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Will nearing the top of Little Chamonix.  © Will Birkett

Lakes Classic Rock Record set (again) by Tom Randall, smashed by Will Birkett

In a whirlwind weekend, Tom Randall and Will Birkett were rushing around the Lakes attempting to beat each other's records for the Classic Rock Round. Not content with his previous time due to wet conditions slowing him down, Tom returned on Friday and beat Will's recent record (11 hours 50 minutes) with a time of 11 hours 10 minutes....

Will on his flash of Isla de Encanta 3x2  © Band of Birds

Will Bosi flashes Isla de Encanta (Font 8B)

Will Bosi has flashed Isla De Encanta (Font 8B) on the Shelter Stone at Trowbarrow. With his ascent, Will joins a small number of Brits who have flashed the grade and becomes only the second to have done it in the UK.

Angus Kille on Mission Impossible E9 7a.   © Ray Wood
Angus Kille on Mission Impossible E9 7a.   © Ray Wood

Mission Impossible E9 7a by Angus Kille

Angus Kille has made the fourth ascent of Neil Carson's Mission Impossible E9 7a at Gallt Yr Ogof, Ogwen Valley, North Wales. The route is adequately protected by old pegs interspersed with small runners.

Babsi on pitch 20 (7c)  © Alpsolut Pictures
Babsi on pitch 20 (7c)  © Alpsolut Pictures

The Ticklist #9 - Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Alex Megos, Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods

Another relatively quiet week globally. Here's a few highlights.

Boone Speed - The Artist  © Black Diamond
Boone Speed - The Artist  © Black Diamond

Fri Night Vid The Artist - A Profile of Boone Speed

In this week's Friday Night Video, Mike Call takes a look at the climbing and photographic careers of American...

As with much of Fairhead, a decent pile of pads is required.  © Rob Hunter Collection
As with much of Fairhead, a decent pile of pads is required.  © Rob Hunter Collection

New Fairhead Bouldering Area Developed with 250 Problems

Rob Hunter and Veronica Lee have developed a new bouldering area at Fairhead, Northern Ireland, called...

Aidan Roberts on the first ascent of Superpower (Font 8C/+)  © Aidan Roberts Collection
Aidan Roberts on the first ascent of Superpower (Font 8C/+)  © Aidan Roberts Collection

Aidan Roberts Climbs Long-Term Font 8C/+ Project

Aidan Roberts has climbed his long-term project at the Lad Stones, a sit-start Man Power (Font 8A) which...

Peter and the Columns  © Max Buschini
Peter and the Columns  © Max Buschini

Video Peter and the Columns - A Race with Hans Florine

This short film follows Peter Hoffmeister and Hans Florine as they go head to head in a race to climb 3000ft,...

Sabrina Verjee on her FKT of the Pennine Way  ©  Wild Ginger Running
Sabrina Verjee on her FKT of the Pennine Way  ©  Wild Ginger Running

Newsflash Sabrina Verjee Breaks Women's Fastest Known Time on Pennine Way

Alex Megos flashing Underground (9a) in Arco  © Alex Megos Collection
Alex Megos flashing Underground (9a) in Arco  © Alex Megos Collection

9a Flash for Alex Megos in Arco

Iker Pou on Rayu 8c.   © Hermanos Pou
Iker Pou on Rayu 8c.   © Hermanos Pou

The Ticklist #8 - Hard Sport Abroad

Unicorn climbing.  © Artem Donskoy
Unicorn climbing.  © Artem Donskoy

Fri Night Vid Unicorn Climbing


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Climb Europe new site  © Climb Europe

Climb Europe - the international guidebook specialist - launches new website

Climb Europe is a trusted source of information.  We have been selling international rock climbing guidebooks and providing information about rock climbing areas around the World for over 15 years.  The design of the website has changed but not...

B Corp 1  © Alpkit
B Corp 1  © Alpkit

Alpkit certified as a B Corporation

Alpkit is excited to announce that we've reached a significant milestone: achieving certification as a B Corporation.

© Jessie Leong  © UKC Gear
© Jessie Leong  © UKC Gear

Womens Trad Festival - Climbers Like Me

Women's Trad Festival might not have been able to go ahead this year, however, we are still keen to mark our 5th year through the launch of an exciting new project - 'Climbers like Me'. Set up to celebrate and champion all aspects of our...

Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

Product News Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

Wild Country is soon changing the official product lifetime. The potential lifespan of metal products is...

Grangers Wear and Care Survey  © Grangers
Grangers Wear and Care Survey  © Grangers

Product News Grangers Wear and Care Survey

Grangers have been championing environmentally-responsible aftercare since 1937. Innovation and sustainability are...

Towers of Tigray 1  © The North Face
Towers of Tigray 1  © The North Face

The North Face presents: Towers of Tigray

With a rich history of climbing, the Tigray region of Ethiopia has always provided an incredible...

30-Week Instructor Training 2020/21

Want to get qualified as a mountain-based leader, instructor or coach? Then maybe consider our 30-week training...


Full Time Duty Manager Position  © Hickinson

Full Time Duty Manager, Redpoint Worcester

Main Roles of this position: Managing the day to day running of the centre and assisting the Centre Manager Being responsible for the centre,...

Flashpoint  © Lena Drapella
Flashpoint  © Lena Drapella

Head Coach Flashpoint/Freedog Swindon

The role will initially be to settle into our current system. You will be trained up in all our current activities so that you know the centre backwards. You will understand and be capable of monitoring the trampolines, running Clip'nClimb sessions,...

JOBS: Duty Manager Flashpoint/Freedog Swindon
JOBS: Duty Manager Flashpoint/Freedog Swindon

Duty Manager Flashpoint/Freedog Swindon

We are looking to welcome a new crew member to our growing Duty Manager team here at Freedog/Flashpoint Swindon. 

Digital and Social Media Officer, The Alpine Club  © The Alpine Club
Digital and Social Media Officer, The Alpine Club  © The Alpine Club

Digital and Social Media Officer, The Alpine Club

The Alpine Club has an exciting new vacancy for a part-time, self-employed Digital and Social Media Officer....

Duty Managers, Roc-Bloc bouldering, Cardiff  © Steve Mayers
Duty Managers, Roc-Bloc bouldering, Cardiff  © Steve Mayers

Duty Managers, Roc-Bloc bouldering, Cardiff

Roc-Bloc is an exciting new bouldering centre in Cardiff. Currently under construction, we are planning for a...

Climbing Center Manager  © JamesYonder
Climbing Center Manager  © JamesYonder

Climbing Center Manager, Yonder, London

As well as a fantastic bouldering facility, Yonder houses a fully equipped co-working space and workshop, yoga studio and...

Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.

Want to join our band of Customer Service heroes? Our Aftersales team speaks enthusiastically with our customer and...

JOBS: BMC Interim Executive  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Interim Executive  © BMC Office

BMC Interim Executive

Reception Crew Member Flashpoint Swindon   © Flashpoint Swindon
Reception Crew Member Flashpoint Swindon   © Flashpoint Swindon

Reception Crew Member: Flashpoint, Swindon

Channel Manager, 2pure, North East  © 2Pure
Channel Manager, 2pure, North East  © 2Pure

Channel Manager, 2pure, North East

Team Member @ Boulder Shack.  © TeamBoulderShack
Team Member @ Boulder Shack.  © TeamBoulderShack

Team Member @ Boulder Shack, Southampton



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