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31 Oct 2009

Adam Ondra has been to the Frankenjura again. Apparently, there are still a couple of routes left to do in the area. This week,...

30 Oct 2009

thumb According to Jura climber, Fred Nicole has made the 2nd ascent of Franz Widmer's Kryptos, 8C, at Morchelstock, Switzerland. Franz...

30 Oct 2009

thumb Fred Rouhling, the man behind routes like Akira, Salamandre, Mandallaz drive, L'autre côté de la ciél, Hugh etc., all in the...

30 Oct 2009

thumb Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Stephane Hanssens, Olivier Favresse and Silvia Vidal recently had an amazing trip to Baffin...

29 Oct 2009

Patxi Usobiaga has started making video-blogs, and thanks to me;), the second one is in English. Considering he makes some 7000...

29 Oct 2009

Maybe not introducing...but, after the WANTED: World news I posted the other day, I got an email from Yuri Hayashi who runs...

29 Oct 2009

thumb Andy Marshall has climbed a new route on the Bingagapple area of Fairhead, Northern Ireland. The Dark Side (E8 6c) takes the...

28 Oct 2009

thumb Dan Beall has made the 3rd ascent and the first ground-up ascent of Luminance (V10/11) in Bishop, California, USA. He climbed...

27 Oct 2009

Here are a couple of cool vids from Jimmy Webb, shot during an extended weekend in the Ozarks, Arkansas. The highlight is the...

27 Oct 2009

thumb TWO PRIZES Each Prize worth over £1,000 Two places on a Weekend Winter Courses at Glenmore Lodge. And both winners...

27 Oct 2009

thumb Ondra Climbs F9a+/b First Ascent 16 year old Adam Ondra has climbed what he considers to be his hardest route yet,...

26 Oct 2009

thumb Last week I wrote about Matteo Gambaro's FA of Azione diretta, 8c+/9a it turns out. Here's a photo gallery. But Matteo isn't the...

26 Oct 2009

thumb Charlotte Durif has made her 2nd 8c+ FA, just weeks after her first. Pull over begins with an 8b traversing section before...

26 Oct 2009

thumb Having (almost) run out of difficult enough routes to repeat, Adam Ondra has started making his own ultra hard FA:s. Last week he...

26 Oct 2009

thumb Once again UK guidebooks put in a good show at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Two of the five 'Exposition' finalists are from...

26 Oct 2009

thumb Stanage Showing Signs Of Wear: Gritstone guardian Graham Hoey dropped us a line at UKClimbing.com to bring some recent...

25 Oct 2009

If you thought Fred Nicole's powers had seized, well think again! Wills Young reports he's currently in Bishop, where he, last...

23 Oct 2009

thumb Sunday 18 October saw the second round of the SIBL at Evolution Climbing Centre in Crowborough. This round saw the usually...

23 Oct 2009

thumb Welcome to UKClimbing.com. This web site is dedicated to covering rock climbing and mountaineering from around the world. We have...

23 Oct 2009

thumb First Female Ascent of Predator: As reported in the UKC Forums and in yesterday's Malham Round-Up, Yorkshire based...

22 Oct 2009

thumb Following on from Sam Davenhall's second ascent of Kaizen at Woodwell, South Lakes (See UKC News), we have two historical...

22 Oct 2009

thumb Wall Left of Mission Impossible Falls to Bangor Student: Bangor based university student George Ullrich has suceeded on the...

22 Oct 2009

thumb It seems that it has been all go at Malham Cove recently, what with Steve Crowe's ascent of Totally Free II (UKC...

21 Oct 2009

thumb The unconfirmed repeat of Kaizen I reported last week has now been confirmed by UK Climbing. Turns out, the mysterious "Sam" was...

21 Oct 2009

thumb The Philippe Ribière interviewPhilippe, who was born with the Rubinstein-Taybi syndome, is: climber, President of l'association...

21 Oct 2009

Romain Desgranges, Fred Rouhling and Nico Andre bouldering at Joshua tree.

