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31 May 2011

thumb A couple of weeks ago, we reported about 16 year old Enzo Oddo's 2nd ascent of Gérôme Pouvreau's Aubade, 9a+, at...

30 May 2011

thumb Despite damp conditions in North Wales, Steve McClure has managed to make the probable first 'all pitches in one day' ascent of...

30 May 2011

thumb There is often the feeling that us British climbers are lagging behind in world sport climbing achievements. Is that really the...

27 May 2011

thumb Ueli Steck, the Swiss speed mountaineer, is currently in the Himalaya. Earlier in the season he climbed Shisha Pangma (8027m) in...

27 May 2011

thumb Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer has made the first all free ascent of the legendary American big wall route Hallucinogen Wall in...

27 May 2011

thumb Summer is here and many boulderers escape the heat either by heading south to Rocklands or up on altitude somewhere in the Alps...

27 May 2011

thumb 16 year old British climber George Atkinson summited Everest yesterday morning and became the youngest person to climb the...

27 May 2011

thumb It seems British sport climbing is undergoing a little bit of a revolution with multiple ascents of 8cs being reported in recent...

27 May 2011

thumb British Alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker have added a significant new route to the North Buttress of Mount Hunter,...

26 May 2011

thumb Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven had a lovely, if slightly blustery, morning climbing a few routes at Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog...

26 May 2011

thumb UKClimbing.com has just hosted the fifth annual gathering of the ClimbWeb.net International Climbing Web Network (you can read...

25 May 2011

thumb Better than chocolate is one of those prime examples of what you can accomplish if you're highly motivated and have the guts to...

24 May 2011

thumb Access problems at Foredale Quarry raised their head last week and, for the time being, climbing has been banned at this...

24 May 2011

thumb This spring, 19 year old Finnish up and coming bouldering star, Anthony Gullsten, spent some time among the pebbles of...

23 May 2011

thumb Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez have made the 2nd and 3rd ascent of the ~150m technical slab multi-pitch Délicatessen, 8b, 7c+,...

23 May 2011

thumb The hugely successful International meet took place in Wales between the 8th and 14th of May. You can read the full...

23 May 2011

thumb On the weekend of the 14th of May UKC teamed up with in North Wales for The Big Climb - a series of workshops and...

20 May 2011

thumb Visiting French competition climber Caroline Ciavaldini has been introduced to trad climbing at Pembroke by James...

20 May 2011

thumb Bruno Marks has redpointed Unjustified (F8c) at Malham Cove in Yorkshire. Bruno, who describes himself as an 'average climber'...

20 May 2011

thumb Vojtech Vrzba, the photographer who travels with Adam Ondra, has sent us a bunch of high class photos from Adam's Malham...

20 May 2011

thumb The Incredible Hulk is a 1,000ft+ alpine granite wall in California's High Sierra. Introduced by Tom Briggs. Thank you...

19 May 2011

thumb The 2011 BMC international meet was hosted in the Llanberis Pass, North Wales last week (8-14 May). Despite torrential rain...

18 May 2011

thumb Emma Alsford Reports: Neil Mawson has been tearing it up in Pembroke over the last month, making a string of hard ascents with...

17 May 2011

thumb Neil Mawson has headpointed Muy Caliente! (E10) in Stennis Ford, Pembroke. More details and photos to follow. Well done...

17 May 2011

thumb It took two trips and 7 days or so of effort, but now he's bagged it. Adam Ondra has made the second ascent of Stevie Mac's...

16 May 2011

thumb Will Atkinson has climbed Requiem (E8 6b) - the classic hard crackline of Dumbarton Rock - ground-up. Commenting in his...

14 May 2011

thumb Norwegian young ace, Therese Johansen, has made the 2nd ascent of Bernd Zangerl's Propaganda, 8B, at Vingsand, pretty far north...

14 May 2011

thumb Bristol based climber Chris Savage has climbed True North (F8c) at Kilnsey in Yorkshire. The steep limestone sport route is...

13 May 2011

thumb A year ago the young top gun that is Adam Ondra blasted into The (Yorkshire) Dales and all but mopped-up. Well guess what? –...

13 May 2011

thumb Enzo Oddo, 16, has made the first repeat of Aubade direct, ~9a/+, at Sainte-Victoire in southern France. The route was put up by...

12 May 2011

thumb The new bolts on the have been removed. The bolts at the top-out to Pain Pillar were reported on UKC on Monday. They caused...

12 May 2011

thumb In this portrait from iClimb, Christian Core, the Italian bouldering master and ex World Champ, shares his bouldering philosophy...

11 May 2011

thumb Martin Cathrow has made a peg-free ascent of a classic E6 in Cornwall on Friday 29th April. Martin takes up the story,...

10 May 2011

thumb Neil Mawson has nipped in to make a very fast repeat of a new route from James Pearson in Huntsman's Leap, Pembroke. James...

10 May 2011

thumb Running from 18 - 22 May, the Keswick Mountain Festival will this year be hosting a series of photography workshops covering...

10 May 2011

thumb Work is being finalised on an extension to the Monsal Trail in the Peak District, taking the route from Bakewell to Wye Dale...

9 May 2011

thumb New bolt anchors have been placed at the top of the , one of the best and most popular low grade trad crags in Scotland's...

8 May 2011

thumb James Pearson has written a full report of his trad adventures in Pembroke on his blog. James climbed several E8s in good style,...

6 May 2011

thumb Some years ago we ran a couple of videos from Chris Akrigg. Chris is a professional mountain biker and is from Skipton in North...

6 May 2011

thumb Sport climbing standards have definitely reached a new level this year, and perhaps this was just the inspiration Chris Sharma...

6 May 2011

thumb Very few have the necessary track record to say they know what 8C means with any credibility. Paul Robinson, who has done...

6 May 2011

thumb The Big Climb is a weekend of workshops, lectures and events on the 14th and 15th of May 2011 at Plas y Brenin, North...

5 May 2011

thumb Bristol climber Hazel Findlay has climbed the Pembroke E8 San Simeon. The route - a steep and physical limestone E8 at Hollow...

5 May 2011

thumb Swiss mountain guide Erhard Loretan - the third climber to top out on all fourteen 8000m peaks - has been killed whilst guiding...

4 May 2011

thumb Several large wildfires have been blazing for days across parts of the west Highlands, but this morning the BBC reports that...

4 May 2011

thumb 18 year old, Sébastien Bouin has really gone from strength to strength this year. A victory in the French youth cup, his first...

4 May 2011

thumb Emma Twyford has redpointed Predator (F8b) at Malham Cove in Yorkshire. The route - a three star classic and...

3 May 2011

thumb Here's a video showing Chris Webb-Parsons do what he does best. Crimping that is. This is no disadvantage on the problems he does...

3 May 2011

thumb Two large wildfires raged across the hills of Ross-shire over the weekend, causing widespread damage to two of the National...

2 May 2011

thumb In this video report by Udo Neumann we see the competitors in the recent Milan Bouldering World Cup, shown side by...

2 May 2011

thumb Dai had planned to spend April in Switzerland, but decided to postpone the trip and climb at home in Japan instead. April 12 he...

1 May 2011

thumb Just got a direct report from Chris Webb-Parsons. He and Alex Puccio is currently at Magic Wood/Averstal in Switzerland. Both of...