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First ascent of El Flechazo  © Sean Villanueva

Fri Night Vid First ascent of El Flechazo - Sean Villanueva & Nico Favresse

This week's Friday Night Video follows Sean Villanueva and Nicolas Favresse on their trip to Patagonia in February 2020. At first, they arrive without any objective or expectations - a reasonable approach for the unpredictable weather in the range. When walking up the Cerro Torre valley, most walls were covered in rime or were soaking...

Lockdown Training - Ep 1  © UKC

Video New Lockdown Training Series - Ep. 1 - Staying Motivated

This first episode of our lockdown training panel discussion features Neil Gresham, Maddy Cope and Louis Parkinson talking about motivation for training during lockdown.

Stefano Ghisolfi on Erebor (9b/+)  © Stefano Ghisolfi Collection/@sara_grip
Stefano Ghisolfi on Erebor (9b/+)  © Stefano Ghisolfi Collection/@sara_grip

New 9b/+ in Italy for Stefano Ghisolfi

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has made the first ascent of his project at Eremo di San Paolo near Arco, Italy. He has named the route Erebor and graded it 9b/+, making it the hardest climb in Italy.

Karakorum  © Ice Cream Studio
Karakorum  © Ice Cream Studio

Video Chinese Mountaineering in the Karakorum

In June 2019, three young Chinese climbers set off for the Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan. Their goal was an unclimbed 6000m peak deep in the mountains above the unexplored Liligo Glacier. Hao Xin, Stanley and Ken set off together on what would...

The ABC will present the case for financial support for indoor climbing to the DCMS Select Committee.   © Nick Brown
The ABC will present the case for financial support for indoor climbing to the DCMS Select Committee.   © Nick Brown

Watch Live - Indoor Climbing Presented to UK Government Select Committee

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m., Rich Emerson, a director of the Association of...

Patagonia Promise  © Reel Rock
Patagonia Promise  © Reel Rock

Fri Night Vid Patagonia Promise

This week's Friday Night Video follows the story of Sean 'Stanley' Leary's journey to scatter his wife's ashes. Roberta Nunes...

Rhys Whitehouse on Scoliosis (English 7a)  © Harriet Buck
Rhys Whitehouse on Scoliosis (English 7a)  © Harriet Buck

2020 South East Round Up

2020 has objectively been a crazy year. Like all other aspects of life, Covid put climbing in the south-east on hold for a...

Thinking of hitting the road to the hills to self isolate? Think again, urge locals  © Dan Bailey
Thinking of hitting the road to the hills to self isolate? Think again, urge locals  © Dan Bailey

Coronavirus: New Lockdown Guidance Issued

Following the announcement of national lockdowns across the country, political leaders have set out new...

Trevor Ponting  © Epic TV
Trevor Ponting  © Epic TV

Fri Night Vid Living with Brain Cancer - Trevor Ponting

Hamish Frost enjoying himself on the mighty Un Poco Loco on Bidean nam Bian  © Greg Boswell
Hamish Frost enjoying himself on the mighty Un Poco Loco on Bidean nam Bian  © Greg Boswell

The Ticklist #22 - New Scottish Winter Climbs and Bouldering Repeats

Julia Chanourdie on Eagle 4 (9b)  © Petzl
Julia Chanourdie on Eagle 4 (9b)  © Petzl

Video Julia Chanourdie on Eagle (9b)

2020 Roundup Image   © UKC
2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

2020 - A Year of Climbing News


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The Climber's answer to surviving the never-ending UK Lockdowns.

With the huge rise and record-breaking numbers using Netflix, Amazon Prime and other home entertainment services in 2020, whilst seeing Cinemas forced to close and in complete crisis, can the UK's climbers learn anything from this armchair revo...

Mapo Tapo Page collage  © Mapo Tapo
Mapo Tapo Page collage  © Mapo Tapo

'The Climbing Travel Guide' reaches fundraising goal in 19 hours

In just 19 hours the campaign to create the photo-book 'The Climbing Travel Guide' reached its 10K euro fundraising goal to promote sustainable travel.

KMF Christmas Offer  © KMF
KMF Christmas Offer  © KMF

Product News KMF Christmas Special -  7 Day Festival Pass

POW Pledge  © POW
POW Pledge  © POW

Protect Our Winters UK calls on outdoor industry to target Net Zero

Climate advocacy NGO, Protect Our Winters UK, has called on the outdoors industry to...

FATMAP Phone Display  © FATMAP
FATMAP Phone Display  © FATMAP

UKClimbing crags now available on FATMAP

We've partnered with FATMAP to add 16,000 crags to their high-resolution 3D map. You can now see crags pins on...

OIA 1  © OIA
OIA 1  © OIA

UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021 

Vote and win your favourite new outdoor products online now!

Climate Neutral  © Equip UK
Climate Neutral  © Equip UK

Rab and Lowe Alpine commit to achieve Net Zero by 2030

As a first step, project developer and climate solutions provider South...


The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles  © JoeyPowis

The Font - London, SW18 - Multiple Roles

The Font is a new London-based indoor bouldering gym with its first site opening in Wandsworth (SW18) in Q1 2021. Our Mission: Urban bouldering destinations that provide inspiring spaces for the climbing community to climb, train and connect.

Climbing & Outdoor Channel Account Manager  © 2PURE
Climbing & Outdoor Channel Account Manager  © 2PURE

Climbing & Outdoor Channel Account Manager

Are you an active climber, at ease in the digital sphere who is looking to make career progress in the climbing and outdoor business sector? If so,...

Marketing and Communications Managers at Equip  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
Marketing and Communications Managers at Equip  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

Marketing and Communications Managers at Equip, Alfreton

We have two new exciting opportunities, for an experienced Digital Marketing Manager and Digital Communications Manager, to join us at Equip. ...

Various Employment Opportunities Available  © BlocHaus Climbing
Various Employment Opportunities Available  © BlocHaus Climbing

Multiple Positions, BlocHaus Climbing, Manchester

We are looking for experienced staff to fill a number of roles within a new dedicated bouldering centre in...

JOBS: Mile End Operations Manager
JOBS: Mile End Operations Manager

Mile End Operations Manager

Job Title:                      Operations Manager Reporting to:                ...

Manager Depot Climbing Manchester  © DepotRecruitment
Manager Depot Climbing Manchester  © DepotRecruitment

Manager Depot Climbing Manchester

Depot Climbing are looking for a proactive and experienced Centre Manager to work alongside and develop its current incredible...

Librarian, The Alpine Club Library  © UKC Job Ads
Librarian, The Alpine Club Library  © UKC Job Ads

Librarian, The Alpine Club Library, London

Appointment of Librarian (full time) Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum The Alpine Club Library is seeking to...

Petzl Aftersales Administrator - Full Time  © Lyon Equipment
Petzl Aftersales Administrator - Full Time  © Lyon Equipment

Petzl Aftersales Administrator - Full Time

UK Marketing Manager  © Equip Outdoor Technologies
UK Marketing Manager  © Equip Outdoor Technologies

UK Marketing Manager

Head of Design: Sprayway  © Sprayway
Head of Design: Sprayway  © Sprayway

Head of Design: Sprayway

Marketing Manager - Summit Up Climbing Centre  © Summit Up Climbing Centre
Marketing Manager - Summit Up Climbing Centre  © Summit Up Climbing Centre

Marketing Manager - Summit Up Climbing Centre



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