Caroline Ciavaldini


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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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Interview Le Voyage, E10 7a, for Caro Ciavaldini

Caro Ciavaldini has made the second female ascent of Le Voyage, E10 7a, in Annot, France.

Interview Caro Ciavaldini climbs Olwen, E9 6c

Caro Ciavaldini has made the third ascent, and first female ascent, of James Taylor's Olwen, E9 6c, at Painted Wall, Rhoscolyn.

Fri Night Vid Slabducation - La Pedriza

This week's Friday Night Video is a trip to one of the world's most brutal climbing areas: La Pedriza, Spain. Sharp rock, long run outs and a complete lack of holds often strike fear into the hearts of climbers but are also among some of the factors that...

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...

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...

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

Fri Night Vid Sawanobori - Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

Article Sawanobori - James Pearson on Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

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

La Sportiva Miura VS - If it ain't broke...

The Miura VS has been a much-loved favourite for over 15 years, says Tim Hill, and in a world of soft climbing shoes the good news is that the recent update has not watered down what this model does best - supportive edging performance.

The North Face Summit Pumori Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

With its tough Gore-Tex Pro fabric, excellent active cut and climbing-oriented features, the Pumori is a real contender if you're looking for a top-end burly winter mountain shell, says John McKenna.

The North Face FUTUREFLEECE Hooded Jacket

Light, warm for its weight, and well cut for climbing, the FUTUREFLEECE jacket takes a basic outdoor staple to a higher level. In performance terms it's a clear win, but the price may be a bit of a stretch, say Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr.

Wild Country Flow Clothing Collection

Rob Greenwood and Emma Hill look at a range of casual cotton climbing clothing ideal for the wall and the crag...

OTS 2023 - Climbing Gear

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool we got a chance to check out some of the new climbing gear due to hit the shelves next year: a range of...

OTS 2023 - Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the...

The North Face Casaval Hoodie

This lightly insulated hoody is sold as a mountaineering jacket - and it's great for that, says Rob Greenwood; but it's a lot...

Latest News from Caroline's Sponsors

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Yonder and The North Face

In line with this year's theme for International Women's Day – INSPIRING INCLUSION – Yonder and The North Face are breaking down the barriers to climbing and extending an open invite to our IWD climbing event.

Join the Kendal Mountain Masters Tour

Whether you're a seasoned climber or just starting out, the Kendal Mountain Masters Tour provides a unique chance to test your limits, learn from the pros, and become part of an amazing climbing community.

The Yawn Wall - 9th December at Yonder, London

Calling all climbing enthusiasts, the winter all-nighter from The North Face, Yawn Wall at Yonder is back and better than ever.

The Wild Country Flow Harness 2.0 Collection

A comfortable, all-round men's and women's harness for indoor, outdoor, sport and multi-pitch use. The Flow...

The New Women's Himalayan suit

The North Face introduces a Himalayan suit designed and developed by women for women.

Yonder's 'It's a Spring Thing' event in London on Saturday 25th March

Join The North Face athletes and explorers Alex Honnold (by live link), Molly...

The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie

The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie is an essential layer you can dial...

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