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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 British Climbing Walls, will be giving evidence about the indoor climbing sector to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee. The session will be available to watch live online or via replay. Prompted by...


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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 guidelines and legislation on travel, exercise and recreation, some of which relate to climbing and hillwalking.

2020 Roundup Image   © UKC
2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

Simon Ofoyuru (UGA, left) was one of two Ugandan competitors.  © IFSC
Simon Ofoyuru (UGA, left) was one of two Ugandan competitors.  © IFSC

IFSC Africa and Oceania Championships Report - Final Four Future Olympians Named

The IFSC Africa and Oceania Continental Championships took place simulataneously this weekend in Cape Town, South Africa and Sydney, Australia last weekend. The final four Olympic quota places for the postponed...

Campbell Harrison competing at the IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix.  © Eddie Fowke/The Circuit Climbing
Campbell Harrison competing at the IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix.  © Eddie Fowke/The Circuit Climbing

Watch Live - IFSC Oceania Continental Championships, Final Olympic Qualifier Event

The IFSC Oceania Continental Championships, the final Olympic...

IFSC Africa Continental Championships 2020.  © IFSC Africa
IFSC Africa Continental Championships 2020.  © IFSC Africa

Watch Live - IFSC Africa Continental Championships, Olympic Qualifier Event

The IFSC Africa Continental Championships, an Olympic Qualifier event, starts...

Miho Nonaka competing in Hachioji, Japan, where she earned her Olympic berth.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Miho Nonaka competing in Hachioji, Japan, where she earned her Olympic berth.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

Japan Lose Olympic Quota Place Lawsuit, and Asian Championships Cancelled

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled against both appeals of the Japan...

Paris 2024: Sport Climbing is confirmed for its second Olympic edition.  © Paris 2024
Paris 2024: Sport Climbing is confirmed for its second Olympic edition.  © Paris 2024

Sport Climbing Confirmed for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The IOC confirmed yesterday that Sport Climbing will be included in the list of Olympic sports at...


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Plywood Masters 2020 - with a new format and some big names.  © BoulderUK

Plywood Masters 2020 - Watch the Livestreams

The Senior Plywood Masters is changing in 2020 and looks set to be bigger and better than ever. The event will be held over two days on 22nd and 23rd February at Boulder UK, Preston. There will be two qualification sessions on Saturday, followe...

Percy Bishton  © Band of Birds
Percy Bishton  © Band of Birds

Percy Bishton appointed Chief Routesetter for Bouldering at the Tokyo 2020 Games

The Climbing Works co-owner Percy Bishton has been appointed Chief Routesetter for Bouldering at the Tokyo 2020 Games.


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