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Jim Pope


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Jim Pope is a top British sport, trad and competition climber. He has climbed up to F8c+, had some scary moments on a couple of E9s and has been competing for several years.

His hardest ascents include:

Kaabah 8c+

Appointment with Death E9 6c

Meshuga E9 6c

Kale Borroka 8b+ onsight

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Straight Up - Lake District Bouldering  © Wedge Climbing

Video Straight Up - A Lake District Bouldering Film

Wedge Climbing have released a short that covers a recent bouldering trip to the Lake District. The film takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the best the Lakes has to offer. 

These were Jim's first Font 8B's  © Keri O’Boyle
These were Jim's first Font 8B's  © Keri O’Boyle

News Three Font 8B's in a Session for Jim Pope

Jim Pope has climbed three problems graded Font 8B in a session at Kilnsey. The problems were Jim's first of the grade, who had previously climbed around 15 8A+'s but never quite managed to break through to the 8B barrier.

Big Balls & Ground Falls  © Jim Pope
Big Balls & Ground Falls  © Jim Pope

Video Big Balls & Ground Falls - Hard Trad in the Peak

The film below is three years' worth of footage of some desperate trad climbing in the Peak District. With footage piling up on his hard drive, strong youth Jim Pope decided to use the lockdown wisely and edit Big Balls & Ground Falls.

Nathan Phillips: men's champion 2019.  © Pete Burnside
Nathan Phillips: men's champion 2019.  © Pete Burnside

News British Bouldering Championships 2019 - Report

Last weekend the 2019 La Sportiva BMC British Bouldering Championships, supported by Clif Bar, took place on...

Jim Pope - Odin's Cave  © Epic TV
Jim Pope - Odin's Cave  © Epic TV

Fri Night Vid Jim Pope - Through and Through

Our Friday Night Video this week is a look at a bright young talent in British sport, trad and competition climbing: Jim...

Jim Pope on Appointment with Death  © UKC News
Jim Pope on Appointment with Death  © UKC News

News Appointment with Death E9 6c by Jim Pope

Jim Pope has made the fourth ascent of the bold Appointment with Death E9 6c at Wimberry Rocks. First climbed by Sam...

Jim Pope repeats Meshuga E9 6c.  © Buster Martin
Jim Pope repeats Meshuga E9 6c.  © Buster Martin

News Meshuga E9 6c by Jim Pope

Jim Pope has repeated Seb Grieve's Meshuga, E9 6c at Black Rocks, Derbyshire. The route is a bold, monolithic test piece that has seen...

Jim Pope onsighting Kale Borroka 8b+.  © Jim Pope
Jim Pope onsighting Kale Borroka 8b+.  © Jim Pope

News Kale Borroka 8b+ Onsight by Jim Pope

Jim Pope trying Kaabah in the afternoon sun  © Dark Sky Media
Jim Pope trying Kaabah in the afternoon sun  © Dark Sky Media

News Kaabah 8c+ by Jim Pope

Jim Pope on form in Oliana  © Andi Aufschnaiter
Jim Pope on form in Oliana  © Andi Aufschnaiter

News 8c Ticks in Spain for Pope and Dawson

Jim Pope on Mecca  © UKC News
Jim Pope on Mecca  © UKC News

News Sixteen year-old Jim Pope repeats Mecca Extension 8c

Podium Mitterdorf  © UKC News
Podium Mitterdorf  © UKC News

News 1st Place for Jim Pope in Mitterdorf European Youth Cup

Jim Pope on Helvetia - 8b+/c at Shipwreck Cove  © Gav Symmonds
Jim Pope on Helvetia - 8b+/c at Shipwreck Cove  © Gav Symmonds

News Jim Pope (16) Repeats Helvetia 8b+/c at Shipwreck Cove

Jim Pope on Mecca  © UKC News
Jim Pope on Mecca  © UKC News

News Mecca 8b+ for 15 year-old Jim Pope

Jim Pope on Cider Soak, f8a at Ansteys Cove  © Gav Symonds
Jim Pope on Cider Soak, f8a at Ansteys Cove  © Gav Symonds

Product News Jim Pope Joins Marmot's Athlete Team

Jim Pope cutting loose on the steep Cider Soak, 8a  © Gav Symonds
Jim Pope cutting loose on the steep Cider Soak, 8a  © Gav Symonds

News 8a and More for 13 Year Old Jim Pope

Jim Pope's first trad route, Nosferatu (E6 6b)  © Simon Wadsworth
Jim Pope's first trad route, Nosferatu (E6 6b)  © Simon Wadsworth

News Jim Pope's first Trad routes, 2 E6's and he's only 13 years old

Jim Pop, Hot Fun Closing - montage  © Nick Pope
Jim Pop, Hot Fun Closing - montage  © Nick Pope

Video Jim Pope (13) climbs Hot Fun Closing, F8a


Latest Reviews for Jim'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.

Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear
Vision MIPS in Glen Clova  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to offer increased protection to the brain from rotational forces. Martin McKenna looks at the Black Diamond Vision MIPS, one of the...

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting
Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

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...

Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer
Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

At only around 820g, and pitching using trekking poles, the single-skin Distance Tent is not much heavier than a bivvy...

Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood
Airnet harness montage  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond airNET Harness

At £150 this isn't a cheap option, says Rob Greenwood, but within the category of extremely lightweight, high performance sport...

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...


Latest News from Jim's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Full Set of Z4s  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi Zangerl, the Camalot Z4 is the realization of a dream: to have a single-stem cam that stays rigid in-hand, but flexes ...

BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond
BD Vision 3x2  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP foam, an EPS foam puck, and a ABS shell, which keeps the dings and dents at bay, while remaining incredibly lightweight at just 215 grams.

airNET Harness  © Black Diamond
airNET Harness  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our patented airNET Technology—an ultra-breathable fabric for high-end performance sport climbing that distributes loads evenly across the "net"...

Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Approach Shoes

For Spring/Summer 2020 Black Diamond have introduced a range of Approach Shoes that cover all bases. Whether you're...

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...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

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

#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond
#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the #21 Camalot C4

BD Athlete Alex Honnold has never been a fan of wide cracks, or as he puts it a little more bluntly: "Offwidth climbing...


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