There have been some changes to UKClimbing.com over the last few months and this weekend we had an informal meeting at UKC HQ to discuss ideas for future site developments. Present were Mick Ryan, Jack Geldard, Nick Smith and myself, Alan James.
UKC technical man Nick Smith is currently hard at work on moving the site to a new server which will give us improved bandwidth and also should be significantly faster and more reliable. Once this work is completed the next job will be the long-awaited improvements to the Logbook pages which will incorporate the improved Crag Database. We have had a lot of great ideas for this supplied by UKC users including the addition of a Training Diary and Trip Reports, plus major improvements to the Crag moderation system.
Once that work has been completed we are planning on a few tweaks and improvements to the site layout which hopefully should be done by the end of the year. We will continue to bring more new articles from established and new authors and, as ever, we are always keen to receive feedback and ideas from the UKC readers.
After almost 8 hours of sitting around a table talking on Saturday we needed a bit of outside action on Sunday. Stoney Middleton was the venue where we managed to find plenty of dry rock in spite of the rain. UKC Editor Jack Geldard, who had never previously climbed at Stoney, climbed the route Traffic Jam - an ever-dry E5 6b in one of the bays (see video). We followed it up with an ascent of the classic Scoop Wall as the weather cleared.