective, super practical and quickly absorbed" reckons Ellie Fuller. Downsides? Well, there's the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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.

KletterRetter Hand Cream and Chalk

KletterRetter are a German brand whose reputation is built on their excellent hand cream. For spring 2020 their range of creams, chalk and accessories continues to expand. They're also replacing the current plastic packaging of climbing chalk...

Level Adjustments  © PitchSix
Level Adjustments  © PitchSix

EyeSend Adjustable-View Belay Glasses

EyeSend glasses are the first adjustable belay glasses on the market. You can change your view using the optics in the glasses instead of the muscles in your neck!

The Beta Project Brush Stick  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
The Beta Project Brush Stick  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Project Brush

The Project Brush Stick has been significantly improved for 2019 with the addition of the new Evo pole, which has been developed to prevent...

Friction Labs  © Friction Labs
Friction Labs  © Friction Labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff + AF

Secret Stuff is FrictionLabs answer to liquid chalk. Rub a small amount on your hands, let dry, and a perfect layer of the...

Turquoise both sizes  © Pongoose
Turquoise both sizes  © Pongoose

The Pongoose Climber 1000+

Pongoose are excited to announce the launch of their much-anticipated longer length clipstick, the Pongoose Climber 1000+, and to...

BetaStick Evo 1  © Beta Climbing Designs
BetaStick Evo 1  © Beta Climbing Designs

Betastick Evo, Chalk and Tape

The BetaStick Evo helps you clip those out of reach bolts, the chalk helps you hold on to the rock and the tape keeps you...


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