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Leah Crane


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I have been climbing for over twenty years ... I first 'touched rock' aged 3 and started to climb frequently from the age of 5. Dave Dicks was my first ever coach & I trained with him twice a week for around five years at the original Nottingham Wall. Dave taught me to climb, & how to master of my technique, honing immaculate footwork and understanding the subtleties of movement in order to move my body effectively. If it wasn’t for Dave and those early years, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Aged 10 I was taken under the wing of none other than Neil Gresham, international climbing legend and founder of the world famous Masterclass Coaching Academy. Neil was my mentor both in climbing and also in a professional capacity, opening my eyes to the wider climbing world. Without Dave & Neil, I would not be where I am today.

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Press Release 3 Cool Things About This Year's WCS

Every year we try to make WCS better and more creative, and also to be as inclusive as possible. Here are 3 things we are particularly proud of this year - we hope you can join us!Carbon offsetting, partnerships and co-ed after party

Holly Toothill - at 15, Holly was the youngest finalist  © Alex Messenger
Holly Toothill - at 15, Holly was the youngest finalist  © Alex Messenger

News British Bouldering Championships 2017 - Report

The 2017 British Bouldering Championships took place at Devonshire Green, Sheffield last weekend. A huge crowd gathered to watch the UK's top bouldering stars, as well as a healthy number of online viewers via the livestream. Leah Crane and Tyler...

Evie setting a tricky slab problem  © Paul Alexander
Evie setting a tricky slab problem  © Paul Alexander

Features Climbing the Ladder: Female Routesetters

Morna Middleton interviews some top female UK routesetters and gives an insight into the male-dominated world of the routesetting circuit. Recently, I have been fortunate to have had access to some of the best and most 'known' female routesetters in the UK...

Leah Crane Demo'ing one her own problems at our Marmot Master Friday Night Series Round 1
  © Kendal Wall
Leah Crane Demo'ing one her own problems at our Marmot Master Friday Night Series Round 1
  © Kendal Wall

News LIVE VIDEO Barrans and Crane in Euro Champs Semis TONIGHT

At 5pm tonight you can watch Leah Crane and Dave Barrans in the semi finals of the European Bouldering...

Leah Crane on Tourniquet 8A  © Liam Lonsdale Photography
Leah Crane on Tourniquet 8A  © Liam Lonsdale Photography

News Tourniquet 8A for Leah Crane

Leah Crane has completed her project Tourniquet 8A on the Giant Stone in Kentmere. The problem follows a steep line on the underside...

Matt Cousins competing in the 2nd round of Blokfest  © Liam Lonsdale
Matt Cousins competing in the 2nd round of Blokfest  © Liam Lonsdale

News Blokfest Round 2 Report

The second round of Blokfest was held at seaside resort and home to fish n chips Brighton. Our hosts at Boulder Brighton were awesome, the...

Jon Partridge competing at Blokfest  © Liam Lonsdale
Jon Partridge competing at Blokfest  © Liam Lonsdale

News Blokfest Round 1 Report

The 3rd season of Blokfest has kicked off in style at the Westway Climbing centre. Almost 400 competitors arrived to take part in one of the most...

Steve McClure tries the Meltdown   © UKC News
Steve McClure tries the Meltdown   © UKC News

News Marmot PROs Video #3 : Meltdown

Marmot Pro's  © Marmot
Marmot Pro's  © Marmot

News Marmot PROs Video #2 : Diamond in the Rough

Marmot athletes Steve McClure and Leah Crane  © UKC News
Marmot athletes Steve McClure and Leah Crane  © UKC News

News VIDEO - Marmot PROs Steve McClure and Leah Crane

Leah Crane joins Marmot  © Leah Crane
Leah Crane joins Marmot  © Leah Crane

Interview Leah Crane - Back on the Podium?

Leah Crane winning the Battle of Britain 2013  © The Depot
Leah Crane winning the Battle of Britain 2013  © The Depot

News Battle Of Britian Comp Report 2013

Leah Crane's hand picked St Bees  © Marmot
Leah Crane's hand picked St Bees  © Marmot

Video Leah Crane's 'Hand Picked' St Bees Boulders

Leah Crane climbing Zentrale Traverse, Sustenpass Boulders  © Simon Wadsworth
Leah Crane climbing Zentrale Traverse, Sustenpass Boulders  © Simon Wadsworth

News Leah Crane - Hard Boulder in Sustenpass, Switzerland

British Bouldering Championships - Junior Qualifying  © Cliffhanger
British Bouldering Championships - Junior Qualifying  © Cliffhanger

News British Bouldering Championships - Results

Leah Crane in Spain - 2010  © Leah Crane Collection
Leah Crane in Spain - 2010  © Leah Crane Collection

Interview F8a+ for Leah Crane

Leah Crane on an 8a in Spain  © Simon Wadsworth
Leah Crane on an 8a in Spain  © Simon Wadsworth

News 3 x F8a's in Spain For Leah Crane

Leah on her new line Fuerte a Muerte 8a/V11  © Simon Wadsworth
Leah on her new line Fuerte a Muerte 8a/V11  © Simon Wadsworth

Video New Font 8A in Albarracin for Leah Crane

Gaz F8a 320  © Gaz Parry
Gaz F8a 320  © Gaz Parry

Video Brits in Spain - Sport Climbing Report

Leah Crane  © Leah Crane
Leah Crane  © Leah Crane

Features End of Year: Female Achievements 2008

Leah Crane on Bus Stop V9 - Llanberis Pass  © Leah Crane
Leah Crane on Bus Stop V9 - Llanberis Pass  © Leah Crane

News Leah Crane - Bus Stop V9

Leah Crane on Carnage, Fontainebleau  © Ben Pritchard
Leah Crane on Carnage, Fontainebleau  © Ben Pritchard

News Leah Crane - Font 7c in Font

Leah Crane on The Bach Block 7c  © Leo
Leah Crane on The Bach Block 7c  © Leo

News Leah Crane climbs another Font 7c


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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Secret Stuff makes a massive difference in higher humidity conditions   © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Friction Labs Secret Stuff & Secret Stuff AF

Team Sky built their cycling success around making marginal gains, and Friction Labs Secret Stuff liquid chalk does much the same for the climber, reckons Rob Greenwood.

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

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...?

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,...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear
Lightweight down jackets montage  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...


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CRAWE Profile  © Five Ten

Five Ten CRAWE

Designed in collaboration with Swiss bouldering legend Fred Nicole for technical bouldering or sport routes, these climbing shoes feature a next-generation design

Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex
Free Hiker Product 1  © adidas Terrex

adidas Terrex FREE HIKER Parley

These lightweight hiking shoes deliver freedom of movement and long-distance comfort for all terrains. The sock-like adidas Primeknit upper conforms to the foot and complements the responsive Boost midsole for extended comfort and energy return.

ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC
ISPO 2020 FINAL ROUNDUP  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - Final Report

We spent the start of the month catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a...

ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Friction Labs  © Friction Labs
Friction Labs  © Friction Labs

Friction Labs Secret Stuff + AF

Secret Stuff is FrictionLabs answer to liquid chalk. Rub a small amount on your hands, let dry, and a perfect layer of the...

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 the...

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...


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