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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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 ...

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 Whittaker in 2003, the route waited ten years to see its first repeat by Tom Randall in 2013 and the third ascent was made by Nathan...

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 and Peter Dawson have just returned from a highly successful trip to Catalunya, where they both climbed 8c - with...

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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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 alternatives across the price spectrum.

QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley
QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley

Petzl QUARK

Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of the updated QUARK on hold. So here it is...

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...?

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley
The Volta is a good durable triple-rated rope for UK trad  © Tom Ripley

Petzl VOLTA 9.2mm & VOLTA GUIDE 9mm Triple Rated Ropes

From Red Rocks to the Alps, UK trad to Scottish winter, Tom Ripley conducts a long-term test on these...

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot,...

L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna
L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket montage  © John McKenna

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket & Summit L1 Climb Trousers

John McKenna tries this combination of a light shell jacket and softshell trousers...


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TNF Belay Parka action  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L6 FUTURELIGHT™ Belay Parka

FUTURELIGHT has been tested extensively for more than 400 continuous days by 15 members of the brand's global athlete team, proven through use in the highest peaks and harshest environments, including the Himalayas' Lhotse and Everest, in temperat...

The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern for...

FL 1  © The North Face
FL 1  © The North Face

The North Face FUTURELIGHT™ - The Technology behind the Innovation

The North Face changed the future of the outerwear industry with the unveiling of FUTURELIGHT™ jackets, pants, and bibs in its Summit Series™, Steep Series™ and Flight Series™ collections. Developed using...

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat...

OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Clothing and Packs  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

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...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...