Greg Chapman


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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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"I have been climbing for over 20 years and in that time visited many of the world's premier climbing destinations; to boulder, sport, and trad climb. Whilst I love travelling and repeating classic lines, I’m primarily motivated by and known for first ascents and the development and documentation of new climbing areas. These are usually in my home stomping grounds of the Lake District, Lancashire, and the Yorkshire Dales, but also as far afield as Morocco, India and the States. I’m particularly proud of the fact that I’ve climbed well over 1000 new climbs, with 600+ being in the 7th and 8th grades."


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Lake preview 4  © Vertebrate Publishing
Lake preview 4  © Vertebrate Publishing

Product News Greg Chapman's new LakesBloc book is available to pre-order

Lake District Bouldering is the long-awaited guide to bouldering in the Lake District National Park. Written by Greg Chapman, one of the pioneers of bouldering in the Lakes, it features almost 3,000 individually numbered...

Greg Chapman on Pseudoscience - Font 7b - Duddon Valley  © Lakesbloc
Greg Chapman on Pseudoscience - Font 7b - Duddon Valley  © Lakesbloc

News Major New Bouldering Area in Lakes

Lakes based bouldering activist Greg Chapman reports on a large new bouldering area in the Duddon Valley, Cumbria: "Over the last month or so myself and Andy Hebson, have been feverishly working out, cleaning up and documenting a previously unrecorded ...

Jordan Buys on the sit start to Black Hole V9  © Wild Country
Jordan Buys on the sit start to Black Hole V9  © Wild Country

Product News Wild Country is Proud to Sponsor Lakesbloc

Perhaps the best resource for free bouldering topos in the UK and the only place to get the lowdown on all the latest for Lakes District bouldering...

Greg Chapman climbing Walk Away V13  © Greg Chapman / Rock + Run
Greg Chapman climbing Walk Away V13  © Greg Chapman / Rock + Run

News Greg Chapman repeats Gaskins' V13

Greg Chapman has repeated the famous John Gaskins problem Walk Away. Walk Away (stand-up start) is graded V13 (Font 8B) and is a vertical wall of limestone, smattered with tiny holds. "I know it's not been repeated before, although I have no idea how many...


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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...

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 Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

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 should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

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...

SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey
SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active...

A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey
A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...


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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 waterproof gaiter design uses PU Tek technology to create a lightweight but extremely durable outer with a high degree ...

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 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...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TRM)...

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted...

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...