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30 Jun 2009

Yesterday, Nalle Hukkataival repeated Nuthin but sunshine, 8B, in the lower chaos of RMNP. It took him about half an hour....

30 Jun 2009

thumb Peak trad duo take on the Brown and Whillans challenge Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have ticked the Staffordshire grit...

30 Jun 2009

thumb BMC organised crag clean up brings a sparkle to Peak limestone Last Saturday a team of crag activists headed down to Stoney...

29 Jun 2009

thumb Boulderrausch reports Jonas Junker did the 6th ascent of Markus Bock's Riot act, 8B+, a while back. They say his success was...

29 Jun 2009

thumb Bruno Axhaussen has made an interview with Udo Neumann, one of the great characters on the climbing media circus since back in...

29 Jun 2009

thumb A decade of design for UKC's top-notch web developer UKClimbing.com's web boffin Nick 'hard drinking, hard coding' Smith has...

29 Jun 2009

thumb Bernhard Schwaiger has made the first ascent of Hurricane, Birgkar, Austria. He estimates the difficulty to be a mighty Font...

29 Jun 2009

thumb It's less than two weeks to go to Cliffhanger, Sheffield's outdoor sport event held at Millhouses Park on the weekend of July...

29 Jun 2009

thumb A breath of life has been given to Longstone Edge as the House of Lords has refused to hear an appeal against the Peak District...

27 Jun 2009

thumb Kornelius Obleitner has done the 3rd ascent of Bernd Zangerl's Anam Cara, 8C-ish, at Silvretta, Austria. As he also did the 3rd...

26 Jun 2009

thumb Chris Savage has climbed a new multi pitch sport route in Cheddar gorge. Bristol's Got Talent is a four pitch route and rates...

25 Jun 2009

Here's an excellent video by Rouzeau Michaël showing Fred Moix doing the 3rd ascent of Underground paradise, 8B+, at Fionnay,...

25 Jun 2009

thumb UKC and BMC test gear to destruction: Recent discussion on the UKClimbing.com forums about the strength of knotted slings...

24 Jun 2009

thumb Diamond Heist Stoppered: Employees keep cam, as thief steals computers. "The manager explained that the company does not...

24 Jun 2009

thumb French young-gun hits good form with multiple F8c+ ascents. Enzo Oddo, the young French sport climbing star, has made swift...

24 Jun 2009

thumb Back in May Franz Widmer climbed the first ascent of Kryptos (Font 8C). Commenting on The Low Down he described the problem...

24 Jun 2009

thumb The dyno world record was broken at the Eindhoven World Cup event on the 14th of June. Dutch climber Nicky de Leeuw beat his own...

23 Jun 2009

It took a while, but here it is: Frank Widmer doing Kryptos, 8C. It will be very intersting to see what Franz can do in the...

23 Jun 2009

thumb Top Slovenian competition climber Maja Vidmar has redpointed Attilla Luomgo (F8c+), Barratro, Trieste, Italy. Vidmar had...

22 Jun 2009

thumb A remake of the film Clash of the Titans is set to be filmed in the Llanberis slate quarries. As of the 29th June the 'main...

22 Jun 2009

thumb Dave MacLeod has yet again nabbed a stunning and hard first ascent, this time with a perfect sandstone arete now named Kolus (E8...

22 Jun 2009

thumb Keith Sharples Reports: On Thursday last, Drew Haigh pulled the crux of Mark Leach's 1988 Malham test-piece, Cry Freedom (F8b+)...

22 Jun 2009

thumb Back in 1992 Alex Huber climbed Om at Endstal in Germany. Huber graded it F8c+, keeping it in line with the famous route...

21 Jun 2009

thumb Bernhard Schwaiger has added another 8C-or-harder to his already mighty list by doing the FA of Hurricane, 8C, at Birgkar,...

21 Jun 2009

thumb Maja Vidmar has repeated Attila lungo at Barratro close to Trieste, Italien. A few days earlier she succeeded on the first part...

