Andy Winterleitner


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Andy is one of Switzerland’s most prolific sport climbers. Over the last ten years he has delved deep into the climbing game and in the process built up an impressive tick list of grade 8 routes. But it’s not just about the numbers; the beauty of the crags and the creative aspect of new routing are very important to him too. To this end he has made numerous top quality first ascents, significantly expanding the canon of classic sport routes in Switzerland.

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Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine female-specific models here.

Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear
Half ropes montage  © UKC Gear

Half Ropes for UK Trad

Over the last few months the UKC Test Team have been putting six pairs of half ropes through their paces. Though they're all good, we came to an easy consensus on our favourites.

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, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear
Axes montage 2  © UKC Gear

Technical Ice Axes

Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review...

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little...

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...

Lowering on a 9.7mm single - the deep rope grooves give plenty of grip  © Dan Bailey
Lowering on a 9.7mm single - the deep rope grooves give plenty of grip  © Dan Bailey

DMM Mantis belay device

It's light, it offers loads of grip for secure belaying, and it works smoothly on a range of rope diameters - what's not to like? Dan...


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ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM
Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are engineered for strength and reliability so they won't let you down when it really counts. The range consists of five tools.

PerfectO Colour Pack  © DMM
PerfectO Colour Pack  © DMM

DMM PerfectO

The latest carabiner to come off DMM's hot forges is the PerfectO. Its compact profile has been made possible using a new extra short gate but still maintaining ease of use, even one-handed. The gate options include straight gate, screwgate, Locksafe and Kwiklock.

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...

OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear
OutDoor 2018 thumbnail  © UKC/UKH Gear

OutDoor 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

We're just back from the annual gear fest that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen. From the thousands of products on...

Big Cams  © DMM
Big Cams  © DMM

DMM Big Cams

The Dragon's striking TripleGrip cam lobes feature an increased contact area with a raw aluminium finish and additional bite points. These...

ISPO CLIMBING HARDWARE  © UKC
ISPO CLIMBING HARDWARE  © UKC

ISPO 2018 - Climbing Hardware

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand...