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Josh Ibbertson


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Born into a climbing family, Josh has quietly worked his way through the grades over the years, ticking 8a at age 10, 8a+ at 11 and 8c at 13.


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2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

Josh Ibbertson in the famous Rainshadow rest.  © Josh Ibbertson
Josh Ibbertson in the famous Rainshadow rest.  © Josh Ibbertson

News Rainshadow 9a by 16-year-old Josh Ibbertson

16-year-old Josh Ibbertson has climbed his first 9a with an ascent of Rainshadow at Malham Cove, just one week after 15-year-old Toby Roberts ticked the line. Josh has quietly worked his way through the grades, ticking 8a at age 10, 8a+ at 11 and 8c...


Latest Reviews for Josh's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a d...

Boreal Drom montage  © Rob Greenwood
Boreal Drom montage  © Rob Greenwood

Boreal Drom

It's a weighty workhorse rather than a lightweight thoroughbred, says Rob Greenwood, but as a result the Drom is one of the sturdiest and most supportive approach/walking shoes out there. If you want boot-like edging ability, they'll be right up your street. 

Ace montage  © UKC Gear
Ace montage  © UKC Gear

Boreal Ace

In a market saturated with soft downturned rock shoes, the stiff and supportive Ace will be a breath of fresh air for trad climbers, says Rob Greenwood - provided they fit you!

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...?

Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux
Ideal for all-round 2-3 season use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain  © Richard Prideaux

Boreal Ordesa Boot

As a light-ish 2-3 season leather model for all round use on easy-to-moderate hill terrain, the wide-fitting Ordesa might all the boot you...

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,...

More heel hooking in the Boreal Ninja  © UKC Gear
More heel hooking in the Boreal Ninja  © UKC Gear

Boreal Ninja

As the first ever slip lasted rock shoe, the original Ninja was revolutionary in its time. The modern version stands on its own two feet as a...


Latest News from Josh's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

BOREAL Ace and Ballet

The BOREAL Ace and Ballet are modern takes on classic models. The Ace is the ideal routes shoe, with a precise fit and superb edging ability. Ballet is designed to provide increased support, protection and comfort, making it ideal for long days a...

Beta Graphite  © Boreal
Beta Graphite  © Boreal

The all new BOREAL Beta and Beta Women's

A new shoe aimed at intermediate climbers who spend most of their time climbing indoors, Beta will help you perform in comfort.

Nupste  © Blue Ice
Nupste  © Blue Ice

Blue Ice - premium rucksacks, harnesses and ice axes

Blue Ice is celebrating its 10th year. To demonstrate how far they have come in terms of technical product you only have to look at this year's offering of best-in class-products for all aspects of mountaineering.

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...

Boreal Arwa  © Boreal
Boreal Arwa  © Boreal

Boreal Mountain Boots - Triglav / Nelion / Arwa

Spring 2019 sees the launch of new family of alpine mountaineering boots from Boreal. The three new models...

Boreal Saurus Running Shoe

Saurus is an all new trail running shoe which excels on off-road footpaths and routes which feature a mix of hard paved surfaces...

The new Boreal Ninja performance slipper

The original Ninja slipper was legendary, offering a huge step up in performance. The latest incarnation is set to...


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