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31 Mar 2010

First of all I never started this conversation in the first place. It just escalated from a few people asking questions on my...

31 Mar 2010

When I started climbing 16 years ago, red tagging was super common and way over done.  People would bolt entire crags...

31 Mar 2010

thumb I managed to get a short chat with Paul after his FA of Lucid dreaming, a problem that's most likely among the hardest on the...

31 Mar 2010

thumb Following an approach from a member, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has clarified the procedure that...

31 Mar 2010

thumb Austrian climber Alex Luger has made the second ascent of Beat Kammerlander's Prinzip Hoffnung E10. The route on the Burs...

30 Mar 2010

thumb It's completed!Bishop bouldering reports, Paul Robinson completed Rastaman vibration sitstart, his long standing project just...

30 Mar 2010

I had a brief chat with Kevin Jorgeson. Currently he and Tommy Caldwell are resting down in the valley, waiting out a storm, but...

30 Mar 2010

thumb I wasn't going to write about this. But the beans are already spilled all over the place, mostly here. In short, and without...

30 Mar 2010

Easter is approaching, and Ramon took the opportunity to visit a few Cataluñan crags: Vilanova de Prades, Margalef and...

30 Mar 2010

thumb As spring arrives there has been a run of activity on the gritstone. As reported earlier in the month, Pete Whittaker...

30 Mar 2010

thumb Two major expeditions are going ahead in 2010: Baffin Big Walls is an expedition to make the first ascent of an unclimbed...

30 Mar 2010

thumb There are few remaining unclimbed 6,000m-peaks in South America, but a small British party has recently made what they believe...

29 Mar 2010

thumb Simona Ulmonova has made an interview with Adam Ondra, after his ascent of Golpe de estado, 9b, at Siurana.Czech it out!Photo:...

29 Mar 2010

thumb For the last two years, has teamed up with the Edge Climbing Centre in Sheffield to run a junior bouldering...

29 Mar 2010

thumb Last weekend saw the Outdoors Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The show is a collection of stands, events, lectures and...

28 Mar 2010

I can think of a number of things... but this blog is supposed to be about climbing... Anyway, here's a nice vid about climbing...

26 Mar 2010

thumb Dave Barrans has just visited Fontainebleau and has made a short video of his ascents. Commenting on his blog he said: "Well...

26 Mar 2010

Petr Resch (the Organizer of this year's Petrohrad PADani Boulderfestival) has done an 8B+ at Petrohrad, called S trny v kù?i...

26 Mar 2010

thumb This is the twelfth of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan...

26 Mar 2010

thumb Keith Sharples reports: Those not glued, either in person or via the nearest flat-screen, to the action from CWIF...

25 Mar 2010

thumb The Number 284 Stanage Bus will be running again every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 28 March through to 24 October 2010....

25 Mar 2010

thumb Sixteen year old Tom Williams has repeated a clutch of hard problems in North Wales including the difficult power-endurance...

24 Mar 2010

Makoto Kitayama, editor of the Japanese magazine Rock & Snow, has talked with Tatsuya Muraoka, who repeated Dreamtime last week....

24 Mar 2010

thumb A great day was had by all at The Climbing Works International Festival 2010. Nearly 200 climbers competed throughout the day...

24 Mar 2010

Adam Lincoln has repeated Gigantic (E8 6c) in the Lancashire quarry of Wilton 1. Adam repeated the route after abseil...

23 Mar 2010

Felipe Camargo has done Os bacanas, V13/8B, at Ubatuba, São Paulo. It's the hardest boulder in this crag with 5 hard moves in...

23 Mar 2010

thumb Philippe Ribiére reports, Natalija Gros has made, what I think must be, the first female flash of an 8A, with her ascent of...

23 Mar 2010

thumb Iker Pou seems to be making a bit of a habit out of making the 2nd ascents of hard routes at Margalef. This time it was Victimas...

23 Mar 2010

thumb As reported on Philippe Ribiere's Blog: Natalija Gros has flashed the Font 8A boulder problem Confessions d'un Artiste de...

22 Mar 2010

thumb Brazilian bouldering star, Rafael Passos has struck again, this time making the FA of Homeostase , V12/8A+ at Cristalina, Goiás,...

22 Mar 2010

thumb Lakeland legend Dave Birkett has once again headed to South Africa and this time, partnered by Mary Jenner and Adam Roff, he...

21 Mar 2010

thumb Daniel Jung, currently on a non-climbing trip to South Africa, recently made the FA of a route he calls Jungle speed, in the La...

20 Mar 2010

thumb The competition was a great success with the live broadcast being particularly successful. Here are the results - report to...

19 Mar 2010

thumb The Adventure Shot photography shoot-out held at ShAFF last weekend was a great event with a packed audience being entertained...

19 Mar 2010

thumb Conditions were perfect (nothing good on TV) when Joey Kinder grabbed the FA of Flight of the Conchords, a project of his that he...

19 Mar 2010

thumb This is the eleventh of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan...

19 Mar 2010

Pedro Hauck reports: A new project in Rio has seen its first ascent by Lucas Marques. The name of the route is Transmazônica Sem...

19 Mar 2010

thumb There has been much debate on the UKC forums of late concerning the climbing of winter routes when they are not white. Yes....

18 Mar 2010

Pete Whittaker has stuck his neck out again with a couple of hairy headpoints. At Earl crag, he made the 2nd ascent of Jordan...

18 Mar 2010

thumb Tatsuya Muraoka has made the 2nd(?) ascent of the new Dreamtime, ~8B+. During his three week Swiss trip, he also repeated The...

