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30 Mar 2013

thumb Niccolò Ceria and James Webb have flashed one ~8B each in different parts of Europe. As mentioned in a previous news post,...

30 Mar 2013

thumb Alexander Megos, the 19 year old German who made the world's first 9a onsight, has struck again, making the quickest ever...

29 Mar 2013

thumb Tonight's Friday nighter is a 'TED Talk' by Sasha DiGiulian, the top American sport climber. TED introduces the talk...

27 Mar 2013

thumb Hazel Findlay recently climbed her second route at the E9 grade with an ascent of Chicama (E9 6c) at Treardurr Bay on Anglesey,...

27 Mar 2013

thumb As reported on the North Wales Bouldering website, Pete Robins has made the first ascent of a new sit-start now called Madame...

27 Mar 2013

thumb Last weekend saw the first round of the 2013 Bouldering World Cup. The winners were Dmitry Sharafutdinov from Russia in the men's...

26 Mar 2013

thumb Three years ago, Philippe Ribiere was told by Slovenian friends about a new bouldering area in the Republic Of Macedonia. One...

26 Mar 2013

thumb Niccolò Ceria had a good day at Varazze, Italy, repeating both Gandalf il Grigio, ~8B+, and Tai Lung, ~8A+. Full story on his...

26 Mar 2013

thumb The Department for Transport (DfT) has signed a contract with Bristow Helicopters of Texas to provide search and rescue...

26 Mar 2013

thumb Carlo Traversi has repeated Dave Graham's The Story of 2 worlds, ~8C, at Cresciano, Switzerland. Carlo says he was close to...

25 Mar 2013

thumb Austrian alpinists David Lama, Peter Ortner, and Hansjorg Auer have made a bold first winter ascent of the Sagwand, located in...

25 Mar 2013

thumb In Dai's video diaries vol 3/The Swizzy Journeys we get to follow Dai Koyamada on his annual trip to Switzerland in the summer...

25 Mar 2013

thumb The small Sheffield based company Moon climbing has been robbed. The grass roots climbing company, run by top British climbing...

25 Mar 2013

thumb 19-year-old German climber Alexander Megos has just onsighted a 9a sport route! Reported on Desnivel is the news that Alex has...

25 Mar 2013

thumb It's probably the hardest thing I have done on the grit... Katy Whittaker climbs Toy Boy - E7 7a An unusually cold...

25 Mar 2013

thumb Thanks to Markku Laine and Koji Mrwk, I came across this video of a Japanese climber making the 3rd ascent of Dai Koyamada's...

24 Mar 2013

thumb Toru Nakajima has made the first repeat of Tokio Muroi's Asagimadara, ~8C/+, at Mizugaki, a contender for the hardest problem...

23 Mar 2013

thumb No details yet, but after having been close many times, Chris Sharma has made the 2nd ascent of La dura dura, 9b+, at...

23 Mar 2013

thumb The first round of the 2013 Bouldering World Cup has kicked off in China, and British climber Shauna Coxsey is through to the...

23 Mar 2013

thumb From Black Diamond equipment and Sandstones Media comes the third and final video from Nalle Hukkataival and crew's epic and...

22 Mar 2013

thumb With this week's Friday Night Video we follow acclaimed skier Andreas Fransson and filmer Bjarne Salén on their adventure...

22 Mar 2013

thumb 27 crags reports, Paul Robinson has established yet another boulder problem for which he suggests 8C, this time in the Ozark...

21 Mar 2013

thumb Here we have the final two video clips from a short series featuring Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. Mina and David Mason went on...

21 Mar 2013

thumb NB: The photos that go with this report are from 2008, and are not directly related to Hazel's ascent. They are the only ones we...

19 Mar 2013

thumb 2013 has already dawned fruitful for North Wales' eager explorers of un-kissed rock, ice and frozen mud. We've been blessed with...

18 Mar 2013

thumb Earlier in the winter Brits Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and David Mason went on an extended bouldering road trip around the USA....

18 Mar 2013

thumb The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) attracts the best and the brawniest – not just from the centre's home city of...

15 Mar 2013

thumb This week several exceptional videos have cropped up on Youtube, and have been discussed in the UKC forums already. First up is...

15 Mar 2013

thumb 2012 has been an exceptional year for international Alpinism. Mountaineers from all over the world have proved that impressive...

