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Caroline Ciavaldini


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EGUILLES, France
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Caroline's early climbing exploits were in the competition world where she had several years of excellents results. She later moved into sport climbing and eventually hard trad. She has made numerous difficult ascents in the UK, including The Quarryman (E8 6c), Requiem (E8 6c) and Chicama, E9 6c.

Career Highlights:

Sport Climbing:

  • Macumba (8c)
  • Mind Control 8c+, Spain
  • Aaron 8c, Turkey
  • Souvenir du Pic 8c, France
  • Métaphysique des Tubes 8c, Seynes
  • Guerre d’usure 8c, France
  • Les Mur des Cyclopes 8b On-Sight, France

Trad Climbing:

  • Chupacabra E9, Pembrokeshire
  • Chicama E9, Anglesey
  • Requiem E8, Scotland
  • Mercia Wall E8, Pembroke
  • Point Blank E8, Pembrokeshire
  • The Jackals E8, Pembrokeshire
  • Toploader E7, The Peak District
  • Yucan2 E7, Nescliffe
  • Hindenburg E7, Pembroke
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Latest News & Articles

News posts and Articles featuring Caroline

Fri Night Vid New Life with Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson

This week's Friday Night Video documents the shifting priorities that come with raising a son in a world that revolves around climbing and the outdoors. Follow Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson as they navigate their new lives, try to maint...

The Ticklist #27 Megos, Bridges and Hard Sport

A mix of ticks, unusual news, interesting tidbits and remastered classics...

News Hard Grit Repeats by James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

James Pearson made the third ascent of Harder, Faster E9 7a at Black Rocks, Derbyshire on 24 December. The bold line was first climbed by Charlie Woodburn in 2000 and the first repeat came in 2003 by the late Australian climber Toby...

Video Le Tour des Alpilles - A Biking and Climbing Roadtrip

Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson embark on a biking and climbing trip through the south of France in...

Interview James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini - Training at Home with a Baby

James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini are hosting a live webinar on YouTube...

Fri Night Vid Sawanobori - Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

Our Friday Night Video this week is a trip to Japan to climb the country's highest waterfall: Shomyo Falls in...

Article Sawanobori - James Pearson on Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

On Wednesday 20th March, UKC hosted The North Face Speaker Series 'Sawanobori' film launch,...

Press Release 3 Cool Things About This Year's WCS

Press Release Women's Climbing Symposium headliners announced

News The Quarryman E8 7a by Caroline Ciavaldini

News Voie Petit 8b (450m) for Caroline Ciavaldini

News The Quarryman Groove by Caroline Ciavaldini

Fri Night Vid Caroline Ciavaldini on Requiem E8 6c

Press Release James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini sign for Wild Country

Interview Caroline Ciavaldini Talks Trad

News E8 Ground-Up for Caroline Ciavaldini


Latest Reviews for Caroline's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood, making it a great all-rounder for more technical hill running in the UK. It'd also be a good choice for walkers in search of a lighter,...

Wild Country Mosquito Harness

The Mosquito is the lightest harness that Wild Country has ever made. It's designed to be a super minimal sport climbing harness - so how does it perform in the climbing wall, at the crag, and on routes? Theo Moore finds out.

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra...

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...

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...


Latest News from Caroline's Sponsors

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New Climbing Gear Autumn/Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Tak...

The North Face: Advanced Mountain Kit - available at Ellis Brigham

Advanced Mountain Kit - The North Face's latest range - is available exclusively at Ellis Brigham.

New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently...

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...

Wild Country Zero Friends

Introducing the new Zeros for solid holding power in small placements. The ultimate weapon for thin cracks, pockets or...

Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

Wild Country is soon changing the official product lifetime. The potential lifespan of metal products is...

Wild Country Product Preview - Spring/Summer 2021

As we approach the time of year where we are looking around to check out all the new gear...


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