Kieran Forrest


Llanrug, United Kingdom
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Kieran Forrest is a GB Climbing Team member and has made hard sport ascents up to 9a, including the fourth repeat of The Big Bang. 


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News The Big Bang 9a by Kieran Forrest

Continuing his exploration Lower Pen Trwyn, 19-year-old Bangor-based Kieran Forrest has made the fourth ascent of The Big Bang 9a, just under two months after

News Kieran Forrest ticks Pilgrimage (Font 8B+/9a)

Bangor-based Kieran Forrest has ticked Malcolm Smith's 2004 Parisella's Cave testpiece Pilgrimage. Fresh from success on Liquid Ambar, the 19-year-old competition climber has shifted his focus onto rock in the past couple of months, with...

News 4th Ascent of Liquid Ambar 8c+ by Kieran Forrest

19-year-old Bangor-based youth Kieran Forrest has made the fourth ascent of Jerry Moffatt's Liquid Ambar 8c+ at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. First climbed in 1990, the route was originally graded 8c and had subsequently only been repeated by...

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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Mountain Equipment Alpamayo and Fitzroy Jackets

Among midweight synthetic insulated jackets for winter climbing and all-round mountain use, the Fitzroy has long been a benchmark. Warmer, lighter, and more weatherproof, the new design improves on the old classic. Joining it this season is the...

Mountain Equipment Climbing Collection

From fleeces to legwear, Rob Greenwood crag-tests a load of clobber from Mountain Equipment's extensive range of climbing clothing.

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 your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides from leading...

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,...

Mountain Equipment Kryos Jacket

A cutting edge down jacket aimed at hardcore alpinists, the Kryos may be a big investment for the less elite masses, but its...

Mountain packs around 40 litres

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

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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Forging Ahead: Celebrating 40 years of DMM

Innovative, made in Wales, premium quality, and a little off the wall are all words that get mentioned when DMM comes up in conversation. For 40 years we've proudly manufactured lifesaving climbing and working at height equipment at our...

New Clothing Autumn/Winter 2021

We have spent the last couple of months catching up with brands up and down the country and checking out their quality new clobber. Below is a roundup of the most eye-catching new clothing.

Mountain Equipment to support Boardman Tasker Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, is delighted to announce that it will now be officially supported by Mountain Equipment, the Manchester-based outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer.

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...

Martin Moran Foundation launched for 16 to 18 year-olds

Dedicated to promoting the positive impact of mountain adventure on young people's mental health...

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...

New Clothing Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight Trade Show is the clothing category. Once again, we've asked brands to tell us...

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