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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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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 takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the best the Lakes has to offer. 

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 home and abroad...

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 Mountain National Park, a new problem from the on-form Aidan Roberts and a desperate new multi-pitch in the Dolomites...

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 Roberts has climbed his long-term project at the Lad Stones, a sit-start Man Power (Font 8A) which...

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

Fresh from climbing the first ascent of one of the UK's hardest problems, Aidan Roberts has ticked...

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

Aidan Roberts has made the first ascent of a Font 8C on the Shelter Stone at Trowbarrow, naming it...

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

Biblins Cave has seen a flurry of action recently with Hamish Potokar ticking his first...

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

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 combination of affordable price, and comfy and forgiving fit, makes them an easy approach shoe to get alon...

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, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...

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 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...

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...

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

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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