Charlie Woodburn


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Charlie is an extremely gifted climber, endlessly enthusiastic and eclectic in his taste. Trad climbing is where his heart lies, but he has also excelled in many different aspects of the climbing game.  

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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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BetaStick Evo 1  © Beta Climbing Designs

Betastick Evo, Chalk and Tape

The BetaStick Evo helps you clip those out of reach bolts, the chalk helps you hold on to the rock and the tape keeps you holding on for longer!

SNAP Guts  © SNAP
SNAP Guts  © SNAP

SNAP Guts Crash Pad

Thanks to its intelligent Air Technology this 'smooth but tough' crash-pad is perfectly adapted to both short and high falls. It offers improved security and resilience, as it combines more resistant materials with greater comfort on landing. It can be folded in...

Friendly Foot thumbnail  © Friendly Foot
Friendly Foot thumbnail  © Friendly Foot

Friendly Foot Shoe Spray Disinfectant and Deodoriser

Finally a shoe deodorizer spray that is friendly to your feet , skin and the environment, yet still 100% effective in eliminating bacteria and fungus that cause odor!  Colloidal Silver, a killer of bacteria combined with four...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
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...

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...

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...

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,...