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Greg Boswell is one of Scotland’s most experienced young climbers. Having started climbing in 2004 at the age of 13 he has since then tried to excel in most aspects of the sport. He has travelled all over the world to pursue many different routes and conditions. 

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Antagonistic Exercises  © UKC

Video Rab: Preparing for Winter - Antagonistic Exercises

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he talks about how vital antagonistic exercises are when training hard. It's important to use these exercises consistently and not just when pain occurs.

Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC
Lock Off Training - Greg Boswell  © UKC

Video Rab: Preparing for Winter - Lock Off Training

In this episode, Greg discusses the importance of training lock offs, which you regularly perform outside when reaching up for holds and placing gear.

Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC
Greg Boswell - Ice Axe Pulls  © UKC

Video Rab: Preparing for Winter - Ice Axe Pulls

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, Greg talks about the importance of replicating similar movements to those that you find outside, specifically locking off on ice axes.

Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC
Preparing for Winter = Circuit Training  © UKC

Video Preparing for Winter - Greg Boswell: Circuit Training

Greg Boswell takes us through his tips for getting ready for winter climbing. In this episode, he discusses...

Guy on the final bulge on pitch 3.  © Guy Robertson
Guy on the final bulge on pitch 3.  © Guy Robertson

News Local Hero - An Teallach VIII,9 by Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have kicked off their Scottish winter season by...

Greg Boswell makes the third ascent of Anubis XII/12.  © Hamish Frost Photography
Greg Boswell makes the third ascent of Anubis XII/12.  © Hamish Frost Photography

News 3rd Ascent of Anubis XII, 12 by Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell has made the third ascent of Dave MacLeod's 2010 route Anubis XII, 12. The route follows the line of...

Greg Boswell  © UKC News
Greg Boswell  © UKC News

News The Forge X/10 by Boswell and Robertson

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have started the Scottish Winter season as they mean to go on, by making the first ascent...

Greg on the \'Super Skinny\' pitch.  © Guy Robertson
Greg on the \'Super Skinny\' pitch.  © Guy Robertson

News Lost Arrow Winter Variation X 10 by Boswell & Robertson

Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska  © Sim/Boswell
Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska  © Sim/Boswell

Interview Will Sim and Greg Boswell in Alaska

Greg high on Intravenous Fly Trap  © Greg Boswell
Greg high on Intravenous Fly Trap  © Greg Boswell

News New Northern Corries X, 10 by Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell  © Rab
Greg Boswell  © Rab

Video Rab Commitment Series - Greg Boswell: Dedication

Greg Boswell  © Nick Bullock
Greg Boswell  © Nick Bullock

Press Release Greg Boswell signs up as Leki Ambassador

Greg after his fall  © Masa Sakano
Greg after his fall  © Masa Sakano

News Banana Wall XII/12 for Greg Boswell

Guy and Greg on the summit  © Greg Boswell
Guy and Greg on the summit  © Greg Boswell

Newsflash X/10 onsight FA (again!) for Greg Boswell

Greg on Stump Man M11  © Nicole Almond
Greg on Stump Man M11  © Nicole Almond

News Greg Boswell: M11 Flashes at White Goods Drytooling Meet

Greg topping out on the first ascent of Powerdab  © Douglass Russell
Greg topping out on the first ascent of Powerdab  © Douglass Russell

News D13 FA at The Works for Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell on Stagefright (VI,7) in Cairngorm  © James Dunn
Greg Boswell on Stagefright (VI,7) in Cairngorm  © James Dunn

News Greg Boswell on the BBC

Friday Night Video - Greg Boswell, Don't Die of Ignorance - Montage  © UKC News
Friday Night Video - Greg Boswell, Don't Die of Ignorance - Montage  © UKC News

Fri Night Vid Greg Boswell, Don't Die of Ignorance

Greg Boswell onsighting Defenders of the Faith  IX,9  © James Dunn Visuals
Greg Boswell onsighting Defenders of the Faith  IX,9  © James Dunn Visuals

News Greg Boswell Kickstarts His Scottish Season IX,9 o/s

Andy Turner on the Second ascent of The Hurting  © seanjc
Andy Turner on the Second ascent of The Hurting  © seanjc

News Greg Boswell Repeats The Hurting XI,11

Greg Boswell starting up pitch 1 of 'Ship of Fools' Ben Nevis  © Ian Parnell
Greg Boswell starting up pitch 1 of 'Ship of Fools' Ben Nevis  © Ian Parnell

Interview Greg Boswell - Hard New Scottish Routes


Latest Reviews for Greg's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carry...

It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey
It's light, and snug for its weight  © Dan Bailey

Rab Cirrus Flex Vest

Gilets may not be the most exciting category of clothing, but they're really versatile, says Dan Bailey - and this lightweight synthetic insulated vest from Rab ticks all the boxes for year-round use both climbing and on the hills.

The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas
The part-elasticated hood is roomy and easily adjusted  © Sarah Jane Douglas

Rab Women's Meridian Jacket

The Meridian is a good, lightweight shell that's ideal for hillwalking, backpacking and all-round three season use, says Sarah Jane Douglas.

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

Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr
Having a high quality child carrier allows you to get out into the hills with the wee one in relative comfort  © Penny Orr

Deuter Kid Comfort Pro

Sturdy and comfy for the adult, and more importantly for the occupant, the Kid Comfort Pro is a Rolls Royce among child carriers, says...

Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey
Using the Zenith Jacket as a windproof on the Crianlarich hills  © Dan Bailey

Rab Zenith Jacket and Pants

Rab's latest waterproofs in Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, the Zenith jacket and trousers, are light and packable enough for...

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...


Latest News from Greg's Sponsors

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Equip CEO Matt Gowar visiting a factory in Myanmar.   © Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd.

Rab and Lowe Alpine join Fair Wear Foundation

British outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine, owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd., are excited to announce that they are now an approved member of Fair Wear Foundation. Fair Wear is an independent multi-stakeholder organization th...

ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC
ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - Final Report

We spent the start of the month 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...

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 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

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...

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...

Leki Helicon Lite  © Leki
Leki Helicon Lite  © Leki

Leki Helicon Lite - well equipped on tour

The perfect pole for ski touring this winter is the LEKI Helicon Lite pole [RRP £64.95] - two-piece, adjustable...


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