Loading Notifications...

James Squire


About



United Kingdom
Share this page

James Squire is a top British boulderer, mainly operating in the south of England. He has established many grade 8 boulder problems. His crowning achievement so far is the first ascent of The World is Yours (8C)  at Biblins Cave.

Follow James on Social Media
Message

Sponsors

These brands support James

View the reviews and news from James's sponsors.

Latest News & Articles

News posts and Articles featuring James

James Squire on Power of Now (Font 8C) 3X2  © James Squire Collection

News James Squire Climbs Power of Now (Font 8C) in a Session

James Squire has climbed Giuliano Cameroni's Power of Now (Font 8C) in a single session. The stunning line in Magic Wood, Switzerland, climbs through a 60 degree roof and features huge, powerful moves.

James Squire on the first ascent of Ambition - Font 8C  © James Squire
James Squire on the first ascent of Ambition - Font 8C  © James Squire

News Second Font 8C for James Squire at Biblins Cave

James Squire has climbed a new Font 8C at Biblins Cave in Gloucestershire and named it Ambition. This is his second first ascent of an 8C at the cave after climbing The World Is Yours in 2018.

James Squire on Infamous 8B.  © James Squire.
James Squire on Infamous 8B.  © James Squire.

News Two New Dartmoor 8B/+s by James Squire

In recent weeks, James Squire has added two new problems to Bovey Woods, which sits above Bovey Tracey with numerous boulders hidden away in the woodland. The rock is classic sharp Dartmoor granite with many highball problems. One year ago,...

James Squire on Spray of Light  © James Squire
James Squire on Spray of Light  © James Squire

News Font 8C for James Squire in Rocklands

James Squire has had a productive trip to Rocklands, South Africa, ticking Spray of Light, a Font 8C first climbed by Daniel...

The Winner Takes It All (8B) at Saddle Tor  © Keiha Dhruev
The Winner Takes It All (8B) at Saddle Tor  © Keiha Dhruev

News New Dartmoor Boulder Problems for James Squire

James Squire has added two hard boulder problems on Saddle Tor, Dartmoor. The first problem, Take a Chance on...

The problem extends Johnny Kydd\'s WADzilla (8B)  © James Squire
The problem extends Johnny Kydd\'s WADzilla (8B)  © James Squire

News New Font 8C at Biblins Cave from James Squire

21-year-old James Squire has climbed a new problem at Biblins Cave and proposed a grade of Font 8C. James has been...

James Squire - The Never Ending Story  © James Squire
James Squire - The Never Ending Story  © James Squire

News The Never Ending Story 8B+ for James Squire

James Squire has climbed The Never Ending Story (8B+), his first of the grade. The problem is perched on the edge of...

James Squire on Electro Boogie 8A+  © James Squire
James Squire on Electro Boogie 8A+  © James Squire

News James Squire on Form in Magic Wood

James Squire on Catching the Wave V11  © James Squire
James Squire on Catching the Wave V11  © James Squire

News V11/12 Dartmoor First Ascents for James Squire

James Squire attempting Snatch, 8A, last year before his successful ascent this year.  © Squire Coll.
James Squire attempting Snatch, 8A, last year before his successful ascent this year.  © Squire Coll.

News Quick Grit 8As for 17 year old James Squire

Ellis Butler Barker on the thin crimps of Guy Fawkes, Font 8A  © Tommy Harris
Ellis Butler Barker on the thin crimps of Guy Fawkes, Font 8A  © Tommy Harris

News Font 8A at The Cuttings for Young Pair

James Squire climbing 'Boy Racer' at Dinas Rock (Main Crag).  © Beastly Squirrel
James Squire climbing 'Boy Racer' at Dinas Rock (Main Crag).  © Beastly Squirrel

News First Font 8A for 15 Year-old James Squire


Latest Reviews for James's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Steep, overhanging limestone on pockets and edges are where this shoe feels at home  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La Sportiva's extensive rock shoe range, says Nick Brown.

SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear
SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey
One of the best all-round, mountain-worthy approach shoes we've seen - if they fit you  © Dan Bailey

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in its class, the TX Guide may be the most mountain-worthy approach shoe on the market, if - and it's a big if - you can get on with...

Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood
Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed...

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

ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear
ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and...

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...


Latest News from James's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

La Sportiva Theory and Solution Comp

La Sportiva have two new shoes arriving for SS'20: the Solution Comp and the Theory. Extreme sensitivity combined with high dynamism allows the Theory to have unprecedented pedidextarity and reactivity on holds. The Solution Comp is a softer an...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances

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 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 roundup...

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a...

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 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...

Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl
Petzl Helmet 3x2  © Petzl

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple...


Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest