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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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Latest News & Articles

News posts and Articles featuring Jim

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 Sam Lawson head on a bouldering trip to Ticino, Switzerland. They spend their time ticking classics, making impressive flashes, then g...

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 noticeably high standard, particularly amongst the Brits. In the men's event, current British Bouldering Champion Max Milne took the top spot with an...

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 with a bang yesterday as two qualification sessions took place, along with one 'party round.' Top competition and rock climbers such as Alex...

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

This week's Ticklist has an eclectic mix of hard grades from around the world...

News Jim Pope Repeats Prisoners of the Sun at Rhoscolyn

Jim Pope has repeated James Taylor's Prisoners of the Sun (E10 7a) on the Painted Wall at...

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...

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

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


Latest Reviews for Jim's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot range covers a variety of uses from light-n-fast mountaineering and high-level backpacking, to via ferrata. John McKenna puts them...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive...

Black Diamond Onsight 375 headtorch

Though aimed at rock climbing, the Onsight 375 is equally good for other uses, says Dan Bailey. It won't win the lumens...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood,...


Latest News from Jim's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

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 this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

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...

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...

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...


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