Jim Pope


United Kingdom
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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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News British Lead Climbing Championships 2022 - Report

The 2022 British Lead Climbing Championships took place at Awesome Walls, Sheffield, last weekend. A mix of new and previous champions along with some impressive family feats made for an exciting event.

The Ticklist IFSC World Cup comes to the UK

In this week's episode of The Ticklist, Rob Greenwood runs us through the Lead World Cup which took place last weekend in Ratho, Scotland. The competition was full of nail-biting moments, particularly when some of the top competitors ran the clock down to...

The Ticklist British Bouldering Championships 2022

In this week's episode of The Ticklist, Rob Greenwood recounts the action from last weekend's fiercely contested British Bouldering Championships. Both of last year's winners, Emily Phillips and Max Milne, were there to defend their titles against...

Fri Night Vid Hidden in Ticino - Switzerland Bouldering

This week's Friday Night Video slot is a triple bill from Wedge Climbing. Jim Pope, Aidan Roberts and...

News Rab CWIF 2022 Final Results

The Rab Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) returned over the weekend after a year's hiatus and there was a...

Video Rab CWIF Semi-Finals and Finals Live Stream Today

After a year's hiatus due to you-know-what, the Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) returned...

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls...

The Ticklist #54 Hard grades from around the world

News Jim Pope Repeats Prisoners of the Sun at Rhoscolyn

The Ticklist #28 Tough Trad, Big Mountains and Hard Blocs

The Ticklist #26 - Nepali Women Summit Annapurna, Jim Pope on Form, Speed Records and Solos

Video Straight Up - A Lake District Bouldering Film

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

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

News British Bouldering Championships 2019 - Report

Fri Night Vid Jim Pope - Through and Through

News Appointment with Death E9 6c by Jim Pope

News Kale Borroka 8b+ Onsight by Jim Pope

News 8c Ticks in Spain for Pope and Dawson

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

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

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

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

Gear News Jim Pope Joins Marmot's Athlete Team

News 8a and More for 13 Year Old Jim Pope

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

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

Latest Reviews for Jim's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets are not really that warm. For max winter comfort you need to go large. Here two of the world's beefiest synthetic jackets - Black Diamond's ...

New Storm 500-R and Spot 400-R - best burn time in their class?

The Spot and the Storm have been around for years. Robust and pretty powerful for their size, they're each a good solid choice for climbers and hillwalkers. A recent upgrade has improved their output and burn times: so which...

UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Windproofs and ultralight softshells

When you want some protection from the elements, but a full shell would be overkill, a thin windproof is the obvious...

If it Ain't Broke - Gear that Goes On and On

In these days of growing environmental concern and shrinking budgets, we can't all be constantly buying brand...

Black Diamond Shorts and Trousers for Casual Cragging

John McKenna and Victoria de Ga check out a range of men's and women's climbing legwear ideal for warmer...

Trail Running Shoes - also good for walkers and climbers

Not just for running, trail shoes are the most versatile of footwear, and prove ideal for both...

Latest News from Jim's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Step By Step: The Nordkette Traverse with Black Diamond Employee Remco Grass

After 33 kilometers, 19 peaks and 3,800 vertical meters, Remco reaches the valley floor. As he steps onto the bus he looks back at the ridgeline and smiles. Step by step Remco made the mountains his own. Step by step, that is his approach to li...

La Sportiva launches UK recycling programme

A new recycling programme has been launched in the UK by La Sportiva, aiming to provide an easy way for people to recycle footwear and clothing when it reaches the end of its life.

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the...

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic...

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