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Callum Johnson


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Calum Johnson is a Scottish Winter climber with a penchant for first ascents.

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The Ticklist #22 - New Scottish Winter Climbs and Bouldering Repeats

This week's Ticklist features some hard new Scottish Winter lines, repeats of difficult boulder problems around the world and an inspirational video. Roll on 2021!

The Ticklist #20 Scottish winter season kicks off and hard European ascents

The Scottish winter season kicks off, while bouldering conditions turn prime in Europe...

News Scottish International Winter Meet 2020

Simon Richardson of scottishwinter.com reports on the 2020 Scottish International Winter Meet. The winter weather gods shined brightly on the Scottish International Winter Meet during the last week of February. A warm December and January had left the...

News Scottish New Route Action

Guy Robertson has been busy adding some new lines to mountain crags across Scotland in the summer heatwave, including the three-pitch...

News Scottish Winter Round-Up; A Giant Falls

Awesome first winter ascents and hard repeats in Scotland! Ascents include; FWA of The Giant, VII 7, and other hard...


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Scarpa Drago LV

The super-sensitive Drago is ideal for high performance bouldering and sport, both indoors and out, and if your smaller or lower volume feet didn't fit the original then the LV version might be for you, says Penny Orr.   

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 lighter models, and others...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems

Garden camping on lockdown proves the ideal way to test this combination of sleeping bag, mat, and pillow. The emphasis here is on...


Latest News from Callum's Sponsors

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New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

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 the 7th incarnation in a...

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...

Sea to Summit Sleep Systems Range

Sea to Summit have got your sleeping solutions sorted with their range of sleep systems. It provides choice at every...

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

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

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...

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...


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