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Armaid montage  © Rob Greenwood

Armaid Massage Tool

Whether you're recovering from an injury or hoping not to get one, this odd-looking self-massage device could be part of the answer, says Rob Greenwood


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC

Moonboard

In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a challenge UKC accepted the offer and sent Rob Greenwood along to test it out.

Adding two Stonesmith holds to the board  © Jack Geldard Collection
Adding two Stonesmith holds to the board  © Jack Geldard Collection

Stonesmith Holds

Jack Geldard tests out the new range of holds carved by legendary climber Malcolm Smith. Did a little bit of Malc's strength rub off? And were the holds any good...?

Belinda cranking offset pullups, ideal for variety and gradually increasing finger strenght  © Steve Long
Belinda cranking offset pullups, ideal for variety and gradually increasing finger strenght  © Steve Long

Metolius Contact Training Board

Steve Long and other Mountain Training UK staff have been getting to grips with a pre-production sample of Metolius' new Contact Training Board. The Contact Training Board has just landed in shops, and is Metolius' most deluxe full-featured training board to date,...

A small and simple blue pinch - the Planet Holds shapes were basic but effective.  © Jack Geldard
A small and simple blue pinch - the Planet Holds shapes were basic but effective.  © Jack Geldard

Climbing holds from Planet Holds

Jack Geldard tests a set of holds from the UK based company - Planet Holds. "The holds in general are very basic in...

Beastmaker  © Beastmaker
Beastmaker  © Beastmaker

Beastmaker 2000: Back two - the future?

Simon Lee steps in to the seedy back streets of Sheffield and gets his mitts on the new Beastmaker 2000. "Ned...

A close-up of the Dream Holds from Extreme Dream   © Oliver Wright
A close-up of the Dream Holds from Extreme Dream   © Oliver Wright

Dream Holds

During the summer The Depot Climbing Centre in Leeds were selected to test some of the new Dream Holds, from Extreme Dream in Aviemore....

Big Bertha - the new polyurethane holds can be hollowed out - making them lighter.  © Holdz
Big Bertha - the new polyurethane holds can be hollowed out - making them lighter.  © Holdz

Holdz Climbing Hold Review

Holdz sent me four sets of crimps, pinches and jugs to test. And test I did. I opened the boxes with a slight smile - imagining my biceps...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

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!

Kilterboard Arrives in the UK

Kilter Grips have revolutionised the climbing training board with a new take on an old idea bringing new LED's that light up the hold, ergonomic holds that are kind to your fingers and an adjustable frame provided by partner Rockcity here in the UK.

Master your mind with MASTERMIND!

"The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." (W. Güllich) Utilising the power of your mind will make the most of your existing strength, techniques and ability to perform under pressure not just in climbing, but in all sport. The british...

MASTERMIND - Mental training for climbers

The famous Wolfgang Güllich once said: "The brain is the most important muscle for climbing." Utilizing the power...

SENDit Supplements

To put it simply, we're here to help you perform at your best. Along with smart training, a proper diet and enough rest, nutritional...

Agripp release their competition orientated Dune climbing hold range.

A radical departure from Agripp's trademark precision style, Dune embraces the current...

Rockcity thumb  © Rockcity
Rockcity thumb  © Rockcity

New Rockcity climbing holds workbook

Rockcity Climbing Holds has been around for a couple of years now. With more new shapes released, in the latest...


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