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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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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 Devonshire Green in Sheffield. The event attracted its highest number of entries ever, with 110 of Britain's best boulderers vying for the...

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 Pope. Jim's climbing starts in the Lake District and catches up to his present day visit to Norway to sample some of the hardest...

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

19 year-old Jim Pope has onsighted the classic 8b+ Kale Borroka in Siurana, Spain, becoming only the fourth British...

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

17-year-old Jim Pope has ticked his hardest route to date, Kaabah 8c+ at Raven Tor, Derbyshire. Having ticked Mecca 8b+ at the age of 15 and the...

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


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Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Street Creek Pack

The Street Creek is a well-made and cool-looking day pack aimed at urban wall-goers. It's just a shame that a higher volume model isn't available for outdoor use, says Rob Greenwood.

Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear
Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoe

With its funky flip-down heel and soft sock-like fit, the Session is a comfy and convenient slip on/slip off shoe for bouldering and sport climbing, inside or out. It's too casual for longer or more rugged approaches, but in its niche we think it's a...

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

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...

Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey
Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?

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...?


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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

#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 sucks". But even Honnold has to thrust his body into deep fissures from time to time: "Many of the most classic routes in the world,...

ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

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...

BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl
BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to...

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...


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