Alex Mason


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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Alex Mason is the Manager of Beacon Climbing Centre, a routesetter and one of the country's top trad climbers with ascents up to E8/9. 


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Alex Mason adds Democide to Gogarth's Main Cliff.  © John Bunney

News New Gogarth E8/9 by Alex Mason - Democide

Alex Mason has established a new E8/9 6c up the centre of the steepest section of Gogarth's Main Cliff. Alex's line links two 4 star E6s - Alien Direct and Skinhead Moonstomp - together with a F7c section in the middle to form one mega long pit...

Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner
Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner

News North Wales Trad Round-up

'The hills have been alive with rock climbers,' says Calum Muskett. He rounds-up the last year (or two) in North Wales trad...

Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner
Alex Mason on The Cwm Face  © Charlotte Milner

News The Cwm Face - New Cloggy E7 by Alex Mason

Alex Mason has added a high quality E7 6c to the popular and well-established crag Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy), North Wales, which he has named The Cwm Face. The line is situated on the Far Far East buttress, up and right of the start of...

Katie's Delight  © UKC News
Katie's Delight  © UKC News

News New North Wales E8: Katie's Delight by Alex Mason

Alex Mason has climbed a new E8 6c named Katie's Delight at Craig y Forwyn in North Wales. The line shares a start...

Latching the mono on Gathering Sun  © Laura Perry
Latching the mono on Gathering Sun  © Laura Perry

News Red Walls E7/8 Smear Campaign for Alex Mason

North Wales based route setter, Alex Mason has just added a hard new route to the Red Wall Promontory at South...


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You can see the flexion in the forefoot  © UKC Gear

Tenaya Mundaka

The Mundaka is an extremely soft rock shoe designed to give a close, glove-like fit. They are so soft that they prompt Theo Moore to ask the question 'how soft is too soft...?'

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our eye.

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

How many is too many?  © Penny Orr
How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger,...

WC New Friends montage  © Simon Verspeak
WC New Friends montage  © Simon Verspeak

Wild Country - New Friends

Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the last...

Vegan Collage  © UKC Gear
Vegan Collage  © UKC Gear

An Introduction to Vegan Climbing Equipment

As a vegan, taking on a new sport/discipline requires research. With the help of the Veggie Guide team, we have put...


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Revo Rope  © Wild Country

Wild Country Revo - The first bi-directional belay device with a backup

The first bi-directional belay device with a backup. The Revo makes belaying simple, safe and more intuitive.

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

Wild Country Friends, Technical Friends and Trigger Wire Repair Kit

Wild Country, the original creator of the Friends, have continued to innovate and create...

BetaStick Evo 1  © Beta Climbing Designs
BetaStick Evo 1  © Beta Climbing Designs

Betastick Evo, Chalk and Tape

The BetaStick Evo helps you clip those out of reach bolts, the chalk helps you hold on to the rock and the tape keeps you...

SNAP Guts  © SNAP
SNAP Guts  © SNAP

SNAP Guts Crash Pad

Thanks to its intelligent Air Technology this 'smooth but tough' crash-pad is perfectly adapted to both short and high falls. It offers...

Friendly Foot thumbnail  © Friendly Foot
Friendly Foot thumbnail  © Friendly Foot

Friendly Foot Shoe Spray Disinfectant and Deodoriser

Finally a shoe deodorizer spray that is friendly to your feet , skin and the environment, yet still...