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30 Jul 2011

thumb After his and Flo Pinét's quick success on Une jolie fleur dans un peau vache, the multi pitch in the Verdon Gorge, Gérôme...

30 Jul 2011

thumb As already reported, Ethan Pringle has had a good stint in Rocklands this summer. He has agreed to an interview, and as soon as I...

29 Jul 2011

thumb This week's Friday Night Video is Swiss climber Nina Caprez climbing the stunning 8c of Fish Eye at Oliana, Spain. We recently...

29 Jul 2011

thumb At Vedauwoo, Wyoming, home to many a weird and nasty off-width crack, J.P. Oullete (aka, Pee Wee) has grabbed the second ascent...

28 Jul 2011

thumb Kairn reports Gérôme Pouvreau and his girlfriend Florance Pinet have made the possibly* first and second ascent of the 7 pitch...

28 Jul 2011

thumb Keswick based climber Adam Hocking has continued his run of form by making the second ascent of Dave Birkett's Scafell E9 Return...

28 Jul 2011

thumb Alan Cassidy has made the third ascent of Dave MacLeod's 8c+ sport route Metalcore at The Anvil on the east side of Loch...

28 Jul 2011

thumb Paul Robinson, who has been exploring the bouldering around Cape Town, South Africa for the last month or so, has made the first...

26 Jul 2011

thumb Here's a video from when Kilian Fischhuber, Anna Stöhr, Emanuel Moosburger and Co. visited Rocklands last summer. There are...

26 Jul 2011

thumb Mike Foley has made the 3rd ascent, after Vasya Vorotnikov and Daniel Woods, of Jaws II. The route is also known as "Broken...

26 Jul 2011

thumb According to the BMC guidebook to The Roaches, the E4 arete of Strain Station (first climbed by Gary Gibson in 1981) may be...

25 Jul 2011

thumb The Swiss Account from Louder Than 11 in association with Traversi Entertainment is A documentary film about the lives of three...

25 Jul 2011

thumb Looking for a new bouldering area to visit and got some vacation left for late August? Why not go to Västervik, a picturesque...

24 Jul 2011

thumb If inspiration is needed, whether that be for bouldering or sport climbing, here is a 20 minute video from the Boreal team. The...

23 Jul 2011

thumb If yesterday's women's final was somewhat disappointing in the sense that everyone except Angie Eiter fell in the exact same...

23 Jul 2011

thumb Name a climber who has made: - the FA of (at least) two 8C's, one of which in Fontainebleau - the 2nd ascents of Trip-hop,...

22 Jul 2011

thumb Wild Country introduce their new video: "Ed and Sam Hamer talk about their climbing and their upcoming road trip while...

22 Jul 2011

thumb We have become used to Therese Johansen adding 8A's, 8A+'s and even the odd 8B to her already impressive tick list. Now it's...

22 Jul 2011

thumb A large crack has recently opened up at the top of Castle Rock of Triermain's North Buttress in the Lake District (UKC...

22 Jul 2011

thumb Nalle Hukkataival didn't enjoy competing in Arco much. Waiting in 40 degree temperatures for 9 hours in isolation and then...

20 Jul 2011

thumb Tom Peckitt has added another hard problem to Yorkshire Gritstone with an ascent of Toe-Fu at Simon's Seat. Walking up to the...

20 Jul 2011

thumb As summer is in full swing in the UK, access arrangements at certain crags are in flux: The Good: The recently reported...

19 Jul 2011

thumb Sheffield based climber Matt Pickles has climbed his first 8c route with an ascent of True North at Kilnsey, Yorkshire. Matt...

19 Jul 2011

thumb The Swiss Account is a feature length bouldering film released online for free (including HD download). The 1 hour long movie...

18 Jul 2011

thumb Report by Lindsay Griffin for the : On consecutive days French alpinists Yann Borgnet and Robin Revest linked three...

18 Jul 2011

thumb Austrian Anna Stöhr and Russian Dmitry Sharafutdinov have won the Bouldering World Championships this weekend. The...

15 Jul 2011

thumb This week's Friday Nighter is from and they introduce the film on their vimeo page: Far from the dream trip they had...

14 Jul 2011

thumb In June 2011 British climbers Dan Fitzgerald, James Wake and Matt Balmer visited the Cordillera Oriental range in Peru and...

14 Jul 2011

thumb The first round of the 2011 Lead World Cup was held in Chamonix, France on the 12th and 13th of July. Jakob Schubert of...

14 Jul 2011

thumb Andy Gullsten, the young Finja (or is it Finnja? Even the term Fininja has been heard) has left Rocklands and is on his way,...

13 Jul 2011

thumb The Schengen Files is a new video that's been shot, edited and produced by Paul Robinson and his girlfriend Alex Kahn. We get...

12 Jul 2011

thumb Richie Patterson of has put together this mini interview with Hazel Findlay on her ground-breaking ascent of Once Upon...

11 Jul 2011

thumb Nina Caprez, the 24 year old Swiss climber, has become the first woman to complete the iconic multipitch route of Silbergeier...

10 Jul 2011

thumb Paul Robinson is back in South Africa. Actually he has been for some time, and when he did the FA of Mirta, 8B+, I figured it...

8 Jul 2011

thumb This week's Friday Nighter is from . It's a video profile of top French climber Alizée Dufraisse. Alizée introduces...

8 Jul 2011

thumb Report by Lindsay Griffin for the BMC: The first major success of the 2011 Pakistan summer season fell to a team of four...

8 Jul 2011

thumb Report by DMM: Calum Muskett has added a relatively short but impressive E8 finish to Capital Punishment on Suicide Wall in...

8 Jul 2011

thumb Phillip Schaal, from the bouldering mecca of Connecticut, USA, is one of those lesser sung underground heroes of the bouldering...

7 Jul 2011

thumb As reported earlier last month, Dave MacLeod has completed yet another 'mega-project' in Scotland. His free and direct version of...

7 Jul 2011

thumb Bristol based climber Chris Savage has just finished his summer climbing holiday in Yorkshire, where he managed an incredible...

6 Jul 2011

thumb At the weekend fell runner Nicky Spinks broke the Ladies 24-hour Lakeland Peaks record, climbing 64 summits to top the previous...

5 Jul 2011

thumb The International Olympic Committee Executive Board (EB) have announced that Sport Climbing is one of a handful of sports to be...

5 Jul 2011

thumb Last weekend (2/3 July) saw the penultimate round of the 2011 Bouldering World Cup take place at Cliffhanger in Millhouses Park,...

4 Jul 2011

thumb 22 year old Hazel Findlay has become the first woman to climb an E9 with her ascent of Once Upon a Time in the South West (E9 6c)...

1 Jul 2011

thumb This week's Friday nighter is a video portrait of top US climber Alex Honnold. Read about Alex's recent solo of the classic...