21 Jun 2009

thumb Nalle Hukkataival keeps delivering. Yesterday, breaking the all Nordic tradition of severe post midsummer hangover, he did the FA...

19 Jun 2009

thumb Mikey Robertson has been up to his old tricks again. The often naked, deep-water-solo enthusiast has soloed up the side of the...

18 Jun 2009

thumb Jenny Lavarda has climbed her hardest route so far, Reini's vibes, 8c/+, in Massone's Pueblo sector, Arco, Italy. Jenny's...

18 Jun 2009

thumb Nice Climb reports, 14 year old Enzo Oddo has sent Dures Limites, 8c, and Dave Graham's Ba ba black sheep, 8c+, at Céuse,...

18 Jun 2009

thumb Pegs on sea cliffs, do YOU trust them? Well you shouldn't. Insitu pegs, that is pitons that are permanently left hammered in to...

18 Jun 2009

thumb NOW LIVE! Martin Chester of the British Mountain Guides (BMG) is going live on the UKClimbing forums this Friday (19th June)...

17 Jun 2009

thumb We have gone quite nuts recently with exclusive UKClimbing.com creative competitions. Express yourself and gear can be...

17 Jun 2009

thumb Gavin Pike is just back from a very successful Alaska trip with James Clapham. They had a productive stay on the Ruth...

17 Jun 2009

thumb Jonny Copp, Micah Dash and climbing camera-man Wade Johnson have been tragically killed in what is thought to be an avalanche...

16 Jun 2009

Nalle Hukkataival is once again in the RMNP. The style of the bouldering there seems to suit him (is there any style that doesn't...

16 Jun 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has done the 2nd ascent of Alexander Huber's Om, 9a, at Triangel in the Endstal, Germany. When Alexander did the FA,...

16 Jun 2009

thumb The Scottish Mountaineering Club's Skye guidebook is nearing completion and over the last two months, in conjunction with...

16 Jun 2009

thumb The final round of the Bouldering World Cup took place in Eindhoven on the 12th and 13th June.   11 members of the British...

16 Jun 2009

thumb Scottish climber Ben Litster has repeated the classic crack climb Requiem at Dumbarton. Requiem is the tough (E7/8 - around...

15 Jun 2009

thumb Barbara Raudner has repeated Robert Roithinger's Hammerland, 8b/+, at Frankenfels in the Pielach valley. The route climbs a steep...

15 Jun 2009

Jakob Schubert has, after quite a lot of work, done the 2nd ascent and 2nd FA of Kilian Fischhuber's Dolby Surround, aka "the...

15 Jun 2009

thumb Paul Robinson made quick work of Dave Graham's recently opened Big worm, 8B+, at Mt. Evans, CO. Chuck Fryberger was there with...

15 Jun 2009

thumb Wing Commander David Tait has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list. The award was a well deserved accolade...

15 Jun 2009

thumb Elfyn Jones has been appointed as the British Mountaineering Council's (BMC) Access and Conservation Officer for Wales. There...

15 Jun 2009

thumb You may not have realised that he'd been away, but for those, like me, that follow Dave MacLeod's blog, it has been pretty...

15 Jun 2009

thumb The infamous Ma Weston, owner of the Olde Worlde Cafe, Bosherston, Pembroke has received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours...

12 Jun 2009

thumb 16 year old Czech climbing phenomena Adam Ondra has continued his domination of the World sport climbing scene. His recent swift...

11 Jun 2009

thumb Limekilns is an unusual Limestone crag in Fife, Scotland with a history of access problems, however, in recent years there...

11 Jun 2009

thumb BMC Area Open Meetings are open to all They are the base from which the BMC grows, where local action starts and ideas get...

10 Jun 2009

thumb Recently Dave Barrans and Stew Watson climbed well in the Vienna Bouldering World Cup coming 6th and 8th respectively. You can...

