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30 Sep 2009

Here's a video of Miles Gibson making the FA of Danger mouse, E9 7a, his latest addition to Wimberry. As you can see, it's...

30 Sep 2009

thumb Adam Ondra continues to out perform everyone else which he demonstrated by winning the lastest Worldcup event in Puurs in...

30 Sep 2009

thumb On Saturday 26 September Miles Gibson made the first ascent of Dangermouse at Wimberry (UKC News Report). He had to wait until...

29 Sep 2009

thumb ...in Andalucia... not, but in Cataluña, at Cuenca and Rodellar to be precise. Kairn reports Luis Alfonso Felix has made the 2nd...

29 Sep 2009

thumb I've liked both the Scorpios and the Panteras, so I figured I should stick to the same brand: Andrea Boldrini, as the last fits...

29 Sep 2009

Check out Bouldering info for fantabulous galleries from Fred Moix, Aaron Black, Beat Kammerlander, Didier Jacquemettaz, Patrice...

29 Sep 2009

thumb Phil Schaal has repeated Daniel Woods' Ode to the modern man, 8B+, at Mt Evans, CO. In the end, it came down to a duel between...

29 Sep 2009

thumb British climbers Guy Willett and Emma Jack have climbed and skied down Manaslu (8156m). Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in...

28 Sep 2009

On his way home from his WC victory at Puurs in Belgium, Adam Ondra made a quick stop in the Krohntal, Alsace, where he swiftly...

28 Sep 2009

thumb Miles Gibson has succeeded on a major new route at Wimberry near Sickbay Shuffle. He called the route Dangermouse and gave it a...

27 Sep 2009

thumb It used be the case that E8's in North Wales could go for years without being repeated. But Stevie Haston's recent tour de force,...

26 Sep 2009

thumb Mountain Guide and Plas y Brenin instructor Stu McAleese introduces tonight's Saturday Night Video: Birdman of the...

25 Sep 2009

thumb Daniel Woods has finally bagged an ascent of KinematiX, 9a, at Déversé/Deverland in the Gorges du Loup.Photo by Phil Maurel

25 Sep 2009

25 Sep 2009

thumb Liuyong Bang (aka, Abond) calls sport-climbing mega-zone Yangshuo, China his home and with all that primo limestone around it's...

25 Sep 2009

thumb This year's Bates Award goes to Alex Honnold. Alex burst onto the climbing scene with a splash of headlines, first in Fall 2007...

25 Sep 2009

thumb Dougald MacDonald at Climbing.com reports: Canadian Sean McColl has redpointed the second ascent of one of Canada's hardest rock...

24 Sep 2009

thumb Exactly, to the day actually, 4 years after the FA, Sean McColl has made the coveted 2nd ascent of Chris Sharma's Dreamcatcher,...

24 Sep 2009

thumb The short listed authors for the 2009 Boardman-Tasker Award have been announced. The winner will be announced on Friday 20th...

24 Sep 2009

thumb Kev Shields is a remarkable climber. For those who haven't come across him before, Kev was born with a partial left-hand with a...

23 Sep 2009

Toni Lamprecht, Uli Strunz and Benno Wagner spent a few weeks in the Verdon gorge lately. The result: Le vieux et la mer (The old...

23 Sep 2009

Yesterday, Chris Sharma was in Stockholm. Before his "show", lacking a better word, we had a quick chat over a beer. Chris says...

23 Sep 2009

thumb The Norovirus has returned to Lundy, with the overwhelming majority of groups going down with the disease. This is a similar...

22 Sep 2009

From Vertical carnival. Enjoy!

22 Sep 2009

thumb Southwest Spur Punta Baretti, 1200m ED1 Simon Richardson and Duncan Tunstall added a major route to the Mont Blanc range in...

21 Sep 2009

Adam Ondra had made the FA of Fugu, 9a, an old Alexander Huber-project at the Schleier Wasserfall. In his 8a-scorecard, he...

21 Sep 2009

thumb Is PuntX, 9a, becoming a trade route? Last Friday, inspite of "less than perfect conditons", it got its 6th ascent by, no, not...

