Calum Muskett


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North Wales, United Kingdom
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Calum was born and brought up on the very edge of the Carneddau mountain range, a simple fact which has been hugely influential in his development as a climber. Calum has known the hills and mountains of North Wales since his earliest days and they have shaped his love of the outdoors and of mountain sports in particular.

At 13, Calum discovered climbing and was instantly hooked by the adventurous traditional rock climbs of Snowdonia. Since his first outing on the Idwal Slabs, he has travelled all over the world climbing difficult alpine routes as well as free climbing big walls such as El Capitan in Yosemite. Calum has a real enthusiasm about all types of climbing; he’s as happy cragging in the Llanberis Pass as he is on a committing alpine face and has a raft of new routes to his name up to E8. Calum is still as enthusiastic about his climbing now, as when he started and is always planning the next adventure!calummuskett

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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...

Pitch 3 - 7c+  © Gabby Muskett
Pitch 3 - 7c+  © Gabby Muskett

News Adventures in Wadi Rum for Muskett and McManus

Calum Muskett and Dan McManus have just returned from Wadi Rum in southern Jordan, where they scoped out and bolted a hard new multipitch line with four pitches up to 8a in difficulty.

Calum Muskett on Ginger Ninja  © Adam Booth
Calum Muskett on Ginger Ninja  © Adam Booth

News New E7 6b for Calum Muskett: Ginger Ninja

Calum Muskett has had a proactive few months seeking out new routes in North Wales, Ginger Ninja E7 6b to Craig y Clipiau this week and Day of the Triffids E8 6b at Clogwyn y Tarw, which he climbed earlier in the autumn.

Jacob on pitch 2 - 8a+  © Jacob Cook
Jacob on pitch 2 - 8a+  © Jacob Cook

News Disco 2000: First Free Ascent by MacLeod, Muskett and Cook

A strong trio of British climbers - Dave MacLeod, Calum Muskett and Jacob Cook - recently travelled to...

Calum jumaring back to the top of the 8a pitch, Paciencia  © Dave Macleod
Calum jumaring back to the top of the 8a pitch, Paciencia  © Dave Macleod

Features Desert Island Climbs #1: Calum Muskett

In this new series of interviews, we'll be whisking some of Britain's best climbers off to a lonely desert island and asking...

Matterhorn North Face  © Calum Muskett
Matterhorn North Face  © Calum Muskett

News Kirkpatrick and Muskett Currently on Matterhorn North Face

The duo of Andy Kirkpatrick and Calum Muskett are (as far as we know) currently on the ice-encrusted north...

Tom Randall, working and cleaning the line of Dan Dare, Rora Head, Hoy  © Calum Muskett
Tom Randall, working and cleaning the line of Dan Dare, Rora Head, Hoy  © Calum Muskett

Video Hoy Boys - Tom Randall, Calum Muskett - E7s

Earlier in the year we reported that 'Hoy Boys' Tom Randall and Calum Muskett made a fast trip up to...

Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett  © UKC News
Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett  © UKC News

Video Interview Muskett and MacLeod - Indian Face

Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett in Cortina  © Jack Geldard - UKC
Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett in Cortina  © Jack Geldard - UKC

Interview MacLeod and Muskett Attempt Bellavista

Dave MacLeod on Paciencia in atmospheric conditions  © Calum Muskett
Dave MacLeod on Paciencia in atmospheric conditions  © Calum Muskett

News MacLeod and Muskett Climb Paciencia, 8a, on the Eiger

Calum Muskett, high on The Indian Face, Cloggy  © Emma Twyford
Calum Muskett, high on The Indian Face, Cloggy  © Emma Twyford

Update Ullrich and Muskett climb the Indian Face

'The Indian Face Send Train'; James McHaffie, George Ullrich and Calum Muskett.  © Miles Hill
'The Indian Face Send Train'; James McHaffie, George Ullrich and Calum Muskett.  © Miles Hill

News 3 Ascents in a week for the Indian Face, E9

Tom Randall, working and cleaning the line of Dan Dare, Rora Head, Hoy  © Calum Muskett
Tom Randall, working and cleaning the line of Dan Dare, Rora Head, Hoy  © Calum Muskett

News New Hoy E7s for Muskett and Randall

Calum Muskett onsighting Authentic Desire, E7 6b, Clogwyn D'ur Arddu  © Ed Booth
Calum Muskett onsighting Authentic Desire, E7 6b, Clogwyn D'ur Arddu  © Ed Booth

News FA of Sentinel, E8 6c for Calum Muskett

Miles Perkin looking up at the crux rock wall on Divine Providence, Grand Pilier d'Angle  © Calum Muskett
Miles Perkin looking up at the crux rock wall on Divine Providence, Grand Pilier d'Angle  © Calum Muskett

News Divine Providence for Perkin and Muskett

Calum Muskett. Photo: Ryan Perry  © Ryan Perry
Calum Muskett. Photo: Ryan Perry  © Ryan Perry

News Calum Muskett Climbs New Welsh E8

Clogwyn y Tarw (Gribin Facet) showing the line of Rare Lichen - E9  © Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC
Clogwyn y Tarw (Gribin Facet) showing the line of Rare Lichen - E9  © Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC

News Calum Muskett Climbs Rare Lichen - E9


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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.

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

BD Momentum in action 1  © Rob Greenwood
BD Momentum in action 1  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond Momentum & Aspect Rock Shoes

Black Diamond's new range of rock shoes covers a spectrum of users from beginner to advanced. Here we look at the...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...


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Big C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the new Camalot C4

Climbing protection has been a hallmark of BD innovation since the days of the original Hexentric® chocks that helped spawn the clean climbing revolution in the early '70s. Since then, Black Diamond has been working extensively on broadening the s...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TRM)...

Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl
Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl

QC LAB: Twisty Ropes - the How, Why and Risks

The dreaded twisty rope is the bane of every climber's existence. Not only is it super annoying to have a rope kinked to all hell while trying to … well, do anything, from tying in, to seconding a pitch, but the more inquisitive among...

Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab
Kinetic Alpine Action 2  © Rab

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket and Pants

Forget everything you think you know - the Kinetic Alpine will change the way you dress in the mountains. Fully...

Honnold Spatula  © Black Diamond
Honnold Spatula  © Black Diamond

Introducing the Latest Addition to the Alex Honnold Signature Series

"The process is never easy," explains BD Athlete Alex Honnold. "And sharing your vision...

BD Athletes Hazel Findlay and Babsi Zangerl testing out the new range  © Black Diamond
BD Athletes Hazel Findlay and Babsi Zangerl testing out the new range  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Introduces New/Improved Women's Clothing Range

Clothing that carries you from crag to coffee shop, wall to weekend leisure, that was the...

Rab Down  © Rab
Rab Down  © Rab

Rab Sleeping Bag Range

Driven by a pursuit of excellence, we believe the best way to ensure the quality of our sleeping bags is to fill them in our own...