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31 Mar 2009

thumb Austrian boulderer Bernd Zangerl has nabbed the second ascent of the 2005 Dave Graham problem From Dirt Grows The Flowers (Font...

30 Mar 2009

As you all most probably know by now, Bernd Zangerl did the 2nd ascent of Dave G's From dirt grows the flowers, 8C, at Chironico,...

30 Mar 2009

Fred Rouhling is at it again. Recently he did the FA of Empreintes 9a/b."It?s a very gymnastic route with far between the holds...

30 Mar 2009

thumb Fred Rouhling has completed his project Empreintes (F9a/b?) and said: "This route is comparable in style to Hugh one of...

30 Mar 2009

thumb The French climber Kevin Aglae has climbed F9a at the age of 18. Kevin has made the first ascent of the extension to the F8c+...

27 Mar 2009

Here's how Stéfanie Crouvisier celebrated after having succeeded on her first 8c, Qoussaï les Maux de la fin. I know this isn't...

27 Mar 2009

thumb It's not often the climbing community gets a presidential run-off, but in a mirror of the recent US elections, there are two...

27 Mar 2009

thumb Climbing Clubs are an integral part of our climbing in the UK and we would like more clubs to use UKClimbing to attract members...

27 Mar 2009

thumb Stanage Bus and Coffee: With environmentalism being high on many climbers' agendas, it's great to see the Peak District...

26 Mar 2009

thumb Kévin Aglaé, 18, has made the FA of WRC, an extension to Alien Carnage, at Castillon, France.Full story and an interview, in...

26 Mar 2009

thumb Czech climbing has published an article by photographer Vojtech Vrzba, who accompanied Adam Ondra on his successful trip to...

26 Mar 2009

thumb Isaac Caldiero, more known as a boulderer than a route climber, has done a free solo ascent of Boone Speed's The Present, 8b+, at...

25 Mar 2009

thumb Paul Robinson has done the second ascent of Dave Graham's Psychedelic, at the Gorilla cliffs outside St George, Utah. Dave did...

25 Mar 2009

thumb Leo Houlding and Carlos Suarez recently teamed up on the conglomerate towers of Riglos, Spain. They hoped to climb and...

24 Mar 2009

thumb The Trad season has has started with a bang in Northern Ireland. Ricky Bell has climbed his first new route of the spring in...

24 Mar 2009

thumb Lisa Rands and Alex Johnson have been climbing well over in Bishop, California. Lisa recently climbed the V11/12...

23 Mar 2009

In December last year, Alexander and Thomas Huber, better known as the Huberbuam, together with Stephan Siegrist climbed the...

23 Mar 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has often showed he isn't affraid to try old school test-pieces, even if they're not the most appealing. On a visit to...

23 Mar 2009

thumb Edu Marin seems to be the man to watch at the moment. Or at least one of them... 8a reports he's made the 4th onsight ascent of...

23 Mar 2009

thumb Dan Middleton works part time for the BMC as their Technical Officer. Part of his job is to provide technical advice on all types...

22 Mar 2009

thumb A couple of weeks back, Toni Lamprecht made the FA of Bokassa's fridge-Assassin monkey and man, 8C+, at Kochel, Germany.Those of...

22 Mar 2009

thumb Ramon Julian Puigblanque has made the 3rd ascent, after Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra, of Papichulo, 9a+, at Oliana, Spain. His...

21 Mar 2009

thumb Edu Marin has repeated Seleccion natural extension, 9a, in the Santa Linya cave, Cataluña, Spain. The difference between the...

20 Mar 2009

thumb Juri Chiaramonte has done the FA of Im Schatten der Großmeister on the Schlundenstein at Algund, north of Bolzano, Italy. In his...

20 Mar 2009

thumb Alex Johnson has done the 2nd female ascent, after Alex Puccio, of the popular A maze of death, 8A+, at the Bardini boulders,...

20 Mar 2009

thumb It was only a few weeks ago that I was writing about the spike in sales, and the shortage of crampons and axes, so good were the...

19 Mar 2009

thumb Lisa Rands has done the FFA (First female ascent) of Haroun and the sea of stories at the Buttermilks, CA. Haroun... is a...

