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REVIEW: Wild Country - New Friends

Wild Country - New Friends

Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the last year Simon Verspeak has thrashed them on a wide range of rock types. What's the verdict?

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REVIEW: New Dragon Cams from DMM

New Dragon Cams from DMM

With some key improvements on the previous model, the new Dragons take DMM's dual axle cam offering to new heights, reckons Tim Neill

Group Test Camming Devices

Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest? Which are the cheapest? And... which did we like the best? Find out in this UKC review...

Totem Basic Cams

Totem have revived the much-loved "Alien" - but with many newer micro-cams on the market do they still cut the mustard? Duncan Campbell puts them to the test by getting pumped and falling off onto them so you don't have to!

Wild Country Superlight Offset Rocks

Professional Mountain Guide and trad climbing legend Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country Superlight Offset Rocks and he...

Totem Cams

Hype or awesome? Are these Totem Cams going to fall to bits or hold your fall? We sent Rob Greenwood hurtling through the air to find out...

Nuts, Wires, Stoppers

Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. In this review we take a look at...

DMM Baby Dragon Cams: Sizes 00 and 0 - Review

Craig Smith reviews the DMM Dragons size 00 and 0, the latest additions to DMM's range of Dragon cams.

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DMM Big Cams

The Dragon's striking TripleGrip cam lobes feature an increased contact area with a raw aluminium finish and additional bite points. These features work together to increase friction between the cam lobe and the rock it's placed in. This increases...

Why do You Care About Climbing Anchors?

Climbing anchors may not seem to be the most exciting topic for UKC; what is there to know you ask? Surely they are just the things we clip at the top of climbing walls, or maybe at some well-equipped sports crags?

DMM 2016 Dragon Cam

A state-of-the-art cam that makes the most of every placement.

Wild Country - New Friends

Friends are the most iconic protection ever made. Throughout their 38-year tenure, although the construction has changed,...

Wild Country launch new Superlight Offset Rocks

Wild Country launch Superlight Offset Rocks. Simple, yet incredibly effective, they combine the proven curve of Rocks...

Totem Basic Cam

Basic in name only. The Basic Cam uses internal springs and sheath trigger systems to get a narrow head and a very flexible body.

Totem Cam

Totem have thought outside the traditional cam design box to create the Totem Cam with the best holding power of any camming device anywhere.

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