21 Oct 2009

thumb Gaskins Horror-Show Finally Gets Sent: The well known and feared Kaizen (Font 8B+) has seen its first repeat at the hands of...

20 Oct 2009

Let me just start by stating, the Lowell brothers have done it again! In Progression from Big Up productions, we get to see...

20 Oct 2009

Just a few notes from around the world...Christophe Zehani keeps developing Gargantua, close to Avignon. His latest creation is...

20 Oct 2009

thumb This is an excerpt from Groundupclimbing.com: A month after climbing the outrageous routes, Bam, Bam (E7/8 6b) and Harmony (E7...

19 Oct 2009

Julien Nadiras, Nina Caprez, Michaël Fuselier and Sebastien Boussogne exploring virgin rock somewhere in South America. Let's go!

19 Oct 2009

thumb Fifteen volunteers from the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were once again on the flanks of Snowdon this weekend. A...

19 Oct 2009

thumb Winter Approaches - Do You Know Your Snow? When thinking of avalanches, many British climbers might picture alpine ski...

19 Oct 2009

thumb Met Office Adds Yorkshire Dales to Forecast Lists: "Mountains can be inhospitable and dangerous places for the ill...

18 Oct 2009

Quentin Chastagnier has made the third ascent of Michaël Fuselier's Nice to eat you, 8c+/9a, at Pierrot beach, Vercors. Patxi...

18 Oct 2009

thumb ...or "when in Rome". What do you do if you want to climb Action directe, 9a, but live too far from Frankenjura to be bothered...

17 Oct 2009

Paul Robinson has made the 2nd ascent of James Litz' Fingerhut direct, 8B, at Joe's Valley, Utah. Since it's gone unrepeated for...

17 Oct 2009

thumb Master Kev, or Kévin Aglaé if you like, went along with the current trend and repeated a 9a at the Déversé in the Gorges du...

16 Oct 2009

thumb Coaches just wanna have FUNdamentals There's still time to sign up for the BMC FUNdamentals of Climbing workshops taking...

15 Oct 2009

Escalade-Alsace has made a very good interview with Mr Mutant himself, Adam Ondra, where he talks about Aloha, Im Reich des...

15 Oct 2009

Caroline Ciavaldini is going from strength to strength. Recently she climbed Bébérechos, 8c, 2nd go (1st go if you're French)....

15 Oct 2009

thumb UKClimbing.com's alpine gear reviewers, Jon Griffith and Will Sim, both based in Chamonix are always having lots of climbing fun...

15 Oct 2009

thumb Steve Crowe, from Sunderland, has climbed the full height of Malham Cove (North Yorkshire) in one long 70m pitch, starting up...

14 Oct 2009

thumb This morning on Facebook, Dave's status was "is goin for it". He did and he succeeded in making the 3rd ascent of Cédric lo...

14 Oct 2009

thumb The Sends is a new DVD from, Shawn Boye (the man behind Swedish Meatballs), which takes us on a journey through Sweden, following...

14 Oct 2009

thumb Relocated Cairns Act As Navigational Aids On Ben Nevis: Following consultations with mountaineering organisations, The...

14 Oct 2009

thumb More Details of Birkett's Dove Crag Super-Route: In August Dave Birkett climbed the wall above Inaccessible Gully on Dove...

13 Oct 2009

thumb Having run out of hard routes to repeat, Frankenjura master, Markus Bock, has moved on to increasingly older and harder projects....

13 Oct 2009

thumb Charlotte Durif has made quick work, needing only 4 tries, of The Wall, at Combe La Vieille in the Bourgogne, her first 8c+....

13 Oct 2009

thumb German climber Sarah Seeger has climbed Steinbock (F8c) in the Frankenjura. This is Sarah's first F8c and is the first...

12 Oct 2009

thumb John Gaskins' Kaizen, 8B+, on Tom's Buttress, at Woodwell, has been repeated. Or so it would seem, as it's still very much...

12 Oct 2009

thumb Apparently not, as Jenny Lavarda, who's been showing great form this year, has made the first female, and 3rd over all, ascent of...

