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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Fri Night Vid World-Class Bouldering in Finland

For week's Friday Night Video(s), we've got a triple bill from Wedge Climbing who followed Aidan Roberts and Jim Pope on a recent bouldering trip to Finland.

News Jim Pope Headpoints Olwen E9 6c and Onsights Strawberries E7 6b

Jim Pope has repeated James Taylor's Olwen E9 6c at Rhoscolyn and made the fifth - and only the second British - onsight of the classic Strawberries (E7 6b) E7 6b at Tremadog, (Craig Bwlch y Moch) in North Wales.

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...

The Ticklist British Bouldering Championships 2022

In this week's episode of The Ticklist, Rob Greenwood recounts the action from last weekend's fiercely...

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

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

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

Black Diamond Vapor & Capitan Helmets

Helmets have come a long way in recent years, and what was formerly lightweight is now midweight. Here we look at two different options from Black Diamond - the Vapor, perhaps the lightest climbing helmet on the market, and the Capitan, a knock...

La Sportiva Miura VS - If it ain't broke...

The Miura VS has been a much-loved favourite for over 15 years, says Tim Hill, and in a world of soft climbing shoes the good news is that the recent update has not watered down what this model does best - supportive edging performance.

Performance Headtorches - Petzl Nao RL, Silva FREE and Black Diamond Distance 1500

Torch technology moves on fast, and the latest generation of high power models are mind-bogglingly bright. Here we compare three headtorches that feature a dazzling 1000+ lumens of output. While they all...

Black Diamond First Light Stretch and First Light Hybrid Jackets

Designed to be worn on the go in a range of conditions, these midweight synthetic insulated...

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last...

Black Diamond Method S

Designed primarily for top-end bouldering, the soft and supple Method S manages the very difficult balancing act of being both technical...

OTS 2023 - Climbing Gear

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool we got a chance to check out some of the new climbing gear due to hit the shelves next year: a range of...

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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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