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Frances Bensley climbing Keen Roof 8B.  © Jonathan Bean

Keen Roof 8B by Frances Bensley

26 year-old Coventry-based climber ​​​​​​​Frances Bensley has ticked her second 8B with an ascent of James Pearson's Keen Roof at Raven Tor.


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The BMC's new Incident and Near-miss reporting system.  © BMC

BMC launch Incident and Near-miss Reporting System

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an Incident and near-miss reporting system for climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland. The system is the brainchild of BMC vo...

Shauna Coxsey competing in the Moscow semi-finals.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Shauna Coxsey competing in the Moscow semi-finals.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Silver for Shauna Coxsey in IFSC Boulder World Cup Moscow

Team GB's Shauna Coxsey managed one step higher on the podium this weekend in Moscow, placing 2nd behind Slovenia's Janja Garnbret. The 26 year-old finished 3rd just one week ago in Meiringen, Switzerland (UKC news report).

Shauna Coxsey back in action.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Shauna Coxsey back in action.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Shauna Coxsey 3rd in Meiringen Boulder World Cup

The 2019 IFSC Boulder World Cup series kicked off in Meiringen, Switzerland this weekend. The first event in what will prove to be a busy year of competitions leading up to Olympic qualification was hotly anticipated by both athletes and...

Rhoslyn redpointing The Death Star 8c.  © Alex Shaw
Rhoslyn redpointing The Death Star 8c.  © Alex Shaw

8c and 8A in a week by Rhoslyn Frugtniet

Bristol-based Rhoslyn Frugtniet has had productive week ticking both her first 8A boulder problem, Teamwork in...

Franco Cookson on The Young  © Russel Lovett
Franco Cookson on The Young  © Russel Lovett

Ground Up Variation of The Young for Franco Cookson

Franco Cookson has climbed a variation of The Young at Callaly ground up. The stunning Tombstone Buttress was...

Dan Varian repeats Transcendence.  © Mark Savage Photography
Dan Varian repeats Transcendence.  © Mark Savage Photography

Third ascent of Transcendence E8 6c by Dan Varian

Dan Varian recently made the third ascent of Transcendence E8 6c, one of Northumberland's proudest and most...

Nalle Hukkataival on Duel 8A  © Neil Hart
Nalle Hukkataival on Duel 8A  © Neil Hart

Fri Night Vid The Franchard Cuisiniere Black Circuit with Nalle Hukkataival

This week's Friday Night Video takes us around the notoriously difficult black circuit at...


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Outdoor Boulder 1  © The Castle

Brand new Outdoor Boulders at The Castle

Over the last six months we have been very hard at work re-designing and improving our outdoor boulder field. Our last boulders badly needed a face lift after six hard years. However, rather than just rebuilding them we have included them in our p...

REEL ROCK 13 - Big Screen Sends and Stories

The Reel Rock Film Tour is returning to the UK and Ireland bringing a collection of climbing's greatest stories, stars and sends to the big screen!

Rockstars 2017 1  © adidas
Rockstars 2017 1  © adidas

adidas ROCKSTARS 21st and 22nd September

Impressive, gravity-defying moves on vertical walls are guaranteed when the world's best bouldering athletes fight for an entry to the superfinal at the annual adidas ROCKSTARS invitational that is hosted in Germany on the 21st and 22nd of...

Lattice assessments now available at Big Rock in Milton Keynes

Big Rock Climbing joins the Lattice Trianing partner walls programme with Lattice Board...

Brit Rock Film Tour  © Alastair Lee / Posing Productions
Brit Rock Film Tour  © Alastair Lee / Posing Productions

Brit Rock Tour 2018

The Brit Rock Film Tour has all the best new climbing films from the UK's top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country's...

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside
Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018

It's that time of year again! Let's all go out and give our crags, hills and woods a spring clean (yeah alright, we know it's...

Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy 2018  © Martin McKenna - UKC
Arc\'teryx Alpine Academy 2018  © Martin McKenna - UKC

Product News Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2018

The seventh annual Arc'teryx Alpine Academy, which ran from Thursday the 5th to Sunday the 8th, drew to a close this weekend...


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