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

A round-up of hard trad, high altitude mountaineering and bouldering ticks from the past week... 

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

From a dusty gym in Tyumen to the summit of Annapurna I, this week's round-up is truly multi-disciplinary...

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. 

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...

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...

News British Bouldering Championships 2019 - Report

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

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...

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

Product 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

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One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budg...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new compact models from Black Diamond: the Sprint 225, a good little all rounder; and the Flare, BD's latest mini emergency light. 

Black Diamond Prime Approach Shoe

It may look nice, but the Prime is undermined for typical UK use by its soft midsole and flat outsole. "Whilst the term approach was originally used in reference to approaching mountain crags, it could be argued that the Prime was designed more with...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are...

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their...

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra...

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New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently......

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 hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing off...

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 mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...

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...

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...

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our...

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