Greg Boswell


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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

Making a chilly belay bearable... just  © Kevin Woods

Rab Photon Pro Jacket

A midweight synthetic insulated jacket aimed at Scottish winter, the Photon Pro would be ideal for snowy hill walks, fast moving mountaineering, or climbs within your comfort zone where belays don't usually take hours. But is it warm enough if you...

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...

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

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,...

...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)...

The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear
The Kinetic Alpine Jacket + Pants in use on a typical British day: bit of rain, bit of sun, bit of everything!  © UKC Gear

Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket & Pants

We so often hear of revolutionary new fabrics that it's hard not to be cynical. But Rab's Proflex fabric really is a step...


Latest News from Greg's Sponsors

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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 the secret to its high level of comfort.

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 and built for safety. Made from high-strength aluminium, the Helicon Lite has a diameter of 16mm and 14 mm, making it incredibly...

Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear
Pivot GTX Close up  © UKC Gear

Rab GORE-TEX Glove Range

The next generation of Rab gloves are here. Working together with GORE-TEX for the first time, we are excited to combine our expertise and experience in building world-class mountain products. Our newly developed GORE-TEX range includes waterproof clothing and...

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...

Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab
Muztag GTX Jacket  © Rab

The Next Generation of Rab

Since our founding in 1981 we have worked at the forefront of insulation technology, becoming masters of our craft. Developing...

Rab Young Alpinists Meet  © Ben Tibbetts
Rab Young Alpinists Meet  © Ben Tibbetts

Bringing up the next generation of Young Alpinists

This year Rab embarked on a landmark new project aimed at inspiring the next generation of young alpine...