Frances Bensley


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Frances Bensley became the third British woman to climb 8B in 2018, with a tick of Fat Lip 8B at Raven Tor. She has sport climbed 8b+. 

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Frances Bensley climbing Keen Roof 8B.  © Jonathan Bean

News Keen Roof 8B by Frances Bensley

26 year-old Coventry-based climber ​​​​​​​Frances Bensley has ticked her second 8B with an ascent of James Pearson's Keen Roof at Raven Tor.

Frances Bensley climbing Fat Lip 8B.  © Frances Bensley
Frances Bensley climbing Fat Lip 8B.  © Frances Bensley

News Fat Lip 8B by Frances Bensley

26 year-old Frances Bensley has repeated Fat Lip 8B at Raven Tor (Miller's Dale). In 2015, James Noble made the first repeat in 8 years since Steve Mcclure's first ascent in 2007. Frances is only the third British woman to climb the grade  after Shauna Coxsey...

Thom Arnold back on form  © Liam Lonsdale
Thom Arnold back on form  © Liam Lonsdale

News Blokfest Round 4 Report

Yet again Round 4 of the Blokfest Tour was another smasher. This season after a break we returned to Bristol, The Climbing Academy to be exact. The Bristol scene has always been a lively and fun affair but it has really expanded in the last few years going from one to four...


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How many is too many?  © Penny Orr

Mid-Sized Bouldering Mats

Bouldering mats have come a long way since the beer towel. Not only do modern pads give a better landing, they are also bigger, easier to carry and boast useful extra features. This test highlights the range of options currently available.

Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear
Group Test Rope Bags MOntage  © UKC gear

Dedicated Rope Bags

Most climbers own a rope bag, but few take much trouble in choosing one. Considering how much use you'll get out of it, however, a little extra thought could prove worthwhile. We compare 11 current models.

gift guide montage  © UKC Gear
gift guide montage  © UKC Gear

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples like hats and torches to climbing hardwear and ultralight packs, here are some ideas that won't break the bank.

Moon clothes montage  © Heather Swift
Moon clothes montage  © Heather Swift

Moon Women's Cyphette Pant and Sigma Vest

Bold, bright and sassy: Moon's Sigma Vest and Cyphette Pants pull no punches, technically or visually, says Heather...

Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC
Moonboard Review Montage Image  © Nick Brown - UKC

Moonboard

In early December, UKC received an invitation to review the latest incarnation of the Moonboard. Never one to shy away from a challenge UKC accepted the...

Moon review  © UKC Gear
Moon review  © UKC Gear

Moon Pants and Jackets

Paul Phillips and Ola Stępień take a look at a selection from the 2016 Moon clothing range. "As with all gear the devil...

stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey
stocking fillers montage 2  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Special - Gifts Ideas under £40

Stuck for a few last minute stocking fillers for the climber in your life? Here's a few quick ideas for small...


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Moon Summer Clothing

With the summer upon us and the UK basking in glorious weather it's high time to update your summer climbing gear, here we have some choice offerings from Moon Climbing, 100% designed for climbing in the toastiest of temperatures.

Moonboard Masters  © Moon
Moonboard Masters  © Moon

The North Face MoonBoard Masters

18-months ago, with ten solid years of hard training under its belt, the MoonBoard received its first major update with the introduction of the LED System and Smartphone App. Since then, more than 20,000 registered MoonBoard users have climbed and...

OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 Montage  © UKC

OutDoor 2017 - Mountain Clothing and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in mountain clothing,...

OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing

OutDoor 2017 - Climbing Gear and Rock Shoes

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video...

The MoonBreak in action at Stanage  © UKC Gear
The MoonBreak in action at Stanage  © UKC Gear

Moon Climbing launch the MoonBreak

After years of top secret development Sheffield based MoonClimbing are psyched to launch their latest Bouldering...

Moon Climbing  © Moon Climbing
Moon Climbing  © Moon Climbing

MoonClimbing 2017

It has been an incredible 12 months for us at MoonClimbing, with the international success of the MoonBoard keeping us very busy. Now is...

Ben Moon  © Moon
Ben Moon  © Moon

Moon Junior Team go to School

We decided a to get the Moon Junior team together at Ben's gym 'The School Room' to have a bit of a training session, and to...