18 Mar 2009

thumb A week or so (could be two...) back I got Chuck Fryberger's DVD PURE in the mail. Now it's about time I say something about it....

18 Mar 2009

thumb Daniel Jung has done the FA of Super Cowboy, 8c+, in the El Pati sector, Siurana. In his 8a scorecard he writes he's "not sure if...

18 Mar 2009

thumb Those of you interested in photos of Adam Ondra should check out Vojtech Vrzba's web site.Here are a couple of examples showing...

18 Mar 2009

thumb Countryside campaigners are celebrating a legal victory today which will help to save a beautiful landscape in the Peak District...

18 Mar 2009

thumb Jacinda “JC” Hunter has climbed Breaking the Law, Black and Tan area, Utah, USA. The route was first climbed by Dave Graham...

18 Mar 2009

thumb Lucy Creamer is briefly back in the UK after an incredible sport climbing trip to Spain. Over the winter Lucy has found...

18 Mar 2009

thumb Claire MacLeod's début film Echo Wall hit the shelves last year. After winning awards at the Edinburgh Mountain Film...

17 Mar 2009

Here's a nice video from James Webb, where he smoothly masters Hueco wall, 7C, Xavier's roof, 8A/+, No Mystery, 8A, and The...

17 Mar 2009

thumb The nominees for the 2009 Piolet d'Or have been announced. The six climbs are: Yusuke Sato, Fumitaka Ichimura and...

16 Mar 2009

thumb Those of you finding yourselves in the vicinity of Ljubljana, Slovenia this Saturday should definitely not miss the premiere of...

16 Mar 2009

thumb Shauna Coxsey (16) has redpointed the classic F8a Raindogs at Malham. "It took her 3-4 days over this year and last. She got...

16 Mar 2009

thumb Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has just returned from a very successful bouldering trip to Europe, stopping in Fontainebleau, France and...

15 Mar 2009

thumb Sabine Bacher has done Dr Pinch, 8A, at Chironico, Switzerland. This was her 2nd of the grade after Teamwork in the same area,...

13 Mar 2009

13 Mar 2009

James Webb has made the 2nd flash ascent, after Sean McColl, of the highball Haroun and the sea of stories, 8A/+, at the...

13 Mar 2009

thumb Hearing about Toni's success, I instantly sent an email his way:"Hi Toni, I noticed you've succeeded on the Mega beast link-up!...

13 Mar 2009

thumb Living legend, Beat Kammerlander, 50, has made the first bolt free ascent of the 40 meter vertical Prinzip Hoffnung, 8b/+, on the...

13 Mar 2009

thumb Toni lamprecht has finally, after countless days and tries, succeeded in linking Bokassa's Fridge, ~8C, into Assassin Monkey and...

13 Mar 2009

thumb Have you done your bit for Red Nose Day 2009? You can donate at www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/donate Have a great weekend.

13 Mar 2009

thumb Toni Lamprecht has linked Bokassa's Fridge (Font 8C) into Assassin Monkey and Man (Font 8C) to create a super hard boulder...

13 Mar 2009

thumb Beat Kammerlander has re-climbed Prinzip Hoffnung (Principle Hope) at the Burs Plate in Austria a decade after he made...

12 Mar 2009

Phil Schaal has really got into crunch mode, finishing all his old nemesises around Bradley, CT(?). Lately he's done Serendipity...

12 Mar 2009

In late February Simon Williams slipped while bouldering at the coastal venue of Angel Bay, North Wales, breaking his femur and...

12 Mar 2009

thumb Sassenach (E3 6a in summer) on Ben Nevis, has received its first winter ascent at the hands of Andy Turner and Tony Stone. You...

11 Mar 2009

thumb This years' CWIF proved to be a brilliant success. Competitors came from France, Holland and Spain in addition to the strong...

10 Mar 2009

thumb Andre Di felice, 17, has done the 4th ascent of Timy Fairfield's 35 move traverse The Saadhu at The Temple, New Mexico. The...

10 Mar 2009

thumb At the British Mountaineering Council's (BMC) National Council meeting over the weekend, it was agreed to establish the position...

