Ethan Walker


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Tideswell, United Kingdom
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Ethan Walker is a Peak District based climber with a whole host of hard ascents to his name, highlights including Kaabah 8c+, Meshuga E9 6c and Belly of the Beast V14.

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Jack Lawdedge on Trail of Dreams E4 6A  © Mike Hutton

Digital Feature The Finest Crags in the UK & Ireland: Rhoscolyn

Nestling on Holy Island's south-west coast is a crag for connoisseurs. Hidden amongst the sparkling zawns, sea caves and secluded bays is a metamorphic masterpiece. Mike Hutton strolls down the rocky road to Rhoscolyn on a quest for quartzite.

Ethan Walker  © UKC News
Ethan Walker  © UKC News

News Devolution 8c for Ethan Walker

Ethan Walker has redpointed Devolution at Raven Tor. For those not entirely clued up on their Raven Tor trivia, Devolution climbs the lower crux section of the mega classic Jerry Moffatt route Evolution, before heading off rightwards via some delicate crimping into the...

Ethan Walker on his first 8c, Mecca Extension, Raven Tor  © Jon Clark
Ethan Walker on his first 8c, Mecca Extension, Raven Tor  © Jon Clark

News Kaabah 8c+ for Whittaker and Walker

Pete Whittaker and Ethan Walker have both repeated Kaabah 8c+ at Raven Tor, making the 6th and 7th ascent respectively. Kabaah was first climbed by Steve McClure in 2004 and follows Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis (8b+) but branches off just before its belay and...

The Simon Nadin testpiece, Gonads (8a+), Chee Dale, Two Tier  © Jon Clark
The Simon Nadin testpiece, Gonads (8a+), Chee Dale, Two Tier  © Jon Clark

Climbing Skills The Art of Red-pointing

Ethan Walker takes us through some tips for succeeding on a red-point. From rehearsing the moves, to breathing properly to not...

Sarah Pashley  © Philip Barker
Sarah Pashley  © Philip Barker

News Foundry Bouldering Open 2015 Report

On Saturday 7th Feb F-BO15 took over the The Foundry's bouldering walls with 100 competitors getting to grips with the 25 problem...

Ethan Walker attempting Belly of the Beast, 8B+, Raven Tor  © Jon Clark
Ethan Walker attempting Belly of the Beast, 8B+, Raven Tor  © Jon Clark

News Ethan Walker Climbs Two 8B+'s

Ethan Walker is on top form at the minute, having recently climbed his first 8B, he has now gone on to climb two 8B+'s; Belly of...

Ethan climbing Keen Roof, 8B, Raven Tor  © Ethan Walker (Video Still)
Ethan climbing Keen Roof, 8B, Raven Tor  © Ethan Walker (Video Still)

News Ethan Walker Climbs Keen Roof, 8B, Raven Tor

Ethan Walker has just climbed his first 8B boulder problem with an ascent of Keen Roof at Raven Tor in the Peak...

Ethan Walker on The Zone (E9)  © Jon Clarke
Ethan Walker on The Zone (E9)  © Jon Clarke

Fri Night Vid Double - Gritstone E9 and Scottish Winter VIII

Stu Littlefair crushing in the final  © Paul Bennett
Stu Littlefair crushing in the final  © Paul Bennett

News The Foundry Bouldering Open 2014

Katy Whittaker rocking into the final hard section on Knockin' On Heaven's Door  © Nathan Lee
Katy Whittaker rocking into the final hard section on Knockin' On Heaven's Door  © Nathan Lee

News Gritstone Round-Up Jan 2014

Ethan Walker on Meshuga  © JC
Ethan Walker on Meshuga  © JC

Video Meshuga (E9) for Ethan Walker

Ethan making one of the big moves on the Extension to Mecca, 8c  © Jon Clark
Ethan making one of the big moves on the Extension to Mecca, 8c  © Jon Clark

News Ethan Walker Climbs Mecca Extension

Ethan Walker focussed on Mecca, 8b+  © Seth Walker
Ethan Walker focussed on Mecca, 8b+  © Seth Walker

News Multiple 8b+ Redpoints for Ethan Walker

Ethan Walker on Sworn Enemy, 8a, Dovedale.  © Ethan Walker Collection
Ethan Walker on Sworn Enemy, 8a, Dovedale.  © Ethan Walker Collection

News 8b+ and more for Ethan Walker

Michele Caminati on Superstition  © Nick Brown / Outcrop Films
Michele Caminati on Superstition  © Nick Brown / Outcrop Films

News Gritstone News - E8s, Videos, Snow and More!

The 'Classic' Shot of Paralogism  © andi turner
The 'Classic' Shot of Paralogism  © andi turner

Photo/video Grit Action - Paralogism and More

Nathan Lee lycrad up and cranking on Rababoum (7a) in Font  © rob
Nathan Lee lycrad up and cranking on Rababoum (7a) in Font  © rob

Product News Update From Team Mammut UK

Cailean Harker  © Cailean Harker Collection
Cailean Harker  © Cailean Harker Collection

Product News Mammut UK Team Members Announced


Latest Reviews for Ethan's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

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, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten mode...

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our eye.

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

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...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
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...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

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...


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Crack climbing in Mongolia  © Alex Gorham

Maddy Cope: Climbing the unknown in Mongolia

Mammut UK athlete and climber, Madeleine Cope, has just returned from a three-week trip to Mongolia – not the first place you think of as a climbing location!

Ducan High GTX  © Mammut
Ducan High GTX  © Mammut

Mammut Ducan High GTX

A super-sporty and agile hiking shoe for multi-day outings, trekking excursions or fast-paced hikes in the mountains, incorporating the benefits of cutting-edge production techniques. The core of the Ducan High GTX® Men is the Mammut Flextron technology which...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity...

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...

Trea Spine Action  © Mammut
Trea Spine Action  © Mammut

Mammut Trion and Trea Spine 35 Packs

The Trion Spine 35 will take even difficult ascents in its stride. Thanks to a suspension system featuring the Active...

Guide Tennie action 2  © Five Ten
Guide Tennie action 2  © Five Ten

Five Ten Guide Tennies

The new Guide Tennie offers a refined classic fit and the unparalleled sticky rubber, it blends comfort and climbability to every...

Asym - Men's   © Five Ten
Asym - Men's   © Five Ten

Five Ten Asym VCS (Men's and Women's)

For beginners seeking performance and advanced climbers looking for comfort, these shoes offer versatility for sport...