21 Sep 2009

thumb The European Youth Series at Edinburgh International Arena were a great success this weekend. There were strong performances from...

18 Sep 2009

As most of you probably know by now (been busy today), Stevie Haston, aged 87, has climbed his first 9a, Descente Lolitta at...

18 Sep 2009

thumb This weekend (19th and 20th of September) the British Mountaineering Council and EICA:Ratho (Edinburgh International Climbing...

18 Sep 2009

thumb Full report and interview (In French) on: Nice Climb: The 14 year old French climber Enzo Oddo has climbed his 3rd F9a...

17 Sep 2009

thumb Czech climber, Ondra Benes has completed the CAMST (Classic-Alp-MP-Super-Triple); Silbergeier, 8b+, 230m, 6 pitches; 8b, 7c+,...

17 Sep 2009

thumb After a 9th position at Arco, and between endurace sessions preparing for the lead WC's, Romain Desgranges found some time to...

17 Sep 2009

thumb Stevie Haston Climbs 9a Sport Route at 52. "When you reach that age, your muscles give up, they wave a little white flag and...

17 Sep 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has made the second ascent of Markus Bock's Der heilige Gral, (F9a), at the Kolosseum, in the Frankenjura,...

16 Sep 2009

I stumbled on Escalibur today, a website that's new to me (maybe I'm very slow). I think it's very much worth checking out....

16 Sep 2009

thumb Yuji Hirayama has made the 6th ascent of Sonnie Trotter's Cobra crack, 8c-ish, at Squamish, made famous by Peter Mortimer's First...

16 Sep 2009

thumb Those of us who thought Adam Ondra was the ultimate whizz-kid of climbing, well perhaps we need to think again, cause last week...

16 Sep 2009

thumb Here at UKClimbing.com we work closely with a variety of film makers and we keep tabs on what is happening in the climbing-film...

14 Sep 2009

thumb Adam Ondra has made a 2nd go 2nd ascent of Markus Bock's Der heilige Gral, 9a, at the Kolosseum, in the Frankenjura. Markus made...

14 Sep 2009

Cedar Wright, Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, Alex Honnold and James Pearson are in Mallorca to try some DWS. Judging from the...

14 Sep 2009

thumb Ramonet wasn't the only Spaniard having a good climbing weekend. Edu Marin Garcia was at Sant Llorenç del Munt, where he...

13 Sep 2009

Ramón Julian Puigblanque has had a rather decent weekend once again. This time at Rodellar and Santa Ana: Supernowa, 9a, 2...

13 Sep 2009

In a brilliant act of Gonzo journalism at its best, Jack Geldard, UK Climbing's Chief Editor, has onsighted Bam, Bam, E8 6b,...

13 Sep 2009

thumb "Bam, Bam is one of the best single pitch routes in the world." Stevie Haston on the UKClimbing.com Forums. Jack Geldard...

11 Sep 2009

Slovakian website Climb.sk, reports Lenka Mi?icová has become the first Slovakian woman to climb 8b+. The route, Panter, at...

11 Sep 2009

thumb Jon "Cardeck" Cardwell has made the 4th ascent of Romain Desgrange's Underground paradise, 8B+, at Fionnay, near Verbier,...

11 Sep 2009

thumb Scottish climber Alan Cassidy has ticked the F8c Pata Negra in Rodellar, Spain. This is Alan's first F8c and, as far as we...

11 Sep 2009

thumb Tonight's video continues the environmental theme, following on from Es Tresidder's live question and answer session on the...

10 Sep 2009

thumb Caroline Ciavaldini is one of the select few women who've climbed the world class benchmark grade of 8c. Not only that. She's...

10 Sep 2009

thumb This is an excerpt from the full report on Ground Up Climbing. Stevie Haston made a return visit to his old stomping...

9 Sep 2009

thumb The best bouldering weather is just round the corner (we hope!): cool and crisp days when your fingers and shoes stick to the...

9 Sep 2009

thumb Hard Sport and Bouldering Comps for Top Brit Climber: British climber Stewart Watson has succeeded on his hardest route...

