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Aidan Roberts


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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Aidan catches the lip one handed  © Katie Varian

News Rare Ascent of Shallow Groove (Font 8B/+) for Aidan Roberts

Aidan Roberts has made a rare ascent of Shallow Groove at Trowbarrow. The problem was first climbed by John Gaskins, although the subsequent repeats by Ryan Pasquill and Aidan have climbed a different, more direct line.

Aidan Roberts on his Font 8C Railway  © Aidan Roberts Collection
Aidan Roberts on his Font 8C Railway  © Aidan Roberts Collection

Video Aidan Roberts bouldering in Colorado

Last summer Aidan Roberts had a superb trip to Colorado, quickly despatching hard problems such as Jade (Font 8B+) and adding is own Railway (Font 8C), which he described as his hardest ascent to date.

Aidan Roberts on Jade (8B+)  © mellow
Aidan Roberts on Jade (8B+)  © mellow

Video Aidan Roberts bouldering in Colorado

Earlier in the year, we reported on Aidan Roberts' world-class trip to Colorado where he repeated several hard boulders including Jade (8B+), Chocolate Jesus (8B+), Ode to the Modern Man (8B+) and added his own Railway (8C). Mellow have just...

Aidan Roberts on his Font 8C Railway  © Aidan Roberts Collection
Aidan Roberts on his Font 8C Railway  © Aidan Roberts Collection

News A World Class Trip to Colorado for Aidan Roberts

Youthful crimper Aidan Roberts has returned from Colorado where he managed amongst other things, to climb the hard...

Aidan Roberts on Power of One 8B  © Aidan Roberts Collection
Aidan Roberts on Power of One 8B  © Aidan Roberts Collection

Interview Aidan Roberts on Rocklands

Aidan Roberts has returned from a very successful winter in Rocklands, where he feels his form was 'a step up' from the bouldering...

The Rocklands   © Nick Brown
The Rocklands   © Nick Brown

News Hard Boulders in Rocklands for Aidan Roberts

Aidan Roberts has had a productive first week in Rocklands, SA, climbing several 8B's or above very quickly. The...


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Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks and mountain crag...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ice and mixed...

TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting
TNF futurelight montage  © Rebecca Ting

The North Face Summit L5 LT FUTURELIGHT Jacket and Trousers

In a campaign that challenges us to "Defy the past: Wear the future" The North Face's FUTURELIGHT...

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...


Latest News from Aidan's Sponsors

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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 opportunity to discover another world. Priests and worshippers have scaled rock towers and cliffs since as far back as the 4th Century, cre...

Volunteers working on the Hardknott forest project  © Restoring Hardknott Forest Project
Volunteers working on the Hardknott forest project  © Restoring Hardknott Forest Project

Restoring Hardknott Forest

Hardknott Forest is a 600 hectare conifer plantation in the upper reaches of the Duddon valley in the Lake District. It was planted in the 1930s after strong local opposition. Now, over 70 years later, the forest plantations are reaching maturity. After...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

TNF Belay Parka action  © The North Face
TNF Belay Parka action  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L6 FUTURELIGHT™ Belay Parka

FUTURELIGHT has been tested extensively for more than 400 continuous days by 15 members of the brand's...


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