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Eliot Stephens


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Eliot is rapidly becoming one of the top boulderers in the UK having made ascents up to Font 8C and developed his own Font 8B+s in his home area of South Wales.

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Eliot on Húsafell (8B+)  © Eliot Stephens Collection

News New Font 8B+ in South Wales for Eliot Stephens

Last week, Eliot Stephens climbed a new Font 8B+ at Neath Abbey in South Wales. The 28-year-old crusher has been unstoppable in recent months, climbing Big Paw (8B+) and Arzak (8C) in late 2019 and From Dirt Grows the Flow...

From Dirt Grows The Flowers - Eliot Stephens  © Craig Davies
From Dirt Grows The Flowers - Eliot Stephens  © Craig Davies

News From Dirt Grows The Flowers (8C) for Eliot Stephens

Continuing his superb form into 2020, Eliot Stephens has returned to Ticino and ticked Dave Graham's From Girt Grows The Flowers, Font 8C.

Eliot on Arzak - one of many Font 8Cs climbed by Fred Nicole  © Eliot Stephens Collection
Eliot on Arzak - one of many Font 8Cs climbed by Fred Nicole  © Eliot Stephens Collection

News Hard ascents in Switzerland for Eliot Stephens

Eliot Stephens has returned from a successful month-long trip to Switzerland where amongst an excessive amount of hard climbing, he managed a Fred Nicole Font 8C and 3 Font 8B+s.

Eliot Stephens on New Base Line  © Eliot Stephens Col.
Eliot Stephens on New Base Line  © Eliot Stephens Col.

News Eliot Stephens climbs New Base Line 8B+

Eliot Stephens has returned from a fantastic two week trip to Magic Wood where he climbed New Base Line, a Bernd Zangerl...

Eliot flashing Dangerous Action Man Wrestling, 7C, Anston Stones  © Eliot Stephens (Video Still)
Eliot flashing Dangerous Action Man Wrestling, 7C, Anston Stones  © Eliot Stephens (Video Still)

Video Eliot Stephens Climbs Multiple Peak 8A's

22 year old Eliot Stephens from South Wales had a good weekend in the Peak District, managing to climb several...


Latest Reviews for Eliot's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long trail running days and gentler local runs, says Dan Bailey. It's worth considering for summer hill walks ...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice for any mountaineer looking for a solid B3 boot that can be used from winter hill walking through to technical ice and mixed...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot,...

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...


Latest News from Eliot's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were ...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...


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