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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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, here's a round-up of some of the hardest ascents from the last few months...

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

This week's Ticklist covers some hard bouldering repeats from around the world and a scary trad video from Mr MacLeod:

News 5 x E8 Spree by Dave MacLeod

In the past month or so, Dave MacLeod has ticked five E8s, making two first ascents and three second ascents along the...

The Ticklist #8 - Hard Sport Abroad

While there's been plenty of top-end British ascents this past week, it's a been a quieter week for interesting ascents...

Video Dave MacLeod climbs Hunger (9a)

Late last year, Dave MacLeod made the third ascent of Malcolm Smith's Hunger on The Anvil, Loch Goil. Dave was working...

Video Dave MacLeod - Life is on Ice

Winter climbing in Scotland is a unique experience, often a masochistic one. Harsh weather and precarious protection make...

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

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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Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice for scrambles or mountain crags in the slippery UK hills, says Dan Bailey. Best saved for less demanding days, or hot rock trips...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their Punisher and Terminator gloves. They are so similar that it's hard to tell them apart, says Dave Saunders, but with improved dexterity and...

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...

Mountain Equipment's new Tupilak Jacket and Pants

For the winter season we're just leaving, Mountain Equipment updated their popular Tupilak shell, making...

Mountain Equipment Vega Jacket

A high quality midweight down jacket, the Vega is perfect from everything from bouldering and winter hillwalking, through to...

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking,...

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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 and wellbeing, the Martin Moran Foundation provides all-expenses-paid training programmes for 16 to 18-y...

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 Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us about their products that are hitting the market now and they've shown us their best new jackets, crag and casual clothing, running wear and everything...

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...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic...

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi...

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