James Taylor


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James Taylor is a London-born all-round rock climber based in North Wales. He's achieved first ascents up to E10, sport redpoints up to 8c, V12 boulder ticks and an 8a multipitch FA in Brazil. 

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News Prisoners of The Sun - E10 7a Fa by James Taylor

James Taylor has made the first ascent of a new E10 7a (8b) on 'The Painted Wall' in Porth Saint (1km North of the Rhoscolyn crags), which he has named Prisoners of the Sun. 

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3rd Rock Mercury Jeans

Everyone likes a pair of jeans that you can climb in, but still look good down the pub - and the Mercury Jeans certainly tick those boxes. But are they just too nice to trash on a crag?

3rd Rock Ramblas Trousers

Lightweight climbing chinos with a superb active cut, 3rd Rock's Ramblas trousers can also be worn down the pub without "looking like a loony", says Theo Moore

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.

3rd Rock Zoom Hoody

Rob Greenwood tackles the big question: how on earth do you review a hoody? Turns out there's more to say about the Zoom than he'd first...

3rd Rock Men's Clothing

Paul Phillips has spent much of summer and autumn this year in 3rd Rock's casual-styled NOVA trousers and ROCKET shorts. Here's how he got...

3rd Rock Women's Clothing

3rd Rock are a Derbyshire based climbing apparel company that design practical and fashionable clothing using organic cotton and...

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New Eco-Friendly Climbing Clothing for Spring/Summer

3rd Rock Clothing releases new lighter-weight spring and summer organic clothing items for climbing, new recycled clothing items and organic donation tees to help protect the earth.

3RD ROCK 2018 Ambassador team Announced

Meet the new 2018 3RD ROCK Climbing Ambassadors.

3RD ROCK Clothing Ethical Winter Climbing Favourites

Grit season isn't for everyone, but if you're keen to take the split tips and freezing temps that come with conditions, you'll need the gear to send. Keeping your legs warm has always been our specialty, with thick, durable, easy to...

OutDoor 2017 - Mountain Clothing and Footwear

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

New Summer Items from 3rd Rock Eco Climbing Clothing

3rd Rock Organic & Recycled Clothing now offers new Men's & Women's lighter-weight Organic Climbing...

New Men's Climbing Clothing from 3rd Rock

3rd Rock introduces new organic climbing trousers for men. Bright and subtle colours, all made for durability and...

OutDoor 2016 - What's New? Mountain Clothing

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

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