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James Mchaffie.  © UKC News

James Mchaffie on New-Routeing Spree

James 'Caff' Mchaffie has been busy establishing two new E7 trad lines on Lundy and five new routes in the Dinorwic slate quarries in Llanberis, while using one of his ascents to campaign for action against climate change.


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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...

Public access to the Welsh coast - soon to be legally guaranteed?  © Dan Bailey
Public access to the Welsh coast - soon to be legally guaranteed?  © Dan Bailey

BMC Wins Big in Welsh Coastal Access Update

Free public access to all coastal areas and sea cliffs in Wales has come a big step closer following a shake-up of access law recently announced by the Welsh Government.

Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin
Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin

Hardest Crack Line yet for the Wide Boyz - Black Mamba 5.14b

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall have made another hard first ascent in the Utah desert – Black Mamba 5.14b – which may be their hardest roof crack yet. This latest ascent comes just days after they made the first repeats of...

The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks  © Black Diamond
The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks  © Black Diamond

Fri Night Vid The Lifer: Historic Routes in the Gunks

Russ Clune is an integral part of climbing's humble beginnings in America. Recently, Sam Elias paid Clune a visit...

Craig Matheson on The Keswickian  © Craig Matheson
Craig Matheson on The Keswickian  © Craig Matheson

Video Craig Matheson climbs The Keswickian (E8 7a)

We have a short video of Craig Matheson climbing The Keswickian, E8 7a at Gouther Crags. The first ascent of the...

Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall
Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall

Roof Crack Repeat by Randall and Whittaker - Necronomicon 5.13d/14a

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker AKA The Wideboyz have made the first repeat of another monster...

Sawanabori  © The North Face
Sawanabori  © The North Face

Fri Night Vid Sawanobori - Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

Our Friday Night Video this week is a trip to Japan to climb the country's highest waterfall: Shomyo Falls in...


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The Sticklebarn hayloft set up for a talk  © Jenny Jones Photography

Raven's Pit, Sticklebarn - Langdale on Friday 3rd May

The National Trust's Sticklebarn pub in the Langdale Valley will be hosting a night of film, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage on Friday 3rd May. 

Conrad Anker talk Action  © Speakers From the Edge
Conrad Anker talk Action  © Speakers From the Edge

Mountaineering Legend, Conrad Anker, brings Hold Fast to UK stages

Considered one of the world's greatest climbers and mountaineers of our time, Conrad Anker has numerous first ascents to his name, including the focus of the stunning feature film, Meru, as he led the first...

WTF 2019 Poster  © Women's Trad Festival
WTF 2019 Poster  © Women's Trad Festival

Leader Applications Now Open - Women's Trad Fest 2019

Women's Trad Festival is returning to the Peak District on the 2-4th August. Join us in our 4th year for a weekend of trad climbing. Learn new skills, develop your climbing and meet and be inspired by other keen climbers. Whether...

Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend Return

Want to learn or advance your outdoor and mountain skills or try something completely new?

The Crux Expedition Award is open for submissions  © Crux / Hanssens 2019
The Crux Expedition Award is open for submissions  © Crux / Hanssens 2019

2019 Crux Expedition Award Open for Submissions

The Crux Expedition Award is an annual grant to encourage young climbers to try for adventurous objectives.

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...

Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge
Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge Early Bird Discount

Take advantage of our early bird offer.  Book your Summer 2019 Glenmore Lodge adventure and pay 2018 prices.  Offer open until 14...


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