Jim Pope


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Sheffield, 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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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 harde...

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 off many attempts, ending in groundfalls and injury on more than one occasion.

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

A week into his title of British Lead Climbing Champion Jim Pope from London put his obvious fitness and...

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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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear
They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear
Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki...

It's a super-snug belay refuge  © Dave Saunders
It's a super-snug belay refuge  © Dave Saunders

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka

It's way more jacket than most of us need, but if you're after a duvet for somewhere seriously cold then the Down Belay...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...


Latest News from Jim's Sponsors

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James Pearson getting wet on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L1 Climb Pants

An essential part of every climber's kit, these pants were designed for longs days in the harness and crafted with lightweight, stretch-woven Cordura™ fabric for unparalleled durability and range of motion.

Enhanced Protection  © Petzl
Enhanced Protection  © Petzl

Petzl Helmets - Top and Side Protection

Petzl's latest helmets guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top. These helmets carry Petzl's proprietary label--TOP AND SIDE PROTECTION--for easy identification.

Caroline Ciavaldini climbing waterfalls on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face
Caroline Ciavaldini climbing waterfalls on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket

Our lightest, most packable shell yet is designed to keep you dry through mountainside squalls without adding any unnecessary weight or bulk, so you can climb higher and faster without worrying whether your jacket will keep up.

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...