8 Sep 2009

As you all know by now, Joey Kinder & Co are kickin' it in the Gorges du Loup right now. Check out Joey's EXCELLENT reports...

8 Sep 2009

thumb Mayan Smith-Gobat reached one of her life goals the other day by climbing L'arcademicien, 8c, at Céüse for its first female...

8 Sep 2009

thumb North Wales student George Ullrich has enjoyed a good run of form this summer, culminating in an on sight ascent of the...

7 Sep 2009

Here's a short clip from the ascent of Orbayu, the Pou-brothers' 500m, 8c+/9a, big fall route.

7 Sep 2009

thumb Stewart Watson has repeated Markus Haid's Mordor, 8c+/9a, at Niederthai, Austria. On his blog he says: "I literally can't express...

7 Sep 2009

thumb Angela Eiter and Ramòn Julien Puigblanque are the winners of this year's Rockmaster competition at Arco, Italy. The...

7 Sep 2009

thumb Es Tresidder is a top climber and fell runner. He is also a regular contributor to UKClimbing.com and an environmental...

7 Sep 2009

thumb Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla, also known as 'The Magician' due to his exceptional slab technique, has extended his own existing...

7 Sep 2009

thumb   The well known Spanish team of Iker and Eneko Pou have completed what they consider to be their hardest big wall...

7 Sep 2009

thumb COMPETITION CLIMBING AND THE OLYMPICS Next Sunday the BMC's National Council will make an announcement on whether or not the...

6 Sep 2009

Roland Wagner has made the (as far as I know, but I'm most likely wrong), 3rd ascent of Klem Loskot's Hunta yo, 8c+, at the...

6 Sep 2009

thumb The winnersOnsight + After work: Ramón Julian Puigblanque (4th title) & Angela Eiter (5th title)Boulder:Kilian Fischhuber...

5 Sep 2009

thumb Nice climbing reports, 14 year old, Enzo Oddo has made the 3rd ascent of Toni Lamiche's San Ku Kaï, 9a, at Entraygues, last...

5 Sep 2009

Like the title says, Phillip Schaal's ascent of Jade, 8C, is now up on Momentum. Check it!

4 Sep 2009

thumb Iker and Eneko Pou has put up what could very well be the most difficult multi-pitch on the planet, the 500m Orbayu. With a...

4 Sep 2009

thumb Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla has climbed what he describes as the hardest slab in the world. Coming from him, who's not called "The...

4 Sep 2009

thumb Jonny Stocking is a quiet sixteen year old climber from Kilwinning, near Glasgow. Over the last few years he has been steadily...

4 Sep 2009

thumb Pat Littlejohn and Steve Sustad in 9 Hour Lleyn Epic Choss-masters Pat Littlejohn and Steve Sustad have breached the...

3 Sep 2009

thumb Philippe Ribière, President of the association Handi-grimp, is currently on tour giving lectures in Scandinavia - The Evolution...

2 Sep 2009

thumb Daniel Woods sending spree is picking up speed. Aided by an energy boost caused by the arrival of Mr Always Syked himself, Joey...

2 Sep 2009

A very serious and important ethical issue has been brought to my attention. It concerns sit-down/assis starts. What constitutes...

2 Sep 2009

thumb Justin Edl has climbed what could be one of the hardest crack pitches in America with his recent ascent of Home on the Range...

2 Sep 2009

thumb Visiting junior Toru Nakajima is safely back in Japan (phew!) after his three week blitz of Peak gritstone. The 15 year...

1 Sep 2009

thumb Nice Climb reports, Stéfanie Crouvizier has made the 2nd female ascent of Hot chili beans volcano, 8b+, at Gorges du loup. It's...

1 Sep 2009

thumb Dave Graham has onsighted Le jour 19 aout, 8b+, at Céüse. This was the 2nd onsight for Dave who, not surprisingly, liked it a...

1 Sep 2009

thumb Leo Houlding, Sean Leary (USA), Carlos Suarez (Spain) Alastair Lee, Chris Reyburn, Jason Pickles, and Ian Burton have climbed...