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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News First and Second ascents of Bultitude, 8B+

Dave MacLeod has made the first ascent of Bultitude, 8B+, near Inverness, Scotland.

News Dave MacLeod repeats Black Thistle, E10 7a

Dave MacLeod has made the second ascent of Black Thistle, E10 7a, at Polldubh Crags, Glen Nevis.

Fri Night Vid Cutting Loose - The Original Dumby Climbing Movie

This week's Friday Night Video is a wave of nostalgia for those north of the border. Shot in 1999, Cutting Loose captures the vibrant scene at Dumbarton, from the desperate bouldering test pieces, run-out trad, and the kids that use...

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod - Free solo on the Cioch Nose

Having saved a solo ascent of the route for a 'perfect day' this video shows Dave MacLeod turning...

News New Two-Pitch E9 7a for Dave MacLeod in Glen Nevis

Dave MacLeod has made the first ascent of a new two-pitch E9 at Steall Gorge Crags, Glen Nevis, which...

News Second and third ascents of Banana Wall, XII 12

Calum Muskett and Dave MacLeod have made the second and third ascents of Greg Boswell's Cairngorm route,...

Fri Night Vid Dave MacLeod Repeating Lexicon (E11 7a)

This week's Friday Night Video is Dave MacLeod's short film that documents his time on Neil...

Interview Lexicon E11 7a repeated by Dave MacLeod

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

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

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

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

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

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

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

Gear 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

Gear 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

Gear 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

Gear 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

Gear News Discover Unchartered Routes In Arctic Norway With Dave MacLeod

Interview Boswell & MacLeod on The Hurting & More

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Black Diamond Vapor & Capitan Helmets

Helmets have come a long way in recent years, and what was formerly lightweight is now midweight. Here we look at two different options from Black Diamond - the Vapor, perhaps the lightest climbing helmet on the market, and the Capitan, a knock...

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.

Mountain Equipment Vega - update of a classic

A versatile midweight down jacket, the Vega is warm enough for winter mountains but light enough to remain packable, says Tom Ripley. In fact he rates it so much, he's on his third...

Mountain Equipment Earthrise Jacket - Down Needn't Cost The Earth

Lightweight down jackets are ubiquitous these days, so one way to stand out in this crowded...

Mountain Equipment Switch Pro Hooded Jacket and Switch Trousers

Quick-drying, breathable, and very warm for their minimal weight, these lined softshells make a...

Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power...

Black Diamond First Light Stretch and First Light Hybrid Jackets

Designed to be worn on the go in a range of conditions, these midweight synthetic insulated...

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Step By Step: The Nordkette Traverse with Black Diamond Employee Remco Grass

After 33 kilometers, 19 peaks and 3,800 vertical meters, Remco reaches the valley floor. As he steps onto the bus he looks back at the ridgeline and smiles. Step by step Remco made the mountains his own. Step...

La Sportiva launches UK recycling programme

A new recycling programme has been launched in the UK by La Sportiva, aiming to provide an easy way for people to recycle footwear and clothing when it reaches the end of its life.

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,...

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...

Mountain Equipment to support Boardman Tasker Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, is delighted to announce that it will now be...

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...

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