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Aidan Roberts


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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Aidan is one of the UK's most promising young boulderers. He has repeated hard problems all around the world up to Font 8C and added a few of his own - Railway (8C) in Rock Mountain National Park and Outliers (8C) at Trowbarrow.

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2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

News 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. 

Aidan Roberts - World Class  © Lattice Training
Aidan Roberts - World Class  © Lattice Training

Video World Class - The Story of Aidan Roberts' Bouldering Breakthrough

Every now and then, you get to witness a run of cutting-edge performance that defines an era of the sport. Even rarer, is when you see that purple patch unfold in an area that's not in the media spotlight and is renowned for...

Aidan Roberts - World Class  © Lattice Training
Aidan Roberts - World Class  © Lattice Training

Video Trailer - World Class - Aidan Roberts Feature Film

Lattice Training have released the trailer for their debut feature film 'World Class.' The film documents Aidan Roberts' achievements over the past year; from swift hard repeats of some of the UK's hardest boulder problems, to climbing his...

Aidan Roberts in Magic Wood, Switzerland  © Arch Climbing
Aidan Roberts in Magic Wood, Switzerland  © Arch Climbing

Video Aidan Roberts in Magic Wood, Switzerland

In this short film, Arch Climbing have compiled footage of Aidan Roberts on a bouldering trip to Magic Wood,...

Straight Up - Lake District Bouldering  © Wedge Climbing
Straight Up - Lake District Bouldering  © Wedge Climbing

Video Straight Up - A Lake District Bouldering Film

Wedge Climbing have released a short that covers a recent bouldering trip to the Lake District. The film...

Aidan Roberts.  © Sam Pratt
Aidan Roberts.  © Sam Pratt

The Ticklist #11 Tyrolean Trad, Bouldering Beasts and 9b Repeats

In a busy week of UK news, there were some ascents which flew a little under the radar both at...

Isabelle Faus on Crème de la Crumb (Font 8B+)  © mellow
Isabelle Faus on Crème de la Crumb (Font 8B+)  © mellow

The Ticklist #10 - Rocky Mountain Bouldering, Dolomites Multi-pitch and Aidan Roberts Climb

In this week's Ticklist, we have our customary ascents from Rocky...

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

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

Aidan on the crux section of Bewilderness  © Orrin Coley
Aidan on the crux section of Bewilderness  © Orrin Coley

News Aidan Roberts Ticks Badger Cove in a Session and More

Aidan in the 'draining shouldery position'  © Aidan Roberts/Jack Palmieri
Aidan in the 'draining shouldery position'  © Aidan Roberts/Jack Palmieri

News Aidan Roberts Climbs New Font 8C at Trowbarrow

Spaceship was Hamish's first 8B+  © Paul Wood
Spaceship was Hamish's first 8B+  © Paul Wood

News Hard Ascents at Biblins Cave for Hamish Potokar and Aidan Roberts

Aidan catches the lip one handed  © Katie Varian
Aidan catches the lip one handed  © Katie Varian

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

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

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

Video Aidan Roberts bouldering in Colorado

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

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

The Rocklands   © Nick Brown
The Rocklands   © Nick Brown

News Hard Boulders in Rocklands for Aidan Roberts


Latest Reviews for Aidan's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Suede upper, high all-round rand and a decent chunky sole  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find l...

Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear
Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned...

The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear
The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added benefit of some modest edging ability. Shame about the heel.

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey
Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton
Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings,...

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

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...


Latest News from Aidan's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents...

Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear
Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

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 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...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...

Friction Labs  © Friction Labs
Friction Labs  © Friction Labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff + AF

Secret Stuff is FrictionLabs answer to liquid chalk. Rub a small amount on your hands, let dry, and a perfect layer of the...


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