10 Mar 2009

thumb 'Grit Kid' Pete Whittaker has made the first ascent of Silent Scream (E7 6c). The route traverses the length of the Cioch Block...

10 Mar 2009

thumb Separate teams of Norwegian, German, and Swiss climbers seized the day in unusually cold temperatures during February and...

9 Mar 2009

Franck Andolfatto has made the 4th ascent of Le labyrithe de Pan in the huge roof of the Kronthal cave. The route was first done...

9 Mar 2009

thumb Headlining the year's ShAFF (Sheffield Adventure Film Festival) was The Great British Grade Debate. The debate was filmed...

8 Mar 2009

Tom Peckit has linked C&A Traverse into The Bulb to produce Bulbhaul, on the Keel boulder at Almscliff, UK. "Individually the...

6 Mar 2009

One of my all time heroes, and a friend of mine, Toni Lamprecht a.k.a "The Antonator", has done yet another hard FA. Like so many...

6 Mar 2009

Andre Di Felice has taken his Hueco bouldering power to good use by making the 3rd ascent of Timy Fairfield's Sick man, 8c, at...

6 Mar 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has onsighted L´espiadimonis, hard 8c, at Margalef. This was Adam's 4th 8c onsight.SourcePhoto: Geoffray De...

6 Mar 2009

thumb The last few weeks have seen a number of big ascents in the world of sport-climbing, particularly from the younger...

6 Mar 2009

thumb Almscliff is the bastion of Yorkshire Gritstone climbing. Hard, steep and home to hundreds of desperate boulder problems and...

6 Mar 2009

thumb Kevin Avery has taken over as Gear Editor at UKClimbing.com. Kevin has been working with us since last November, starting...

4 Mar 2009

You could say Paul Robinson had a decent day at the pebbles when he won the Hueco Rock Rodeo this past weekend doing one 8B+,...

4 Mar 2009

Khéops assis, at Cuvier Rempart, has seen yet another ascent, the third in a week or so, this time by Michele Caminati. The...

4 Mar 2009

thumb Polish climber, Lukasz Dudek, has climbed Martin Krpan, 9a, at Misja Pec, thereby becoming the first Pole to reach this level...

4 Mar 2009

thumb It seems that the UK must be the place to be, with Chris Sharma making a long awaited appearance at Malham on Monday. Chris has...

4 Mar 2009

thumb Pupils from Royston High School, Barnsley and The City School, Sheffield, under the guidance of Ken Dunn, a geography teacher...

3 Mar 2009

19 year old Belgian, Robin Poelmans is the latest youngster to make it big in Catalunya. During his vacation there, he's climbed...

3 Mar 2009

thumb Julian Bautista, the current Northa American champion in his age group, is definitely a name to remember. Even though he's just...

3 Mar 2009

thumb Britain's Tyler Landman is no stranger to top-end bouldering, having repeated many of the world's cutting edge problems including...

3 Mar 2009

thumb Edward Hamer is 16 years old and started climbing four years ago. He is amassing quite a ticklist during his school holidays,...

3 Mar 2009

thumb The Scottish Winter International meet went with a splosh. It was wet. And warm. However, the troops went out everyday,...

2 Mar 2009

thumb Simona Ulmanova, from Czech climbing, has made a seriously extensive interview with Czech lead World Champion Tomas Mrazek. Tomas...

2 Mar 2009

thumb Ty Landman is really up to speed now in the forest. Yesterday he made the coveted 2nd ascent of Sebastien Frigault's Satan i...

2 Mar 2009

The New Zero, 8B, at the Holy boulders, So Ill, has seen two ascents in as many days, by Jon Glassberg and Jimmy Webb. Both...

2 Mar 2009

thumb Fort William Mountain Festival starts this coming Friday, 6th March and runs through to Saturday 14th March. The Festival...

2 Mar 2009

thumb Ben Bransby has climbed the long standing highball project to the right of Cocoa Team Special at Rylstone, Yorkshire. The...

2 Mar 2009

thumb 16 year old Shauna Coxsey has had a great trip to Spain, climbing Watermark F8a at Sella. She climbed the route on her 4th...