The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is ISPO in Munich. There were some exciting new products on offer in the climbing hardware range with improvements and innovation aplenty.
Below are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their favourite new items.
Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight RRP £80-£100
Black Diamond's updated Camalots, with up 25% less weight than the original version.
Black Diamond - Solution Harness RRP £75
The most comfortable harness Black Diamond have ever made?
Climbing Technology - Tami Harness
A special lightweight harness designed for ski-touring and alpinism. Available Autumn/Winter 2016.
Grivel - Captive Alpha and Beta RRP £16
Top-end redpointing carabiner. Available in two lengths from Spring/Summer 2016.
Grivel - Skitour Skimatic 2.0 RRP £160
Crampons for ski-touring and ski racing. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
Edelrid - Ohm RRP £90
A device which puts friction into the system to assist belayers lighter in weight than their climbing partner. Autumn/Winter 2016.
CAMP - Alp Mountain Harness RRP £55-£65
A series of three lightweight harnesses which pack down very small for mountaineering. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
DMM - Mithril Harness RRP £65
An all-round lightweight harness with adjustable leg-loops. A women's specific version is also available. Out now.
Petzl - Light and Fast Range
Lightweight, flexible crampons for basic travel and ski-mountaineering, and a lightweight alpine harness. Available Winter 2016.
Edelrid - Jul 2 RRP £25
A singular tuber belay device perfect for single pitch climbing, with assisted braking.
Wild Country - Friend RRP £54.95-£79.95
Some exciting new developments have been made to the renowned Wild Country Friend. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
Wild Country - Harness Range RRP £64.95-£79.95
A new range of harness with differing adjustments and gear-racking capabilities. Available Spring/Summer 2016.
Salewa - Altitude RRP £55
A comfortable, lightweight ski mountaineering and alpine harness with easy adjustment. Available Autumn/Winter 2016.