15 Mar 2013

thumb Oli Grounsell has made a headpoint repeat of The Zone (E9 6c) at Curbar in the Peak District. The route was first...

15 Mar 2013

thumb In a mere 16 hours, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have free climbed four Zion big-walls in a single push. The formidable duo...

14 Mar 2013

thumb Pirmin Bertle has made the first ascent of Minimalomania an 8C+/9A traverse in the Lindental, near Bern, Switzerland. Pirmin,...

14 Mar 2013

thumb It will soon be Easter, but it's still full-on winter in Scotland's mountains. That's the message behind a joint statement...

14 Mar 2013

thumb Last week we reported that Alex Barrows repeated perhaps the ultimate limestone boulder problem of the UK with his ascent of...

14 Mar 2013

thumb Plenty of action has been going on in the Peak District of late, and some of those out on the grit are Ethan Walker, Oli...

13 Mar 2013

thumb The UKC/UKH Readership Survey has been running for 13 days now and we have already surpassed the total number of responses we...

12 Mar 2013

thumb After a lot of hard work, struggling with conditions and skin that never seemed to be good, Dave Graham managed to make the...

12 Mar 2013

thumb The Nick Estcourt Award is pleased to announce that the recipients for 2013 are Jonathan Griffith and Andy Houseman for their...

12 Mar 2013

thumb In late February, Mark R was soloing Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully when he was knocked off by a chunk of falling ice. The result...

12 Mar 2013

thumb It's clearly an advert for trainers, but in this short video we see Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker in action at...

11 Mar 2013

thumb UKC's favourite mountain hero Jon Griffith has completed his 'winter project' and soloed three alpine north faces in a single...

11 Mar 2013

thumb Recently Dave MacLeod climbed two new routes on Ben Nevis. One was a pure drytoling route that Dave named White Noise. The other...

10 Mar 2013

thumb Sweden's #1, Matilda Söderlund, has made a relatively quick repeat of Pati Noso, ~8c/+, in the El Pati sector at...

8 Mar 2013

thumb Tonight's Friday Night Video is quite the scoop. A Dave MacLeod video portrait. Lukasz Warzecha and Wojtek Kozakiewicz aka the...

8 Mar 2013

thumb The Blocfest bouldering report from the last two events Plus - last event is tomorrow - don't miss it! After...

7 Mar 2013

thumb 4 October 2012, Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Change, 9b+, in the massive Hanshalleren cave near Flatanger in Norway....

7 Mar 2013

thumb Chris Doyle reports on his blog that Alex Barrows has made the long awaited second ascent of Pilgrimage (Font 8B+ or F9a) in...

7 Mar 2013

thumb Polish climbers Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Tomasz Kowalski and Artur Malek have made the first winter ascent of Broad Peak...

6 Mar 2013

thumb In 2010 we carried out a readership survey and got a fantastic response with over 4500 replies. One of the outcomes of this...

5 Mar 2013

thumb Jacob Cook has linked several routes together to create what could be the longest roof climb on grit. One Giant Lip for Mankind...

5 Mar 2013

thumb Back on the 5th January 2013 Martin Cathrow successfully completed his project at St Loy, Cornwall. This climb is centred...

5 Mar 2013

thumb Tom Peckit has added an extremely thin looking new problem to Earl Crag, Yorkshire. His new problem is a sit-start to the...

5 Mar 2013

thumb Chris Schulte has repeated Vincent Pochon's The Big Island, ~8C, at Coquibus Rumont, Fontainebleau, for his first ever of the...

5 Mar 2013

thumb Back in February we reported that Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbed the classic arete highball of Careless Torque (8A) at the Stanage...

4 Mar 2013

thumb Greg Boswell, Nick Bullock and Guy Robertson have made the coveted second ascent of Mort (IX,9) on Lochnagar. Boswell took...

1 Mar 2013

thumb The Climbing Works International Festival bouldering competition is held this weekend in Sheffield. The Semi's & Finals will...

1 Mar 2013

thumb Last month we reported on James Pearson's ascent of Elder Statesman on Curbar in the Peak District. Now we have more information...

1 Mar 2013

thumb This is the second video in the trilogy about Nalle Hukkataival & Co's trip to Peñoles, a bouldering area in Mexico, seven...

1 Mar 2013

thumb A Mountain Rescue charity box has been stolen from The Watermill at Ings, Lake District. Following the theft a staff member from...