10 Jun 2009

thumb Steve Long from the Mountain Leader Training (MLT) is going live on the UKClimbing.com forums TODAY Friday (12th). Following on...

9 Jun 2009

thumb According to a forum post over at UK Bouldering "Sam from Blackpool repeated Kaizan [sic] at Woodwell starting from the bottom of...

9 Jun 2009

thumb Calling all film-makers and poets. We have two new competitions to exercise your creative skills. One a poetry contest, one...

9 Jun 2009

thumb Frank Bennett, Sales Director at . "The brief was to describe a Grand Day Out in winter with around 500 words and an image. We...

9 Jun 2009

thumb I am proud of moving to Spain Tom Bolger Tom Bolger is one of an elite group of British climbers. He has...

8 Jun 2009

thumb A few weeks back, I reported Franz Widmer had done the FA of Kryptos, 8C. As far as I'm aware of, there aren't any photos yet,...

8 Jun 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has done the 2nd ascent of Markus Bock's Corona, 9a+, in the Frankenjura, commenting on his 8a-scorecard that he used...

8 Jun 2009

thumb Major Phil Packer has started his attempt at El Cap accompanied by Andy Kirkpatrick, Paul Tattersall, Ian Parnell and Ben...

8 Jun 2009

thumb Peak District sport climbing cognoscenti are holding their breath at the moment as Mecca F8b+, one of Raven Tor's most famous...

8 Jun 2009

thumb This year's BMC Lakes Festival of Climbing is taking place over the weekend of 12-14th June in the glorious Duddon Valley. The...

7 Jun 2009

thumb While many of the, mostly, young guns kept themselves busy at the WC in Vail, Chris Schulte hiked up to Dave Graham's (it really...

6 Jun 2009

thumb I got an email from Wolfgang Antz:"I am starting to build up a new website and - to my information - this will be the first real...

5 Jun 2009

Alex Honold has done a record fast ascent of Salathé wall on El Cap, Yosemite, almost cutting Tommy Caldwell's previous record,...

5 Jun 2009

thumb NOW LIVE - Jon Garside and Andy Say Ask them questions in the UKC Forum:...

4 Jun 2009

thumb Dave Graham has done the FA of Big Worm, 8B+, an "Amazing compression climb with perfect holds" at Mt Evans, Colorado. The line...

4 Jun 2009

thumb The third round of the bouldering World Cup took place in Vienna last weekend. Six members of the British team attended. The...

4 Jun 2009

thumb Dave Barrans has had quite a run of form on the competition circuit recently. He qualified for the final at the Vienna...

3 Jun 2009

The words "can" and " worms" come to mind, but as it's already opened, I might as well add a couple of bits and pieces to the...

3 Jun 2009

thumb UKClimbing.com recently attended the ClimbWeb.Net conference at Albi, Spain. ClimbWeb is a global network of climbing websites...

2 Jun 2009

thumb UK Climbing reports James McHaffie has done the long awaited 2nd ascent of Neil Carson's Mission impossible, E8/9 7a, at Gallt yr...

2 Jun 2009

Markus Windisch, one of the elusive Frankenjura grandmasters, has done the 3rd ascent of Markus Bock's Gossip, heralded as the...

2 Jun 2009

thumb Eddie Barbour, the Belfast based climber, has led one of Ireland's most demanding and famous trad routes. Divided Years...

2 Jun 2009

thumb On Friday the 29th of May Chris Sharma succeeded on his project at Oliana Spain. The route is now named Pachamama and...

2 Jun 2009

thumb Nick Bullock and Andy Houseman have made a rare repeat of the 1975 Gabarrou/Picard-Deyme Grand West Couloir on the West Face of...

1 Jun 2009

thumb 9a's and harder are coming thick and fast theses days. MVM reports Chris Sharma has done the FA of Pachamama, an endurance feast...

1 Jun 2009

thumb James McHaffie has made the long-awaited second ascent of Mission Impossible at Gallt yr Ogof, Ogwen, North Wales. The line,...