12 Oct 2009

thumb Monday, October 5th was a day I will never forget for a lifetime... It was a great journey. Jenny Lavarda ...

12 Oct 2009

thumb Debbie Corbett has climbed two F8a's at Rubicon in the Peak District. On the 31st of August Debbie Corbett realised a lifetime...

9 Oct 2009

thumb Dani Andrada has made yet another first. Emborrachando al hijo is a combination that starts with the 4 first clips of Los...

9 Oct 2009

thumb I know, I know, 8B isn't exactly cutting edge these days, but this time the devil is in the details. Check out the photos of...

9 Oct 2009

thumb WIN A FILM PASS TO KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVALS - one pass a week for the next seven weeks. Each week at UKClimbing.com there is...

8 Oct 2009

I simply can't keep this one from you. This is Daniel Andersson, Swedish bouldering champion, climbing Freak gasoline accident,...

8 Oct 2009

Here's a great video telling the story of Rich Simpson's repeat of Action directe in October of 2005. My friend Pierre Délas...

7 Oct 2009

thumb Enzo Oddo, still 14, has repeated Abyss, 9a, in the Gorges du Loup. Because of the tropical conditions during the day, he had to...

7 Oct 2009

thumb The Poo Project As with most aspects of climbers and mountaineers interaction with the environment, we leave our mark in...

6 Oct 2009

thumb British climber Stewart Watson has climbed the famous boulder problem Memento (Font 8B+, V14) at Silvretta,...

5 Oct 2009

"Louder Than 11 presents a Colorado bouldering epic with help from Dead Point Magazine, Friksn Clothing, Project Holds, and...

5 Oct 2009

thumb Stewart Watson has done Bernd Zangerl's Memento, now settled around the 8B+ mark it seems, at Silvretta, Austria. "I needed 2...

5 Oct 2009

thumb This year we have worked really hard to make sure the 2009/10 series of the Southern Indoor Bouldering League (SIBL) is one...

5 Oct 2009

thumb Charlie Houston, the physician who led the epic 1953 American expedition to K2, died on 27 September aged 96, at his home in...

5 Oct 2009

thumb This is an excerpt from the full report by PlanetFear: Beginning her trip in Squamish Chief, British Columbia, Hazel redpointed ...

4 Oct 2009

Again, when I thought he couldn't surprise me again, he does it... again. Now, Adam Ondra has made the ultra coveted 2nd ascent...

3 Oct 2009

thumb Dave Graham sent Abyss, 9a, at Deverland, Gorges du Loup, yesterday in what Joey Kinder describes as "shit conditions". Well, big...

2 Oct 2009

Steve McClure has joined the exclusive 8c OS-club, and not a minute too soon if you ask me. The venue was Rodellar, Spain, and...

2 Oct 2009

thumb There's an interview over at Nice-climb where Daniel Woods talks about his KinematiX-experience, his first 9a. I just have to...

2 Oct 2009

thumb Here are the dates and venues for this years BMC Leading Ladder - we have organised 35 rounds this year, making it even more...

2 Oct 2009

thumb WIN A FILM PASS TO KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVALS - one pass a week for the next seven weeks. Each week from today there is a...

2 Oct 2009

thumb SEE THE UPDATE BELOW "A few weeks ago I was on an 8c. On-sight. It went well. Hard moves read right, total commitment when...

2 Oct 2009

thumb Last Monday (21st September) Jules Littlefair, 30 of Sheffield redpointed Raindogs a stiff 8a at Malham Cove, North Yorkshire....

1 Oct 2009

thumb During a four day period of good weather between 11th and 14th of August, Alexander and Thomas Huber managed the first RP ascent...

1 Oct 2009

thumb During a four day period of good weather between 11th and 14th August Alexander and Thomas Huber managed the first redpoint...

1 Oct 2009

thumb Ruth Smitton, 29, of Sheffield has made an ascent of Martin Atkinson's 1987 testpiece Supercool 8a+, at Gordale Scar, North...