Dave MacLeod


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People in the wider world of climbing tend to hear about my climbing through the well known films E11 or Echo Wall or my book 9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes.

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Interview Lexicon E11 7a repeated by Dave MacLeod

Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of Neil Gresham's Lexicon E11 7a at Pavey Ark, Cumbria. The route shares the start of Impact Day E8 6c up to a break, before leading straight up an overhanging headwall on small crimps with margina...

The Ticklist #58 Alpine Ticks, Bosi, Raboutou and Ondra

In this week's Ticklist, we've got hard ascents from Will Bosi, Brooke Raboutou, and Adam Ondra...

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls were shut and advice was to stay local - another tough time for anyone who loves the outdoors. But there were some positives throughout the...

News New Loch Duntelchaig E10 by Robbie Phillips, Repeated by Dave MacLeod

Robbie Phillips has added a new E10 7a to Duntelchaig crag, Invernesshire, which he...

News New Ben Nevis E9 6c by Dave MacLeod - Mnemosyne

Dave MacLeod has made the first ascent of a bold new Ben Nevis E9 6c on Titan's Wall, Carn Dearg...

The Ticklist #35 Big Walls, Big Mountains and Steep Scottish Trad

Some big ascents on big walls and big mountains, plus some steep Scottish trad...

The Ticklist #23 Lockdown Round-Up - Ascents from around the world

We held off reporting on ascents during lockdown, but as things begin to ease in the UK,...

The Ticklist #12 - Hard Bouldering Repeats and more MacLeod Trad

The Ticklist #8 - Hard Sport Abroad

Video Dave MacLeod climbs Hunger (9a)

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod climbing Rainbow Warrior (8b)

Video Kendal Rekindled: Dave MacLeod Interview

Interview Undiscovered: Dave MacLeod on New-Routing in Scotland

News Third Ascent of Hunger 9a by Dave MacLeod

News Mind Riot E10 7a First Ascent by Dave MacLeod

News Harris New Routeing Spree by MacLeod and Kurakami

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod climbing the Indian Face E9 6c

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod's 24 / 8 Challenge

News 24 / 8 Challenge - Dave MacLeod's Big Day Out

News Dave MacLeod climbs Gutbuster 8B+

News Catalan Witness the Fitness 8B+ by Dave MacLeod

Article Perfect Partners #5 - Dave MacLeod and Natalie Berry

News Dave Macleod completes Lithium F8B+

Fri Night Vid The Unknown - Dave MacLeod

News Third Ascent of The Keswickian E8 7a for Dave MacLeod

News Dave MacLeod Repeats Return of the King E9 6c

Press Release Dave MacLeod signs for La Sportiva

Fri Night Vid + Interview Dave MacLeod - Practice of the Wild 8C

News Practice of the wild, 8C, by Dave MacLeod

Video From shallow waters to Riverbed, ~8B+, by Dave MacLeod

Product News Dave MacLeod Announces Children's Climbing Book

Video Gimme That Swing 8B by Dave MacLeod

News New E8 on Mull for Dave MacLeod: Ice Burn

News Night Fury - New IX,9 on Ben Nevis for Dave MacLeod

News Two Grade IX's in a Weekend for Dave MacLeod

Press Release Win an ice climbing masterclass with Dave MacLeod

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod - 8B First Ascent

News Two Magic Wood 8B's in one night for Dave MacLeod

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

Product News Dave MacLeod Scottish Route Cima Ovest Premiere at ShAFF

Interview Dave Macleod's book Make or Break released

News New Scottish Route on Cima Ovest for Macleod

Friday Night Video Dave Macleod; Free Climber

Product News Dave MacLeod Lecture at Mountain Equipment Store, Deansgate Manc

News FWA of Orient Express IX,8 for Macleod and Hughes

News Bellavista for MacLeod and Cassidy

Video Interview Muskett and MacLeod - Indian Face

Fri Night Vid Exclusive - MacLeod climbs Indian Face

Interview MacLeod and Muskett Attempt Bellavista

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

News Dave Macleod Frees Pabbay's Great Arch, E8 6c

Interview Dave MacLeod - Scottish Winter / Ben Nevis

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod Video Portrait

News New Routes on Ben Nevis for Dave MacLeod

News Dave MacLeod Is Back - 8c After Foot Operation

News Steall Project Falls to MacLeod - 8c+ / 9a

News Dave MacLeod - Font 8C - The Video

News New Steall 8b+ / c For MacLeod

Video Dave MacLeod, New Base Line, 8B+

Video Dave MacLeod, The Natural Method

News MacLeod Climbs Classic Magic Wood 8B+

Video Dave MacLeod Hits Swiss Boulders - 8B / +

News Dave MacLeod and Alan Cassidy on the BBC

News Dave MacLeod Climbs Huge Roof In Winter

Product News Dave MacLeod And Andy Turner To Give Longhope Lecture

Gear Reviews The Long Hope - Starring Dave MacLeod

Interview/images MacLeod on Long Hope Route

News MacLeod and Turner Top Out Hoy Mega Route

Video Woodburn repeats MacLeod's Apophenia

Product News Discover Unchartered Routes In Arctic Norway With Dave MacLeod

Interview Boswell & MacLeod on The Hurting & More

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La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot range covers a variety of uses from light-n-fast mountaineering and high-level backpacking, to via ferrata. John McKenna puts them...

Mountain Equipment Trango

The Trango is a very warm down jacket which manages to pack in as much insulation as possible without being too bulky or heavy. Whether you're heading to cold snowy places, or just want something extra snug for bouldering or belaying, it's really, really good, says...

Mountain Equipment Shroud - an all-new take on an old favourite

With its warm and weather-resistant fabric, this is not your average midweight fleece, says Dan...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money,...

Mountain Equipment Super Couloir and Hyper Couloir Gauntlets

Dan Bailey puts two new mountain gloves through their paces on the Scottish winter hills. 

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive...

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New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Clothing Autumn / Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new clobber. Below is a roundup of the most eye-catching new clothing.

Mountain Equipment to support Boardman Tasker Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, is delighted to announce that it will now be officially supported by Mountain Equipment, the Manchester-based outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer.

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...

Martin Moran Foundation launched for 16 to 18 year-olds

Dedicated to promoting the positive impact of mountain adventure on young people's mental health...

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the...

New Clothing Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us...

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