17 Mar 2010

thumb Pete Whittaker has nabbed the second ascent of French Duke (E9 7a) at Earl Crag, Yorkshire. French Duke is a bold and...

17 Mar 2010

Yuri from Escalada café reports Brazilian, Felipe Camargo has done the first 8B in Minas Gerais in Serra da Piedade, Brazil. If...

17 Mar 2010

thumb The Nevis Partnership to cease operations due to funding cuts The Nevis Partnership, a charity set up to manage and help...

16 Mar 2010

thumb As of today, Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell are back in Yosemite for their second assault of Mescalito, a climb that, when it...

15 Mar 2010

thumb James McHaffie had a good weekend on Peak grit last week. James flashed the classic gripper End of the Affair (E8 6c) at Curbar...

14 Mar 2010

Brion Voges has been tearing it up at Bishop lately together with Jimmy Webb. After flashing The Mandala last week, he came back...

14 Mar 2010

thumb Czech climber and photographer Vojtech Vrzba reports: Adam Ondra sent Golpe de Estado F9b in Siurana yesterday...

13 Mar 2010

thumb And now he's done his first 9b. Vojtech Vrzba reports: "Just would like to inform you, that Adam Ondra sent Golpe de Estado 9b in...

12 Mar 2010

thumb This is the tenth of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a...

12 Mar 2010

thumb 19 year old Beth Monks, former Great Britain climbing team member, suffered from a spinal cord injury in a car accident...

11 Mar 2010

thumb After seven days of work, in what he describes as perfect conditions, Thomas Hocke managed to make the 8th ascent of Andre Behr's...

11 Mar 2010

thumb This Youtube video from World Sport TV is an in depth interview with Chris Sharma. The video is worth watching just for the...

11 Mar 2010

thumb Yes guys. It's official. It was on the internet, so it must be true. Going Climbing Makes Women Fancy You. We knew it all along,...

10 Mar 2010

thumb 1.8m High Cairns Hidden Under White Blanket: Climbers topping out on The Ben are being warned that the snow is so deep...

9 Mar 2010

thumb Florence Pinet, French difficulty champion, has made a rare ascent of Bout'Chou, or Chouca direct, 8b+. It's also very rare for...

9 Mar 2010

thumb Conny Matthes has made the FA of Der Antagonist, 8A, at the Schirradorf boulders in the Frankenjura. The problem was an old...

9 Mar 2010

thumb From Bjorn Pohl's Blog: "Adam Ondra has returned to Spain and Siurana. This time he crushed the bouldery two finger pocket...

8 Mar 2010

Adam Ondra has returned to Spain and Siurana. This time he crushed Richard Simpson's bouldery two finger pocket horror, A...

8 Mar 2010

Last week, Iker Pou once again visited the Lleida crags. Andoni Perez reports, he first made quick work, as in two tries, of...

8 Mar 2010

thumb Andy Turner and Dave MacLeod Repeat Neil Gresham's test-piece The Tempest: Back in 2001 Neil Gresham caused an ethical...

8 Mar 2010

thumb The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF), being held at the Showroom next weekend (12th-14th March), has now matured into...

6 Mar 2010

thumb Alex Puccio has done Diaphanous sea, ~8A, at Hueco. If my calculations are correct, this should be her umpteenth problem in the...

6 Mar 2010

Maybe some of you still think the Brazilian high end boulders don't have to be taken seriously. Well, think again. Rafael Passos,...

5 Mar 2010

thumb Tonight's Friday Night Video is a 30 minute special feature from Pete Rhodes. Pete has just returned from an epic adventure in...

5 Mar 2010

thumb This is the ninth of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a...

5 Mar 2010

thumb On Sunday 28th February 2010, Mile End Climbing Wall hosted the Final of the 2009/10 SIBL series and what a Round it turned...

5 Mar 2010

thumb Welsh Assembly Hosts Lunch-Time Meet for BMC On the third of March a team of BMC big-wigs and active Welsh climbers headed...

4 Mar 2010

thumb The 2010 nominees for the controversial Piolets d'Or awards have been announced. The awards, which were cancelled back in...

3 Mar 2010

Not only trumpet playing though. There's also Chris skate boarding, hanging with Daila outside their house... and yeah, also...

3 Mar 2010

thumb Nalle Hukkataival has written a very well argued post, addressing the somewhat chaotic situation that exists in the upper most...

3 Mar 2010

thumb Conny Matthes has repeated the steep, dynamic and cool, Le vent nous portera, 8A, at Chironico. According to Thomas Hocke, she...

2 Mar 2010

thumb After nine months of production, tens of thousands of miles of travel, and nearly giving myself carpal tunnel syndrome during the...

2 Mar 2010

thumb American climber Daniel Woods has succeeded on a long standing boulder project in Hueco Tanks. Desperanza (estimated at...

2 Mar 2010

thumb A Cold Self-Portrait by Andrew Huddart: Overall Winner of the LLAMFF/UKC Photo Competition Taken on the penultimate belay on...

1 Mar 2010

thumb And it came to pass... that Daniel Woods, after wandering in the desert for many days, made the FA of Desperanza, 8C. This ascent...

1 Mar 2010

thumb Guy Robertson and Pete Macpherson have climbed Super Rat which they estimate to be grade IX,9, on the huge Central Gully Wall...

1 Mar 2010

thumb This is the eighth of our regular series of Scottish winter conditions updates from Dan Goodwin of MountainPlan.com. Dan gives a...

1 Mar 2010

thumb Thanks to Pete O'Donovan for the photographs. Tom Bolger, who grew up near Keighley has joined a very small club of UK...